Discover what’s happening at Manchester’s very first wellbeing festival, Float Festival.
The brains behind wellness consultancy The Vibrancy Hub and culture marketing agency Yolk are on a mission to make Manchester feel good with the city’s first wellbeing festival, Float Festival.
Autumn is a huge period of change, so what better time of year to wind down from our summer adventures to rebalance and refocus for the coming months. Float Festival is bringing together mindfulness practitioners, yoga teachers, personal development gurus, foodies, artists and makers to revitalise us on 22nd September at Five Four Studios.
Forget about the idea of ‘wellness’ as being perfect, Float Festival is all about joy and self-love. Everyone from babies to grandparents can have fun, create and learn with this day of talks, activities and workshops.
Get some much-needed inspiration at one of Float’s talks. Find out how to shake up your daily grind at the ‘Leaving the 9-5’ panel with expert advice from freelance gurus, or tempt your taste buds at Float’s ‘Foodies’ panel.
From revitalising yoga classes to creative calligraphy and foodie fun, there’s lots of workshops on offer to open your mind. Put pen to paper with founders of Artsynibs Studios and create your own Insta-worthy quote or lift your mood with some big moves and even bigger tunes at Moonshine Yoga’s high-energy session.
For the Kids
There’s lots for the little ones at Float! Let the kids express their artistic side at a craft class as you embrace your inner child at the ‘Movement and Flow’ workshop
Split into two sessions, morning (10.00-14.00) and afternoon (14.00-18.00), Float Festival gives you the flexibility to fit in wellness around your busy schedule. From just £40, you can get stuck into a world of wellness with one workshop, one main stage talk, and a meal voucher. Float Festival is all about enriching Manchester so £5 from every ticket sale goes to charity Forever Manchester that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.
Go all out with a ‘Full Fat’ ticket for £63.11 at eventbrite.co.uk. This lets you enjoy all eight hours of fun; get access to three workshops of your choice along with a Float t-shirt and tote bag to remember your day by.
Want to take your little one? A parent and child ticket, from £63.11, promises three hours of special time for yourself and your child where you can recharge in some nostalgic workshops.
If you’re busy but still keen to go, the accessibility ticket lets you decide which day is best for you – just make sure you email your preferred time of day in advance.
Play: Putting Pen to Paper with Calligrapher Joyce Lee
Move: It Takes Two: Acro Yoga with Leo Oppenheim
Engage: Material Girl: Make Some Stuff with Chloe Knights
Inspire: Leaving the 9-5 Panel. Get Flexi Baby
Restore: Helping Parents Find their Adventure with Mummificient’s Amy Windsor
Play: Matcha Magic Workshop with Bird and Blend Tea
Move: High Energy happy Yoga with Moonshine
Engage: become Time Wealthy with Hannah Cox
Inspire: Foodies: Eat to Your Heart’s Content
Restore: Life Navigation: Book Reading with Bridget Leonard
Play: Whimsical Ceramic Creation Workshop with Sonra Clay
Move: Feel Like a Dancer with Flowetic
Engage: Picture Perfect: Photography Workshop with Emma Susan
Inspire: Girl Gang Bang: Making the Matriarchy
Restore: Food without Fuss: Recipes and Learnings with Sophie Bratt and Jenny Woodberry
Play: Calling Timber:Wood and Brass Pendant Making Workshop with On the Brink Studio
Move: PT without the Guilt-T: Fighting Fit with Vikki Mellard
Engage: The Art of Peace: Mindful Art Workshop with The Owl & The Coconut
Inspire: No Pain, All Gain: Pain Workshop with Cam Dempster
Restore: Variety is the Spice of Life: Book Reading with Natasha MaCaller
Play: Get your Rocks Out: Crystal Healing Workshop with Wolf Sister
Move: Weight For Me: Strengthening Body and Mind with Sam Says PT
Engage: Boob Printing Workshop with Anti Diet Riot Club and Harri Rose
Inspire: Men Under Pressure Panel: Big Boys do Cry
Restore: The Future Is Sound: Sound Healing Workshop with Future Vibrations
Play: Pillow Talk Embroidery Workshop with Covet Interiors
Move: Tropical Beats: Reggae Yoga with Cariad
Engage: The ‘Question Everything’ Happiness Workshop with The Vibrancy Hub
Inspire: Good Quality Series by Yolklore: How Not to be a Dick
Restore: Busting Bad Breathing Patterns Workshop with Cam Dempster
Play: Shape of You: Clay Jewellery Workshop with Katie Betty
Move: You’re an Animal, Baby: Movement with Fera
Engage: Hormone MOT For Women with Nikki Hill Apothecary
Inspire: The Care Conundrum Talks
Restore: This Little Light of Mine: Candlelit Gazing Meditation with Ashleigh Guthrie
Play: Back to Clay-sics with Sunken Studio
Move: Soul Yoga with Samuel Nwokeka and Will Mitchell
Engage: Warrior Goddess Workshop with Babs Ofori-Acquah
Inspire: Backflips in the Boardroom Panel: Can Work be Fun?
Restore: Breathe and Let Go with Breathpod’s Stuart Sandleman