Events at The Brink
There’s always something going on at The Brink…
Our programme of entertainment and events includes all sorts… We bring you great live music, poetry, plays, performances and open mic evenings. We even roll out the big screen to show local football matches!
Best of all, entry to most of our events is totally free (but we’ll always be sure to let you know if there’s any charge for special events!).
SATURDAYS, 11am - 12noon
FOOTBALL TEAM - TRAINING
Join our trophy winning football team! Get in touch if you want to play for Boys from the Brink, or even if you just want to train. 11-a-side games and tournaments with other recovery related organisations.
GUITAR (lessons £5)
6.30pm - 8pm GUITAR LESSONS - Intermediate
Also, Advanced runs on TUESDAYS from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Also, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS runs on THURSDAYS from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Book at The Brink, on Facebook with Robert Cunliffe, or Tel 0151 703 0584 and reserve a place. All lessons £5.
MONDAYS, 12noon - 3pm
All manner of assistance and information on how to apply for housing, ESA, JSA, DLA, Council Tax, Bedroom Tax and much much more... FREE SERVICE!
TUESDAYS, 12pm - 3pm
RECOVERY COLLEGE (Courtesy of The Life Rooms)
We ran the extensive 16 week Recovery College course before Christmas, all geared towards increasing wellbeing in many areas, offering different workshops and classes each week. It was a great success so we have another 12 weeks underway for 2018. Attendance is FREE. You can pick whichever of the courses is for you or do them all!
Following Januarys classes we have remaining:
6th and 13th Feb – Managing Self esteem
20th Feb – Living life to the full – ‘Why do I feel so bad?’
27th Feb – Living life to the full – ‘I can’t be bothered doing anything.’
6th March – Living life to the full – ‘Why does everything always go wrong?’
13th March – Living life to the full - ‘I’m not good enough.’
20th March - Living life to the full - ‘How to fix almost everything.’
27th March - Living life to the full - ‘The things you do that mess you up.’
TUESDAYS, 1pm - 2pm
FAMILY LAW ADVICE
With Levin’s Solicitors. This is for help with all legal issues surrounding family, children, relationships, divorce, childcare, custody and anything similar.
FREE drop in service - every other week. Sessions on 9th and 23rd January.
WEDNESDAYS, 5.30pm – 8pm
Call us on 0151 703 0582 to make an appointment with Cathy (not a drop in). Helps with volunteering, CV’s, training, finding employment, current vacancies, interviews and all the rest.
WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - 8pm
BOXERCISE (NEW FOR 2018 - starts Jan 17th!)
Fitness, strength and discipline. Here you can work up a sweat with some great cardio and exercise, orientated around some boxing manoeuvres and training styles. FREE class but please consider donations (pay what you feel).
THURSDAYS, 12noon – 2pm
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
A group for anyone affected by a loved one’s misuse of alcohol or drugs. The group offers a safe space in which family members can speak openly, with the support of our Family Group Facilitator. Help, education, support and understanding all available.
FRIDAYS, 09.00 – 10.00
A weekly meditation group to get your morning and whole weekend off to a more blissful start. Our relaxation techniques have great short term benefits. Long term practice of meditation however has even more powerful benefits for your wellbeing. Come sample the serenity. Free.
FRIDAYS, 12noon - 1pm
SMOKE-FREE LIVERPOOL with Lorraine
Learn how to stop smoking or cut down. Lorraine can help in various ways, whether nicotine replacement or reduction, or advice on how to stop outright. Well worth a visit. Look after dem lungs.
FRIDAYS, 3pm - 4pm
YOGA (donation based)
A Yoga class for service users and people in recovery. A great way to achieve balance in both body and mind. Stretch away those strains and stresses and detox in the process. Many health benefits over time. No set fee but donations welcome.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
LIVE MUSIC from HARVEST SUN
We sell tickets put on by Harvest Sun a local, independent gig promoter who bring some of the best international talent to Liverpool. For each ticket bought you receive a voucher for 15% off your food bill on the day of the gig in question. What’s not to like? Food and Music! What a combo! We are currently stocking tickets for the following shows:
- THE LOST BROTHERS 2nd Feb. £8.50
- HOOKWORMS 23rd Feb. £11
- THE HANDSOME FAMILY 3rd March. £17.50
- SUNFLOWER BEAN 31st March. £11
- JOSH ROUSE 28th April. £17.50
THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY, 6.30pm – 8pm
NUTRITION WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATION with FEEL GREAT FORMULA
Find your healthy happy weight without dieting.
Tonight is all about knowing about the right food and nutrition to keep your body in check. With the best of intentions, many diets are pursued but unfortunately much of it is conflicting and yields only temporary or superficial results. Here you can learn about a more holistic approach to food and diet, and no ‘diets’ as such are required to achieve a happier healthier version of yourself. It’s a totally FREE presentation and workshop.
MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY, 4.30pm – 7pm
COMEDY SHOWCASE with THE LIFE ROOMS
Another amazing presentation of the Recovery College students – those who stepped into comedy for the first time ever just a few weeks ago and are now onstage giving it all they have got! Apologies for any inconvenience but this is a private show and venue will be closed during these hours.
WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY (and every second Wednesday), 4pm – 6pm
NVC Workshop (Nonviolent Communications)
Misunderstanding, frustrations, anger, depression and sometimes violence can ensue when we communicate with judgement. NVC transforms the thinking, language and moralistic judgments into one which enriches the relationships you dream of, whilst teaching you how to resolve conflict with ease and get what you want and need without using demands. It teaches us to hear the needs of others too. Ground-breaking techniques pioneered by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
It’s very much worth getting hold of a copy of the book first.
TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY, 10am – 12pm
ADHD - Support for Families
A brand new addition to our programme of support, you can call in and speak to the ADHD Foundation if this is something your family needs support with.
TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY, 6.30pm – 8pm
'RUBBISH SHAKESPEARE' - Theatre Performance
A ‘new on the block’ theatre company in Liverpool have got a real treat for any theatre lovers, an imaginative and comedic take on some Shakespeare plays and scenes. It’s engaging and interactive. For this first occasion it’s a free show!