This week marks Mental Heath Awareness Week. Mental wellbeing is becoming less of a hush-hush subject and opening up the conversation only reveals the extent of people’s states of mind across a range of different industries. Not to mention the added stress and anxiety the current crisis brings. Whether you’re an artist, writer, chef or bartender, we all have something in common: we’re human. And being human comes with its own set of challenges and demons.
Alex Fatho-Bland’s project Wrestling Demons on Place of the Way paired up a unique set of creators in their own right to open up the conversation about mental health and visualise the inner struggle. The result: a visually stunning concept that doesn’t only raise awareness, but also aims to raise £30,000 for Hospitality Action and the Drinks Trust.
How does it work? Seven iconic people across the hospitality industry will be sharing touching stories with seven awesome artists who interpret the icon’s ‘demons’ and create a beautiful piece of art. This artwork will be sent to seven bartenders from some of London’s top bars who will create a cocktail based on their interpretation of the art.