What’s Going On In Your Head Christmas Special

The end of the year is upon us, and what a curious year it has been. As we look back on the ups, downs, and betweens, our talented performers and engaged audience stand out. What better way therefore than to end the year with a Christmas Special celebrating the performers and our Zoom audience from the 2020 shows?

If you would like to come along you can register now to be in the Zoom room.

For this show we have invited back performers from each of the 2020 “What’s Going On In Your Head?“.

I’ll be giving out accolades for the best Christmas outfits and asking the audience and performers, “What goes on in their head at Christmas?”.

If you are going to be joining us in the audience and would like to send us your answer to the question “What goes on in your head at Christmas?” please email it to hello@whatsgoingoninyourhead.com so I can read some of them out during the show and we can share them on our social media.

Loss – 19 June 2020

What's Going On In Your Head?

On 19th June 2020 our online jam was on the theme of loss. Loss is a bit of an immense subject and we were steered through many different aspects of it by a truly talented and engaging group of performers. If you want to watch back any of the performances head over to our Facebook page. And while you are there please give our page a quick “like”!

Liz opened the show with a skit on Dr & The Medics “Spirit In The Sky” dressed up in full costume, in a look that scared even herself.

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The first performer of the night was Rachael Chadwick who read us some of the postcards sent to her from her inspiring and beautiful 60 postcards project.

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Do you want to send your own postcard? All you need to do is grab an unused postcard or perhaps you could make one. Write about…

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Kindess Show

What's Going On In Your Head?

On 19 May 2020 our show was on the theme of kindness and it was a night of firsts. If you couldn’t join us, or you want to watch parts of it again, head over to our Facebook page where you can relive the live stream.

The show was opened by ‘Dog’ who performed “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars. This was the first time we had had a sock puppet open a show.

Following Dog in the line up was human being Kenton Hall who debuted a song on kindness he wrote especially for the show. And guess what? He has just announced that he is recording it  so we will be able to hear it in all its glory without the Zoom filter effect. The song will be released to support Mind and we will post about it on our blog when it is released.

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Hope – 19 April 2020

What's Going On In Your Head?

Our second online jam was on the theme of hope and 10 very special performers filled us with hope and connection through their poetry, music, comedy and live drawings. A silver lining of having to run our shows online is that people are able to join us from further afield and it was fantastic to see people in the chat room from not only the UK but France, Germany, Sweden and Canada as well: What’s Going On In Your Head? went global on 19th April 2020! We also streamed the show on Facebook for the first time.

The show was opened by our host Liz Smith who, accompanied by Imagination’s “Just An Illusion”, took us on a virtual snorkeling trip before opening up “The Bar of Hope” where in Club Tropicana style the virtual drinks were free all night.

Lisa Gornick had her ink and paper on hand throughout the…

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“Let’s Talk About The Dangers of Social Media” Event – 12 November 2019

On 12th November 2019 I am hosting the monthly “Let’s Talk About …” event in London. We will be debating the dangers of social media.

If you would like to attend click here to be added to the guest list.

The panelists include Dr Paul Marsden, psychologist, Jonathan Garner founder of Mind Over Tech and Aisling Ní Chonaire from the Behavioural Insights Team. This should be a lively and thought-provoking discussion.

The day before the event I am returning from filming in the US for my documentary Swipe Left For Addiction so I hope to be able to share a few clips from the rushes to help frame the discussion. An exclusive first look for those who come along!

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The discussion will run until 9pm and for those of us who want to stay on after to chat more the club stays open until 2am. Food and drinks are available to order during the evening to keep our brains nourished.

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Why This Matters

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Tech is advancing fast, our behaviours are already being modified by it, our privacy is being wholly undermined and our lives are being manipulated more and more by unaccountable forces.

“We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way it can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them” Jaron Lanier

Lanier is referring to the business models of the tech companies that are based on a currency of personal data that can be sold to advertisers and organisations who wish to manipulate our behaviour. Yet we’re hooked to the convenience all the apps on our tech offer us. Designers are using our own biochemistry against us to make their products even more addictive with dopamine hits and by tapping into our reward centres.Little girl portrait monochromeThe current cohort of teenagers are the most exposed, they have never known…

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The Podcast, Episode 3 – OCD Feels Like

The Secret Illness

This episode came out of a creative experiment. At this year’s OCDAction conference in London we set up an audio booth and asked delegates to record, anonymously, what OCD feels like to them.

If you like our podcast series don’t forget to rate it on whatever platform you listen to it on as that will help us reach more people.

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