Free day of healing and live music to be held in Richmond

A free all-day event of healing and live music will take place in Richmond next month.

The event, Alleviation, has been put together by twin local brothers, Psy and Dan Harrison, from the band Ceiling Demons.

Having previously promoted charity concerts for the likes of CALM and Mind in the past, the brothers have been awarded funding to help improve mental health and reduce suicide and self-harm in Richmondshire.

They have teamed up with locally-based company Caleidoscope Counselling to stage the day.

The events will be split into two halves and begin during the afternoon with a day of healing from 12pm to 6pm.

This will incorporate drop-in one to one counselling sessions and group therapy workshops in collaboration with Caleidoscope Counselling.

These will all be free and open to any member of the public.

Sessions will include songwriting for therapy, emotional freedom techniques, sound massage with gongs and mindfulness relaxation and visualisation.

An evening of live music will follow from 7pm until late.

The music aims to inspire, uplift and bring people together. This will also be free and open to all.

Headlining will be London-based cosmic punk rockers WACO who are on tour in support of their forthcoming debut album Human Magic. Frontman Jak was raised in the town.

Joining them will be Sheffield-baseed Richmond-born singer-songwriter Rosey PM. Durham’s whimsical wordsmith Faithful Johannes will also be performing.

Opening the evening will be local lads John Stainthorp & The Laughing Hearts.

The evening will be hosted by the former Alabama 3 collaborator and local punk-poet Rantin’ Richie.

Alleviation will take place at the Comrades Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 12.

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