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, 1pm - 2pm
BOYS FROM THE BRINK - FOOTBALL TEAM
Do you want to join our trophy winning football team? We’re starting the 5-a-side football training so get in touch if you want to be a part of it. We will train once a week and have some 11-a-side games against other recovery related organisations from time to time, as well as tournaments.
SUNDAYS, 11am – 1pm
If you have been affected by addiction or alcoholism in the family then this may be just for you. We offer family support in the form of a two hour workshop with Cath our group facilitator. Every fourth week of the month will be with June and Cathy. Contact us on 0151 703 0582.
SUNDAYS, 6pm – 7pm
Brazilian martial arts right here at Brink! Combining dance, acrobatics and music, CAPOEIRA will be free for all who attend and open to all levels of capability.
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY, 2pm – 3.30pm
WALKING GROUP (informal)
Clients and service users are welcome to join Paula on the weekly walk…great way to exercise, burn calories, or even just connect, chat with others and take in some fresh air and city sights.
GUITAR (lessons £5)
6.30pm - 8pm GUITAR LESSONS - Beginners
Also, INTERMEDIATE CLASS 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.
TUESDAYS, 1pm - 3pm
FAMILY LAW ADVICE
The good folk at Heaney & Watson Solicitors will now come every week to give a free drop-in service for children issues, divorce, social services, injunction or mediation.
WEDNESDAYS, 10am - 12pm
Learn about nature, how to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers in our Brink GARDEN & ALLOTMENT. It’s free exercise and it’s therapeutic. From this we are aiming to grow Brink community that shares different skills, crafts and ideas each time we meet up.
WEDNESDAYS, 14.30 – 16.00
A great continuation of our previous Art Workshop, where people with all levels of ability can come and spend some time creating something of their own choice, with some guidance from our resident art tutor Kim Eaton. The classes have proved to be therapeutic as well as a place for people to develop their artistic tendencies. (n.b. this is weekly, but currently postponed until 26th October as our tutor is away until then.)
WEDNESDAYS, 5.30pm – 8pm
R.A.P - RECOVERY ASPIRATION PROJECT
Our fantastic new employment drop in service is back folks. A free service that helps with volunteering, CVs, training, finding employment, current vacancies, interviews and much more! With Cathy Clements, our careers guidance worker.
EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY, 4pm – 6pm
NVC WORKSHOP (Nonviolent Communication)
The pioneering work of Marshall B. Rosenberg 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. We advise you are familiar with the book first, which can be purchased on Amazon.
THURSDAYS, 5pm – 6pm
SINGING FOR THE SOUL
Express through song! You can simply have fun learning how to sing or get right into it and brush up on your vocal technique. Singing can also be healthy and good for wellbeing. Have a go and see for yourself. Great way to connect with others!
FRIDAYS, 09.00 – 10.00
A weekly meditation group to get your Friday, your morning and your whole weekend off to a more blissful start. Free of charge and run by Carl from The Brink.
FRIDAYS, 3pm - 4pm
Yoga with a twist.. traditional graceful stretching but also the sharing of ideas, thoughts, themes from books, people and media, anything that can enhance our mind and provoke new thoughts an inspiration. No set fee but donations welcome.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
LIVE FOOTBALL IS BACK!
Liverpool v Arsenal – Sat 4th, 5pm KO
Spurs v Everton Sun - Sun 5th, 1.30pm KO
Liverpool v Burnley – Sun 12th, 4pm KO
Man City v Liverpool – Sun 19th, 4.30pm KO
FRIDAY 3rd MARCH, 12noon – 2pm
Brink Travels: LJMU healthy halls week – IM MARSH
Once again you can catch us mingling with the city’s students from John Moores Uni…this time at the IM Marsh. Campus. Dishing out mocktails and letting them know all about what’s happening at Brink. This event is part of the weeklong ‘Healthy Halls’ programme.
THURSDAY 9th MARCH, 6.30pm – 8pm
CRISIS OPEN MIC
Every few months they arrange a fantastic night of open mic for the service users, it’s always a heartwarming affair with music, poetry and performance from their service users. Everyone is welcome and support is appreciated.
SATURDAY 11th MARCH, 8pm – 9.30pm
DRUM CIRCLE with Robert Goux
A great event for all those wishing to get together and indulge in beats, rhythms and community ethos, a free-form drumming event which is entirely improvised in-the-moment music making. Not restricted by background, age or nationality but is a cross cultural platform for connection. More details on the group, and the events here: www.heartbeatcommunity.org and the facebook page here: www.facebook.com/events/617284518412910/
WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH, 4pm – 6pm
NVC WORKSHOP (Nonviolent Communication) - The work of pioneer Marshall B. Rosenborg
We generally communicate in a way which is competitive, judgmental – in terms of what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ with people. Misunderstanding, frustrations, anger, depression and sometimes violence can ensue with this approach. 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. Importantly it teaches us to hear the needs of others too.
These workshops are the first of its kind in Liverpool, where we aim to practise the ground-breaking techniques pioneered by Marshall B. Rosenberg. CRISIS is a fantastic charity that does a lot to support homeless and vulnerable people in Liverpool.
It’s very much worth getting hold of a copy of the book first. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034
FRIDAY 17th MARCH, 6pm – 7.30pm
‘The End of Politicians’ – Book launch
The truth is out: We don’t need politicians to govern us any more. We can fix our broken politics and create a democracy fit for the 21st century without them.
An open discussion and chat with the author Brett Hennig.