Sunday Assembly East End in collaboration with Poplar Union host a free three day festival exploring the mind, promoting mental health, and celebrating the fact we’re all wired a little differently! A Mindful Mess Festival takes place at Poplar Union from 6:30pm on Friday 9 to 9pm Sunday 11 November 2018. Free admission. See schedule for full details of line up.

With an eclectic programme of music, cabaret, workshops, talks, film, art installations and more, A Mindful Mess is a weekend long festival which will explore mental health from a variety of creative angles, and promote greater understanding of ‘neurodiversity’; the principle that neurological differences should be recognised and respected like any other.

Highlights include ‘Brainfart Cabaret’, featuring neurodivergent performers and hosted by artist Daniel Oliver on Friday night; ‘When it Hits You’ on Saturday evening, exploring mental health through poetry and music; an alternative Remembrance Day service from Sunday Assembly East End, looking at the relationship between war, PTSD and generational trauma; and a celebratory finale to the weekend from the ‘sex pistols of Balkan Brass’ Trans-Siberian March Band.

The festival offers something for everyone, and hopes to promote a more collective, creative and sophisticated conversation around mental health and the mind.

A Mindful Mess is a collaboration between Sunday Assembly East End, Poplar Union and Antenna Collective. All the events are free to attend. Visit A Mindful Mess Festival to see the full programme of events and to book.