Stereo-Hype Brixton Festival

Challenging Stigma, Inspiring Change

Saturday 21 June 12.00pm-5.00pm - Windrush Square, Brixton Hill, SW2 1JQ

Stereohype Brixton was a FREE one day festival promoting the well-being of African and Caribbean communities through music, dance, film and dialogue. The progamme included short films, health and wellbeing advice, a pampering zone and kids activities.

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Stereo-Hype is an arts festival that explores and challenges our thinking about mental wellbeing in African and Caribbean communities. Through music, theatre, dance, films and and debate, Stereo-Hype questions the stereotypes surrounding mental health and encourages people to talk openly in order to discover innovative and practical solutions to improve our wellbeing.

Stereo-Hype Brixton featured performances and discussions from a wide community of international and local artists, service users and professionals.

The festival was delivered as a partnership between, Time to Change, Red Earth Consultants and Anxiety Arts Festival 2014.

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40 volunteers joined us!

40 volunteers spoke about their personal experiences of mental health problems to members of the public.


What was there?

At Brixton there was a range of Pop-up Marquees offering the following free activities:

Film Zone

The cinema showed short films that were made to challenge mental health discrimination with a focus on individual stories. The films shown were mainly produced by Inna Vision Film School funded by Time to Change.

Information Zone

Visitors could find out  the latest news about the campaign and send a post card featuring Time to Change messages to a friend or family member, free of charge. This marquee also acted as the Village Shop, where people could get free campaign goodies in exchange for their email address, which let us then follow up with a survey to see how effective they thought the day was in reducing stigma and discrimination.

Village Square

The Village Square was the live performance space, where the public were entertained by live music and performances. The performances on the day included:

Free entertainment was held throughout the day.

Running Order

12.15 Shidaa Cultural Troupe: Drumming and Dance from Accra in Ghana

1.15 Nailah: New young singer from Lambeth 

1.40 Simba:  Service user music group from Lambeth

2.10 Beyonder: Spoken Word

3.15 Union Dance: Collaboration between dance company and service users

3.45 Chicken Wing All Stars: London based band fusing Reggae and Jazz 

Refreshment Zone

The Refreshment Zone served free tea, coffee and juice, and gave the public the chance to join in conversations with our volunteers. 

Children’s and Young People’s Zone

This space was aimed at children and young people. Free face painting; and other child friendly activities were on offer in this zone.

Pampering Zone

This marquee offered such treatments as hand and shoulder massages, hair braiding, nail arts and temporary tattoos.  

We would like to thank Lambeth Council


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