My workshops were held in Islington over a two-month period and culminated in a performance event on Saturday 29th November. I enjoyed a fantastic turn out and some great feedback. You can read some of the comments below.
'This sent chills up my spine with the poems and I loved the singing.'
'Knowing that the artist included people who have experienced a mental health issue directly, as well as those who have experienced it indirectly, gave the performances an ambiguity and helped the audience focus on the content.'
'The workshops have really helped with my writing and provided good inspiration. It has helped with the performing aspect too.'
'Congratulations and well done. Mental health really is an anomaly. We're meant to be a certain way, but someone with a mental health condition is something else. In my opinion some of the greatest minds that ever lived thought in a different way and saw the world in a different light.’
'Curing people is not the answer, instead it's about accepting people. You wouldn't push someone out of a wheelchair and expect them to walk and say they're cured.'
'Really marvellous performance and I would like to thank everyone involved. The problem with mental health is within the mindset in society. Once that has changed people can become well again through love and compassion.’
'Thank you very much, what you're doing here is the principal work of changing the problems in society. This is a good place to express these feelings and then go out and make a difference. This is how we can make the world a better place.'
'The idea was to start a message and I think that's what we achieved. All the people that came got that message.'
'I thought it was brilliant. Absolutely incredible. The discussion after was really good and very thought provoking'
'Mission accomplished. He wanted to provoke those kinds of discussion and that's exactly what he did.'
Scroll down to see photos from the event.