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Syd and Roger: An Interview with Ian Barrett
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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

The festival takes place across Scotland throughout October each year, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. The 11th festival will take place from the 10th of October 2017, follow is on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. 

‘Time’ was the theme for the 2016 festival, the very special 10th year, which took place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October.

With annual attendances of over 25,000, the 2016 festival saw over 300 events staged throughout the country, including film, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts.

Check out the 2016 Festival trailer: