SIAD/Launch Event & Party 28th February 2004 Report

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Following a frantic Friday, which saw Limehouse Town Hall transformed into the perfect venue to host the launch of the Equilibrium project, the morning of Saturday 28th February had a sense of anticipated excitement about it. With an early start from the Committee, the launch soon got underway with the arrival of various representatives from organizations hosting stalls as part of self-injury awareness day. With the stalls set up and the doors open, the public soon seeped through the doors of the Town Hall. The day was a great success, with fantastic workshops from the St Johns Ambulance and LifeSIGNS forcing a horde of spectators onto the small balcony! The live web debate ran smoothly, with a good number of topics discussed after all had been replenished by the superb array of food! The guest book filled up and many who had come in out of curiosity left with leaflets and words of support for Equilibrium. The project has officially begun.

The Event

The day was widely considered to be a massive success by all those involved. As well as the large number of people who attended the event, the Equilibrium website also attracted well over half a million hits, many of which watched the going's on live through our EQCAM. One of the many outcomes from the event was that a large number of the organisations involved, have decided to share information and discuss possibly working together in the near future. Many of whom met face to face for the first time.

The Party

With only a couple of hours to prepare for the evening, the hall was cleared and re set to create the perfect party vibe. The bar was brought in, the PA rigged up and the lights turned down. With flyers all round the streets that afternoon, the party was a certain winner. The doors opened for the second time that day, and a people flocked in of all ages and backgrounds to show support for Equilibrium and its aims. The evening was as successful as the day event, Living With Eating Disorders and Tonic put in amazing performances while the DJs blended some of the finest tracks this side of LA.

The launch of Equilibrium was exactly as it should have been; a fun and well supported event to announce the beginning of this groundbreaking project.

A big thankyou to all those involved and to you for supporting us make a positive change in society.

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