As part of BBC Music Day on 26 September, Bloom Building and Merseyrail Sound Station are hosting Below The Waterline – Music and Wellbeing in partnership with Future Yard Festival. The evening will feature performances from local artists and talks on staying mentally well in the music industry by staff from the Open Door Centre (ODC).

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Central to the event will be collaborative performances of tracks inspired by Below The Waterline, a track originally composed by News From Neptune. Artists Astles, Amber Jay and The Blurred Sun Band have all reinterpreted their own versions of the piece which explores themes of mental health and wellbeing. News From Neptune will also perform the original piece during the event.

Below The Waterline launches ODCs new Bazaar: A Marketplace For The Mind by Musician, for Musicians. The innovative and creative therapeutic intervention, that is proven to significantly reduce symptoms of depression and/ or anxiety by utilising cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. The initiative places musicians with mentors who have experience in the industry and takes them through tools for coping with the mental strain of the business of music.

The evening forms part of Future Yard’s events programme which follows the success of the festival on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Future Yard looks to support local musicians by providing live opportunities as well as resources for navigating the music industry.

A short seminar by local mental health focused training providers Be Well on Staying Well In The Modern Music Industry will delve into the challenges musicians far when pursuing a career in music.

Below The Waterline is part of the national programme for BBC Music Day programme which this year has a theme of music and mental health and wellbeing.

To book a place at Below The Waterline sign up now as space is limited.

Below The Waterline at Bloom Building starts at 5.30pm on Thursday 26th September.

For more information please contact info@theopendoorcentre.org