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Through the Lens: Smashing Times Arts and Health

Celebration Evening

For First Fortnight – Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival 2019

Saturday 12 January 2019, 7pm, The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Booking from First Fortnight, click here

Compere for the Evening: Dil Wickremsinghe

Awards:            daa Arts Award (Alliance Business to Arts), Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award, GSK Ireland Impact Award.

Smashing Times presents an evening of entertainment and discussion using the arts to promote Positive Mental Health and Well-Being. The evening features performances, music and a panel discussion on the arts and positive mental health and well-being.

The event takes place at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, on Saturday 12 January 2019 at 7pm and features performances of A Day Out by Paul Kennedy and Still I Rise by Maya Angelou, music and ‘Setting the Stage: A Panel Discussion on the Arts and Positive Mental Health and Well-Being’ followed by questions and answers with the audience.

A fascinating panel of artists and mental health experts will explore what role can the arts play in promoting positive mental health and well-being. The panel will discuss the increase in mental health issues affecting society today and ask what role can the arts play in impacting our minds and bodies, and how can we develop a deeper appreciation of the value of creativity for promoting positive mental health and well-being into the future.

The event is presented as part of the award-winning Acting for the Future: Theatre for Positive Mental Health project, a model of best practice that uses participative drama workshops, professional performances and post-show panel discussions with counsellors and clinical psychologists to promote active healthy lifestyles and positive mental health and well-being. The project is implemented on an annual basis by Smashing Times in partnership with the Samaritans with assistance from a panel of advisors, and is delivered to a range of youth and adult groups and the general public.

Supporters include the Samaritans, Erasmus+, HSE National Office for Social Inclusion, ESB Energy for Generations Fund, HSE National Lottery and Dublin City Council Arts Office. Smashing Times have been awarded the daa Arts Award (Alliance Business to Arts), Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award and GSK Ireland Impact Award for Acting for the Future.

Bookings: Tickets available from the First Fortnight website, by clicking here. Tickets €5.

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