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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Arts all over the place comes to Digbeth

Published: 11/08/2015

A major arts festival, which is supported by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and attracts hundreds of visitors, will take place this year between 5-11 October.

One in Four, hosted by Arts All Over The Place, is a multi-arts festival that promotes positive mental health awareness. Key events during the festival include National Poetry Day (8 October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October), culminating in The Mad Hatter's Sunday Tea Ball and Auction on Sunday 11 October, 2-4pm.

The week will also showcase and launch Community Safety and Stress in the Workplace initiatives with local companies.


All of this will be held at The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE. This is within the Eastside regeneration area of Birmingham city centre.

The aim of Arts All Over The Place is to bring together people with mental health problems, their families, friends, artists and health providers to encourage and increase service users’ participation in the arts.

Get involved

If you are an individual with experiences of mental health issues, an artist, community group and company/specialist within the mental health sector, then there are a number of ways you can get involved.

If you would like a free opportunity to have any framed visual art work and sculpture or poetry included in the gallery exhibition, please send any images or files of your work with a covering email to artsallovertheplace@yahoo.co.uk. Please note that you (or someone on your behalf) must be able to drop off your work to The Bond on Sunday 4 October between 4-6pm and collect it on Sunday 11 October between 2-4pm.

Nearer the time, Arts All Over The Place will also be looking for volunteers to act as stewards and stall holders for the World Mental Health Day celebrations, so watch this space!

You can also pop along to one of their Mad Hatter warm up events to find out more:

• Thursday 10 September - Mad Hatter's Musicology (featuring local bands and artists)
• Thursday 24 September - Mad Hatter's Wonderland of Laughter (a tribute to Lewis Carroll featuring comedy and poetry).

These events are held at The Sun at the Station, 7 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7BB and run from 7pm until late. Entrance is £2.

For further information, please contact Rachel Green on 07789893203 or email artsallovertheplace@yahoo.co.uk.