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.
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 - 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. Oct 3rd first date.
WEDNESDAYS, 10am - 12pm
Come and help our garden grow! It’s therapeutic, it’s free exercise and you learn how to plant and look after a garden space and the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs it contains. We share skills and crafts and would love you to come and be part of it.
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.
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 FIRST WEDNESDAY, 6.45pm - 7.45pm
TAI CHI with Angela Howarth
Of Chinese origin, Tai Chi has been practiced for thousands of years in the east. A slow, graceful practice yet one full of intent and purpose. £6 per session. Reduced rates for clients and service users. With Angela Howarth.
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, 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. From 10th Oct.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
TUESDAY 10, 17, 24 OCTOBER, 6.30pm - 8pm
LIVE MUSIC with DAN ASTLES
Dan is still fresh from his Merseyrail Sound Station award – he won best act in the competition which was great news for Brink too as Dan spent many an hour at our Young Musicians Showcase. Dan now returns to play or invite comrades each and every Tuesday. A mellow affair generally acoustic based with the odd jam here or there.
THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER, 7pm - 9pm
LUNATINC FRINGE SOAP BOX (Part of LIVERPOOL MENTAL HEALTH FESTIVAL 2017)
LMHC’s own poetry slam invites you to hit the limelight and showcase your best lines. Host Pad Hughes will lend fun, enthusiasm and encouragement, and he’ll make sure you stick to the rules.
WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER, 4pm – 6pm
NVC WORKSHOP (Nonviolent Communication) - The work of pioneer Marshall B. Rosenborg
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. Importantly it teaches us to hear the needs of others too.
In this workshop we aim to practise the ground-breaking techniques pioneered by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
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
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER, 12noon – 6pm
ATURAS: ART & WELLNESS WORKSHOP
Places available for booking now. In Gaelic, aturas means a journey, expedition or pilgrimage:
The Journey - This is a practical journey of learning to draw. Training the eye to draw what it sees, quietening the critical side of the brain. Learning about perspective, shade, light.
The Expedition - A shared, powerful experience of awakening the artist we were before we forgot - or were told not to create. Enjoying the company and community of others who are on the same road.
The Pilgrimage - The personal pilgrimage. Taken to re-connect with the creative and problem solving artist within. To orient yourself and move life towards the direction you want to go, and to design the life you want to live.
For more info, visit www.aturas-art.com. To book a place, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07507 682372. Or let a Brink Staff member know you would like more info and we will contact you. Thanks!
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER, 7pm - 10pm
BUDDHIST SGI OPEN MIC NIGHT
A night full of performance and music, led by Liverpool’s Buddhist SGI group but open to all comers. If you would like a Sunday night full of song, good times and good will then this is for you.