• Free Spoken Word & Music Event for Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Thu, 16-05-2019 at 18:30
  • Square Tower, Old Portsmouth
    Old Portsmouth
    PO1 2ND Portsmouth
Free Spoken Word & Music Event for Mental Health Awareness Week - Square Tower, Old Portsmouth - Portsmouth

FREE EVENTSponsored by Portsmouth Partnership FoundationWORDSLOUISA CAMPBELL'S experiences both as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and psychiatric patients are brought to life in her new poetry collection, THE WARD. People with catatonia, schizophrenia, depression, paranoia, mania, anorexia and alcoholism speak out from the pages, as well as the nurses trying to care for them. JOHN O'DONOGHUE is the author of the memoir Sectioned: A Life Interrupted (John Murray, 2009) which was awarded MIND Book of The Year 2010. His most recent book is The King from The Water, 26 linked short stories set during his childhood summer holidays in Ireland, published by The Wild Geese Press in March 2019. He was Chair of Survivors’ Poetry 2000 – 2005, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Brighton.Reading a poem on this year's theme of 'Body Image' will be local poets: Denise Bennett, Tessa Foley, Maggie Sawkins and Sue Spiers. MUSICCROSSING THE LINE: Martin Heys: guitar, harmonicas, vocalsMartin Kennard: bass, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, harmonicas, vocal and much more!Nick Manley: mandolin, guitar, vocals Expect an eclectic mix ranging from Americana, blue grass to folk and blues.www.tonguesandgrooves.com