Opening Day Events – Monday 1 October 2012

Dragon Café Society
Events – Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy…

Here is this month’s programme of formal events for October 2012. If you want to join the creative groups meeting to explore poetry, photography writing, books and singing, click here and to see an overview of the monthly themes for the entire year click here.


Creative Theme:  Autumn & The Onset of Mental Illness
- All the various creative groups meeting at The Dragon Café will be encouraged to explore this theme.   There will be on sale a collection of writings by MFC Members about the onset of mental illness and it link to the seasons. On sale at reception - £1


Exhibition – No Man Is An Island, 10 am – 10 pm - An exhibition of images and words from the book 'No Man Is An Island - Back From the Lighthouse' by MFC Founder, Sarah Wheeler  and including words and visuals from the Blackfriars Settlement.


Performances: 1 pm, 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm. - ‘Dervish' - a 40 minute performance by Uzbek Theatre Company, Orzu  Arts
Recounting an ancient tale of Transformation - for adults and children.  Free.


Audio-Visual Projections: 10 am – 6 pm. - Short films by MFC Members and others illuminating strange mental states and the history of Mental Fight Club.
Mental Fight excerpts from Ben Okri’s epic poem with music and visuals interleaved.


Discussion Panel: We Need to Talk About Mental Illness. 6.30 – 8 pm. - A 'patient', a 'doctor', a 'nurse', a 'family member' and an 'artist share perspectives on how to support a person through mental illness and recovery followed by audience discussion
Booking advised.  Click here for more information.

Dragon Café opening hours

Monday 01 October:    10 am – 10 pm
Monday 08 October:    10 am – 8 pm
Monday 15 October:    10 am – 8 pm
Monday 22 October:    10 am – 8 pm
Monday 29 October:    10 am – 10 pm