We need to look after ourselves: here are some #SustFest21 events focused on our health and emotional well being:
23 May – 6 June
Lockdown Life In St Albans
Discover the creative, compassionate and innovative ways the people of St Albans have responded to the challenges of living in lockdown.
Time 11am – 5pm. 17 May-14 June, exhibition open daily.
Venue St Albans Museum + Gallery, Town Hall, St Peter’s Street
St Albans AL1 3DH
Info Free I All ages I stalbansmuseums.org.uk
By St Albans Museums
Natural Beauty Of Earthworks – A Slow Video
Watch one day unfold in Earthworks’ eco-gardens. Experiencing the natural world supports our wellbeing. So slow down and relax with Earthworks’ slow video.
When? Available on website from 23 May
Venue Online earthworksstalbans.co.uk
Info Donations welcome I All ages I earthworksstalbans.co.uk
By Earthworks St Albans
Pray, contemplate, reflect. Follow our trail to walk; look; consider the impact you have on the earth. Think about what steps you can take to make a difference. Downloadable trail sheet available,self led event.
Info Free I All ages I Map/Info bethanycc.uk/sustainable
By Bethany Community Church
Interactive Prayer Tree
Pop into the Cathedral and leave your thoughts, reflections, and encouragement to help the Cathedral get to net-zero by 2030. Pick up a Cathedral tree trail guide in the shop and discover the history of some of the city’s oldest trees on our doorstep!
Time 8.30am – 5.30pm
Venue St Albans Cathedral St Albans AL1 1BY
Info Free I All ages I stalbanscathedral.org
By St Albans Cathedral
Tues 25th May daily to Friday 28 May
Yoga In Verulamium Park
4 days of mindfulness in nature – come and join us on the mat and explore your body and mind through yoga practice. All levels welcome.
Time 8 – 9am
Venue Verulamium Park, St Albans I If rain class will be via zoom
Info £12 I Adult only I Bring your own mat I @shapeupfitnessuk
By Shape Up Fitness
Sat 29 May
Mindful Nature Walk & ReCrafting: Crafting With Recyclables
Join Mind in Mid Herts’ free public Mindfulness walk in one of St Albans’ lovely green spaces. Support your mental health in nature.
Time 10 – 11.30am
Venue See webiste and online listings for details
Info Free I Adult only I mindinmidherts.org.uk
By Mind in Mid Herts
Sustaining Wellbeing & Resilience – No Matter What
Join Chantal Burns and Kimberley Hare to find out why and how you can access a deep sense of wellbeing.
Time 11am – 12.30pm Venue Online
Info Free I Adult only I heartcommunitygroup.org
By HEART Community Group
Sunday 30 May
Garden Medicines – Herbs At Home
Did you know that culinary herbs are great medicines, not to mention those pesky weeds? Explore using safe, effective, simple weeds and herbs for good health.
Time 10 – 11am Venue Online
Info £9 I Adult only I lucyblundenherbal.com
By Lucy Blunden Botanicals
Thursday 3 June
Bliss-full Tapping With Lucy
Create your own bliss in this 1-hour workshop of guided EFT-Tapping.
Time 8 – 9pm Venue Online
Info £9 I All ages I lucyblundenherbals.com
By Lucy Blunden Botanicals
Sat 5 June
Health & Climate Change
Hear Dr Kirsten Shukla, psychiatrist, talking about the impact that climate change is having on our health and mental wellbeing – and what you can do about it!
Time 1 – 2pm
Venue Online us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduuppzIoHd
Info Free I All ages I @groups/393878068030914
By Extinction Rebellion St Albans