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Shoreditch events collective SuperCulture to host a series of events tackling male mental health in January 2018

Shoreditch events collective SuperCulture will host a series of events tackling male mental health in January 2018 with DJs, broadcasters and musicians including Professor Green, SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, DJ High Rankin, Jordan Stevens (Rizzle Kicks) and more.

 

Titled MENtal Health, the events series will be in collaboration with three partners: The Book of Man Magazine, DJ and broadcaster High Rankin and Fashion Collective Flower Up (more info and ticket links below on individual events).

 

Held at The Book Club and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, the events will range from Dad’s Brunches, to workshops lead by the trans community; panel talks on music and mental health, live podcasts and secret gigs with a portion of all ticket sales going to the Suicide Prevention charity Calm. The closing event will be the spectacular ‘Night of 1,000 Cocks’ – a penis gallery to promote body positivity as part of The Book of Man’s Festival of New Masculinity series.

 

 

Jenna Al-Ansari , event organizer for SuperCulture said:

‘Men have a lot of space to talk. From parliament to boardrooms; film studios to publishing houses; men still dominate conversation. I believe strongly that women and non-binary people; POC communities and differently abled people must be given their spaces ahead of those who already occupy seats of power.  This residency quarter will acknowledge is that as much space as men are given to talk; it seems the conversation about the devastating effects of poor mental health is isn’t being had. Toxic masculinity still pervades all walks of life, and the Me Too movement demonstrated how devastating the effects of this culture is for women and non-binary people.’

‘Thankfully, a younger generation of people are finally having the conversations about mental health and speaking without stigma about what they’re going through. With this in mind, our upcoming Wellness quarter will feature residents addressing the core issues of mental health and deconstructing toxic masculinity from within, hearing from men, women and non-binary people on the frontline of changing this culture.’

‘Wellness is not just about candles and bath salts. It’s can also be radical, tearing down patriarchal and outdated beliefs about what it is to ‘be a man’, and what mental health struggles mean for all groups and people.’

 

 

FIRST THREE EVENTS IN JAN 2018

Professor Green, Learning to Adult Slowly Live Podcast at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen  

Date: Wednesday Jan 16th
Tickets and info: http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/listings/just-announced/29606/professor-green-learning-to-adult-slowly-live-podcast/

Come see Professor Green in a discussion with some very special guests as part of The Book of Man’s ‘Festival of New Masculinity’.

All profits will go to CALM.

Untangling Mental Health in Music Live Podcast with High Rankin & Threshold FM at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Date: Tuesday 15th January
Tickets: http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/listings/just-announced/29581/untangling-mental-health-in-music/

High Rankin and threshold.fm host a series of 3 live podcasts with Superculture focussed on trying to untangle mental health in the riddle of music industry mental health. People are dropping out of the music industry at an alarming rate. With high profile artists like Deadmau5 and Hardwell signing off indefinitely and the recent death of Avicci by suicide it’s time we took a serious look are how the music industry is affecting the mental health of its members.

Producer, DJ and comedian High Rankin will be joined by panels of guests including Eddy Temple Morris, a board member for CALM and Virgin Radio DJ. Legendary Beatboxer and HipHop artist Killa Kela. Producer and consistent boundary pusher, Dylan Richards. One half of The Freestylers and psychologist Matt Cantor. Live performer and technologist, Tim Exile and more to be announced soon. The podcast’s aim is to try and lay out some of the problems and propose some possible solutions or at the very least, some tactics to try and mitigate against some of the issues. We believe with a focus on community, physical health and a quest for meaningful work we can look to improve the lives of individuals and the industry as a whole.

Dads Self-Care Brunch (with kids) at The Book Club 
Date: Sunday 13th Jan
Tickets: https://thebookclub.eventcube.io/events/15613/dads-and-kids-brunch

As part of The Book of Man’s ‘Festival of New Masculinity’, it’s time for the Dads to take care of the children on a Sunday morning. Come to our brunch for some food, a chat, a screening of Indiana Jones, and grooming goodies for the Dads.

Kids must be aged between 5 and above.

All proceeds will go to CALM.

Adult tickets (include brunch) – £14

Child tickets = £5

 

MORE ON THE THREE RESIDENTS

The Book of Man

The Book of Man exists to explore the inner lives of men, with the ultimate objective to encourage them to open up and talk. 75% of suicides every year are men and there is a fundamental issue with the way men are coping with societal change.  Men are on the edge.

From Jan – Mar 2019 The Book of Man will be partnering with Super Culture to host the ‘Festival of New Masculinity’ – 10 events hosted in 3 venues across Shoreditch, East London.  Each event has been curated especially to cover and discuss the issues affecting men today. From live podcasts, to special guest panels, a pop-up photography exhibition, grooming lounges, Dads & kids brunches, and the highly anticipated Penis Gallery, this will be an era-capturing celebration of new thinking around men.

 

High Rankin

Threshold.fm presents Untangling Mental Health In Music.

High Rankin and threshold.fm host a series of 3 live podcasts with Superculture focussed on trying to untangle mental health in the riddle of music industry mental health.

People are dropping out of the music industry at an alarming rate. With high profile artists like Deadmau5 and Hardwell signing off indefinitely and the recent death of Avicci by suicide it’s time we took a serious look are how the music industry is affecting the mental health of its members.

Producer, DJ and comedian High Rankin will be joined by panels of guests including Eddy Temple Morris, a board member for CALM and Virgin Radio DJ. Legendary Beatboxer and HipHop artist Killa Kela. Producer and consistent boundary pusher, Dylan Richards. One half of The Freestylers and psychologist Matt Cantor. Live performer and technologist, Tim Exile and more to be announced soon.

The podcast’s aim is to try and lay out some of the problems and propose some possible solutions or at the very least, some tactics to try and mitigate against some of the issues.

We believe with a focus on community, physical health and a quest for meaningful work we can look to improve the lives of individuals and the industry as a whole.

 

Flower Up

Flower up was founded and developed by Alex Evans in early 2017 as a response to direct toxic masculine traits and the effects of his own mental health issues. The response was to “flower it up”, a term asking an overly toxic masculine to get in touch with his sensitive side.

The brand has since grown into a blossoming design and fashion studio seeking to take the metaphorical stem of ‘flowering it up’ and apply it in design through creation against the stereotypical contemporary norms of society and design.

To Flower it Up, a term asking an overtly aggressive male to get in touch with his feminine or sensitive side

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