Smash the silence, release your pain, feed your heart. They’re the powerful words emblazoned above The Southbank to mark the #LostHoursWalk - CALM’s first ever owned event and a chance to bring suicide out of the shadows and deal with grief differently and defiantly.
On October 26th 2019, as the clocks went back, almost 1000 people are took to the streets of London to unite against suicide. We teamed up with CALM supporter, print artist and Instagram legend The Fandangoe Kid (Annie Nicholson) to create a message of hope and positivity around the route’s 8 mile mark.
@fandangoekid has been making loud and vibrant typographical prints that tackle societal stigma, taboo and death since her own personal experience of loss. After losing almost all of her family in an accident, Annie learnt that support services for her and people like her were lacking what she needed.
“I experienced the loss of pretty much my whole family as a young woman, and at that time, there were just no platforms for talking about grief. Death was still very much a taboo subject matter and there were no outlets for me as a younger woman.