A celebration of the hardships and difficulties of being human 2018

On April 24, Swansea University will host a festival celebrating the hardships and difficulties of being human

The day aims to explore mental health issues through speakers, workshops, film, art and poetry.

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Festival details:

From: April 24, 9 am to 9pm. With speakers taking their place on the Taliesin Arts Centre stage from 10am.

Location: Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus, SA2 8PP

The festival is open to all and intends to raise awareness and challenge the stigma associated with mental health; something that one in three people will deal with at some point in their lives.

During the day, attendees will be able to explore events around Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus, including live art project and activities by students and the University’s Student Union.

There will be a marketplace throughout the day in the University’s Café West where more information and merchandise from mental health bodies and university societies etc will be on display.

Attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers including award-winning mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin MBE and artist and researcher specialising in socially engaged practice, Hannah Hull.

In the evening, a Swansea University’s students’ union bar will host a poetry open mic featuring influential poets, Beryl the Feral and Sarah McCreadie with a selection of mocktails available to inspire us all to partake in healthy alternatives on a night out.

Tickets are priced at £11.50 for students and £25 for adults. To register for the event please visit: https://www.fatsoma.com/campus-life/depof6qc/hardships-of-being-human-a-festival-of-mental-health