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The Flourish Wellbeing Festival takes place at the beautiful Glasshouse Arts Centre in Stourbridge. The theme of the festival encourages us to consider how to live well and flourish.

Looking forward to being a part of this fabulous event, both as a keynote speaker and I will also be around during the day to answer any questions, chat and sign copies of my recently published book ‘Stripped Bare’. To find out more please read further info below. To purchase tickets please click on event organiser website link and this will take you to their eventbrite page. Look forward to seeing some of you there.


Throughout the day there will be a range of interesting speakers with a focus on improving wellbeing. There will be opportunities to take part in a range of activities throughout the day including mindfulness and yoga tasters and wider activities that contribute to wellbeing such as creative arts.

You can expect fantastic healthy street food to be eaten in friendly communal areas that encourage new friendships to be made. A wellbeing marketplace and bookshop will be open all day for you to peruse at your leisure. A pop up cinema screening short films will be provided by the Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema.

We’re hoping that the festival will encourage you to make small changes within your life that could transform your wellbeing.

Although the festival is open all day you may choose to come along for only part of it. Keep checking our Facebook page for the full festival programme for the day.

The festival venue is well worth a visit in its own right within easy reach of Stourbridge by bus or a 20 minute stroll or short bike ride along the picturesque canal. Plenty of car parking on site. The site is an artistic and cultural hub for the local community and hosts international art and glass festivals. The Glasshouse Arts Centre and the Ruskin Glass Centre form part of the Ruskin Mill Trust Glasshouse College and are housed in a former glass factory in the heart of Stourbridge’s Glass Quarter. The site comprises an array of craft workshops, social enterprises, theatre and conferencing facilities and artisan studios.

The festival is being organised with the full support of the Glasshouse Arts Centre by New Wellbeing Ltd which is a small business run by Stourbridge resident Sarah New. Sarah a former nurse and public health commissioner successfully organises the very popular Street Food Affair and Twilight Market events further along the canal at the Bonded Warehouse. Sarah is working with her niece Charlotte Ellis, a wellbeing practitioner, to bring about Stourbridge’s first wellbeing festival. The festival organising team is working collaboratively with a range of local businesses, artists, charities and social enterprises to provide the festival programme and a platform for them to promote their talents and services to festival goers.

Speakers include: Duncan Fraser, Director of Useful and Kind Unlimited who will explore how we can be useful and kind to ourselves, others and the world, why we are programmed to be prosocial and what can get in the way. Our second keynote speaker is Sharon Bull, an inspiring speaker, writer and poet will share how after years of depression and a shopping addiction led her to lose everything, she is now helping others to transform their lives.


Glasshouse Arts Centre
Wollaston Road
Stourbridge, DY8 4HF United Kingdom
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