PRESS RELEASE: ‘Listen Up II: The Christmas Extravaganza’ Kent-based mental health group announces performance event at Turner Contemporary
Venue: Turner Contemporary – Margate
Date: Sunday 17th December
Time of event: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Following the huge success of its poetry event at the Turner Contemporary in October, SpeakUpCIC, the independent mental health support organisation serving East Kent, is promising a ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ on 17th December. Free of charge and open to the public SpeakUpCIC are inviting people to join them for an afternoon of drama, poetry readings, musical performances and an exhibition of art.
Maggie Gallant, SpeakUpCIC Managing Director, said: “Listen Up II: The Christmas Extravaganza’ is an event to raise people’s awareness of the importance of good mental health and to celebrate people’s success beyond experiences of mental health difficulties. This event is particularly relevant in these darker winter months and over the Christmas period, where there can be a lot of unmet expectations around family and other personal connections. This event seeks to cheer and promote mental health strategies and, of course, have some fun.”
The previous ‘Listen Up’ event at the Turner Contemporary back in October was widely acknowledged to have been a major success; with over 80 participants on the day, including the Mayor of Margate who formally opened the event.
SpeakUpCIC is an independent mental health community interest company, serving Thanet, Ashford, Dover, Deal and Sandwich.
Media enquiries to: Darren Johnson 07799 731 682