Hi, hey, hello Gluggers!
As part of BALANCE Magazine & Fora's Wellness Week, we’ve designed an evening that focuses on wellbeing and mental health. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. We think it’s time to unleash the power of creativity in promoting mental wellbeing.
We believe creativity is a force for mindful transformation - it has the power to rid the world of loneliness and unite communities. Far from being merely reactive, it is proactive, inspiring people to imagine new futures and new possibilities. To be creative is to express and share empathy and empowerment.
In these times of division and uncertainty – we invite people to come together and ignite a more creative and mindful future. Join us and hear from a mixture of speakers and panellists.
Creative activities are tightly connected with wellbeing and mental health so throughout the evening we’ll be running workshops for you to dip into!
Tickets are just £7 & £5 for students - so snap yours up before it’s too late!
See you there, Glug London
Overview of Deets.
Date: 17th October 2019
Venue: Fora - Soho, 33 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DQ
Scarlett Curtis - Writer, journalist and blogger
Scarlett Curtis is a 23 year old English writer, journalist, and blogger. She is the curator of the Sunday Times Bestseller and National Book Award winning Feminists Don’t Wear Pink & other lies; a collection of essays by 52 women on what feminism means to them, published by Penguin in 2018. She is contributing editor at The Sunday Times Style and has had work published in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue and a number of other online and offline magazines and newspapers.
In 2017 Scarlett co-founded The Pink Protest; a feminist activist collective committed to helping young people take action online and IRL. To date they have been a part of campaigns that have changed two laws; a bill to help end period poverty and a bill to get FGM into the Children’s Act. Scarlett’s second book It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue & other lies will be published in October and Scarlett will be doing a book signing at the event.
Pippa Murray - Founder, Pip & Nut
Pip is the Founder of the nut butter brand Pip & Nut, which offers a range of naturally nutritious nut butters. A keen marathon runner and a passionate foodie, Pip had the inspiration for the brand when she couldn’t find a delicious but nutritious protein source to fuel her training. Taking matters into her own hands, she set about creating her own brand and starting on her Pip & Nut journey. Now four years old, Pip & Nut can be found in 5 international markets and over 5,500 stores around the UK and Europe.
Amanda Blainey - Doing Death
Amanda is an author, speaker and social activist in the growing death movement and founder of Doing Death a multi-media platform and podcast that opens up authentic conversations about the subject of death and dying. In addition to working with a local hospice she is involved in a charity which records the life stories of terminally ill patients in the UK. Currently Amanda is training to be a death doula and runs a death café which is a regular pop up event for people to discuss their mortality. Amanda has just released her book ‘Do Death: For a Life Better Lived’, her hope is that by shifting old paradigms she can encourage people to accept death as part of life and inspire them to live more fully.
Ayman Alhussein - Filmmaker and photographer
Ayman Alhussein is a Syrian photographer and filmmaker based in London. He left Syria he made the long journey to the UK, through Europe. His passion for photography and film-making led him to document his journey, which he has turned into his profession.
Juliette Larthe - Executive Producer, PRETTYBIRD
Juliette Larthe is a founding partner and executive producer at PRETTYBIRD UK. Over the last three decades, Juliette has produced and developed an incredible amount of projects, as well as formed partnerships with the entertainment industry’s top talents, brands, agencies, and artists. Her work has earned her numerous awards across the globe, including Grammys, British Arrows, Best Producer at UKMVAs, MTV VMAs, Clios, Cannes Lions, Kinsale Sharks and D&AD awards.
Daniel Mansaray - Filmmaker and youth counsellor
Daniel is a filmmaker and part-time physiotherapist in mental health services including specialist eating disorders and personality disorder. He is currently training to be a 'Child and Young Person Wellbeing Practitioner' in CAMHS. Daniel has a passion for working in the field of mental health and with refugees/asylum seekers and has done a lot of voluntary work in the UK and abroad with refugees.
Jasmine Thomas - Ohana
Jasmine is founder of Ohana CBD – which sells balms and oils made with the cannabis compound known for its medicinal properties. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015, she started producing and using CBD oil and ointment for their antispasmodic effects, and has since turned these concoctions into a successful Europe-wide business.
Collage Club is a workshop series celebrating the art of cutting and sticking! Embracing hands-on techniques and using scissors as a drawing tool, Collage Club will be hosting workshops that allow you to flex your creative muscles and get making without having to produce perfectly proportioned, boring drawings.
More workshop deets coming soon..
We want to thank our lovely partners who all help us deliver our events in London and around the world. Big up to the best people around:
BALANCE — We look forward to our dose of BALANCE! A passion platform for those who care about themselves, their family, their society and, ultimately, the planet.
Fora — We're in love with Fora's co-working spaces. Keep an eye out for all the awesome stuff we're doing together!
If your company wants to get involved with Glug too, get in touch with Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll give you more information on what opportunities we've got in store for you.
[Please note that a refund is only available if the event is cancelled. It's OK to sell/give away tickets without notifying us in advance.]