Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will take place in venues across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

About Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Now in its 13th year, SMHAF is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, explore the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Launched in 2007, SMHAF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, with over 300 events and 25,000 attendees across Scotland each year. Its innovative approach, combining high quality artistic events with community led programming and a social justice agenda, has been replicated internationally.

Find out more at www.mhfestival.com

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Health Events you might like...

Moonstruck Exhibition Late
Moonstruck Exhibition Late
17th August 2019
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Come along to this one-off late opening of the College's mental health exhibition, with workshops, therapy dogs, tours and additional exhibits on Saturday 17 August!
Sunday Morning Lie Yin!
Sunday Morning Lie Yin!
18th August 2019
Beetroot Sauvage, Edinburgh South
Come join Imran Hashmat Yoga for 2 hours of Yin Yoga at Beetroot Sauvage on Sunday, 18th August for some sumptuous stress relief!
Jan De Vries Health Festival - Edinburgh
Jan De Vries Health Festival - Edinburgh
29th Aug 2019 - 31st Aug 2019
Jan de Vries Edinburgh West End, Edinburgh West
From Thursday 29th August through to Saturday 31st Jan De Vries West End store in Edinburgh is holding its third annual Health Festival and YOU are invited!
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Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Silver Clay Boxes and Beads
Silver Clay Boxes and Beads
17th August 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Based on feedback from beginners classes, this bespoke intermediate level full-day workshop with Anna Campbell, covers what people wanted to learn next: how to make silver clay boxes and beads.
Papercutting For Beginners
Papercutting For Beginners
17th August 2019
NA, Edinburgh South
Come along and learn the basics of papercutting with Ruth Watt, aka Ellie and the Rubester, in the fun filled and biscuit fuelled workshop on 17th August!
Fragile Traces
Fragile Traces
17th August 2019
City Art Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Taking inspiration from the paintings and prints of Victoria Crowe, create a prized, nature-inspired piece of art in this masterclass with Jacqui Pestell MBE.
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Books Events you might like...

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word
17th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Babble On - Spoken Word gives you the chance to get to know some of the most exhilarating and talented poets writing today a lot better.
The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin: book launch party and signing
The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin: book launch party and signing
23rd August 2019
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
Join acclaimed Scottish artist Calum Colvin on 23rd August at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as he launches the keenly anticipated new book about his work by Tom Normand!
The White Rose of Gask
The White Rose of Gask
27th September 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Celebrated folk musician Freeland Barbour presents a long-overdue biography of Lady Nairne's life and work at this book launch on 27th September at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
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Dance Events you might like...

Edinburgh International Festival:  Purposeless Movements
Edinburgh International Festival: Purposeless Movements
19th Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
The Studio Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work from Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform
Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform
19th Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Innovations returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 19th August for a week long platfrom of contemporary dance works from eight emerging choreographers.
Genesis
Genesis
19th Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
London contemporary dance company, Kennedy Muntange Dance Theatre presents this new double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time. A must see for dance lovers!
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Days Out Events you might like...

Rough Runner
Rough Runner
17th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
NA, Penicuik
Are you ready Scotland? Rough Runner is coming back in August for a 4th year running to the stunning Penicuik Estate!
Man at Arms
Man at Arms
17th August 2019
Dirleton Castle, Dirleton
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show!
Hands-on History
Hands-on History
17th August 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Exhibitions Events you might like...

Moonstruck Exhibition Late
Moonstruck Exhibition Late
17th August 2019
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Come along to this one-off late opening of the College's mental health exhibition, with workshops, therapy dogs, tours and additional exhibits on Saturday 17 August!
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Exhibition Tour
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Exhibition Tour
17th August 2019
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Leith
Drop into ESW at 2pm on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Edinburgh Art Festival for guided tours of works by Caroline Achaintre, Adam Benmakhlouf and Lucy Wayman.
From Shanghai with Love
From Shanghai with Love
23rd Aug 2019 - 24th Aug 2019
Playfair Library Hall, Edinburgh South
The popular From Shanghai with Love Fashion Show and Exhibition returns for a third year bringing cutting-edge modern and futuristic fashion technology to the stunning Playfair Library!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Enable Gaming Rocket League Open Esports Event
Enable Gaming Rocket League Open Esports Event
17th August 2019
Codebase Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Enable Gaming, a Social Enterprise set up to bring gaming and esports to the local communities, brings a Rocket League tournament to Codebase Edinburgh on 17th August. Come along and have fun!
Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019
Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019
17th August 2019
White Stuff Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Maker Kim Gunn will guide you through how to apply dyes to paper before transferring onto a tote bag or t-shirt using heat in this workshop for ages 12 to 16 years.
Rough Runner
Rough Runner
17th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
NA, Penicuik
Are you ready Scotland? Rough Runner is coming back in August for a 4th year running to the stunning Penicuik Estate!
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Film Events you might like...

Fringe for Bairns
Fringe for Bairns
18th August 2019
The Three Sisters Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films!
The Luna Cinema
The Luna Cinema
30th Aug 2019 - 1st Sep 2019
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.
Cinetopia:DOC presents Inland Sea
Cinetopia:DOC presents Inland Sea
2nd September 2019
Filmhouse, Edinburgh West
Cinetopia:DOC is proud to present the Edinburgh premiere of Kazuhiro Soda’s Inland Sea (Minatomashi, 2018), screened as part of Edinburgh Scalarama, at Edinburgh Film Guild Cinema on 2nd September!
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Music Events you might like...

Playtime at the Fringe
Playtime at the Fringe
17th August 2019
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Don't miss the Playtime trio featuring Martin Kershaw, Graeme Stephen and Tom Bancroft when they play an hour of completely improvised music on 17th August at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
17th August 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Enjoy the Scottish composer’s tumultuous Woman of the Apocalypse and the sonic spectacle and riotous fun of A Scotch Bestiary.
Edinburgh International Festival: Nash Ensemble
Edinburgh International Festival: Nash Ensemble
17th August 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Two glorious chamber classics and the remarkable Fourteen Little Pictures make up the Nash Ensemble’s richly coloured recital.
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Nights Out Events you might like...

Playtime at the Fringe
Playtime at the Fringe
17th August 2019
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Don't miss the Playtime trio featuring Martin Kershaw, Graeme Stephen and Tom Bancroft when they play an hour of completely improvised music on 17th August at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
17th August 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.
Moonstruck Exhibition Late
Moonstruck Exhibition Late
17th August 2019
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Come along to this one-off late opening of the College's mental health exhibition, with workshops, therapy dogs, tours and additional exhibits on Saturday 17 August!
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Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word
17th Aug 2019 - 18th Aug 2019
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Babble On - Spoken Word gives you the chance to get to know some of the most exhilarating and talented poets writing today a lot better.
Man at Arms
Man at Arms
17th August 2019
Dirleton Castle, Dirleton
Come along to Dirleton Castle for one of Historic Scotland's special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show!
In Perpetuity
In Perpetuity
19th August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
This talk by Ailsa Clarke will explore the founding philosophy of the Imperial War Graves Commission and the huge task of creating the cemeteries and how the work of the CWGC continues to this day.
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Theatre Events you might like...

Theatre On The Sofa
Theatre On The Sofa
18th Aug 2019 - 21st Aug 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Some Kind of Theatre's touring show The Grandmothers Grimm is now available to book for Theatre On The Sofa performances for living rooms, gardens, offices, and care homes.
Fest on Forth
Fest on Forth
18th August 2019
Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh New Town
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August.
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony
19th August 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
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