Project Description

Monday 15th February 2021 7pm-9pm

£5 or pay whatever you can

Raising money for Samaritans

Blue Monday

A Big Monday Night Lockdown Get Together Celebrating Good Mental Health and the Magic of Everyday Life

Join us online to kick out those winter blues from the comfort of your own home! Take part in fun games, activities and challenges together celebrating everyday life and celebrating good mental health together.

Raising money for



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The Line-Up

Welcome to Blue Monday – our Big Monday Night Fun-Raiser for the Samaritans – Celebrating all the amazing ideas and random interactions that we have had during Lockdown 3.


*zoom high-drama games*

7pm –  Junk drawer modelling – Nick and Loz, tech-artists from IDST! will help you make something wonderful from the stuff in your junk drawer. No glue allowed!

7.30pm – Video walks of your magical daily lockdown walks – send us a 30 second to 1 minute video in landscape format and poet Simon Ross will join it to the journey in words. Relax and follow the path

*musical interlude and random chatter*

8pm – Stranger-than-life drawing by Becca Smith featuring Ross Lynas modelling the Tropical Gothic look and Lord Chester providing tiki bar exotica vinyl from his mood mosaic collection. Becca will demo how she approches drawing so follow her step by step or just go for it- have your favourite art materials ready.

*musical interlude and random interaction*

8.45pm Dances with Bins – even if you haven’t joined in this competition, just enjoy the spectacle

Other entertainment experiments to be confirmed!

9pm *Musical farewell and Party time*

Book for the event here on Eventbrite

Fun-Raising Night

Blue Monday is back again!
People getting together to support one another. Taking part in fun games, activities and challenges that celebrate everyday life and positive mental health. It’s also about celebrating the magic of everyday life and “normal”. With everyone on lockdown after lockdown, and forced to stay away from one another, the need to meet and party somehow has never been greater!
We think it’s really important to champion good mental health and wellbeing and spend quality time together. Our Blue Monday night is designed for us all to be pro-active make the most of the five ways of well-being (as here on the Mind website). Giving people the chance:
  • to connect
  • be active 
  • take notice
  • learn 
  • give

Blue Monday does all of these by the bucket load!

Play Together

In the past, we have rented roller skating rinks and had physical face-to-face challenges. This year we want to make the most of being at home – and to use all the resources and advantages. Different people are working together to organise this night, bringing energy.

Blue Monday is a community effort, organised by the makers of the summer’s Homemade Parade (an online extravaganza of homemade art and celebration to mark the Barnaby Parade).
IDST! are a crew of local techies, artists and experimenters – our watch words are: Playful, Purposeful and People-Powered – and Blue Monday is our chance to check-in with one another and make something special, even in mid-winter, even in lockdown!

Posters and Materials

Here are some of the posters and materials from Blue Mondays past.

Blue Monday Gallery

Our crew

We are IDST!

More about us

IDST! are a group of makers, artists, techies and experimenters working together to make community artworks.

Creating artworks, performances, games and events that are playful, purposeful and people powered and celebrate community strength.

Collaborating with others, training and running experiments, workshops, and projects so people can learn and get involved and communities can own their ideas.