News: Dual Tree Present… Winter Solstice Healing & Celebration (21/12/19) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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When you think about the very essence of Christmas, the things perpetuated as its core values outside of its commercial mask, you’ll probably think of words such as compassion, kindness, togetherness and charity. These values are also found in Dual Tree’s latest Alleviation event, Winter Solstice Healing & Celebration taking place on Saturday 21st December at The Comrades Club, Richmond.

Dual Tree was set up by Ceiling Demon’s frontmen and twin brothers Psy and Dan Harrison to promote independent and original live music. They were awarded funding by Skyblue Research, in collaboration with NYCC’s Stronger Communities program to help improve mental health in the Richmondshire area and put together a free all-day event of therapeutic practices and music in their hometown, entitled Alleviation. The first of these events took place in October of this year and was a huge success. This special Winter Soltice edition hopes to leave a positive impression within the local community on what can be a dark and very difficult time of year. 

The event will be split into two halves, starting with some Winter Solstice Healing courtesy of Caleidoscope Counselling from 11am – 6pm. During this time there will be a free, confidential one to one counselling drop-in service and group therapy workshops. These workshops will include; Songwriting for Self-Expression, Stress Awareness, Gong and Drum Sound Bath and Stress Management.

The second half of the event takes place from 7pm and features an array of artists whose music aims to inspire, uplift and bring people together. Headlining are the Richmond rappers themselves, Ceiling Demons, who will be performing full band with special guests. Joining them is lo-fi garage rock duo, Mouses, darkwave duo, Holy Braille and electro-pop songstress Mayshe-Mayshe. Art Demon, who created the beautiful artwork for this event, will be there with his pencil and easel at the ready to exhibit his incredible skills live.

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