- Series of sessions, performances and installations taking place throughout October
- Visitors can take part in dancing, writing, theatre, art, and discussions in a unique ice cream van
- Enjoy 15-minute theatre shows which blend pedalling action with immersive soundtracks
Canary Wharf is hosting a series of workshops, performances, and installations throughout October to mark World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October.
Graphic artist The Fandangoe Kid – real name Annie Nicholson – famed for her work which aims to smash taboos around trauma and mental health, has curated a series of workshops and talks across the three days.
Nicholson is inviting Londoners to join her at The Fandangoe Whip – a hand-painted, multi-coloured ice cream van that will act as a safe space to host daily workshops. The interactive, installation is dedicated to helping people explore grief, trauma, and the surrealism of the past two years over a friendly cone of mint choc chip. Nicolson’s work will then also be appearing in one of the retail units in Crossrail Place as part of her residency in Canary Wharf across the winter months.
Other events curated by the artist include a zine workshop to explore what the future could hold, a photography session, a dancing experience led by The Fandangoe Kid and an exercise in writing letters that will never be sent.
The events will be ticketed, with all funds raised from ticket sales being donated to Thrive LDN, a charity aiming to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young Londoners.
As part of the Mental Health Awareness activities visitors can also catch a unique 15-minute theatre performance by Wishbone Theatre. The show follows the story of Josie, a high-flyer at work, who suffers from bipolar disorder. The audience will ride along with Josie through the countryside and landscapes of her mind as she navigates her disorder. Created through a collaboration with clinicians and care workers, this show explores bipolar disorder and how a person affected can lead a fulfilling life.
Additional workshops include the Holistica Breathing Circle, where visitors will be taken through a new relaxing breathing technique guided by a calming light installation to help relieve stress.
For full details of all activites please visit: www.canarywharf.com
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166