TIME FOR TEA is a one day festival spread over three locations in Dalston for World Mental Health Day in association with:
Hackney Community Services
East London NHS Foundation Trust
And TIME TO CHANGE.
TIME FOR TEA will see Gillett Square turned into a pop-up Village with activities for all the
family from knitting, jewelry making, bike maintenance and croquet to a replica of the Tate
Modern called “Tight Modern” displaying 50 miniature works and our FREE tea lounge with
tea and cake!
The Dalston Curve Garden turned into a multicultural bread making retreat and the Arcola
Theatre will be presenting some of the finest offerings of comedy, poetry, interactive
performance and an exclusive reading….
All On Sunday 14th October from 2-7pm come and enjoy the free offerings on the day:
Enjoy the pop up village and visit the village Surgery where local artist Heather Beveridge
will be on hand with her handmade Pick N’ Mix diagnosis machine!
Ever wanted clear medical advice generated at random? Then this is the surgery for you!
Once that’s all worked out pop next door to the the village school and indulge in some
drumming lessons with the Single Homeless Project – the louder the better – no rhythm
Once your hands start to hurt from all that drumming you can take a break in our FREE tea
lounge, sit down relax have a chat over a cup of tea and slice of free seasonal cake kindly
provided by the kitchen kings at Peter Bedford Stamford Works project
Now after tea we always like a bit of culture so head to the East side of the square and
squeeze yourself into “TIGHT MODERN” the world’s first replica of the Tate Modern,
exhibiting 50 miniature works from UK’s finest marginalised artists brought to Dalston
following a National Tour especially for you by the guys at Creative Futures in Brighton.
Where to next? Talk a stroll down the village high street on the west side of the square,
if you’re feeling peckish check out the Poetry Kitchen where you can have your creative
appetite satisfied by the wordy delights of the drop in poetry workshop brought to you by
local poet Sam Berkson.
With your belly full of poetry walk it off by heading to the Blacksmiths where you can make
your true love (or maybe your Nan or mate or just for yourself) a beautiful piece of Jewellery
with the guidance of the team from SHP. This is just a small selection of the activities on
offer so come down to the Village and you never know what you might find….
Dalston Curve Garden:
Come along to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden and join in making delicious breads from
around the world, using herbs from the Garden. Then bake them in the outdoor clay oven
before sitting down to enjoy your fresh bread with garden grown salad.
The Arcola Theatre is proud to present a selection of poets, performances, films and
readings to enlighten and delight.
And if all this isn’t enough hop on a bus up to The Library in Stamford Hill for Talking Matters
Talking Matters Wellbeing Centre: will be celebrating World Mental Health Day and the
theme ‘Time to Talk’ with a discussion: ‘Talking About Good Mental Health Matters’ this is
an open discussion group.