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Musicians and broadcasters line up to support Look Up week

A mental health charity set up in memory of two Stoke Newington school children is opening a pop-up book and record shop – curated by Radio 6 DJ Gilles Peterson.

Look Up, which is run by emerging charity Safaplace, will explore the relationship between the arts and mental health and features talks, interviews and performances at The Old Church.

The pop-up-shop will be open in the Edwards Lane Gallery (behind Stoke Newington Library) from September 24-30 and the events go on until October 4.

Peterson said: “Safaplace is a charity that deals with issues that I feel strongly about and I’m keen for the Look Up store to help raise awareness for this important cause.”

“There’s never been a more important time for the creative community to support social issues and the existing institutions that are under pressure. 

Among the artists set to be interviewed by Peterson are drum and bass legend Goldie, Yazmin Lacey, broadcaster Colleen Murphy, James Lavelle, Jordon Rakel, Dave Haslam and Will Ashton. Miquita Oliver will interview The Connor Brothers.

East London songsmith Yazmin Lacey, Jordan Rakel and rapper Aaron Unknown will be performing at the Old Church.

The closing party, featuring sets from HAAi and DJ Daphni, takes place on October 4 at Fives Miles nightclub in Seven Sisters.

Tickets for the Look Up events cost from £5 to £15 and all proceeds from this and the shop’s sales will go to Safaplace to fund mental health training for teachers and peer mentoring for students at Stoke Newington School.

For further details visit lookuppopup.co.uk or safaplace.org

    20% of adolescents may experience a mental health problem in any given year.

    Posted 10th September 2018

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