On Friday 15 May, we are teaming up with Rally & Broad for Because the Night!, a cabaret night for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Rally & Broad is a widely acclaimed monthly cabaret night programmed and hosted by poets Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay – who recently performed at two Mental Health Foundation events, The Dust of Everyday Life, our arts and mental health conference at the CCA in Glasgow, and at Reasons to Stay Alive, which marked the launch of Matt Haig’s new memoir about depression.

Because the Night! is Rally & Broad’s 50th show, and has a brilliant line-up of performers, all of whom explore mental health issues in their work, in very different ways:

Aidan Moffat, the multi-talented songwriter and former frontman of Arab Strap, who will be headlining with a special spoken word set.

Kathryn Joseph, whose album Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I Have Spilled has just been long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award.

Anneliese Mackintosh, author of Any Other Mouth (Freight Books)

McGuire, a poet and storyteller whose first full collection As I Sit Quietly, I Begin to Smell Burning, explores Scottish cultural life, perversion, identity, masculinity and addiction.

Liz Cronin, an Edinburgh-based songwriter and lyricist whose songs about love, life and sorrow and both heartbreaking and hilarious.

Tickets are just £5 and can be booked in advance here.