Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Theatre
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A CUP O' KINDNESS
Falkirk Trinity Church Hall
A short play in three acts exploring loss, anxiety, realisation and revelation, all based around three duos having a good chat and a cathartic cup of tea, setting their own and the world’s problems to rights.

Forth Valley
Theatre
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A VIEW FROM THE FRIDGE
Bearsden Baptist Church
Muriel MacKenzie takes stock. Activism, anxiety, avocados? It’s all in the mix for this opinionated empty-nester. 

East Dunbartonshire
Theatre
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AMY CONWAY’S SUPER...
Paisley Arts Centre The Lemon Tree Cumbernauld Theatre
Through the prism of video games, Amy Conway explores what depression is like and what it is like to fight it, asking the audience to become her fellow adventurers in an interactive experience that asks difficult questions and quests for elusive sparks of joy in the deep dark multi-user dungeons...

Renfrewshire Aberdeen Lanarkshire
Theatre, Workshop
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ASSEMBLY: MENTAL HEALTH...
Rockvilla
Engine Room & SMHAF present an open session for artists exploring or interested in exploring mental health and their own autobiography in their work, facilitated by SMHAF Associate Artist Emma-Jayne Park.This discussion will allow artists with an autobiographical practice to share their...

Glasgow
Theatre, Workshop
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BEGINNINGS: BROKEN...
Methodist Central Hall
Changing Stages Drama Group will perform an engaging piece of theatre around the experience and impact of poor mental health and addiction. Everyone is welcome to attend the open workshop, with the performance taking place the following week.

Renfrewshire
Theatre, Spoken Word
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CON(SCRIPTED)
Saint Luke’s
You have been signed up to a game you never wanted to play. Your family member is in prison, only you can pass go. Roll the dice; one step forward, two spaces back. Be ready for anything. Uncover the rules and some day you may win. CON(SCRIPTED) is an interactive performance encompassing...

Glasgow
Theatre, Young People
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CRUMBLE
Ayr College
A no-dialogue physical theatre piece exploring Alzheimer's and the struggles faced by the sufferer and their loved ones as they try to remain connected. 

Ayrshire
Theatre, Comedy
Next On: Sat 25th May
DAD’S ARMY
CentreStage
Come and join the Centrestage Actors Company for a hilarious and moving romp back in time to World War 2. Featuring a live episode from the iconic hit sitcom Dads Army. Songs, sketches and surprises galore.

Ayrshire
Theatre, Visual Arts, Discussion
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DOING IT OUR WAY
The Harbour Arts Centre
Doing it Our Way is a day of conversation, performance and art that brings together the voices of North Ayrshire and Arran’s mental health community. Discussions will be centered around a piece of theatre that explores local people’s lived experiences of the fine line between mental health...

Ayrshire
Theatre
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DON’T PANIC! IT’S...
Paisley Arts Centre Macrobert Arts Centre The Lemon Tree
On the Button Bumbag? Check. Luminescent shell suit? Check. Positive attitude in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges? Hell yeah! Inspired by real life stories, this is a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo: the challenge of overcoming anxiety.

Renfrewshire Forth Valley Aberdeen
Theatre
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ELECTROLYTE
Tron Theatre Traverse Theatre
by Wildcard Theatre Winner, Mental Health Fringe Award 2018 ‘We are a blip. A speck of dust. To be wiped off the face of time like you might a bike chain's rust. But to each of us, we are everything' Follow Jessie through gigs, parties, city streets and warehouses, journeying from Leeds to...

Glasgow Edinburgh & Lothian
Theatre
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EVE / ADAM: DOUBLE BILL
Dundee Rep Theatre
National Theatre of Scotland presents two new uplifting, brave and deeply personal productions exploring extraordinary lives in transition. Following phenomenally successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and subsequent tour, Eve and Adam can both be seen together in one evening. ‘An...

Dundee
Theatre
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FISK
Brunton Theatre Byre Theatre Dundee Rep Theatre Cumbernauld Theatre
Fisk is a story of a man and a fish, and the unexpected impact they have upon one another.

Edinburgh & Lothian Fife Dundee Lanarkshire
Theatre
Next On: Thu 30th May
HOLDING IT TOGETHER
Platform
A multidisciplinary performance exploring grief by Jassy Earl and Chloë Smith.

Glasgow
Theatre
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KEEP ON WALKING FEDERICO
Traverse Theatre
Actors Touring Company By Mark Lockyer One day, Mark gets a letter. This letter takes him to a sleepy Spanish town. He can’t speak the language and he knows nobody, but he’s not here for fun. He’s here to grapple with the past. Along the way, Mark encounters weird and wonderful people: Pepe the...

Edinburgh & Lothian
Film, Dance, Theatre, Music
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KIBBLE ALLSORTS:...
Gannochy Theatre
Pupils and staff will present an evening of entertainment featuring the Kibble Band, short films, dance and musical theatre. 

Renfrewshire
Theatre
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NONE FOR THE ROAD
Owl Forest James Milne Institute
Written by Karen Grant and Sam Young, and based on a true story, this play follows characters Grace and Sophie on their journey of sobriety. After a series of drunken arguments, they decide to try and save their relationship by stopping drinking alcohol for one year. A poignant and comical...

Moray Moray
Film, Theatre, Music, Workshop, Community, Discussion, Awards, Young People
Next On: Fri 24th May
OPEN MIND FEST: YOUTH...
Paisley Arts Centre
A youth-curated strand of SMHAF based in Paisley. The festival explores youth mental health through everything from music, film and art, to theatre, poetry, and journalism.

Renfrewshire
Theatre
Next On: Fri 24th May
OUR TOMORROW
North Edinburgh Arts
A sharing of scripts, devised pieces and short films written and performed by young members of the North Edinburgh Theatre project, exploring future hopes and current situations. An HLF Year of Young People project, Our Tomorrow questions what it takes to build a thriving community, whilst...

Edinburgh & Lothian
Theatre
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THE HOUSE THAT MELTS...
Assembly Roxy
A reading of a new play by Jennifer Adam about a woman who refuses to leave her home despite it disintegrating around her. It explores how we can be affected by what we see in the news, the impact that can have on our mental state, and ultimately how we can find hope through the clouds.

Edinburgh & Lothian