The Times they are A-changin…

We’re getting calls and texts about the Time To Change ads, asking if we’ve seen them and what we think. Well we think they’re brilliant and they’re definitely getting people talking, which is what it’s all about. Thanks to charities like Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, who are heading up the Time to Change campaign and have been working in the mental health field for decades here in the UK, change really does seem to be afoot… Let’s keep it going!

If you aren’t in the UK or haven’t managed to catch any of the TV adverts yet, take a look and read about the stories behind them here:

Time To Change

We’ve borrowed Bob Dylan’s line so here’s a little picture of the great man together with Joan Baez, another amazing talent. With thanks to Wikimedia Creative Commons images – if you know who the photographer was/is, let us know!

Joan Baez Bob Dylan Creative Commons

 

 

 

Cheque Presentation to Mind

We were delighted to present a cheque for £1050 to Richmond Mind’s director Val Farmer a couple of weeks ago. The event took place at The Troubadour in Earls Court, London, where our last fundraising gig was hosted. The cheque was handed over in the presence of one of the Club’s directors, Susie Thornhill.

The Fine Line Project cheque for Mind designed by Patrick Barthes

Our designer Patrick Barthès created a wonderful fake cheque for the occasion which we’ve reproduced here, another opportunity to thank everyone involved especially the artists who performed at the fundraiser: BluesClub, Yolanda Charles’ The Deep Mo, Black River Wild, Max Fletcher and last but by no means least, DJ Liam Rogue State Wild.

We’re also grateful to our own team, The Troubadour’s, Richmond Borough Mind’s and Armadillo Central’s, not forgetting all the wonderful people who bought tickets and donated their money, time, energy and skills to make the event such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We’re now working on the next gig so watch this space for more news. We’ll also be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter. To receive news by email please ask to join the mailing list by sending a message to: thefinelineproject *at* gmail.com.

Troubadour Encore – some more pics for your delectation

Photographer Patrick Barthes has just resurfaced with some more shots from The Fine Line Project Mind Benefit at The Troubadour.

And we’ve had some more donations in. Cheque presentation story coming up soon, in the meantime, hope you enjoy these…

BLUESCLUB BAND

YOLANDA CHARLES’ THE DEEP MO

BLACK RIVER WILD

Live at The Troubadour Club, June 2012 forThe Fine Line Project Mind Benefit.

If you’re using any of these pictures for publication elsewhere on the web, please respect copyright conventions and be sure to credit both the photographer and The Fine Line Project. If you want prints, please get in touch with us. Thank you! It’s all for a good cause.

Full Line Up Announced for Mind Benefit at The Troubadour Club

We’ve completed the line up for the 9th June Mind Benefit at London’s legendary Troubadour Club. Thrilled to have some fantastic artists on board supporting this great cause. Check out links and sounds below – it’s going to be good! Watch this page or email us thefinelineproject * gmail.com (replace * with @) to join the mailing list for tickets, which will be released in the next few days. We’ll announce it here and on our Facebook page + Twitter first.

BluesClub

Yolanda Charles’ The Deep Mo

Black River Wild

Max Fletcher

Also featuring DJ Rogue State, who’ll be spinning his sounds till 2 in the morning. If tickets for the main gig have sold out, chances are you’ll still catch Liam, and at a reduced rate from late.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Fine Line Project Troubadour Club Mind Benefit June 2012