Art saved my life, can it save yours?
Labelled as the suicide capital of England and Wales, where one person is dying every fortnight, St Helens needs some love, it needs some Madlove…
For the month of November 2019 I’m combining my own utopian mental health design project, Madlove with local St Helens arts organisation Heart of Glass’ annual festival, Take Over. We’re creating a Madlove Take Over!
I’ve co-curated a programme of amazing local, national and international artists to work with local people who are struggling with their mental health.
We’re building a Madlove Take Over space in the old Argos store, creating a colourful, exciting and welcoming space for tea, chats and moments to relax as well as events, performances and exhibitions.
I hope we can provide somewhere for people to go to try and re-build that sense of community that has been lost. Local people can also use the space to organise their own activities, everything will be free and everyone will be welcome, including therapy dogs obvs.