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Feel Good Festival returns to Southend

16 Aug Feel Good Festival returns to Southend

Everyone Health supported by Southend Borough Council are holding a free Feel Good Festival on Friday 20th August at Garons Park. The event will host 4 fun filled zones: Move More, Eat Well, Be Safe and Be Social and see performances from Capoeira, Julie Noble dance school, a cheerleading squad, Hands 4 Voices choir and local artist Marcus Samuel. The event will be opened by the Mayor, Councillor Margaret Borton.

Amy Young, Southend Service Manager at Everyone Health said “After a really tough year we wanted to hold an event that would bring the local community together and offer fun activities for all of the family along and support people to reconnect. There are lots of fun things to try, like the ‘smoothie bike’ – you have to peddle to get the blender to work or you might like to get up close to a real fire engine.”

The event will have four zones, with each showcasing organisations that can support local people.

They are:

Move More: This zone is dedicated to showcasing organisations that provide services related to physical activity. Maintaining regular exercise is a fantastic way to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing. There are a huge range of benefits to exercising, from improving your mood to helping avoid life-limiting conditions. We will have organisations providing live demos to show us that physical activity can be fun and enjoyable. Bring your trainers or comfortable shoes to get involved in one of the many fun activities.

Active Life
Southend Street Gym
Simply Stride
Yoga 4 All
Southend Football Club
Just Ride
Pure Bliss
Garon Wellbeing
Eat Well: This zone is dedicated to all matters regarding eating well. Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just good for your physical health, it plays a vital part in your mental well-being too. A poor diet has been shown to be associated with medical conditions such as Coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and certain cancers. This zone will have providers showing live demos on how to eat well, sharing recipe ideas and you can even have a go at making your own smoothie ‘on a bike’. The aim is to show you that eating well can be fun and enjoyable too.

A Better Start Southend
More Life
Home Start Essex
Be Social: Many people have either been self-isolating or shielding during lockdown. Though it was necessary, there were many negative effects. Socialising not only staves off feelings of loneliness, but also it helps sharpen memory and cognitive skills, increases your sense of happiness and well-being, and may even help you live longer. In this zone you get to see local talent being show cased, bring a blanket and some food for the picnic area.

Hands 4 Voices
Southend and District Archery Club
Julie Noble Performing Arts
Focal Point Gallery
Dogs Trust
Project 49
Chris Toy Box
The Hub Shoeburry
Marcus Samuel
Little Heroes ASD
Be Safe: This zone is dedicated to all matters of staying safe be it mental or physical. We have all heard the phrase ‘stay safe’ throughout the pandemic however, there are other ways we must stay safe. We have local organisations to discuss and advise on safety. Look out for the many stalls be it; sexual health, domestic violence or the local police service.

LiveWell Southend
Young Live Matter Uk
Brook Sexual Health
Safe Harbour
Essex Fire Service
Essex Van Hire
Public Health Southend
Therapy for you
Therapy for life
Essex Police
Reach Out
Abacus Counselling
St Vincent’s Centre
The Performance Arena will be hosting activities:

11.15 – 12am = Capoeira

12.15 – 12.45am = Hands 4 Voices Choir

1 -1.30pm = Local Cheer leading

2 -2.30pm = Mayor speech

2.30pm – 3.15pm = Julie Noble Dance School

3.30 -4pm = Marcus Samuel Local Artist