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Date(s) - 14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Desperate Men Studios

These are difficult times. We increasingly lead fraught, isolated and hectic lives, with burn-out and personal crisis common experiences. Yet during times of crisis we can find it difficult to seek help from within our own communities, meaning that care is often wholly sub-contracted to systems that know very little about us. We need to create cultures in our groups that provide care and support for one another, not just in crisis but as the very foundation.

In this workshop we will use tools from the Theatre of the Oppressed to explore our experience with personal crisis. We will look at multiple aspects of psycho-social-emotional health, coming to disconstruct diagnoses and explore mental health as a fluid experience rather than a state, working with stigma and exploring multiple dimensions of wellbeing. We will look at the diverse ways in which we can offer and accept help and support – collectively – moving beyond simple self-care.

When and Where

The Desperate Men Studios, Mivart Street, Easton BS5 6JF

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 March 9:30-5:30pm
£40 / £80 / £120*

None turned away for lack of funds

Please contact richardloizou@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a place. Availability is limited!

*Participation fee based on solidarity economics

What is Solitary Economics?

The basis of the solidarity economics we operate is rooted in mutual generosity. It is the old principle of “give what you can, take what you need”.

In our course, we include rates of suggested contribution. The middle rate reflects the real cost required to make the event viable. The project is run by a registered not-for-profit organisation. It depends on numerous forms of generosity and voluntary labour (which is not included in the ‘real cost’ calculation). We don’t have any independent means of financing the events. We do need financial support to make the events viable. If you can offer more than the middle rate we suggest, then please do. This will help to support the on-going development of the work and enable others who are more economically marginalised to gain access to the work. Similarly, we appreciate that your financial circumstances might mean you can only give less financially – perhaps nothing at all. This should not stop you attending the courses

Organised by Reboot The Roots

Reboot the Roots is a charity that promotes social inclusion through the arts. It uses theatre, music and workshops to support people who are denied their rights to full, happy and active participation in society. They believe that creative tools for social transformation can enable people to participate fully and equally in society.