As always with our conference we are arranging side events both the evening before and the evening of the conference. We know from speaking to you all every year that these are some of the most important social times of the year and often are the only times we get to be around so many like-minded people.
HIT’s Harm Reduction Cafés are a major part of our conferences. The café event is held the night before the conference with people attending from all around the world to catch up with friends, network, chat and most importantly enjoy themselves.
Many of our conference speakers also attend the café, so this is always an amazing opportunity to really get to know each other in a more relaxed environment.
Our annual Cavern Club charity event is where the HIT team finally get to relax and enjoy ourselves. Always featuring the Sensational HIT Soul Band and one or two other invited bands, this is a night of music in one of the most famous venues in the world. We know that for many people who come to our conference each year this is the highlight of the events!
Acts playing this year:
On 4 October 2020 our friend and colleague Gill Bradbury died unexpectedly while on holiday in Crete. Gill had been part of the work HIT does for years, she was a trainer, nurse, conference speaker and friend. Gill was a major part of the harm reduction community both in the UK and internationally, so we want to honour her at this, our first event since her death.
Shortly before she died, Gill sent HIT an outline for an art project focused on women in the harm reduction movement. We want your help to make this project a reality in tribute to Gill.