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Soteria in the Pub, London

March 3 @ 14:00 - 18:00

Soteria in the Pub

Join us another Soteria in the Pub open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives for people in distress on Sunday 3rd March 2-6pm at The Betsey Trotwood (EC1R 3BL). This a ticket only event please book online free/donations welcome.

Join us another Soteria in the Pub open mic event to raise awareness for compassionate alternatives for people in distress on Sunday 3rd March 2-6pm at The Betsey Trotwood (EC1R 3BL). This a ticket only event please book online free/donations welcome.

Soteria London is a CIC part of the Soteria UK Network and international movement of service users, survivors, activists, carers and professionals fighting for more humane, non-coercive mental health services. We aim to build networks of support, creativity, connection including houses for people in extreme distress.

Our live open mic events at the Betsey Trotwood are safe places for people to stand up and tell their stories, read poems and sing songs to share their hopes, dreams and survival stories with an appreciative audience to witness. Come and join us! Whatever the mood of your music, poems stories we want to hear you!

Our main guest again is Janine Booth author, poet, one woman riot , activist & poetry editor at Asylum Magazine. Janine welcomes any poems for submission to the magazine. The house band Dadford & Son: Frank Burgess, Will Lovering, Eamonn Flynn will also be back to bang out some tunes. Then you !! The open mic …..

This is a ticket only event, please book in advance via Eventbrite. Tickets are free but we welcome donations of £5-£10. All funds will be used to help fund future events, plans and to pay performers.

Soteria in the Pub: Feeling safe at our gig

Our space is safe. It can be intimidating to perform songs, poems and stories in a new space and we want everyone to feel safe. To help with any nerves or stage fright, we have set a rehearsal date, should you like to meet and familiarise yourself with the space. This will take place usually a week before on the evening of Monday 26th February. Please email us at [email protected] to confirm your attendance for a rehearsal.

During the event, we will also have a quiet room upstairs and staff will be available to be with you if you are feeling overwhelmed in any way.

Soteria in the Pub: Keep in touch

To hear more about future Soteria in the Pub and other events and to be involved in the Soteria London network:

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Date:
March 3
Time:
14:00 - 18:00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soteria-in-the-pub-tickets-810430137357

Venue

The Betsey Trotwood
56 Farringdon Road
London,EC1R 3BLUnited Kingdom
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