The World Mental Health NN Gigs were established to coincide with World Mental Health Day, promote the understanding of mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. Our goal is to stand up to stigma, democratize wellness and listen to some great tunes and inspiring talks while we’re at it!
Hosted by local musician Velvet Engine, with live performances from:
That Joe Payne –
Described by Prog Magazine as “Vocally a cross between Freddie Mercury and George Michael”, singer-songwriter That Joe Payne is best remembered by audiences for demonstrating an impressive 5-octave range and flamboyant showmanship.
Now promoting his third solo album, ‘Bread & Circuses’, the award-winning vocalist’s debut album ‘By Name By Nature’ focused entirely on his own personal battle with mental health, using his voice to reach out to others suffering with anxiety and depression.
As well as his solo work, Joe began his career in music as lead singer of Northampton-based prog rock band The Enid (2011-16), and has since maintained a profile within the genre, twice voted ‘Best Male Vocalist’ in the Prog readers’ end-of-year poll.
A multifaceted artist, based in Northampton and smashing up the scene. Brook has emerged into our lives and hearts, and has recently been shortlisted for Rap/Hip-Hop artist of the year in the Northamptonshire Local Music Awards. And you’re going to find out why!
The Brewers Daughter –
The Brewer’s Daughter mixes styles of folk, world music, indie, grunge and ska to create a set that has festival crowds in tears, in arms and with a brighter perspective of this thing we call life. She makes sense of the world around us and hands it back to the listener in a manner that we all may hope to understand, accept and move through together.
And talks from:
Dr Audrey Tang –
Dr Audrey Tang is a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society), and award-winning business author with a focus on practical tools for wellbeing. She hosts podcast ‘Retrain Your Brain for Success’, and The Wellbeing Lounge on NLiveRadio (2nd place/Silver “Female Presenter of the Year 2022 in the Community Radio Awards), presented shows on DisruptiveTV, and provided psychology contribution to Channel 4’s “Don’t Diet Lose Weight”, and The Chrissy B Show (Sky). She offers expert comment as a psychologist spokesperson both academically and through TV, Radio and published media in the fields of mindfulness, resilience, leadership and wellbeing.
Audrey is a qualified teacher (QTS), CPD accredited trainer, Leadership Development coach (ICF), and FIRO-B (relationship) profiler. As well as her workshops (webinar/in person) and coaching practice, she is a long time advocate for boosting mental and emotional fitness within the community through her work with CLICK Arts Foundation (Formerly CLICK Productions which she founded in 1993) offering opportunities to build confidence, boost self value and learn new skills through shows and performing arts driven events.
Tré Ventour-Griffiths is an autistic-dyspraxic creative, public historian, sociologist, writer, speaker, consultant, and freelance educator – whose work can be broadly contained under Black British histories, neurodiversity, intersectionality, film and television, and insurgent politics. He has written for local outlets such as The Happy Hood and NN Journal – and inter/national publications including openDemocracy. His work can also be found with Penguin Random House and Policy Press. In 2023, he consulted on The ICARS Report about violent restraint and seclusion practices in England’s schools. His current projects, however, involve discussions of race, disability and gender on film and television, including in cultural texts such as X-Men, Jane Austen adaptions, and Barbie.
Tickets available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/591769
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