This year sees Project 6 turn 30. To mark this milestone, the team in Keighley held ‘6fest’, a celebration of all things Project 6. The event brought together people who use the services, staff, volunteers, supporters and many others connected to the organisation, including a group who made the journey from Sheffield.
The day kicked off with an outstanding performance from The Unknown Stuntmen which certainly got everyone in the party mood. As they left the stage the energy and noise level was flung right back up with the introduction of The Peace Artistes who brought a carnival atmosphere to The Exchange in Keighley.
It wasn’t all rhythm and dance and as the audience paused to catch their breath they were soon in stitches as they were treated to the hilarious comedy of Ruth Cockburn and our very own Jem Tovey.
It really was an amazing day with many in attendance who could remember Project 6’s 25th held at the same venue, and plenty who could think back a lot further. Over the years Project 6 has accomplished so much as well as overcoming some huge obstacles and a room, packed full of people all singing, dancing, laughing and celebrating 30 years on is a testament to everyone who has been involved over the years. Paul summed up the successes of the last three decades when he took to the stage to perform his poem Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, ‘My life is so much better now I’m seeing things more clear, I walk around with my head held high instead of sneaking around in fear.’