Doors Open / Open Mic Sign Up @ 7pm
Show starts @ 8pm - 11:00pm
Nutty P [DJ] until doors close @ Midnight
Join us at The Fiddlers Elbow on Wednesday 14th November as we discuss mental health through Spoken Word & Hip Hop.
Headlined by Sukina Pilgrim, Flo and a third special guest headliner to be announced soon!
Sukina Pilgrim is a Spoken-Word and Hip Hop artist, Workshop Facilitator and Event Organiser. She makes up one half of the Muslim female Hip Hop duo, Poetic Pilgrimage and has performed across the UK, Europe, the USA, North and South Africa with her group sharing their unique blend of conscious Hip Hop and impactful poetry to engage communities.
Her work has been featured on the BBC News, World Service and Asian Network, ITV, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera and has been written about in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, The Voice and many other international media outlets. In March 2015 Al Jazeera screened a documentary about her group called Hip Hop Hijabis. In 2017 she delivered a Tedx Talk on the healing power of poetry.
In a small market town in the UK, there is a voice that has steadily been creating beautiful music for the last few years. Flo has gone from strength to strength since she first came onto the gig scene, singing with a number of bands, including Atlas alongside Richy Spitz.
There was always more to her talent though, so when she decided to branch out into other areas and start working on her solo career, things really began to take shape. It’s thanks to her dreamlike, almost ethereal vocal style that she has become the ideal collaborator for so many artists on the UK Hip Hop scene and beyond.
2018 is just underway, but already Flo is plotting her next projects and promises to keep fans - both old and new - as enticed by her music as ever.
**Special Guest Headliner - Annnounced on 9th November!***
SANE - Promoted Organisation
£1 from every ticket sale will go directly to SANE. Mind Over matter will also make a donation and there will be the chance to donate on the night should you wish to do so.
SANE's vision has remained consistent throughout its history: to raise public awareness; excite research; and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness.
SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes:
1. To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services.
2. To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public.
3. To initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.
SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through our helpline, Textcare and our online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences.
Please read more about this important charity and the work they do here: http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/about_sane/
Open Mic Guidelines:
The open mic is hosted by our partner, Miss Yankey. Founder of Poetry Prescribed.
Doors open at 7pm. Sign up on arrival. Limited slots available.
1. Acapella or Backing Track. Both Welcome.
2. One piece or a maximum of three minutes
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of Spoken Word and Hip Hop, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health.
Poetry Prescribed [Event Partner]
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.
We hope to see you on the 14th!