Healthy Mind is a fundraising all-dayer, whuch takes place at GwdiHw Café Bar, Cardiff on Sunday 16th July, when the venue will open its doors to a wide-range of live musical acts, guest speakers and open mic slots. A fundraiser that is looking to raise both money and awareness for two very different charities based in Cardiff; Hospital Radio Glamorgan and Cardiff Mind. The organiser of the event – Ben Gallivan – is a trustee and DJ at Radio Glamorgan and was one of the brains behind the highly successful Cardiff Mind Fest back in 2013 which raised a grand (and a monkey) for Cardiff Mind, a charity close to hearts of many of the performers over the weekend.
The event is set to raise funds for both charities, with a 50/50 splits from all profits going directly to them. Radio Glamorgan has now been broadcasting for 50 years and is based in University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. The station is run totally by volunteers and relies upon donations and advertising in order to provide a 24/7 service to patients, staff and is also available online for all to listen.
Cardiff Mind has been helping those with mental health issues since the mid-1960s and currently has 70 staff, more than half of which are volunteers. The develop and deliver quality services to those experiencing mental distress in the Cardiff area and are striving to work towards ending the stigma associated with mental health.
Acts performing on the day include electro-poppers Ani Glass and Little Red and on the other side of the spectrum there’ll be some straight-up rock’n’roll from Nicotine Pretty (featuring ex-Sick Livers frontman Ginge Knievil) and Bristol post-rockers Falling Stacks. Inspired rapper/violinist Mike Dennis will also be performing as well as brining his MC skills to the open mic slots. There will also be some Welsh Bluesabilly from the estimable The Irascibles, quirky indie-folk from Aeddan and rounding off the night are the excellent power-pop trio My Name Is Ian.
More info and tickets (priced at £10) can be found here;