Making Minds, Giving Voices
Since the summer of 2014, we’ve organised a series of events in Cardiff that have provided a platform to poets, musicians and spoken word artists, in a supportive environment.
Model House exhibition
In October 2014, one of our team members, Kira, held an exhibition at the Model House Gallery in Llantrisant. The exhibition featured work by artists who had experienced mental ill health or that was created around a mental health theme.
World Mental Health Day events
In 2013 and 2014 we had a presence at a number of World Mental Health Day events in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. This helped to raise awareness of Making Minds and to network with people that we have gone on to work with.
In late 2013, Making Minds helped to fund and organise Cardiff Mindfest – a two-day music festival, that saw 40 acts play across 4 venues in the heart of the Welsh capital. In addition to all the great music, the event helped to raise awareness of mental health. (Photos by copyright of Kevin Pick)