Men Behaving Vulnerability
April MBV event: “Fantastic stuff. Came here with apprehension. Leaving with high spirits” - so commented one of the men at the end of our April gathering which went really well, with great feedback from those who came along, including several men who had never been to a men’s event or group before.
Some of the poetry and other contributions from MBV is being generously shared. Several recordings, together with lyrics to some of the poetry, are available here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kDOHpGghgWlKIa__fECnLxvYdMzgty85?usp=sharing
You can also access some material via the websites of some of our contributors:
Adrian’s podcasts … https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-anxious-poets-podcast/id1439646858
Supporting local projects - Whilst there is no charge for our MBV events, we do want to provide the option, for those who wish, to make a donation to support local community projects that support those who have been hardest hit by austerity over recent years, now compounded by the Covid-19 crisis. We are linking up with We Shall Overcome (WSO), a network of local artists and musicians from across the UK, which has been supporting local grass roots initiatives over recent years. You can read more about WSO and its work via: https://www.facebook.com/weshallovercomeweekend/
Donations to ABOB - Via our April event we are supporting A Band of Brothers Manchester (ABOB), whose work with young men, many of them offenders or at risk of offending, has been highly acclaimed. This includes offering a weekend Rites of Passage. To contribute, this is the link:https://localgiving.org/charity/abandofbrothers/project/abob-manchester/ If you do make a contribution, please include the reference MBV in the “Messages” box, so we know the donation is linked to our event.
Join us on 31st May! - Our May gathering will be on 31st May (7-8.30pm).
Contributions welcome - If you wish to offer a poem, story or music at one of the forthcoming events please contact Martin.
Workshops Offer - We are also looking at the option of offering some on-line workshops, (e.g. writing poetry facilitated by Adrian Scott). Let us know if this is something you would value.
Visit our Facebook Event pages - Use our Facebook Event to keep track of developments and invite others to these events: https://www.facebook.com/events/538996353445870/
A collaborative effort - MBV is delivered by men from Male Journey UK, with support from men from other networks including Mankind Project and Andy’s Man Club. You can register for the Male Journey newsletter by visiting the site: www.malejourney.org.uk
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