The Big Mad Experience, Bradford

 WARNING: The Big Mad Experience may shake one’s previously held beliefs or assumptions about the nature of reality.

ROLL UP ROLL UP! The Big Mad Experience is coming to Bradford for two days only! This is a FREE stigma-busting experiential event designed to get people talking and thinking about Madness.

Get trained to facilitate the Main Event on Day One, our Training Day or simply attend Day Two, the Main Event. We will even pay you £20 if you are someone who uses mental health services.

 DAY ONE- Training Day Wed 23rd October A FREE day (0900-1700) of personal development and experiential workshops, in which you will be trained in skills that will help get you ready to co-facilitate The Big Mad Experience: Bradford at the main event, such as counseling, group facilitation, drumming and circus skills!

The Big Mad Experience is a FREE two day stigma-busting experiential event designed to get people talking and thinking about Madness at University of Bradford.  Yes!  Get trained to facilitate the Main Event on Day One (23rd October 2013), our Training Day or simply attend Day Two (30th October), the Main Event.

If you are someone who currently uses mental health services, we will pay you £20 if you attend both days.

Some delegates will talk, share and learn: some will drum, some will perform, some will dress up in unusual clothes.  Others will relax and discover new aspects of themselves.  Everyone is welcome: the woman on the street, students, people who use mental health services, lecturers, mental health professionals.

DAY ONE- Training Day Wed 23rd October A FREE day (0900-1700) of personal development and experiential workshops, in which you will be trained in skills that will help get you ready to co-facilitate The Big Mad Experience: Bradford at the main event, such as counseling, group facilitation, drumming and circus skills!

DAY TWO-The Main Event- Wed 30th October A FREE one day experiential event (9.00am-5.00pm)

Dress code: Fancy Dress! (optional)

 MORNING: You will be placed in groups with friends and be introduced to people you don’t know, prior to five fifteen minute talks on madness, which will be interspersed with discussions, workshops and creative activity. The speakers represent a broad spectrum of different perspectives. 

FREE LUNCH Provided by Zaara’s of Bradford who will serve a selection of authentic Indian and British cuisine.

You will be able to take this time to browse stalls from local mental health groups and charities. There will also be a Big Mad Musical Jam open to anyone who wants to let out their wild side!
 AFTERNOON In the afternoon, United Voice (a staff/patient choir from Moorlands View) will lead us in some singing and bodywork. Then we hand the event entirely over to you in the Open Space. 

THE NOT SO BIG MAD SPACE

On the 30th October, the Not So Big Mad Space will be an alternative to the big experiences elsewhere. It is an ordinary place inside the event where you can discover meditation, tea, cake, craft and be there all day. It’s like an antidote to the whole Big Mad Thing.

Check out our website, get tickets, commit to an experience, get your mind together.

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If you have any questions please contact us via: info@thebigmadexperience.com or call Pete Bull on 07508712421