Updated: Mar 1
As we look forward to a new year with excitement for our 2023 festival, we reviewed the highlights of 2022. Last year we saw over 2000 individuals engage with the amazing line-up of more than 50 individual events. We're so grateful to all the participating organisations, groups and vendors who helped to make it such a success, not to mention all the staff, volunteers and funders. Most of all we're grateful to those who came along and helped to create a real buzz. We would love to hear from you and find out whether / how this event boosted your sense of wellbeing and what you took from it over a longer period of time - did you discover a new wellbeing pursuit that you've kept up with? Or did you make any meaningful connections?
We would love to hear from you about what you would like to see in a festival line-up again in 2023. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There were so many highlights to our 2022 festival, but one of the biggest priviledges was the involvement of Thamma Thai Wellness; Their extended Team included Master Tan who came over from Germany especially. Master Tan is a leading practitioner and teacher in the Western Hemisphere, accredited by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. Thamma hosted individual meditation workshops and Buddhist talks, and also jumped right in to the Wellbeing Fair to offer free taster treatments to our packed-out hall. It was an intense week for them and we are so grateful for their contribution, which added something really valuable to the line-up.
The Wellbeing Fair also saw a mix of high quality vendors connect with over 700 visitors, and other practitioners offer free taster treatments including angel card readings, reflexology and massage. We were also able to host a free sound bath, a yoga class and talk on nutrition, as well as 121 life coaching sessions. We can't wait to build on this success in 2023. Watch this space.....
Massive thanks to IKEA who helped us dress the venue, and to Bloco Winnoch for their dramatic street performance which kicked everything off! We had some awesome street food on the go too.
The main weekend also saw our Sustainable Makers Market where crafters and vendors offered a wide range of products produced by environmentally sustainable means.
Any hosts of vendors who would like to get involved in this year's festival can sign up here: https://www.myleapproject.org/feelgoodfestival
Our main funder for the festival was Engage Renfrewshire via their Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund. 2022 saw the introduction of the Family Fun Zone which was action packed both days of the main weekend. Local artist Katharine Hardy and Wildcare's Evie Jackson worked to put together brilliant crafts and activities for the kids; We had puppet making, face painting, leaf printing, circus skills, sock wrestling, a silent disco, bouncy castle and pony rides with Boydstone Horse Riding Centre - enjoyed by all at Lochwinnoch Park. Thanks go to Affluent Wealth Management and Moran Wealth Management which both sponsored this area. Also thanks go to Renfrewshire Council for letting us use this space and to Lochwinnoch Gala Committee for allowing us to borrow the big tent!
There were so many other workshops, classes and activities on offer and we hope to repeat the scale of the programme again this year over a fortnight to give everyone more opportunities to attend as much as possible. Here are some more pictures of some other events from last year.
Our 2023 festival is scheduled for two weeks from 4th September. Keep an eye on our website and socials for updates of what's planned!