On Sunday, 3rd April, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Threshold Festival teamed up to put on the first ‘Mad Pride’ event in the area. Threshold Festival itself has been running, successfully, for six years now, so it was great to have this within the context of an established and well-attended event. Throughout the afternoon there were silk screen workshops, face painting, lantern making and head and hand massage.
The afternoon got off to an energetic start with ‘Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’. These were amazing – full of fun and had almost everybody up on their feet dancing. I can highly recommend them for the feelgood factor.
After such a lively start, momentum was kept going with an open mic event with some of Liverpool’s very talented poets standing up and doing their stuff.
The Mad Hatter’s Performance Cabaret Party, compered by the inimitable Andy Kerr, featured performances from Cabaret from the Shadows, our good friends, Brolly Good Show, and more.
The event ended with a Mad Pride Parade with the lanterns that had been made during the afternoon – to the excellent drumming skills of ‘Katumba’
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) April 3, 2016
All in all, as a sometime performing participant, and other times part of the ‘crowd’, it was a great event to be at. Here’s to many more!