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
BOYS FROM THE BRINK - FOOTBALL TEAM
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.
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 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
BEND @ BRINK
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
Man Utd v Everton Tues 4th, 6.15pm KO
Everton v Leicester Sun 9th, 4pm KO
West Brom v Liverpool Sun 16th, 1.30pm KO
Liverpool v Palace Sun 23rd, 4.30pm KO
Everton v Chelsea Sun 30th, 2.05pm KO
SUNDAY 2nd and 9th April, 2pm - 4pm
New! Louise Hay Personal Development Workshops faciliated by Tracy Orr (£25)
Louise Hay’s philosophy helps support you to change your life and create the life you dream about.
The basis of this work is self-love. Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. Louise’s workshops help you develop an amazing connection with yourself and others, while creating the life of your dreams.
For more information Please call Tracy on 07701 098784 or speak to Dave at the Brink 0151 703 0582.
FRIDAY 7th APRIL 6.30pm - 9.30pm
ZERO CARBON EVENT
This is the launch night of ZERO CARBON LIVERPOOL and comes to you in entertaining fashion.
Entitled ‘The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness’ this show addresses the need to be a modern, sustainable city of the future. Paul Allen’s story-telling skills will be accompanied by visuals and live piano from Lola Perrin. What will a zero-carbon Liverpool look like?
This will also highlight how our Arts and Culture bodies can make this happen. It’s a FREE event so come and join us.
SATURDAY 8th APRIL, 3pm - 4pm
YOGA & JUICE
This is the first date of the new Yoga class. Lots of people finding the benefits from practice right here at The Brink. Natasha is now starting this brand new Saturday class and has decided to double your benefits by adding a nutritious, delicious fresh fruit & veg JUICE into the mix. Having got your sweat on you can replenish and reward with something full of goodness that will compliment your practice. £7.50 per session. Please book in advance due to demand.
WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL, 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 26th APRIL 6.30pm – 9pm
Conversations in the art of life. Talk. Listen. Share.
A brand new monthly event for The Brink. 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.
This months subject: FAKE NEWS: IN the digital age are we better informed?
FRIDAY 27th APRIL, 2pm – 4pm
Recoverist Theatre Project is for people in Recovery who would like to try some acting in a theatre project facilitated by Nicola Hollinshead, an experienced drama & theatre practitioner.
She has over 20 years previous work as an actor, starting her career at Liverpool Everyman and you can see info at https://www.stagejobspro.com/uk/theatre-professional/profile/nicola-hollinshead-1
She has worked as a facilitator with adults in recovery with Outside Edge Theatre, as well as with a range of groups using theatre to engage, connect and empower.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book on the project.