Tuesday, 7 January 2014

January Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We hope to find you in good spirits and that the New Year has started well. 

2013 will be remembered for many events in our circle: among others, the launch of the book "Ravaged Wonderful Earth: A Collection for David Kessell"; the revival and creation of a new identity for St Clements Hospital, with the good times at the successful events that happened there; the unmeasurable work and achievements of the Mental Health Resistance Network in the campaign against ATOS and the WCA. Very glad for seeing the first ideas for the LifeHouse Project taking shape (if you wish to be added to the mailing list and get involved in meetings or have some ideas to send, please write to thelifehouse13@gmail.com

2014 started now. David Kessell has named the next and first F.E.E.L.-like event for the year: "Sanity in an era of rabid capitalism?", to take place at the Kingsley Hall on Friday the 7th of February, 7 pm. Main speakers will be Denise McKenna (Mental Health Resistance Network), and a Trade Union activist. There will be plenty of time and opportunity for open discussions. 
On Monday the 20th of January there will be the usual monthly gathering for more planning for the above event, at LARC 62, Fieldagate St, Whitechapel, from 6.30-8.30pm.

In the meantime Eastbeat are hosting the POETRY & MUSIC Open Mic tomorrow (in a few hrs really), Tuesday 7th January, 7-9.30 pm, at the Kingsley Hall, Powis Road (off Bruce Road) E3 3HJ   http://www.eastbeat.org/

The next Survivor History Group meeting is planned for Wednesday 29.1.2014 at Together,12 Old Street, London

January can be a though month: advisable to invest extra effort in keeping fit and active. If needed get some ideas from The Five steps to mental wellbeing

All the best and Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to All!

SANITY IN AN ERA OF RABID CAPITALISM?

Date: Friday 7 February, 2014 
Time: 6.30 doors open for 7pm start
A  F.E.E.L. (Friends of East End Loonies) event to discuss abuses within the psychiatric system, what a humane asylum would be like and the wide range of alternatives.

SPEAKERS
  •   Denise McKenna, Mental Health Resistance Network: Towards a social model of mental distress
  •   A Local Trade Union activist: “The impact of local authority & NHS cuts on mental health services”
  •   Questions/comments from the floor
 Venue:   Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, E3 3HJ, (Nearest tube stations: Bow Church and Bromley-By-Bow)


There will be an interval with music, poetry and refreshments.                                             

No entrance fee but donations will be welcome to cover costs.       
For more information call:
David: 020 7790 0269 or Myra on 020 7780 9038
f.e.e.l.campaign@gmail.com

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