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 email@example.com
Comp closes Friday 14th June at 5pm.
Get thinking and check out www.brainchildfestival.co.uk for more info on this years event!