It was a great pleasure to be part of an amazing upcoming event, held by Nicky Barclay (event organiser), The Priory Live Festival in Orpington. This year it took place on the 7th August 2021.
Everybreath Lung support Cancer played a huge part in the festival and is close to Nicky and his wife’s heart, Emma. This was the perfect time to launch and time to launch Everybreath Lung Cancer Support.
I was an honour to step out on stage to speak and present the wonderful Musicians. Not only that, but I mingled and interviewed the artists about the struggles due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the impact it has had on their mental wellbeing.
Mental health has been in the news for a long time, and even more so since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most demanding and difficult, yet rewarding and important, professions is that of the musician. Musicians have been particularly hard hit by both the closure of live music for so long, and the impact on income caused by Brexit impairing their ability to tour in Europe. Bromley resident, respected mindset coach, and broadcaster Zeenat Noorani aims to bring attention to a lot of musicians at the Priory Live music festival on 7th August, setting out to interview numerous musicians on the day, that is headlined by Toploader. Read more
“Music is known to be food for the soul, and to be one of the things that draw people together, and makes life worth living”, says Zeenat, “It is often given to us by many gifted, troubled creatives such as Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and Whitney Houston, who have suffered from issues such as depression, anxiety, and drug addiction and dietary problems. I want to play my part in helping to add this topic to the range of mental health challenges that are now being more and more shared, and as a result, addressed. As an ex-professional performer in ice skating, I know the pressures of performance and backstage and touring and I feel great empathy towards musicians. I am really looking forward to learning from – and helping – musicians at the festival.”