We’re excited to announce the first few events that will be taking place at Freedom of Mind Festival 2018! Tickets will be on sale soon, but for now, here’s a little taster for what you can expect between the 8th and 12th of October…


Spoken word night

We’re super excited to collaborate with Raise The Bar to bring you a night of mental health themed spoken word. Raise The Bar put on Bristol’s biggest spoken word poetry events, showcasing the country’s finest performers and hottest new talent, and we can’t wait to work with them again. Our last event with Raise The Bar sold out, so don’t sleep on this one.


Wellbeing walk with dogs

Calling all dog lovers! Come along for a Sunday stroll featuring some furry friends, all in the name of mental health. Enjoy the mood-boosting combo of nature, fresh air and (most importantly) dogs! Starting and ending at Café Retreat, this 2 mile will take you along The Downs in a circular route. The walk is open to everyone, whether or not you own a dog, so take time to paws and unwind.


Music event

Come together and celebrate the vibrant Bristol Music Scene. We’re bringing together a medley of classic Bristol sounds to honour our city’s amazing music culture that brings so many of us joy and freedom. So join us for an uplifting evening of unfettered fun, inclusiveness and festivities, all in the name of wellbeing.


Singing, Drumming and Dance Workshop

Get creative with an evening of singing, drumming and dance workshop. Choose between 3 different activities (singing, drumming or dancing), and become a master in that field as you follow a workshop leader. By the end of the evening, the three different activities will be fused together for one beautiful performance. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or an absolute beginner, come and make something wonderful.  Expect to have a lot of fun, and enjoy the togetherness and expression that singing, drumming and dancing fosters. All abilities are welcome.


Book Signing

Join us at Waterstones for an intimate evening with an award-winning mental health campaigner and author. We’ll delve deep into the topic of mental health with an interview, book signing and panel discussion. In the past, we’ve spoken to critically-acclaimed author Nathan Filer, and this year it’s set to be even bigger and better. We can’t tell you who it is yet, but stay tuned for a big announcement!


That’s all for now! More will be announced soon, and tickets will go on sale closer to the festival. You can keep up to date with all our latest announcements on our social media – follow us on Facebook and Twitter and make sure you click attending on our Facebook Event!

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