OneFest To Host Mental Health Panel in London

OneFest, Award-winning festival and non-profit talent development organisation, and Shabaka Hutchings, leader of the British jazz vanguard, have announced a panel titled ‘Mental health in Music Vs Horse racing – Let’s keep the conversation going’. This will take place at EartH, during the daytime programme of the London leg of the ‘Twin city festival’ on 14th March 2020.

OneFest advocate Grant Hutchison added“It’s vital that the conversation around mental health in music continues and that real initiatives are adopted to bring change to the way the industry currently reacts to these issues.”

The session will be chaired by chaired by journalist and author John Robb, who will lead a lively discussion with panellists SKShlomo (Artist), Jack Williamson (Music & You), Michael Caulfield (Racing Psychologist), Chris McCourt (Warner Records), Joe Hastings (Help Musicians), OneFest’s own Shabaka Hutchings and Sandra Bhatia, plus a Jockey and more TBA.

The discussion will take a look at the similarities and pressures from the music and racing industries and what insights and learnings can be taken from the horse racing industry.

I am interested to explore the model used in the racing world and see how that might fit in to the music industry to give people working in it a safety net to fall into when they need it.” Grant Hutchison

OneFest advocate Johnny Marr said “Mental health is a long overdue priority in our society. Initiatives by organisations such as OneFest are setting an agenda to bring the issue out in the open and create a new attitude so we can all help each other and be helped.”

Each OneFest venue in London and Sheffield will host adaytime programme of talks and workshops, chaired by journalist and author John Robb and musicians and industry insiders such as Ahnansé (Steam Down),SK Shlomo, Joe Hastings (Help Musicians), Ross Gautreau (Fairwood Music), Chris McCourt (Warner Music),Michael Caulfield,Bang Bang Romeo, Orphy Robinson, Thomas Haywood (Blinders) and Skinny Pelembe, aimed at educating aspiring young music industry professionals across the North-South divide, partnered by Ivors Academy.

Daytime– An inspired daytime programme of talks, panels and workshops, with panels chaired by award-winning journalist and author John Robb and speakers including artists Ahnansé (Steam Down), SK Shlomo, Skinny Pelembe, Joe Hastings (Help Musicians), Ross Gautreau (Fairwood Music), Chris McCourt (Warner Music), Michael Caulfield.

Evening– Featuring showcases from emerging talent and special one-off collaborations with members of the cohort and the best emerging and established British talent including Steve Williamson, Leafcutter John and StringTing (Tomorrow’s Warriors), Maisha with Nat Birchall and Okumu, Herbert, Skinner Trio with Byron Wallen.

Ticket information

Three types of ticket: Day, Night and Full + booking fees

Saturday 7th March: OneFest Sheffield
The Leadmill
6 Leadmill Rd, Sheffield S1 4SE
Day £12.50, Night £20, Full £30
Buy your tickets here.

Saturday 14th March: OneFest London
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BH
Day £15, Night £22, Full £30
Buy your tickets here.