We Are What We Overcome is coming to the Winding Wheel

A thought-provoking yet humorous story that gets to the honest heart of one man’s struggles with mental health is due to take centre stage at the Winding Wheel later this year.

Tickets are now available for Matt McGuinness’ performance, We Are What We Overcome, as part of a special event being organised by Chesterfield Borough Council with part funding from the Chesterfield Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

The performance is set to take place on 8 November from 7.30pm and will combine music with thought provoking comedy and stories. The production is focused on one man’s journey to good mental health, addressing issues in an easy-to-understand format and discussing issues that are too often not spoken about.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Mental health is a subject close to many of our hearts, so it is great to see such a personal performance being hosted at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield. I would encourage anyone with an interest in mental health to come along, as well as those who would like to support this fantastic partnership project.”

Matt McGuinness, the writer of We Are What We Overcome, said: “The show is like a relaxed and memorable evening with a good friend, especially if they usually bring stories, comedy, and a full band to entertain you. Nothing is left to implication or to whispers, I talk directly to the audience about my mental health to invoke an atmosphere of openness and understanding. Heartfelt chat, laughs and original music rising from acapella to full-on rock n roll. It is a great night out.”

Tickets are on sale now for We Are What We Overcome from

First published on 15 August 2023 Last updated on 10 January 2024