Threshold Festival kicks off in various locations around the Baltic Triangle today and one thing we’re certainly looking forward to is the return of ‘Mad Pride’. Liverpool Mental Health Consortium is hoping to use this global movement to educate festival-goers on the causes of mental health issues. Most of all, however, Mad Pride aims to celebrate and stand alongside anyone who has suffered with some form of mental distress. It will combine a whole host of entertainment platforms to bring people together and break down stigma towards mental health issues.
What to expect…
The event will take place at Constellations at 2pm on 2nd April and will incorporate live music, pop up performances, creative activities and much more. Best of all this is a family event so bring everyone down to show your support. If you want to get involved and fancy yourselves as a bit of a creative person then there is also an opportunity to perform some poetry to the crowds. “Soap Box” promises to be a fast-paced poetry frenzy and everyone can enter on the day.
There will also be a fantastic line-up of musical acts, including the interestingly named, ‘Hardcore Hornography’, who will be treating us to some riot jazz. Folk duo ‘Live Kennedys’ and ‘Cadence Noir’ will also be taking to the stage. The evening of fun will also spill out in to the garden where you can get creative by making your own mask, relax with a free massage or simply chill out with some four legged friends.
Things will also be hotting up…
The event will culminate with a performance from drumming powerhouse ‘Katumba’, who will lead us through the Baltic Triangle for the Mad Pride parade. Prepare yourself for lanterns, torches and a even some fire dancers from Liverpool’s ‘Bring the Fire Project’. The ‘Mad Pride’ event is also absolutely free so make sure to come along and get involved. This one is not to be missed.
Images courtesy of Paige Edge.