SIDE WALK – Performance at Bristol Harbourside Festival 22nd July

P1180116See a different side to our city in this poignant, rebellious performance where you will get to walk on the wild side. The performance has been created by Many Minds members who are managing their mental health.

Taking the audience through the squares, streets and parks Side Walk will uncover undiscovered sights around Bristol’s harbourside as part of this years’ Harbour festival. Listen to us share stories of that tree, that parked car, that bench that you’ve walked past a million times, and our memories of them. Expect to dance, laugh and see something different in our urban playground as we use and misuse the spaces we take for granted everyday and follow shared paths that connect us to one another.

Many Minds use artistic interventions that put people who identify with experiences of mental ill-health in the driver’s seat as a way to break down stigma and trigger generosity and equality.

WHEN: Sun 22 July 2018 at 2.00PM/ 3.30PM & 5PM.

WHERE: Bristol Harbourside Festival

Many Minds stall, Near the Planatarium, Bristol, BS1 5UH

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Volunteer at Sidewalk

We need a team of volunteers to help out on the day and ensure the smooth running of the three performances we have planned. You might be running one of the performance spots, taking bookings from audiences or helping to get props on site.

These roles are essential for the performance to run smoothly. We need people for 2-5 hours in time slots of 1-3:30pm or 3-6pm or for the full time (1pm -6pm) on Sunday 22nd July if you can! I’s a great opportunity to experience our work and be a part of a great team for the day. We will provide refreshments on the day and a Many Minds t-shirt for your time.

Here are some more details about the show:

Contact Olivia Ware on 07843 210272 or if you are interested in being involved.


We are running weekly open access drama workshops. They are open to people who have experiences mental ill-health and their allies. No experience necessary. All ages from 16 – 106 welcome.

Workshops will be run by Viki Browne, a professional performer and workshop leader who has devised and performed an autographical piece about her own mental illness. She uses theatre to tackle taboo issues in an informed and compassionate way. She uses text, music, movement and humour as part of her practice.
It is a relaxed and supportive environment to explore your creativity, learn about performance, meet new people and enjoy yourself.

WHEN: Tues evenings 6-8:30pm we will now be meeting at Millennium Square to rehearse in the lead up to SIDEWALK (above)
Please contact Olivia Ware on 07843210272 or email for more info.