All in the Mind is the only outdoor mental health arts festival in the UK, run by the Charity Fluid Motion Theatre Company. The festival usually takes place in Eastrop Park, Basingstoke each September and is free to attend. In 2020, due to Covid-19 we had to cancel the outdoor event but have worked hard and overcome many hurdles to ensure audiences can still take part by developing the festival online.
Visit the festival and prepare to have your mind blown!
The All in the Mind Festival exists as a platform to celebrate the power of the arts in improving mental health. It gives artists a safe and supportive platform to try out new ideas, share their work and be heard. It makes connections, bringing individuals, families and communities together to take part in something collectively. It inspires people, giving them the opportunity to use the arts in their own lives.
Due to COVID-19 many artists and performers have been left without the ability to work. Arts venues have closed and festivals like ours have been cancelled all across the country.
Now more than ever we should support one another, the arts are a powerful tool in the Nation's recovery. Now more than ever the arts are needed to help improve people's mental health. As we embark on a journey in this new world, All in the Mind aims to utilise art and performance to initiate vital conversations, to provide a safe space for artists to perform and share their experiences, to bring communities together again and add a bit of colour back into life.
To continue on this mission, we desperately need your help! Without it, the festival cannot continue.
With your help the All in the Mind Festival will return outdoors in 2021. With your help we will recover, begin to commission artists and create work that reflects the journey we have all been on. With your help we can start to bring our community together again to have fun, be excited, be inspired and to thrive.
All in the Mind Festival is a FREE event, donating allows us to keep it that way so that everybody has an opportunity to have their mind blown and be part of something special!
There isn't a number too small or too high. If you enjoyed our All in the Mind Festival Online we are encouraging you to donate an amount based on what you feel the value of the festival was to you, your friends and families. £5 is great, £10 is even better or surprise us with a sum of your choice.
If you haven't visited the festival yet ... you can do so here: www.aitmfestival.com
• Over 200 artists have been given a chance to express themselves
• Approximately 4000 audience members have had their minds blown
• 83 members of the local community have been trained up as volunteers
• Employed over 250 people
• 98% of audiences have learnt something new about mental health
Any support you can give would make a huge impact, from volunteering on the day to offering equipment. Please reach out and get in touch.