The Lancaster Health Festival has finally arrived, with a range of exciting and thoughtful events taking place online and in person from Thursday 29th July – Sunday 1st August 2021. All events are free to attend and are listed on the event’s website: www.
The Lancaster Health Festival has one very simple aim: to create spaces and opportunities for people to have conversations – easy or difficult – with family, friends, neighbours, and with ourselves. We want these conversations to help us make simple changes that will have a big effect: rediscovering the art of living well.
A series of food themed events will once again run throughout this year’s festival since food plays such an integral part in ‘living well’.
On the 29th July from 13:00 the Tara Centre is hosting a ‘finding community in a forest garden’ session in collaboration with Fork to Fork.
“The air is fresh and the environment rich with beauty and learning. We invite people to join our session for a socially distanced gardening community experience. Whilst joining in with our outdoor gardening session… we will also explain how the Tara Centre set up our district’s new timebank and how we have brought people together over the last year.”
On Thursday evening from 18:00, FoodFutures is hosting an online community conversation to tie in with the launch of a 2030 community food strategy for North Lancashire.
“Join us to find out how you can get involved in growing North Lancashire’s sustainable food futures”.
On Friday 30th July The Plot opens its farm gate from 16:00 – 17:30; offering atour of the site and the chance to taste the seasonal vegetables they are growing. The tour will take place at Old Holly Farm and will beled by their experienced grower and FarmStart trainees who will share their experiences of working on-site, and what they’ve learnt during the set up phase of this project.
On Saturday 31st July the health festival will join the regular charter market in Dalton Square, bringing a samba band along with them. FoodFutures will be joining this market to launch THRIVE – North Lancashire’s first community food magazine. Come along to pick up a free copy of this first edition and share your feedback.
Sunday 1st August will kick off with a “Healthy Eating for Body & Mind Sunday Brunch Cookery Demo” at 10am. It is then hoped that a disco soup event will close this year’s festival.
“Evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat also affects the way we feel and improving your diet will help to; improve your mood, give you more energy and help you think more clearly”.