The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) takes place across Scotland from 4 – 22 October 2023, exploring the theme of ‘Revolution’.

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Opening Event: Manifesto

What does a mental health revolution look like? And how do we start one? 

Book your tickets for Manifesto, our ambitious day-long opening event featuring creative provocations from prominent artists and activists.

Wednesday 4 October, 10:30am – 9:30pm
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Featured Events

Musician Ray Aggs

Manifesto: Hen Hoose – Power Up

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
A celebratory headline gig from songwriting collective Hen Hoose, taking place as part of our opening event – Manifesto – and inspired by the theme of ‘Revolution’.

Out of Sight Out of Mind

Summerhall, Edinburgh
The 11th Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition presents artworks made by over 200 people who have experience of mental health issues.
Stephen Giddings in Stephen.

Stephen + Q&A

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
A preview of this innovative and urgent documentary about a man’s quest to transform his life after a legacy of trauma and addiction, featuring a Q&A with director Melanie Manchot.
Audience member reading a book at the SMHAF Writing Awards.

Writing Awards

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Join us for our 10th annual Writing Awards, an opportunity to celebrate new writing exploring mental health and the SMHAF theme of ‘Revolution’.

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