Search

African Caribbean mental health festival in Stratford

15:00 22 January 2013

Sandra Griffiths, director of Mellow.

Sandra Griffiths, director of Mellow.

Archant

A free festival aimed at changing African Caribbean attitudes towards mental health is coming to Stratford Circus this weekend.

Stereo-Hype, described as an “interactive” festival, aims to challenge stereotypes and prejudices surrounding mental health issues within black communities through drama, film, dance, spoken word, art, and panel debates.

Hosted by charities Time to Change and Mellow, guest include broadcaster Henry Bonsu, boxer Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham, Chelsea’s first ever black footballer Paul Canoville, and award-winning performance poet Malika Booker among others.

Around 50 local volunteers have been trained up to talk to visitors about their experiences.

Stereo-Hype Festival is at Stratford Circus, Salway Road, Stratford, E15 1BX on Friday January 25 from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday January 26 12pm to 9pm.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Teenager jailed for KFC stabbing

A teenager has been jailed for stabbing a KFC worker in Stratford following a dispute over chips.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Yesterday, 16:00
Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 3000m Final during day one of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 24, 2015. See PA story ATHLETICS London. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial Use only, Any commercial use to be approved by British Athletics. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

Athletics fans swarmed back to the Olympic stadium over a wet weekend to watch the heroes of London 2012 compete once again.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Pension talks at Newham Council

A new pension scheme is set to be introduced for councillors despite opposition by some members who say it is coming at the wrong time with Newham forced to find some £50m in spending cuts next year.

Robin
Yesterday, 15:00
The crash in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham (Pic: @Ry_Francis)

A driver who hospitalised a police officer and exceeded 120 miles per hour in a high-speed chase has been jailed, fined and banned from the roads.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Most read news

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder