Festival puts wellbeing in focus across a whole week
ANEW festival will focus on health and wellbeing as well as a host of other topics from how to live sustainably and what makes a good dad.
The first Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival will be held in the town across seven days from September 9-15.
Designed to help people live life well, the festival has partnered with more than 50 local businesses to bring together a community of experts to inspire, educate and entertain visitors.
Split across three sections, the event will offer the opportunity to experience a variety of fitness workouts and gain practical advice and learn new skills from local and national experts in a packed schedule of interactive Workshops.
There will be also be a range of powerful talks and seminars on health and well-being from some of the UK’S favourites including Dr Dawn Harper, Dr Ellie Cannon and Dr Jeremy Howick.
Environmental activist Natalie Fee will be advising how to live sustainably alongside Andy Rangola, Carl Pratt and Dr Alexander Jellicoe.
Mental health campaigners Jake Mills, Ben Bidwell and authors Ariane
Sherine, Claire Eastham and Kevin Braddock will also be taking to the stage.
There will be afternoon tea with authors as well as pop-up supper clubs and everything to try from yoga and Pilates, climbing and martial arts to sleep workshops and how to have a good death.
“We are excited to present the first Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival to the area,” said Lottie Keble-wyatt, one of the organisers.
“Our aim is to create an event for residents and visitors that will improve and enhance all aspects of their own wellbeing, from self-exploration to empowerment, whilst giving them the tools to live life well.
Kevan Blackadder, Director of festival sponsor Cheltenham BID, said: “We are delighted to welcome this new festival to Cheltenham.
“Wellbeing is an area which so many people are embracing but which so many others can benefit from understanding properly.”
Tickets to the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival will vary across each area of the event, with some individually priced and there will also be a range of free events so everyone can get involved.
For more information and to buy tickets visit cheltenhamwellbeingfestival.com/
The Old Courthouse in Regent Street welcomed dog walkers for a stroll around Cheltenham on Sunday. The walk took in sights around the town before finishing back at the pub