SOUND AS A BELL
Can you make the world a little bit sounder at Electric Picnic? Wellbeing movement A Lust for Life, and suicide and self- harm centre Pieta House are joining forces at the Electric Picnic next weekend with # SoundEffect, a campaign to show what it means to be sound – in the Irish sense of the word.
Being nice to each other is something the organisers feel is overlooked, but should be celebrated. “In a world that can often amplify negativity we believe deep down that most people are in fact, sound,” says Paula McLoughlin, of A Lust for Life. “When someone does something sound, that soundness ripples out and this is what we call the # SoundEffect. Just Imagine what it would be like if everyone at Electric Picnic did something really sound for each other?”
Festival goers are invited to share their – or somebody else’s – soundest moments on social media next weekend, using the hashtag # SoundEffect.
There will be lots of discussions around the campaign and mental health at The Mindfield Arena of the Electric Picnic, with speakers and guests including actor Jack Reynor, surfer and environmentalist Easkey Britton, Minister for Health Simon Harris, author Michael Harding, Ireland and Leinster Rugby player Jack McGrath, author Caroline Foran, activist Sinéad Burke, street artist Joe Caslin, A Lust for Life co- founder Niall Breslin, and more. alustforlife. ie
Pictured is Damien Clarke, with his baby Max