A Family Friendly Festival

Be Curiouser
and Curiouser
about
Mental Health

  • YOUTH BUS
  • MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
  • FACE PAINTING
  • CRAFT WORKSHOPS
  • WELLNESS ZONE
  • MUSIC
  • DANCING AND POETRY 
  • ZORB FOOTBALL 
  • HEALTH CHECKS
Salford Mad Pride

FREE FOR
ALL AGES

Salford Mad Pride

SALFORD MAD PRIDE RETURNS TO VICTORIA PARK SWINTON!

Come and join us for a day of family-friendly fun and games, whilst we speak out about mental health and celebrate the creative talents of people who live with mental health issues

Mad Pride

Bring a picnic and browse the stalls from local community groups, youth groups and support services, before settling at the Mad Pride Main Stage where there will be an array of performances from local musicians, poets and even a sneak preview of a local play about mental health and knife crime from Youth drama Group ‘Up Ere’. There’s something for all the family with the WUU2 Youth bus, climbing wall, bouncy castles, hat making workshops and Lego garden where kids of all ages can help us build our own working fun fair with the Mad Hatter and all his friends!!

Mad Pride

If you prefer a quieter space you can join Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS team in the Wellness Zone, take a mini health check or get involved in short taster sessions of Reiki, Tai Chi, Yoga, Ageless Grace, Trauma Tapping and other holistic therapies for all ages. Take a moment to reflect or remember those who can’t be with us at the Sea of Hands, leave a message in the Tree of Hope and explore our Labyrinth in The Secret Garden.

Mental health is something we will all struggle with; some just struggle more often than others – we want to reduce the stigma people face because of their mental health issues and we hope you can join us to show people they no longer have to suffer in silence.

Mad Pride

MAD PRIDE MAIN STAGE

12 - 5PM

Come and join us for a day of family-friendly fun and games, whilst we speak out about mental health and celebrate the creative talents of people who live with mental health issues

  • Salford City Singers
  • Up Ere Theatre Company
  • All Write On The Height
  • Jay Ahmed
  • Gillian
  • CJ Andrez
  • Marnanel
  • Salford Survivor Project
  • Jodie Jervis
  • Ellie Yates
  • Reclaim Rochdale

The Mad Hatters Big Family Game Show

1.30 – 2.30 PM

Join the Academy of Fun at the bandstand and with a little bit of help and encouragement from The Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts put your families skills and imagination to the test!

  • Test Match Stick It
  • Hat Stacker Challenge
  • All Write On The Height
  • Jay Ahmed
  • Gillian
  • CJ Andrez

Alice’s Art Garden

12 - 5PM

A variety of free arts and crafts workshops from local self-reliant groups and community art groups including the Bring a Hat Bling a Hat workshop where you can make your hat ready for the Mad Hatters Parade.

  • Hat Making Workshop
  • Mindfulness Colouring
  • Sock Puppets
  • Breastfeeding Café
  • Sensory Play

Mad Hatters Tea Party

3 – 3.20PM / 3.40 - 4PM

Make sure you have bought your ticket and get down to the Mad Hatters Tea Party. Join the Mad Hatter for his UnBirthday Party. Take a seat, grab a piece of cake and join in the fun and games with all the characters from Alice in Wonderland. Tickets cost £1 per person

Secret Garden of Reflection

12 - 5PM

There are many reasons why people may not have been able to join us today, take a moment to think of those not here, leave a message of hope or remembrance and have a quiet moment of reflection.

  • START Sea of Hands
  • Tree of Hope
  • Grief Labyrinth

Gatehouse Film and Photography Exhibition

12 - 5PM

Pop in the Cafe and chat with Jane and Amanda from Voice Box INC about all things community, digital and mental health.

  • Short Films
  • Photography
  • Vox Pops
  • Voiceboc Inc SRG Café

Mad Hatters Mental Health Matters Parade

Grab your hats, your shakers and bring your best dance moves for a parade that’s full of surprises. Join us as we make our way around the park, celebrating proudly who we are in a show of solidarity with all people that struggle with their mental health. No one should ever suffer in silence – end the stigma now.

youth zone

12 - 5PM

Join the Salford Youth Team and get on board the WUU2 Bus to speak out about bullying online.

  • Climbing Wall
  • Youth Bus
  • Games Consoles
  • Nerf Shooting
  • Zorb Football

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Community Pride Unit

Church Action on Poverty

Third Floor

Dale House

35 Dale St

Manchester

M1 2HF