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, 1pm - 2pm
BOYS FROM THE BRINK - FOOTBALL TEAM
Do you want to join our trophy winning football team? We’re starting the 5-a-side football training so get in touch if you want to be a part of it. We will train once a week and have some 11-a-side games against other recovery related organisations from time to time, as well as tournaments.
SUNDAYS, 11am – 1pm
If you have been affected by addiction or alcoholism in the family then this may be just for you. We offer family support in the form of a two hour workshop with Cath our group facilitator. Every fourth week of the month will be with June and Cathy. Contact us on 0151 703 0582.
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 - 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.
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 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, 5pm – 6pm
SINGING FOR THE SOUL
Express through song! You can simply have fun learning how to sing or get right into it and brush up on your vocal technique. Singing can also be healthy and good for wellbeing. Have a go and see for yourself. Great way to connect with others!
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
Yoga with a twist.. traditional graceful stretching but also the sharing of ideas, thoughts, themes from books, people and media, anything that can enhance our mind and provoke new thoughts an inspiration. No set fee but donations welcome.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
All the Premier League action from the REDS and BLUES shown right here on our Big Brink Screen!
Liverpool v Spurs Sat 11th February, 5pm KO
WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY, 4pm – 6pm
NVC WORKSHOP (Nonviolent Communication)
The pioneering work of Marshall B. Rosenberg. 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. We advise you are familiar with the book first, which can be purchased on Amazon.
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 10am - 4pm
Brink Travels - HMP Wymott
Every so often we like to build on our links with prisons in the area. The causes and effects of addiction overlap into many areas and we feel we can be of use to many inmates looking for a safe space when they leave prison, as not to be drawn back into familiar difficulties and further suffering. Brink will be at HMP Wymott today hopefully making some new friends and letting everyone know what we have available here for all-comers.
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 6pm - 8.30pm
Uprising - Communities First Panel Discussion
Brink loves getting involved in the development of other people, not just on site but in other places. We avidly support ‘Uprising’ who develop younger people to become more socially conscious and able to make a difference as they learn new skills. On this occasion we’ll be on the panel sharing about what the brink is and hopefully encouraging some 45 or so young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. We'll also be taking part in a discussion in how power works in the Uk and how change happens. Should be a great night.
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY, 12noon - 4pm
The other (than us) Liverpool based Action on Addiction project SHARP (Community Recovery), is where people spend a lot of time in a more intensive environment aiming to get well from addiction, with the help of their peers, counsellors and support workers. People make lasting friendships during their recovery before they inevitably come to the end of their spell there. Tonight’s event is all about re-connecting and revitalising those friendships and connections with some good times, food and drink.
SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY, 6pm-7pm and 7pm-10pm
CAPOEIRA and BUDDHIST SGI Open Mic Night
As you may well be aware we have teamed up with CAPOEIRA FOR ALL who are doing FREE sessions in The Brink every Sunday night – Brazilian Martial Arts. We can tell you, it’s such a joy to watch and listen to…but even better to get involved in! Tonight would be a great night to attend and enjoy the music and dance as straight afterwards we have an OPEN MIC NIGHT by one of our good friends – the Buddhist SGI Group. Their aim is to show ‘PEACE STARTS WITH ME’ and in a style that is celebratory; with song. You’re welcome to the night, just to watch but also to participate should you wish. Capoeira 6-7pm, Open Mic 7-10pm.
MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY, 12noon - 2pm
Brink Travels - LJMU Healthy Halls Week
Once again you can catch us mingling with the city’s students from John Moores Uni, this time at the Byrom St. Campus. Dishing out mocktails and letting them know all about what’s happening at Brink. This event kicks off the weeklong programme of ‘Healthy Halls’ events.