Creative mental health magazine, HeadSpace, would like to invite you to the launch of its second issue at Sweeneys Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2, on Friday 17th January 2014 at 7.30pm with musical performances and readings from contributors on the night.
This issue, which is supported by the Rehab Group’s Visual and Performing Arts Fund, features art, poems, fiction, and personal stories from 26 contributors from across the country and as far afield as the United States and Australia. Headspace will be distributed to hospitals across the county, Jigsaw Project centres and other youth centres.
HeadSpace magazine was set up to address the lack of relevant reading material in in-patient wards, the lack of understanding of mental health and mental illness in Ireland, and, through creativity and art, to provide both a starting point for discussion on mental health and a forum for people to express and communicate experiences they may find difficult to address directly.
The name HeadSpace was motivated by the idea that in culture and society, we are not given the time or capacity to express, create and think as time is money, but all of us need to buy some ‘headspace’ in order to maintain positive mental health.
Issue 2 Cover, Design by Mice Hell, Image by Orla Price
Naomi Elster www.nothingmentionednothinggained.wordpress.com
Fióna Bolger www.facebook.com/Fióna Bolger Poetry
Paul Rose http://paulroseartist.wix.com/paulsart
Emma Fitzgerald www.fitzgeraldandstapleton.org
Brian O’Driscoll www.poetart.ie
The Sacreblues Band https://soundcloud.com/thesacrebluesband
Anne Tannam www.annetannam.com
Doors 7.30 pm, show starts 8 pm. Free in. Check out the facebook event here.