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.
SATURDAYS, 3pm - 4pm
YOGA & JUICE (£7.50)
Yoga at The Brink has been so popular we do need another class. This class will include in the price a delicious and nutritious freshly pressed Juice. Double the amount of goodness for your Saturday.
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 - 'Advanced 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. NB no classes on 17/18 April
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, 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 FIRST WEDNESDAY, 12noon - 2pm
We have partnered with Samaritans in Liverpool and will be hosting their services from now on. Sometimes our problems can lead us to self harm or to think life isn’t worth living anymore. If you just want someone to talk to, who won’t judge, then Samaritans can offer that service. If you would prefer to talk on the phone you can call (free) 116 123.
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, 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.
THURSDAYS, 2pm – 4pm (Starting 27/4 for ten weeks)
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Recoverist Theatre is a weekly workshop where you can reclaim and rediscover your voice. You will be using theatre processes and techniques to explore themes generated within a group, such as DEVISING, IMPROVISATION, ACTING TECHNIQUES, FORUM THEATRE and WRITING MONOLOGUES.
Book your place by emailing email@example.com
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
A free 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. There are limited places due to demand, please get in touch to book and/or go on the list.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
All the Premier League action from the Reds and Blues shown right here on the big Brink screen!
Liverpool v Everton Sat 1st, 12.30pm KO
West Ham Vs. Liverpool - Sunday 14th, 2.15pm Kick Off
TUESDAY 2nd MAY, 7pm - 9pm
FRENCH, FISH & THE BOHOS LIVE!
We have an invasion of 16 year old French students in The Brink tonight! Thankfully we have two things to keep them all happy, one of them is lots of portions of our famous FISH ‘N CHIPS (with mushy peas of course). The other is The Boho’s, one of our long standing open mic group of muso’s who come armed a set of their classic tunes. Should be a great night!
For more information Please call Tracy on 07701 098784 or speak to Dave at the Brink 0151 703 0582.
SUNDAY 7th MAY, 5pm - 7pm
SOUP, SONG & STAND UP
Another cracking night of performance put together to aid those in need in the best way possible – with food, drink and music! We’ll be witnessing a set from Dawn & The Embers and listening thereafter to a cool DJ set from Aaron Ellis.
WEDNESDAY 10th MAY, 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
WEDNESDAY 17th MAY, 7pm – 8pm
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Tonight’s a very special night for all the performing students in Notre Dame High School. They have been working for a long time on their musical routines and are providing The Brink and everyone in attendance with their first showcase of their material. A whole hour’s worth of live music from some very talented youngsters.
SATURDAY 20th MAY, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Making Zero Carbon happen in Liverpool
Public workshop and training day for Liverpool residents who want to reduce their carbon footprint, improve the environment of our city and prevent long term climate change.
This day-long workshop hosted by Zero Carbon Liverpool will give you a taste of the most up to date Zero Carbon Britain research. Participants will have the chance to develop their ideas on how you can make carbon reductions in your own home through to bigger community projects and explore the barriers to transformational change and think about how, as a city we can overcome them.
WEDNESDAY 24th MAY, 6.30pm – 9pm
With different subject matter to be explored each month, this is sure to provoke, inspire and ignite the opinions in all who take part. If you like to discuss in a group, in the hope of coming new understanding, then this is for you. It’s £2 entry or £5 if you would like some fresh Brink grub too - like a good bowl of scouse or curry.
STARTING IN JUNE...
An Introduction to TAI CHI
Tai Chi is one of the most ancient of martial arts. Of Chinese origin, it has been practiced for thousands of years in the east, all with a view to harmonising the internal energy system and creating a higher level of wellbeing. A slow, graceful practice yet one full of intent and purpose, it will be taught by none other than Angela Howarth – an international champion in this field.