Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Wed 4 May 2022
SMHAF 2022 opens with a day to celebrate and bring together our festival community.
After two years of lockdown, we are excited to be bringing people back together, while also exploring how we can gather in a more inclusive way.
Gathering will feature live events at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow plus an online programme, with complementary events in Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Inverness.
Gathering on Film
Film: Gather together to watch a selection of warm and uplifting films on the big screen on our opening day. We showcase community-based projects which have inspired hope during the pandemic, alongside shorts by local and international filmmakers expressing the importance of connection for our wellbeing.
Mental Health Arts Network: How Do We Gather?
Discussion: The third of our new series of conversation events asks what lockdown should teach us about how we gather. What does it mean to gather? How do we do it better? Featuring a panel of insightful arts and mental health speakers.
Gathering on Stage
Music, Performance: Join us for a showcase of work commissioned by SMHAF during lockdown and highlights from the upcoming programme, including live performances by singer-songwriter Djana Gabrielle and Dundee-based spoken word and music two-piece 2 Stoned Birds.