‘The ENERGY session’ next week on The BACK LOUNGE. Back to work & lost your mojo? This one is about rebuilding stamina plus we’ll be looking at supplements & life hacks to help you make it through those long days and nights. Our beloved Matt Kansy, former roadie & now wellness coach will be leading the way. DM me to join the zoom. Wed 20th Oct 6pm BST

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This year’s World Mental Health Day theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ and so our subject Wednesday is ‘WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS GO WRONG’. Most of us who work in live music & events are freelance & there’s rarely much support when the wheels fall off. Whatever your reason for having to take time out or step back, whether that’s mental, physical, emotional or the big life stuff – join us to talk about it & shine a light on the stigma ⭐ The BACK LOUNGE is a peer support group who meet weekly on zoom, you can drop in as you please any week, camera on or off, talk or listen. In an industry that can make you feel isolated, there are the most AMAZING people out there just like you. You just need the guts to connect. Wednesday 13th October 6pm BST London ❤

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Next week on The BACK LOUNGE, no theme, just a general check in and a catch up. Co moan, group hug, whatever you like… We’re folks who work across music and live events who share resources and provide support. All welcome ❤🤘 Wednesday 6th October 2021 (it’s October already?)

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TOURING IN A PANDEMIC. What’s it like out there? Has a gag and a nose swipe become part of your daily routine? Been on a plane yet and got form filling fatigue? Debbie Taylor Guns n Roses Production Coordinator and long term BACK LOUNGE participant, has been touring the US all summer and is our special guest. Wednesday 29th September 6pm London BST

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Next Wednesday on The BACK LOUNGE we’re running with ‘#THERE’S ALWAYS ONE’. We’ve all been there. By the end of the tour will it be you under the patio or them?! Let’s talk it out. Wednesday 22nd Sept 6pm BST. DM me to join the zoom

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FIRST AID CONFIDENCE. This is not about how to learn CPR on zoom, it’s about deciding now that you are the kind of person who will step up and get involved in a medical emergency. Our guests are Pete Morris- Event Medic, and Ruth Robinson- A&E nurse and festival artist liaison chief. We’ll also cover large scale emergencies, what YOU can do to help when everyone else is losing their heads. Wednesday 15th September 6pm BST London

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What’s it like out there now? Is the uncertainty still getting to you? Will we make it to Christmas?! Caught yourself moaning yet? Or maybe you’ve not had the call. Rosana Corbacho Music Industry Therapy Collective psychologist is our guest and she’ll be helping us make some sense of it 💜
Wed 8th Sept 6pm BST

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We’ve leant on each other and learnt from each other these past 18+ months. What knowledge and inspiration from this community are you taking with you as shows and work returns? Charlotte Mai Jacobsen in the big chair this week. All most welcome whether you’ve been to The Back Lounge before or not. This is about finding a better way moving forward ❤ Wed 1st Sept 6pm BST

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Whatever your lifestyle and especially if you’re away from home and touring, a balanced plant based diet can be hard to follow well. Our guest is Tanya O Callaghan – musician, presenter, activist https://tanyaocallaghan.com/ & co host http://www.highwaytohealthshow.com/ If changing your plate to change the world feels like a tall order, know that everything is possible, whether you’re vegan or just keen to start reducing your meat intake overall, here’s the inspiration 💚 Monday 23rd August 7pm BST

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Whether you’re freelance or a limited company, live hand to mouth or the war chest is empty after the past 17 months, Lia Loewenthal Financial Independence Coach www.getcomfywithmoney.com/ will be helping us be a little less scared of the stuff 💚 Note this week it’s Tuesday (not our usual Wednesday) Message me to join if you’re not already on our mailing list. TUESDAY 10th August 6pm BST.

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Whether you’re freelance or a limited company, live hand to mouth or the war chest is empty after the past 17 months, Lia Loewenthal Financial Independence Coach www.getcomfywithmoney.com/ will be helping us be a little less scared of the stuff 💚 Note this week it’s Tuesday (not our usual Wednesday) Message me to join if you’re not already on our mailing list. TUESDAY 10th August 6pm BST.

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The last of our 3 workshops to help get better equipped for our return to work. This one underpins everything – Matt Kansy, ex roadie turned wellness coach will be helping us make the sleep we do get count and look at how best to adjust to time zones and shift work. In touring and the music industry at large, a lack of sleep is maybe our most significant compromise – the truth is you are only as good as your ability to recover. It’s free. Wednesday 4th August 6-7.30pm BST. Register here ⏰
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/158360056191

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