Winter Happiness Festival Offers Antidote to January Blues

The Museum of Happiness is launching the perfect antidote to the January Blues: The Winter Happiness Festival! The Festival will be running for four weeks, starting on Saturday 21st January and finishing around 19th February. The venue for this excellent event will be the Canvas Cafe, a not-for-profit creative space in East London, which regularly hosts wellbeing and happiness events. The Festival intends to offer people a space to relax, be playful, connect and explore the topic of happiness.

Share Shop : A library of Things – Coming to Totnes

Here at the Network of Wellbeing, we have been seeding a Share Shop in Totnes. The great news is we now have a venue thanks to Totnes Town Council and a grant to support us thanks to The Big Lottery fund. The council have granted us a space to pilot the Share Shop in The Guild Hall garage on Guild Hall Yard. The Share Shop would enable local people to borrow all sorts of useful things at nominal cost so that they don’t have to buy them for themselves. The aim is to encourage the sharing economy; to help people connect more, spend less, consume less, and waste less.

One Earth, One Humanity, One Future: A Message of Hope

Leading environmentalists, politicians and thinkers gathered at One Earth, One Humanity, One Future Festival in Oxford in late September, to celebrate Resurgence’s 50th Anniversary and to inspire people to take action in order to create a healthier and happier world for all. This blog post shares some highlights from this event; watch out in our videos library where we’ll be sharing interviews we filmed at the event in the coming weeks.

Education and Wellbeing Series, in Partnership with #Teacher5adayslowchat

Education is vital for wellbeing; it is not simply about preparing for a job, but a preparation for life. Plus, as we all know, learning can be a life-long adventure that does not stop once you leave school. NOW is planning to run a short series of blogs in late August and early September, which will explore the connections between wellbeing and education. As part of this series, we will also be partnering with #teacher5adayslowchat – an active online discussion about teacher wellbeing.

Sunday Assembly: Unleashing the Power and Goodness of Communities

The Sunday Assembly was started by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two comedians who were on the way to a gig in Bath when they discovered they both wanted to do something that was like church but totally secular and inclusive of all—no matter what they believed.

Intrigued to learn more about how these new communities are contributing to happiness and wellbeing, NOW’s Florence Scialom recently spoke with Sunday Assembly co-Founder and CEO Sanderson Jones.