Poetry show raises £115 for self harm services

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February, Nottingham poetry collective, The Mouthy Poets and cycling poet, First Time Dave raised funds for Harmless at their spring show Say Sum Thin 8.

First Time Dave is a poet who has been cycling across the UK as part of his “Good To Talk” tour. He has cycled to 10 different cities across 10 days and has performed gigs on each night to raise funds to support a local counselling organisation in each city.

On Friday 27th February he performed alongside The Mouthy Poets, a group of young people based in Nottingham who write and perform poetry. This was their 8th Say Sum Thin show split across 2 nights at Djanogly City Academy, where they have previously worked with students in the school.

Harmless administrator, Hayley Green, is a member of The Mouthy Poets and performed in their headline show on Saturday 28th February. She also introduced First Time Dave at the show on Friday. She said:

“I have always believed in the the benefits that poetry can have on emotional and mental health. In fact, it was poetry that set me on the course of recovery so it was an absolute honour to be able to help raise funds for Harmless as a member of The Mouthy Poets and to represent Harmless at Say Sum Thin 8. First Time Dave was brilliant and I felt very grateful to have been able to welcome him to Nottingham and to talk about the importance of the work that Harmless does.

The reaction and generosity of the audience was overwhelming and I am very pleased to have been able to make this connection and donate the money raised to a service I believe in. I hope to continue to support both Harmless and The Mouthy Poets in my creative and professional life and raise awareness of self harm through the work that I do.”

The show raised £115.19 in total over the 2 nights. This will go directly to supporting individuals who self harm, their friends, family and professionals. It is thanks to efforts like this that we can continue to deliver vital services and we would like to thank First Time Dave, The Mouthy Poets, and all those that kindly donated to the service.

To find out more about First Time Dave and his “Good to Talk” tour, visit his blog here: https://goodtotalktour.wordpress.com/

To find out more about The Mouthy Poets and the work they do, visit their website here: http://www.mouthypoets.com/

Cycling Poetry tour and The Mouthy Poets raise funds for Harmless

Tonight, the Mouthy Poets and cycling poet, First Time Dave, will be raising funds for Harmless at their staple show Say Sum Thin 8!

Dave will be visiting Nottingham as part of his “Good To Talk Tour”, in which he will be cycling to 11 different cities to deliver 11 gigs, in 11 days to support local counselling organisations.

We are very pleased to that First Time Dave has chosen Harmless as the organisation to support in Nottingham. Dave will be performing with the Mouthy Poets tonight (Friday 27th February) at Djanogly Academy Theatre, Sherwood Rise.

Why not go along and support?

Tickets will be available on the door, or you can book them here: http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/say-sum-thin-8-scratch-show-with-open-mic/ 

Cycling Poetry Tour support local self harm support organisation

On 27th February 2015, a poet by the name of First Time Dave will be visiting Nottingham as part of his “Good To Talk Tour”, in which he will be cycling to 11 different cities to deliver 11 gigs, in 11 days.

In each city, First Time Dave will be supporting a different local counselling organisation, in honour of his friend who worked with him as a counsellor for voluntary organisations.

You can read more about First Time Dave and his “Good To Talk Tour” here and help support his journey.

We are very pleased to announce that First Time Dave’s chosen organisation for Nottingham will be Harmless.

Dave will be performing with the Mouthy Poets, of which our administrator, Hayley, is a member, on Friday 27th February at Djanogly Academy Theatre as part of their staple show, Say Sum Thin 8!

Hayley says: “I’m so excited to be able to link my two greatest passions in such a way. This tour is a great way of raising money for vital services. I look forward to introducing First Time Dave at Say Sum Thin 8 and being able to talk about the work Harmless do.”

Find out more about the Mouthy Poets, their Say Sum Thin show and how you can book tickets via the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/678342562285055

Or by visiting:http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/say-sum-thin-8-scratch-show-with-open-mic/ 

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