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festival Launch Event ~Amazing day :0)

On the 7th May 2016 we held the big Launch Event for the Hampshire Festival of the Mind and it was incredible !

Key note speaker Professor Paul Crawford, stalls, workshops, creative activities, drama, lifemusic, bellydancing, tai chi, the Labyrinth, exhibitions and much more. An extraordinary and inspiring day. Opened by the Mayor of Portsmouth.



Below is the video of Me and Carolyn’s interview by That’s Solent TV in the roll up to this awesome day!


Celebrating Creativity and Good Mental Health

Today, we’re launching a new Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support next year’s Hampshire Festival of the Mind in May 2016. We want to raise £5000 to involve 5000 people across Hampshire in creative and arts based activities, workshops and events to improve mental health and wellbeing.

You can help with this campaign right now! I’ve learned that the best way to make Crowdfunding a success is to ask supporters to donate early – then others see that there’s already some support – and sometimes it can even go viral on the internet. Recently I donated towards Cafe Art, a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to produce a calendar of photos of London by homeless people. Helped by the initial donations, the campaign went viral and raised an extra £13,000 on top of their target of £4500.

So please don’t wait, DONATE!. Click below to have a look at what the funding will be used for, and the rewards you can claim for your donation.

Support the Hampshire Festival of the Mind in May 2016

We’ve launched the Crowdfunding campaign during October because, of course, this is the month which features World Mental Health Day. There’s an event to mark this on Friday 9 October in Gosport. On Friday 16 October, you’ll find a Time to Change Village in the centre of Southampton, and on Wednesday 28 October, we’re hosting our third and possibly last Mental Wealth Trialogue in Portsmouth (more Trialogues to come in other areas of Hampshire!).

All best wishes