CHARITY PARTNER: THE OPEN DOOR CENTRE
Future Yard Festival are pleased to announce The Open Door Centre as our official charity partner for 2019. The hugely important mental health support organisation have recently relocated to the Bloom Building and provide much needed support to the area’s local young people.
As part of the partnership, The Open Door Centre will be hosting a live, drone soundtracked meditative yoga session on the Birkenhead Priory Green on Saturday 24th August. To suitably ready, relax and centre attendees for day two of Future Yard, artist Lynny will be bringing his home swinger, loops and drones. He will be accompanied by the flow and motion of Alice Pea who will guide participants through a yoga session, combining Vinyasa flows and pranayama with soothing sustained live music to help participants delve deeper, heighten their senses and leave feeling profoundly revitalised. The perfect start to the festival day.
Founder of The Open Door Centre, Lee Pennington, said of the partnership with Future Yard:
“The Open Door Centre are delighted to be charity partner of the first Future Yard Festival.
“Music, culture and the arts is fundamentally core to our work. Whilst much of our impact centres around supporting those between 15-30 around stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks, along with empowering those within the community to undertake social action and support peers, what really sets us apart is that we deliver this within a framework and aesthetic which is anti-clinical. Taking the conversation of mental health, along with some of the most progressive approaches to addressing these issues in the UK, outside of the clinical world and into young peoples lives in a way which is unique, innovate and vitally needed within Wirral. Future Yard will allow us to achieve this in a very dynamic way.
“The opportunity to affiliate with Future Yard in this way enhances our profile within Wirral’s cultural landscape, while also allowing us to position the charity as a leader in the emerging Wirral music community (alongside us being a founding member of Wirral New Music Collective).
“Every penny of any funds generated through the event will go directly into our frontline mental health support/ counselling provisions, ensuring Future Yard has a tangible social action footprint and a legacy of not only a fantastic musical event, but also a positive impact directly in the lives of those struggling with their mental health in Wirral.”