Mental Spaghetti works for, with and on behalf of many collaborators, commissioners and friends, including:
The South London and Maudsley Hospital, Wellcome Collection, Daily Life Ltd, Broken Grey Wires, Free Space Gallery, The Dragon Café, Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, Single Homeless Project, Clean Break, The Richmond Fellowship, ThinkArts!, Studio 3 Arts, Crest Waltham Forest.
There are, however, three main comrades that we work with very often, for long length projects – here’s a little more about them…
Free Space Gallery
“Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique setting of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London.
Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops, art therapy, an artist in residence programme, Drawing for people with Aphasia and Dance for People with Parkinson’s. All of our work aids health and well-being and we are generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.”
Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Ltd
“Daily Life Ltd is an arts and mental health organisation based in East London led by Artistic Director Bobby Baker.
Our mission is to create powerful art and platforms that change the way people think about mental health. We work to transform how people see themselves and each other, and to stimulate dialogue that builds bridges of connection and understanding. As an artist led organisation, our work is founded on the knowledge that people with personal experience of mental distress are uniquely able, as ‘experts by experience,’ to make exceptional new art and provoke new ways of seeing.”
The Dragon Café
“The Dragon Café is Mental Fight Club’s latest creative project: a relaxing café and imaginative space, open to all, located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA (opposite Borough tube station – Open every Monday from 12 midday to 8.30 pm).
The Dragon Café provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of creative and well-being activities, all of which are free and open to all. No enrolment is required for groups, just turn up and take part, as much or as little as you like. Click here for next Monday’s programme (latest version put up each Thursday).”
FRIENDS OF OURS…