The Link: Freedom Of Mind Special


The Link, Rife’s free networking event for Bristol’s young creatives is back, in association with Freedom Of Mind Festival.

Our speaker for this Mental Health and Wellbeing Special (we’re linking with the wonderful Freedom Of Mind Festival for this event) is Kevin Braddock…

The Link is free. There will be refreshments. There will be lots of creatives to mingle with. And there will be lots of new people to meet. So whether you are a writer, blogger, photographer, filmmaker, artist, illustrator or just intersted in lots of different things, The Link is perfect for you! Fun, friendly and informal.

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Our speaker for this Mental Health and Wellbeing Special (we’re linking with the wonderful Freedom Of Mind Festival for this event) is Kevin Braddock, founder of Torchlight System, a project that uses storytelling for recovery. He has over 20 years’ experience in print media as writer and editor, and has worked for GQ, Esquire, The Face and The Guardian in addition to editing, founding and publishing print magazines. Most recently he was Embedded Storyteller at digital product consultancy Made By Many.

In this talk Kevin will talk about Torchlight and how mental health and wellbeing has affected his creative journey.

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Join us between 6pm-8pm in the Café/Bar. It’s free. We look forward to seeing you there.

After The Link you can head to Waterside 3 to see a Freedom of Mind Festival screening of ‘Mad To Be Normal’


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We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

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