Events this week at BDP

We have a busy week of events coming up this week. Check out what we are up to below:

Wednesday 31st August – International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a yearly campaign to raise awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises. Every year people and organisations around the world run events and spread the message about the tragedy of death from a drug overdose and that drug overdoses are preventable.

Join us on Brunswick Square 11am – 2pm where we will have a stall to engage our local community around overdose, provide information about the work we do and signpost people to our free naloxone training sessions.

Wednesday 31st August – Incentivised safer injecting workshop

We will be running an incentivised safer injecting training session for any injecting drug users who want to attend. The session will go over our range of injecting equipment available from our needle exchange, injecting best practices and using naloxone.

Thursday 1st September – Recovery Festival 2022

We will be at this year’s Recovery festival at the Trinity Centre in Old Market from 11am – 4pm. Our CEO, Maggie Telfer, will be doing a brief talk on the day and Rising Voices Recovery Choir will be performing on their own and as part of the movement and spoken word workshop performance, where they will be singing a specially written song for the event.

More information can be found here:

1st September – Recovery Festival Afterparty

We will also be at the Recovery Festival after party at The Attic Bar on Stokes Croft from 7:30pm. The event is hosted by Bristol Sober Spaces(BSS), an organisation close to our heart. BSS put on events for those who want to socialise and listen to music without being surrounded by alcohol/drugs and those who are ‘sober curious’.

More info and tickets can be found here:

3-4th September – Forwards Festival

This weekend is the first year of Forwards Festival; a brand new event for the Bristol festival circuit. We are very excited that we will be hosting a panel discussion on the Forwards Information Stage titled ‘Harm reduction – A pragmatic approach to drugs in the nighttime economy. We will be joined by panellists from The Loop, Bristol City Council and Secret Garden Party.

The panel will be running from 5:15pm – 6:15pm on Saturday 3rd, so if you are attending Forwards, be sure to come along.

Our club and festival harm reduction service, The Drop, will also be there engaging attendees and handing our harm reduction materials all weekend so say hey if you see them onsite!

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