Talking Blues


raised of £2,000 target


5% 14 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by April 5th 2019 at 7:30pm

A new project from Lizz Brady & Jamie Yates. Using art to help make a difference to people struggling with their mental health.

by lizz-brady in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Hello! We are Lizz Brady & Jamie Yates. 

We have each battled throughout our lives to find positive ways to live with our respective mental health issues. We are also both Evertonians, and both have art degrees. These three things might not appear to be linked, although as we all know being a Blue can be painful at times! 

We both believe strongly that creativity and self-expression is one of the greatest tools we all possess to combat depression, anxiety or any other form of mental illness. We agree that some people might not realise they have it in them to be creative and we are keen to help people find the artist within them.

In partnership with Everton in the Community we are developing and producing workshops to aid self esteem and confidence in a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment. Activities will include drawing, printmaking, photography, story writing, zine making, spoken word, comedy, and installation building.

We really believe in Talking Blues and know that we can make a real difference for people who are going through difficult times. We've been there ourselves!

This crowdfunder will help us to research and develop workshops, purchase materials and fund all of the elements which will make Talking Blues as powerful and effective as we know it can be. 

Our motto is our standard: Nil Satis Nisi Optimum!

We are really excited about this next step and hope you can join us in supporting the project!

Many thanks, Lizz & Jamie x

Signed Everton shirt!

Examples of artists work for prints!


Elvis screenprints!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Postcards and badges

Get an artist postcard and badge set. Artwork will be a surprise! We will thank you on our website.

£10 or more

Thank you

A big thank you from us to you! We will thank you on our website.

£20 or more

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A special polaroid taken by Lizz or Jamie. This could be of Goodison Park, a selfie, or of a cat. Take the plunge and see what you get! You will also be thanked on our website.

£25 or more

A4 print of artist's work

An A4 print of an artist's work. We will be working closely with select artists, to develop prints as rewards for pledging to this project. We will also thank you on our twitter page and website.

£25 or more

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Limited edition silkscreen print of Elvis

Everyone knows Elvis was an Evertonian, right? Blue Suede Shoes? Blue Hawaii? GI Blues? I Can't Help Falling In Love... with the Toffee Lady? Limited edition silkscreen print on quality cartridge paper. Ready for framing and an ideal gift or addition to your own rock 'n' roll art collection. (W30cm x H40cm). A big thank you on our website.

£30 or more

Left handed drawing of Everton players

Lizz will draw you any Everton player, past of present, with her left hand. (Even Big Nev has a drawing of himself drawn by Lizz!) We will also thank you on our website.

£80 or more

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Personally signed Neville Southall book

Get Big Nev's 'The Binman Chronicles' personally signed! A thank you on our website.

£250 or more

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Signed Everton FC shirt

An Everton shirt signed by the first team! Around 16 signatures. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. We will also thank you on our website.