Passion: that’s the theme of the SMHAFF for 2015. The programme, which runs from October 10th to 31st looks packed with gems that challenge preconceptions of mental health.
There are over 300 events, including films, literature, music and visual arts that look at the complex feelings and passions around mental wellbeing. Here’s the pick of what we’re keen to catch up with around Glasgow.
- Descent: a play, a pie and a pint. Oran Mor
1-2pm, 12th-17th Oct, from £10
A play, a pie and a pint is something of a Glasgow institution. For the festival, they’re taking a look at a couple struggling to keep their love alive in the face of dementia. This piece takes a head-on look at the difficult emotions, but also explores the passion of love and courage.
- Passionate about everything. Leverndale Hospital
Thur 22 Oct, 6-9, free
An exhibition of the best work created in Leverndale Hospital over the last year. Some powerful feelings, expressed in art, crafts, photography and more.
- Ida’s Diary. Platform at the Bridge
Sun 25 Oct, 2.15-3.15
This Norwegian film looks right up our street. It’s put together using footage from the diary of Ida: a young woman living with Borderline Personality Disorder. The film looks at finding hope and courage, through her own eyes.