What’s On at the Winter Wellbeing Festival

Saturday 30th January 2016

10am-10pm Connaught Hall, Attleborough

Blow away those winter blues with a 12 hour festival celebrating everything that keeps us well in South Norfolk. We’ve spent 9 months finding out what gets people through tough times and we want to show you what we’ve learnt in the most fun and interactive way possible.

In the Main Hall
Dress, pose and paint like a Dandy and their nice Ice Queen, make friends in the Julian Support Ball Pool, create animated pledges with Bigger Picture, Break the Chain of violence against women with Norwich Rising. Make baskets with Withy Arts and keyrings with Sabs and Hales Crafts. Try a range of therapies with Norwich Mind and Rowan House. Have a go at Step Dancing, NIA dance, Bokwa. Make puppets with Puppet Works, sing with Sing Your Heart Out, laugh mindfully with Gary, try art therapy with Gosia. Check out the stalls: Wellbeing Service, Norfolk Directory, Carers Advice Partnership, Healthwatch, Opening Doors, YMCA, Leaping Hare and the Thetford Town Crier, the Library, Recovery College….

In the Francis Room
Workshops in ABCD (Asset Based Community Development), poetry, compassionate mind, whole school approaches to mental health, coming out, peer support, recovery…

In the Bar
Screenprint our wellbeing map onto tshirts and bags with Print to the People, take part in a virtual wheelchair/cycling marathon with Equal Lives, enjoy Andy’s light show with micro-projectors…

Outside
Watch Time To Change films about mental health in the Bigger Picture Cinema Tent, try archery with Voluntary Norfolk, explore nature activities with Ringsfield Eco Centre, go on a Wonder Wander with photography group Eureka…

In the cafe
We’ll have healthy snacks and drinks available all day and cooking demonstrations with Anne. Healthwatch Norfolk are bringing homemade cake…

6pm Community Supper: Equality Soup from Rosy Lee’s Tea Room in Loddon and West African vegetarian food from Society Alive.

7-10pm: Showtime with the Voxettes, Thomas Terrific and Harry Hilarious, Vicky Moore, Anna Mudeka Band. Your compere is Di Cunningham, Breakfast Show host from Future Radio 107.8fm.

Everything is FREE but we invite you to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Bank or wool and knitting needles for new group Shawl Hugs. Please book tickets via shell@abcdproject.org.uk for the supper and evening entertainment so we know how many people to cater for.

The timetable is subject to change.
Winter Wellbeing Festival email