Fes­ti­val puts well­be­ing in fo­cus across a whole week

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - gloslive­[email protected]­plc.com Sue SMITH

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/

Pic­ture: Si­mon Pizzey

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

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