Skip to content
Latest

Amazing Art Discoveries of 2018

This Year, Archaeologists Discovered How the Egyptians Built the Pyramids. Here Are 16 Other Amazing Discoveries of 2018: From tombs in ancient Egypt to the “holy grail” of sunken treasures, … Continue Reading Amazing Art Discoveries of 2018

One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist

Day-glo yellow vests are an indelible symbol of the “gilets jaunes” protests that have gripped France for the past month. But one enduring image from the populist uprising has no … Continue Reading One of the Most Enduring—and Misunderstood—Images of France’s Yellow Vest Protests Orchestrated by a Performance Artist

Mental 2019!

Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2019 from all of us at Mental Ideas! 2019 is gearing up to be a busy year, with the imminent launch of the Mental … Continue Reading Mental 2019!

Our Top 10 Masterclasses!

1. Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography on Masterclass
2. Ron Howard Teaches Directing on Masterclass
3. Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking on Masterclass …

10 Memorable News Photographs of 2018

In a year when political news seemed to overshadow almost everything else, we examine the photographs that stuck with us—and why. News photographers take pictures as a protestor throws a … Continue Reading 10 Memorable News Photographs of 2018

Overcoming Creative Blocks

We know the feeling. You’re staring at a screen, waiting for inspiration to strike… but it just won’t come. You’ve hit a creative block. But you don’t need to be … Continue Reading Overcoming Creative Blocks

A Bipolar Love Story

Mental Ideas is producing a series of powerful short films depicting different mental health conditions in a minimalist arthouse style through a blend of contemporary dance, poetry, music and acting. The … Continue Reading A Bipolar Love Story

Caffeine Buzz

Thanks to Hong Kong Buzz for publishing this interview about MENTAL IDEAS!  Caffeine Buzz with Sadie Kaye

James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression

TV presenter and author James McIntosh combats his depression by knitting and nibbling his way to good mental health. His cookbook, Knit & Nibble, has already won an award from … Continue Reading James McIntosh Knits & Nibbles His Way Back From Depression

Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen

Mental Ideas’ Fitness Ambassador Will Pullen was raised in Hong Kong, before moving to London. He’s now a fully qualified BACP psychotherapist specializing in helping adults and young people with … Continue Reading Movement Is Medicine by Author William Pullen

Mental Ideas Podcast

The Mental Ideas Podcast is a weekly podcast in which filmmaker and RTHK presenter Sadie Kaye takes a humorous look at innovative approaches to tackling mental health, performing bold social experiments and discussing … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Podcast

Hey, David Mitchell, Only An Idiot Judges A Show By Its Venue – Mat Ricardo

Mat Ricardo hits back at the Peep Show star’s attack on street performers. David Mitchell, in his groundbreaking ‘rich white guy finds things to whinge about to a deadline’ column … Continue Reading Hey, David Mitchell, Only An Idiot Judges A Show By Its Venue – Mat Ricardo

Mental Ideas Unplugged!

To celebrate International Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global respite from technology, Mental Ideas will be hosting an event in Hong Kong on March 1st 2019 from sundown till midnight. The event … Continue Reading Mental Ideas Unplugged!

How Alexandra Pirici Telegraphs Big Ideas Through Small Gestures

The choreographer and artist Alexandra Pirici likens her work to a transmission whose precise message may or may not be received. Trained as a dancer, she often works with groups … Continue Reading How Alexandra Pirici Telegraphs Big Ideas Through Small Gestures

The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At!

I doubt that in the final hours of their lives Anthony Bordain and Kate Spade were thinking about their celebrity, their achievements, their accolades, or wondering how their fans would … Continue Reading The Importance of Doing What We’re Bad At!

FLIM – From BIFA to EFF!

One of the highlights of the ExperiMENTAL Film Festival is guaranteed to be filmmaker, actor & Mental Ideas Ambassador Raffaello DeGruttola‘s hilarious portrayal of Ravi, a simple man with some… not so simple … Continue Reading FLIM – From BIFA to EFF!