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Brainchild Festival: Save The Male Takeover & Competition in aid of CALM!

Brainchild Festival is a non-profit, independent, youth-curated arts festival showcasing music, spoken word, film, DJ’s, theatre and debates. Taking place from 5th – 7th July at the beautiful Merton Farm in Canterbury, this year’s headliners include Rinse FM don King Krule, and purveyors of classy electronic music, three-piece Benin City (fronted by CALMzine’s very own agony uncle Joshua Idehen). It’s gonna be a goodun!

The first of which is a Save The Male showcase, curated by CALM ambassadors Jack Rooke and Cecilia Knapp and headlined by Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champions, Mr Zia Ahmed and Miss Jodi-Ann Bickley. Music and Comedy acts to be announced, but expect a very special set with a few surprises!

Secondly, Jack & Cee will be hosting the debut Save The Male talk and workshop, which will be directly addressing taboos and myths in hope of de-stigmatising young male suicide. ‘Being Silent Isn’t Being Strong’ is very much the theme of this year’s Brainchild and our Save The Male writing workshop will be encouraging festival-goers of all ages and genders to be open and honest through creative expression. At the end we will be hosting a mini open-mic slot, so please bring along any writing of your own!

And luckily for you guys we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to this year’s festival!

We want to know:  Who you would book for your dream festival?

All you have to do is tweet us at @theCALMzone with your two chosen acts (e.g SuBo/Goldie Lookin’ Chain), an innovative festival name (e.g KanyeWestival) and #savethemalebrainchild. Impress us with your choices and you’ll be in with a chance to bag TWO BRAINCHILD FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKETS!

Fear not, if you don’t use twitter please email your choices to

Comp closes Friday 14th June at 5pm.

Get thinking and check out for more info on this years event!

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