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Shout Liverpool 2024

Photographer: Dominique Murphy-de Neef

“Thank you Shout Celebration for a wonderful few days exploring arts and mental health in Liverpool. I firmly believe the arts have the power to change people's lives, and we need to be using it at this time to challenge the unjust, the marginalised, weak and underrepresented in our society.”

“The content of Shout Liverpool was interesting and moving, particularly the dementia talk."

“This festival was an opportunity to bring artists together to perform, talk, plant seeds and look at how we use people’s voices and lived experience of mental health and mental illness to highlight the issues that affect us, and fight for change, thank you Shout Celebration for the opportunity”

“I’ve never spoken in public before about my condition. Being able to discuss this in a safe space was so empowering, as was expressing myself through my art.”

"We have come a long way in recent years to make it more acceptable to talk about mental health, but stigma still exists around mental illness and people who suffer are unnecessarily taking their own lives because of a lack of access to care and support - thank you Shout Celebration for giving us a voice.”

"I just want to say thank you to so much to Shout Liverpool for letting me be a part of the Festival, it was truly inspirational. I have made some lovely contacts with like-minded people."

"They could do Shout on the Moon, I would be there. I would love that actually, let's do Shout on the Moon 2030!"

"It's really cool to have the space that encourages people to just talk about their mental health and get it out there."

"Art helps to communicate and explain to others what I'm going through."

"Sometimes we don't have the words but this safe place makes us feel listened to."

"We need more of Shout. We should have one every month, let alone once a year."

"I'm so grateful to be part of something that has given me something to look forward to."

"It's a real eye opener to know that people are going though similar things."

"Shout is such a good place for healing and expression."

Shout enjoyed a Reception at the House of Commons in December 2023, hosted by Dawn Butler MP, announcing Shout's plans for 2024

Left to right Carey Fitzgerald, Danny Maher, Sacha Wood, Michelle Collins, Dawn Butler MP Brent Central, Anne Clarke London Assembly Member Barnet & Camden, Krupesh Hirani London Assembly Member Brent & Harrow.

House of Commons Reception 2023

Photographer: Dominique Murphy-de Neef

Shout London 2023

Photographers: Dominique Murphy-de Neef and Milena Starkova

“A skilled mix of intense, delicate and moving films and art”

“I've witnessed first-hand the transformative impact of this annual Film & Arts Festival on the way we perceive and discuss mental health."

“An engaging, uplifting, informative and excellent festival for professionals, laypeople, and parents.”

“This festival allows contributors like myself to share our music, stories and messages in a unique and impactful way.”

"Now in its second year and just as rewarding as at the first.”

"SHOUT LONDON provides an invaluable platform for artists and advocates like myself to engage in conversations that matter and I hope to see more SHOUT events across the country."

“Fascinating discussions of mental health experiences and creative, entertaining, thought-provoking poetry, music. dancing and acting. Highly recommended.”
“SHOUT LONDON has been a remarkable stage for me to contribute to the dialogue on neurodiversity and mental health.”

Shout London 2022

Images credited to Marco De Rosso, Paul McPherson & Mauro Alexandre Da Silva Mascate

"What a great event"

"The films were excellent, inspiring and uplifting as well as at times disturbing"

"The live events were wonderfully creative"

"highly engaging and empathetic"

"A brilliant idea to build a festival for mental health"

"Thank you for the serious discussion and opportunity to showcase the incredible creativity that lies within so many individuals that are managing deep and disturbing experiences"

"So thought-provoking"