“Let’s just stop and remember to live and not just exist” says Charley Elizabeth Torr, Organiser of the Taunton Feel Good Festival.
Not only will this be a great day out with family and friends, but the festival also has a sub-agenda of raising awareness, educating and inspiring people to be mindful of their bodies and wellbeing.
A very special event will be taking place at the Taunton Feel Good Festival this year. The Somerset West and Taunton Council and community groups in Somerset will together step up and sign the Charter For Compassion; declaring Taunton and the surrounding area, a compassionate county. This momentous occasion will be historically significant for Taunton and will take place at Woodlands Castle on Sunday 10th May at 1pm. The signing has been instigated and driven by Andy and Denise Spragg, owners of The Sangha House and festival co-hosts for 2020.
Charley Torr – Director of Charley Elizabeth Events has welcomed this initiative with open arms into the festival. Charley says,
“It is a pleasure to support The Sangha House and their compassion campaign. We are very excited about the signing taking place at our event. This fits well with the ethos of our festival, at the heart of which is compassion. The festival is designed to support, educate and inspire our community with regards to wellbeing, self-care and exploring health as the true wealth in today’s busy world.
We believe that compassion in our communities is essential for us to connect and ensure optimum welfare for all. There are lots of issues that we need to tackle, and Taunton authorities are very much aware of what needs to be done. Signing the Charter really is a proud moment for Taunton, and it is an honour to have this event take place at our Taunton Feel Good Festival.”
The Sangha House will be providing a Health and Wellbeing Zone at this year’s fun festival, offering everything from yoga, tai chi, pilates, dance, meditation and gong baths. Business owners Andy and Denise Spragg are excited to co-host the event this year and state, “It is a pleasure to be involved with the festival and we are excited to bring our team of wellbeing experts and practitioners to our wellbeing workshop zone”. Workshop wrist bands can be purchased on the day and will give access to all workshops that day between 10am and 6pm.
The festival promises to be an action-packed weekend of wellbeing, health, happiness and inspiration and features delicious food, live music and entertainment,;talks, classes and workshops and lots of exciting stalls, treatments and activities.
Festival Organiser Charley Torr states, “The number one aim of the festival is to make festival goers smile. We strongly believe in ‘Feel Good Therapy’ to wash away your worries for a day or two. It’s a weekend of feel good fun, so bring your loved ones, friends or come alone, we have something for everyone. Our festival programme is jam packed with the South West’s leading practitioners, therapists, musicians, entertainers and producers. We come together to bring you the opportunity to experience a weekend of feeling good.”
The festival will host an exciting line-up of exhibitors that includes; Riverford Organic, Nuffield Health and Taunton Kinesiology. These are only a few of the 100 exhibitors expected at the festival!
Everybody needs some time to relax and chill out, and to help you get that well deserved ‘me time’. The festival will be offering treatments from local therapists including massage, reflexology and various holistic therapies. It will also be home to a handful of trusted readers to offer spiritual guidance and life coaching.
The festival will host a selection of inspiring guest speakers who will shine expertise on all kinds of interesting topics including ‘Kicking Your Inner Critic to the Curb, ‘Mindfulness for Busy People, ‘Plant-Based Baking with Healthier Alternatives’, ‘Buddhism It's Roots, History & Place In Our World Today’ and the ‘Strengthening Of Chakras Through Yoga’, and many more. Come and join in and learn something new!
The festival is complete with a great line-up of live music, featuring Rachael Sweeting Acoustic Guitar & Singer, Marnie Blues Band, exciting 60-person Rock Choir, a local Samba drumming band and many more. The festival will be providing an unlimited supply of entertainment!
You won’t be short of a bite to eat either, the festival will host a delicious range of street food including healthy feel good food, vegan and plant-based dishes, Mexican and Italian. Stars of the show also include Exeter Gin’s pop-up Gin Palace, a vintage tearoom and nutritious smoothie bar, also selling authentic crepes courtesy of Lemon Jelli Events – ultimate feel good treats! Visitors will be able to enjoy the feel-good vibes and indulge in a spot of retail therapy, there will be lots of artisan stalls and natural products to peruse.
There will be lots of fun for the children too with face painting, archery on the lawn, arts and crafts, horse and cart rides and much more.
You can follow the event on Facebook, @charleyelizabethevents and Instagram, @tauntonfeelgoodfest. Come and experience a fun day out with your family and friends and try things you wouldn’t normally do. Take the much-needed time for yourself and learn all about looking after your mental and physical health. We all need a little ‘feel good’ therapy!
This wonderful festival weekend will take place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May at Woodlands Castle. Advance tickets are £5 per day or £9 for the weekend online, or £6 on the day. Tickets can be bought online at www.tauntonfeelgoodfest.co.uk. Children go free and well-behaved dogs are permitted as well. Bring your picnic rug and snuggle in for some feel good fun!