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Who’s Exploring Mental Health at Adelaide Fringe 2021?

There are some great shows with mental health themes and content coming up this Fringe season. We’ve compiled a few descriptions to read below. Stay tuned for mindshare’s 2021 reviews! Sincerely Survivor Dance / Spoken Word Sincerely Survivor seeks to amplify the voices and stories of people who have lived experience of the Victorian Mental…

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Writing Opportunity

We are looking for expressions of interest for writers to take part in our reviewing program for Adelaide Fringe 2021. We historically work alongside creatives living with complex mental health challenges who’ve identified expressive arts as an important tool in their recovery journey. If this is something you identify with, we strongly encourage you to…

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Review: Self Isolation Songbook

The Ukulele Dream Girl’s latest production is a raw and vulnerable piece showcasing creator Phi Theodoros’ great capacity for community building, innovation, reflection, and love. “Self Isolation Songbook” was presented in a live-stream format due to sudden COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia during its production. For me this did not take away from the experience…

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Festival of Now Goes Online

Due to sudden changes in COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia this November, the organisers of the Festival of Now had to make the sad decision to cancel our face-to-face Festival on Wauwi (Light Square). However, our team is committed to celebrating mental health and wellbeing in South Australia in 2020 and have put together an…

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Review: Poetry Prescribed

It’s a wet and windy Friday night as we step inside Chateau Apollo for Poetry Prescribed. The event is a collaboration between mindshare and Draw Your S(words) who regularly host open mic poetry nights at the venue. It’s a dream combination and I’m excited to experience a celebration of poetry and mental health discussion to…

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2020 Mental Health Week Ambassador Nancy Bates “My Song”

mindshare and the MHCSA are proud to introduce our 2020 Mental Health Week Ambassador, Nancy Bates. Nancy is a Song Woman, originating from Far Western NSW, and now residing on Kaurna Country in Adelaide. Her Barkindji roots—and what it means to be a woman of mixed heritage in 2020—is clearly defined within the lyrics and…

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