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 Brink FC, or even if you just want to train. We have a 5-a-side match every sat at The Pitz/Powerleague. We also arrange 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 (07964 739 769), 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, 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. This month: 7th and 21st Aug.
WEDNESDAYS, 3pm - 5pm
OPEN MIC - ACOUSTIC
Simply rock up, plug in and give us a few ditties. The stage awaits! Acoustic only, folks (no bands). Weekly.
WEDNESDAYS (every second Wednesday), 4pm - 6pm
OPEN MIC - ACOUSTIC
Non-violent Communication teaches you a way of having your needs heard and met, by being able to communicate them effectively. It teaches authenticity – not suppression. Practice, and understanding of the concepts in Rosenbergs original work, allows for a more peaceful and harmonious life.
Classes are every 2nd Wed of the month 4-6pm. Recommended donations are £1, £5 or £8
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.
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:
- HERE LIES MAN 9th Nov. £10. Shipping Forecast
- SUBURBAN LIVING 29th Nov. £5. Shipping Forecast
- DUDS 7th Nov. £8 Shipping Forecast
- SEAMUS FOGARTY 12th Nov. £8. Studio 2
- PIP BLOM 24th Nov. £8. Shipping Forecast
- BOY AZOOGA (XMAS PARTY) 1st Dec. £10. District
- MOLLY BURCH 5th Dec. £7.50. Leaf
- BILL RYDER JONES 13th Dec. £16.50. Grand Central Hall
Wednesday 7th November (and every Wed apart from the second Wednesday of the month)
QIGONG - THE EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY MERIDIANS
The 8EXM’s are the blueprint of the internal energy system; the anatomy and physiology of how it works. Our ‘Qi’ flows through them. Cultivation of the Qi allows for greater health and happiness. This class, led by Jim Macritchie of The Personal Energy Centre, with over 30 years of practice and five published books to his name, teaches you the Internal Meditations required to have mastery over your personal energy.
Saturday 12th November, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
CRISIS OPEN MIC
The service users of the excellent homeless charity CRISIS will be showing us exactly what they’ve got at their special open mic night. Poets, musicians and performers.
Saturday 17th November, 12noon - 2pm
YOUNG MUSICIANS' SHOWCASE
An opportunity for U18’s to PLAY LIVE! Expenses and drinks for all performers.
We are the perfect venue for such occasions, a safe, alcohol-free, live-music-friendly space. We have supported many ‘Young Musicians’ over the years and seen many go on to do great things. Each occasion is a great one!
October’s event was another cracker; REIGN, BROKEN DAWN and KATIE BROWN brought their fans in droves and turned up the volume!. Excellent.
This month will see STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS and MORGAN EVANS light up the stage…and the hearts of those watching!
This event is funded by PH Holt and is a space for people in recovery and their children, to attend as a family. We offer food and drink as well as entertainment, free to all service users and children.
Thursday 22nd November, 6pm - 8pm
HOMELESSNESS & BRAIN INJURY IN LIVERPOOL
August’s event was another cracker; James O’Donnell, Lewis Grainger and Olli Cooper brought the Brink to life!
An amazing evening of music, storytelling and poetry, which shares the findings of a study on brain injury and homelessness. A night of multimedia from local artists.
FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER, 6pm - 9pm
Every year the other of Liverpool’s two Action on Addiction premises - SHARP – holds a remembrance for those lost to addiction. It’s a night of emotions, sadness yes but also joy in the celebration for those concerned and is now in its 10th year. We have guest speakers, testimonials and some aptly chosen choral music to raise the evening’s spirits.
SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER, 12noon - 4pm
BNY MELLON XMAS PARTY (private event)
WA private event, as BNY Mellon throw a party for their community; family and children. Santa, food, treats, music and games!
FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER, 12noon - 4pm
BRINK XMAS PARTY!
Look out in the following weeks for the news of all the excellent goings on at our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY. Undeniable fun for all!