Alice Billings Connects is proud to announce the launch of the first event series titled: Balance Art and Wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Month. The launch event will take place on May 25th, showcasing the captivating art installation titled “It’s Nice to Be Nice: Healing Garden” by artist Eve De Haan. This event aims to promote mental wellness and highlight the important connection between art, wellbeing, and community. Sense Collective and Kim Gichinga will kick off the event at 14:45, followed by a range of art workshops available throughout the afternoon. The day will end with a mesmerising dance performance by East London Dance at 18:00, ensuring a memorable and uplifting experience open to all.
The commitment of Alice Billings Connects to the local community extends far beyond the launch event. In June, the organisation will celebrate pride at Applecart Arts, featuring the talented Lolo Brow. Throughout the Summer, Hive Curates will commission a film to be made in collaboration with US.MAN.DERE, a collective founded by Amos Mukombero and Kamila Szymkiewicz, born and raised in Newham. The film will celebrate the stories of local people and engage young people in filmmaking. A screening of the film produced will be unveiled in Autumn.