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Drugs: Time To Talk on Saturday 14th April 2018
It's time to talk about drugs.
The conversation on drug welfare is seriously important. It's an issue that is regularly discussed, but it seems to be the same conversation every time. For us, this is no longer a case of re-starting the conversation which has already begun. It’s time to see real change.
Recently, The Rainbow Venues in Birmingham had its license revoked due to another sad and preventable drug related death.
How many more times must this happen? Something has to give.
On Saturday 14th April, we're hosting a panel discussion in Liverpool City Centre, featuring industry experts and exploring the issue of drug welfare at UK live music events.
The discussion topics will be surrounding drug welfare at UK live music events, current Government policy on drugs, issues associated with current drug policy and how it can affect event goers, venues, and the emergency services.
We'll also be looking at harm reduction methods currently on offer to event goers, in particular the pioneering multi agency safety testing or M.A.S.T operated by The Loop, and how the above mentioned parties can work together towards a safer environment for all within live music events.
- Dr Jens Thomas (Head of Testing, The Loop);
- Andrew Hill (Founder, Abandon Silence & Promotions and Bookings Manager, Fabric Nightclub);
- Denis Moran (Retired Police Officer, formerly part of the Merseyside Police Specialist Drug Support Unit)
Hosted By Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag & BBC Music Introducing)
The event will also have an art installation from local artist Rebekah Wynn, featuring her interpretations on the topic of drug welfare. (Instagram @rebekahwynnart)
When? Saturday 14th April 2018, 14:30 - 16:00
Where? The Jacaranda Club, 21-23 Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BW
Tickets? £2 (This event is being run as not for profit - any and all profit will be donated to The Loop to help fund drug safety testing, welfare and harm reduction services at nightclubs, festivals and other leisure events). This event will have a very limited capacity!
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