CoolTan Arts has been chosen by The Bath University Student Musicals Society to be the charity beneficiary of a show tackling themes of mental health and recovery this June.
The musicals society will be performing their new jukebox musical, entitled ‘The Ballads of Me and My Friends’ at the Bath Fringe Festival on 9th and 10th June. It follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner’s lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre on stage in the Edge.
The mental health themes come from Frank Turner’s material about self harm, suicide, drug problems and more specifically the recovery process and learning to move on. Songs like ‘Song for Josh’, ‘Plain Sailing Weather’ and ‘Recovery’ convey some of these ideas. Listen to his songs at his YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/2qDM5Sl
The proceeds will be donated to CoolTan Arts and Dance Voice Bristol, two charities using arts and music to help rehabilitate those who are living with mental illness.
Bath University Student Musicals Society
‘The Ballad Of Me And My Friends’
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Jun, 7.30pm at The Edge, Arts Theatre
£8, £5 Students & Concs