Free winter solstice music and therapy event to be held in Richmond

A free day of music and therapy will take place in Richmond later this month.

Alleviation will take place at the Comrade’s Club, in Newbiggin, Richmond, from 11am until late.

It is being organised by twin brothers, Psy and Dan Harrison, who run events company Dual Tree.

It follows the success of a similar event at the club in October.

Having previously promoted charity concerts for the likes of CALM and Mind – the duo have been awarded funding by Skyblue Research, in collaboration with NYCC’s Stronger Communities program to help improve mental health and reduce suicide and self-harm in the Richmondshire district.

Inspired by their experiences with the mental health, they have teamed up with Caleidoscope Counselling to put together a free all-day event of therapeutic practices and music.

The event will be split into two halves, starting with some winter solstice healing with Caleidoscope Counselling from 11pm to 6pm.

During this time there will be a free, confidential one to one counselling drop-in service available in the office downstairs and group therapy workshops taking place upstairs over the afternoon.

The workshops will include; Songwriting for Self-Expression, Stress Awareness, Gong and Drum Sound Bath and Stress Management.

The event will continue from 7pm until  late, with a range of live music acts which organisers say “display creativity and expression as a positive form of outlet for processing mental health conditions”.

The music aims to inspire, uplift and bring people together. These events are free to attend and all are welcome.

The event is headline by local band Ceiling Demons.

For more details on the event click here.