Earth To Alice Samaritans Fundraiser
“Suicide rates are continuing to increase in Northern Ireland and at this time of year many people begin to feel more down, with depressive conditions often at their worst in the Autumn and Winter months. I am one of those people. Tuesday 6th November is the anniversary of when I was admitted to psychiatric hospital last year. I wanted to mark this milestone of recovery one year on by hosting a fundraiser for the Samaritans - an organisation that has helped me in no small way to overcome many of the challenges of living with bipolar disorder and the difficulties many of us face with managing our mental health." Alice McCullough
Following a sell-out show in the Black Box, award-winning performance poet Alice McCullough brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show back to Accidental Theatre for this special one-night performance as part of the Samaritans fundraising night.
Join Alice McCullough and a host of friends for a night of laughter, music and 'Good Vibes' to lift peoples spirits with this night of solidarity with all those who have suffered mental distress, with performances from comedy legends Teresa Livingstone and Kevin McAleer, and the one & only Terri Hooley rounding off the night with feel-good tunes for all those up for a dance!
Volunteers from Belfast Samaritans will be there on the night with information and support.
- Health and wellbeing
Date and Time
12-13 Shaftesbury Square
Contact: Alice McCullough
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More about ‘Earth To Alice’:
Earth To Alice is a show that tackles the stigma of mental illness head-on as Alice McCullough plays with the boundaries between spoken word, comedy, storytelling and theatre. Alice's award-winning and unconventional poems have won her a presence on local and international radio with poems commissioned for both TV (BBC The Arts Show, BBC Love In A Day) and radio (BBC Talkback, BBC Arts Extra and U105).
Alice has supported talents in comedy, music and poetry including: Katherine Ryan, Duke Special, Lemn Sissay, Tony Walsh and Hollie McNish. But despite her successes, Alice struggles. In this candid performance, after a two-year break from performing that included two stays in a mental health ward, Alice shares a poetic journey through the streets of a city filled with music, memories, banter and stories, her poems dappled with references to local heroes from Van Morrisson to Terri Hooley, from CS Lewis to George Best, from the steps of Stormont to walking home from the Limelight to Wonderland and back again, expect laughter and some tears in this life-affirming re-emergence of a local talent not to be missed.
“ALICE MCCULLOUGH IS A STRONG AND SENSITIVE VOICE ON THE POETRY SCENE IN NORTHERN IRELAND WHOSE POETRY IS WELL-DESERVING OF A WIDER AUDIENCE - SHE’S A DEAD RARE RED HAIR FRED ASTAIRE OF WORDS.” — TONY WALSH
“WONDERFUL! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE ‘LOVE’ POEM AND THE ‘WONDERLAND’ POEM - DELIGHTFULLY GOOD.” — SIMON CALLOW
“GREAT SHOW - FRAGILE BUT IN CONTROL, REAL, AND IN THE MOMENT.” — KEVIN MCALEER