Cathedral embraces the arts on World Mental Health and World Homeless Day
By David Wood
Where: Gloucester Cathedral
When: Thursday, October 10
Gloucester Cathedral is marking World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day on Thursday (October 10) with dedicated events to raise awareness of contemporary social issues through creative performance and information sharing.
Performances of Stone Cold 2 will take place in the Crypt on Thursday at 1.30pm and 7pm as part of the Cathedral's Youth Engagement programme.
This moving contemporary performance has been developed and is performed by undergraduates and graduates from the University of Gloucestershire alongside professional artists. The performance uses movement and sound to convey the emotional journey surrounding mental ill health and homelessness.
Stone Cold 2 is free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance via the Cathedral website. Donations will be welcomed and donated to HAVING's Cloister Challenge 2020 - a partner event held at the Cathedral to raise money for the homeless and vulnerable in Gloucester.
The Very Revd Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said: "This week of events illustrates powerful stories of hope and courage through performing arts. It is vitally important that we all understand the complexities of mental ill health and homelessness and how, as a community, we can welcome and help those in need."
The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust Information Bus will take up residence on Cathedral Green on Thursday - World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day - from 10am-3pm.
Qualified team members will be on hand to provide information about local services and sources of support. They are also warmly inviting the public to come along and share ways that make you feel good to celebrate wellbeing and self-care.
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