The Well-Read Mind 2022: Talks and Workshops on Mental Health and Wellbeing at Hungerford Hub & Library

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The Well Read Mind season returns for a second year at Hungerford Hub. Starting from May and running through until July, the Hub – in conjunction with Hungerford Bookshop – will be hosting a series of talks and workshops centred around mental health and wellbeing (see schedule below).

There is a diverse selection of workshops including the ancient art of Mandela making, yoga therapy and a Bollywood dance taster session. Andrea Hodgkin, manager of the Hub says “Building on the success of last year, we are delighted to be running a second Well Read Mind series. The Hub is a bright, central and welcoming space and we hope to see many new faces enjoying this community venue. There is something for everyone – whether you are looking to improve your wellbeing or just fancy trying something new. Thanks to our grant funding, ticket prices are affordably subsidised.”

Tickets for all events are just £3 and can be booked through the Hub’s website hungerfordhub.com  (author events can also be booked at hungerfordbookshop.co.uk), or by visiting the Hub/Library in Hungerford. For any queries please contact Andrea by email hungerfordhub@gmail.com or phone 07512 076150

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Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to authors, and leading experts in their field, talk about different ways to keep well: Nutritionist Nina Weatherill will explain how what we eat can affect the way we feel; Charlie Corbett will tell us how, after the death of his mother, he discovered that birds can have the power to heal and will inspire you to find solace in the countryside; Catherine de Lange gives us vital tips for keeping our brains healthy and happy, and award-winning GP, Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews, gives us a powerful insight into what it is like working in our healthcare system, sharing stories of hope and healing and puts forward her vision of a new way to care that puts individuals and community at its centre.

On a more light-hearted note the season starts with an amusing talk from the author of The Marmalade Diaries, Ben Aitken, on Thursday 5 May. When hunting for a room in London, Ben came across one for a great price in a lovely part of town. There had to be a catch. And there was. The catch was Winnie: an 85-year-old widow who doesn’t suffer fools. Ben will tell us what it was like during lockdown sharing a house with a grieving and inflexible aristocrat (he himself being a working class self-confessed ‘snowflake’) and how friendship can form in the most inauspicious circumstances.

More information and tickets can be found at www.hungerfordhub.com. Tickets for all events are just £3 and can be booked through the Hub’s website (tickets to author events can also be booked at www.hungerfordbookshop.co.uk), or by visiting the Hub/Library in Hungerford. For any queries please contact Andrea by email hungerfordhub@gmail.com or phone 07512 076150

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