1st April - Punk4MentalHealth Fundraiser with Music, Art and Talks!
We are thrilled to host the main event of the Punk4MentalHealth festival to raise funds for mental health research and celebrate the punk culture with live music, art exhibitions and mental heath talks! Time: 12pm – 1am Admission: From £8, tickets must be purchased online in advance here: (all sales go towards the cause) The inaugural Punk4MentalHealth festival will occur in London from 27-31 March 2017. The event is intended to raise funds for mental health research at the Centre for Research in Social and psychological Transformation at the University of Roehampton. The research is led by renowned psychologist Dr. Joel Vos 'The Punk Professor'. Patrick Griffin, one of the main organisers, has been part of the original punk movement in London and has organised some of the most exciting punk bands for the event including: Screaming Dead, Bloody English, Spizz Solo, The Xtraverts, Tara Rez Solo, Raf&O, Future Daughters, Shag Nasty. All coming together for just one off April's Fools Day all day performances. We will finish the night with a punk goth EBM DJ with an intermission show by Dorian the Void. Collection of speakers and poems will also take the stage in between the music including Pat Murray from These Animal Men, Andy the Punk Poet, Disabled People Against Cuts, Neil Faulkner, The Queer Alternative. In addition, there will also be talks from Punk4MentalHealth International featuring Craig Lewis and Sherry Craig (coming all the way from Boston, US) and a live Skype interview will with Duffo (Jeff Duff) from Australia.
Finally, several artists have donated drawings and painting, amongst whom are Jamun Moon Miah, Aiden Moore and The Punk Professor (we will have over 80 pieces from him!). In addition, we will also have a book launch by The Punk Professor called 'Fifty Pictures of Living a Meaningful Life'. All art will be for sale to raise funds for the good cause including reproduction posters of all art work and limited edition signed museum-quality giclee prints (which could be ordered during the event and sent by post).
FESTIVAL PROGRAM Saturday April 1
PART I: INDIE & 76 PUNK REVIVAL BANDS
1200 Doors open
1300-1315 TALK: Welcome - Joel Vos aka The Punk Professor,
DiTonno & Pat Griffin
1315-1345 MUSIC: The Cool Indie Band Whose Name Will Be Confirmed Soon
1345-1400 TALK: Punk & The Queer Alternative - Kat Andreas
1400-1445 MUSIC: Shag Nasty
1445-1500 TALK: Andy Greene – Disabled People Against Cuts
1500-1545 MUSIC: Tara Rez Solo
PART II: ELECTRONIC & EXPERIMENTAL PUNK
1545-1630 TALK: Punk & activism Fabian Tompsett
1630-1715 MUSIC: Future daughters
1715-1730 TALK: Dr Neil Faulkner: Creeping Fascism & Politics
1730-1745 MUSIC: Raf & O
1745-1800 TALK: Dr Joel Vos: How to Punkify Your Life!
PART III: THE EVENING BLOCK
1800-1830 TALK & MUSIC: Pat Babyshambles + secret VIPs
1830-1845 TALK: Punks & Mental Health – Craig Lewis (USA)
1845-1930 MUSIC: The Xtraverts
1930-1945 TALK: Why mental health matters – Kathy DiTonno & Andy the Punk Poet
1945-2000 MUSIC: Spizz Energi Solo
2000-2015 TALK: 2nd Indie Award - Che Watson
2015-2115 MUSIC: The Screaming Dead
2115-2130 TALK: Why 2017 needs punk more than ever – Joel Vos
2130-2230 MUSIC: Bloody English
2230-2245 TALK: Poser of the year award
2245-2300 TALK: History of punk – Kathy DiTonno
2230-100 MUSIC: PUNK GOTH EBM DJ
*Program subject to change. If you would like to read more about the cause and help with fundraising please click here
3 mins walk from The Shard Exit of London Bridge Station, come out of the station, turn left at The Shard and walk down to the traffic lights, The Underdog is just across the lights on the left.