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.
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 - Intermediate
Also, Advanced runs on TUESDAYS from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Also, 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 Levins Solicitors will now come every week to give a free drop-in service for children issues, divorce, social services, injunction or mediation.
WEDNESDAYS, 6.45pm – 7.45pm (starting on June 21st, free taster on June 14th)
TAI CHI (with Angela Howarth, £25
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.
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 AND FRIDAYS, 5pm - 8pm
D-PASS (Drug Pre-abstinence Support Service)
Drug use become problematic? Thinking of becoming abstinent? Please get in touch for 1:2:1 counselling provided by Level 4 counselling students.
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:
FRIDAY 2nd JUNE 6pm - 9pm
Four poets speak in three languages. The leading lights of poetry from Latvia, Scotland and Wales come together for a unique evening of poetry. INGA GAILE; VALTS ERNSTREITS; RYAN Van WINKLE and RHYS TRIMBLE are all award winning poets who will share newly translated poems, collaborations and experiments, celebrating the role art plays in building bridges between cultures.
For more information Please call Tracy on 07701 098784 or speak to Dave at the Brink 0151 703 0582.
FRIDAY 9th JUNE, 6pm - 8pm
ART EXHIBITION LAUNCH
VIEW 4 – International Photographic Group Project: View 4 Project is an international multi-city exhibiting project based on original photography from across the globe based on the theme 'city lives'. Artists featured at The Brink are based in the UK, Nigeria, Turkey, Australia and beyond.
WEDNESDAY 14th June, 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.
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
SUNDAY 25 JUNE, 7pm – 10pm
Buddhist SGI – Open Mic Night: Peace Starts With You
What better way to get the peace-ball rolling than to attend tonight, a celebration of music and performance. You’re welcome to do a turn on the famous old Brink stage, or you can just sit, chill and get into the swing of things from your seat. Not the first time the Buddhist SGI group have put this night on so we know how good it is. FREE entry.
WEDNESDAY 28th JUNE, 6.30pm
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.
‘CUT IT OUT’
Stained Glass Cutting Workshop
A professional craftsman will deliver a series of sessions introducing participants to the art and craftsmanship of stained glass. At the end of the project everyone will have crafted their own piece.
Participants can use this class as a medium for looking at their own lives and ways of how support and various strategies can be applied to ensure that a positive state of mind and well-being is developed and sustained through focus, commitment and positive work in relation to their personal circumstances, all in a supportive environment.