A festival which is being held to support mental wellbeing begins tomorrow (11).

The Sunflower Project Festival, formerly known as Bridport Mindfest, will see a weekend of performances and talks held to raise money for people suffering from a mental health crisis.

Bridport will also turn yellow and will be adorned with sunflowers for the festival duration, to honour the colour of national Mental Health Day.

One of the highlights will be Youth Empowerment Day, to be held at Bridport Youth Centre on Saturday from 8pm to late.

It will feature performances from the rapper DNE, Vicky Limm, Katy Palmer, Second Hand Smoke, Eve Appleton and DJ Ellm.

Ra Zamora, project manager and producer of the Sunflower Project, said: "It's wonderful is that these young people are coming together to perform despite some of them being very vulnerable and having been through huge amounts of mental, emotional and/or physical turmoil.

"I feel so impressed and proud that most of them will be singing, rapping or playing within a band and proclaiming their situation with their lyrics. So please come and support them and this unique evening."

An informal mental health discussion workshop will also be held at Bridport Youth Centre from 3pm to 6pm.

Teenagers will be able to share useful tools and life skills to help with mental health issues, over a cup of tea or coffee and cake.

Participants are invited o bring along any artwork along the mental health theme that they would like to exhibit during the evening.

Another highlight of the festival is an Alzheimers Whodunnit Forget Me Not, which will be held at the Sir John Colfox School in Bridport tomorrow evening from 7.30pm to 9pm. Tickets cost £10 or £7. The play, featuring prolific funny man Rob Gee, was awarded Best Act at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017.

The Sunflower Project will also feature TV presenter Chris Packham in a talk, slideshow and Q&A at Bridport Electric Palace on Sunday in Pictures from the Edge of the World between 3pm and 5pm.

The Chris Jagger Band will perform at Bridport Electric Palace on Sunday from 8.30pm to late. Chris is the brother of rock star Sir Mick Jagger and he and his band promise an evening of rock ‘n’ roll, also featuring the Mad Hatters, a ska and reggae band.

People will also be able to take part in mental health workshops and mindfulness and self-compassion workshops.

Work done by artists who have suffered from mental health problems will be on display in an exhibition in Chapel in the Garden. There will also be special gatherings on music, silence, poetry and prayer and a session on Mental Wealth on Sunday, October 13.

See bridportmindfest.org for full details. Programmes of events are available at Bridport TIC.