Mind over matter.
This event is FREE entry. Just grab a ticket from the link in our bio and we'll hopefully see you there to start the year off right!
An Evening With Greg Blackman 🙌🏻
This time last year, following a revelatory breakdown, respected vocalist and songwriter Greg Blackman made the decision to quit his job as a professional musician and withdraw from social media
Within a month the entertainer who could previously be relied upon to share his experiences in the most frank and open way possible, pulled up the drawbridge and reduced his output to "Here is my new single" where he has remained ever since
After a year of deep reflection, often painful learning and surprising new perspectives he returns to the @mindovermatterldn stage with an improvised one man show featuring singing, spoken word, poetry and comedy to explore what has been learned and to talk about the future
Subjects to include: Maleness, Sex in the digital age, Misunderstandings about mental health, Music as therapy, musings on long term Marriage, The toxicity of Advertising, Lasting Love and his very own brand of Demotivational Speaking
He will also be reading publicly for the first time from his upcoming book "The Other Side Of The Mirror - A personal account of living with Clinical Depression and Bi Polar Type 2"
This one time only show from an unforgettable artist is not to be missed
Free entry. Register at Eventbrite UK. Wednesday 9th January
Open Mic Guidelines:
The open mic is hosted by our partner, Miss Yankey. Founder of Poetry Prescribed.
Doors open at 6.30pm. Sign up on arrival.
1. Acappella or Backing Track. Both Welcome
2. One piece or a Maximum of three minutes
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of Spoken Word and Hip Hop, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health.
Poetry Prescribed [Event Partner]
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.