The Mayor’s Peer Outreach Team, in partnership with Thrive LDN, will be hosting an all-day young Londoner-led festival to mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday, 10 October 2019.

The festival will see various activities taking place throughout City Hall over the course of the day – including film screening, creative workshops, presentations and panel discussions.

The day is predominately intended for Londoners aged between 16 – 25 years and will potentially be the largest young Londoner-led event ever held at City Hall.

Download the festival lineup here

Afternoon programme (PDF, opens in new window)

Evening programme (PDF, opens in new window) 


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What’s on the festival line-up?

The festival line-up includes Infecta, Rakaya Fetuga, Sanah Ahsan, Kenny Baraka, and Nego True, as well as many other young artists, performers and content creators.

The festival will explore various day-to-day challenges young people in London face and the impact of these on mental health and wellbeing. At the same time, there will be a strong focus on how young people in London can overcome these barriers through creative arts and culture, which have been shown to improve mental health and wellbeing.

As part of the festival, The Fandangoe Kid, a print artist who makes large scale narrative driven pieces to open up conversations about typically taboo subject matters, is installing a ‘Language is Movement’ artwork spanning the length of City Hall’s public entrance slope.

Elsewhere, Thrive LDN is partnering with Voluntary Arts and their Up For Arts collaboration with BBC local radio to help raise the profile of cultural participation and inspire more people to get involved.