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Sunday 10 - Thursday 21 Oct ’21

A wellness festival for the mind, body & soul.

A 10 day series of opportunities to do amazing things. Featuring expert advice from leaders in contemporary culture, delving into their approach to wellness.

Together raising smiles, awareness, and money for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people.

A wellness festival for the mind, body & soul.

A 10 day series of opportunities to do amazing things. Featuring expert advice from leaders in contemporary culture, delving into their approach to wellness.

Together raising smiles, awareness, and money for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people.

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Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

Sunday, 10 October 11:00 am

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

We invite you to join us in The Big Sit and inspire one another in making use of public and private spaces for practicing mindfulness.Let's sit and meditate together! These 45-60 minute sessions are open to anyone, and will be led and guided by an experienced mindfulness/meditation teacher. Practices will usually begin with mindful movements or walking, followed by a guided meditation.Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring your own yoga mat/large towel, cushion, and drinking water. You're encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up your space.ABOUT The Big Sit The Big Sit are a community of venue partners, instructors, and practitioners who embrace mindful awareness as a lifelong practice, and together develop “healthy cities".The Big Sit aims to activate people’s innate capacity for stillness and calm in the midst of urban chaos, inspire people to make use of public and social spaces to practice mindfulness, and support them in the development of crucial life skills for personal and professional advancement.ABOUT Clare InksterClare has a background in consumer insight with an increasing focus on applying knowledge of human behaviour to help improve the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and cities. Already a trained yoga teacher, Clare is in the process of obtaining a masters in applied positive psychology and has recently completed a mindfulness teacher training programme. She volunteers with Action for Happiness in the UK and supports a meditation business called Yinshi, which provides workplace pods to make meditation easier. She’s fascinated by ‘Mind science’ and building community, and dreams of drinking tea with the Dalai Lama.ABOUT Kalias Moorthy Kailas has meditated since the beginning of 2016.He is not sure if this daily practice has made him a better man. But he has noticed that generally, he’s less concerned when things don’t go to plan. ⁠He still gets annoyed at failure and strives to reverse that outcome, but thanks to meditation, he’s more aware of what is in his control and what is not. For the problems over which he has no control, for these:⁠ he doesn’t worry as much.As an Architect and WELL Accredited Professional, Kailas leads DP Architect’s Global Wellbeing drive from his London Studio. Over 20 years in the construction industry, spanning North America, Europe and Asia, has afforded him a wide range of experience in many sectors and scales of projects; through them all, he strives to bring a considered process-driven and human-centric approach to design. This includes the ambition to imbed a contemplative quality to the spaces, places and journeys he creates.His interests outside architecture include writing and trying to stay healthy through sport and wellbeing practices such as yoga. Lockdown in London has allowed him to master the headstand, finally.Join him on Instagram to follow explorations on how design might influence wellbeing, sharing tips on staying healthy and designing healthy spaces to nudge us in the right direction...ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Monday, 11 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Distractions. Decision fatigue. Procrastination. In this Philosophy at Work talk, we discuss why it's happening and how to clear your head.We will, on average, be interrupted every six to twelve minutes with notifications, shoulder taps and calls. But these interruptions are not the only things we need to learn to switch off from for the sake of our own wellbeing and productivity. In this session, we’ll introduce how common ‘thinking traps’ like decision fatigue and procrastination can also steal your focus, and we’ll show you how to avoid being distracted by them in the first place. You’ll leave with some meaningful exercises you can do yourself and with your team whenever you hit a block. If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve said to yourself ‘My brain just isn’t working anymore!’ - this one’s for you. ABOUT Philosopy at Work Philosophy at Work are a collective of philosophers, academics, thinkers and authors who help teams develop the mindsets and behaviors of great thinkers through workshops on key ‘Thinking Skills', signature ‘Thinking Labs’, and keynote talks. They’ve worked with the likes of Sony Music, Deloitte and Sky and specialise in translating the benefits of philosophers/philosophy into practical insights that make a real difference for personal and team development. This session will be led by philosopher and founder of Philosophy at Work - Dr Brennan Jacoby. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore:  Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Tuesday, 12 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90-minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90 minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Yin Yoga is a great way to reset your body and mind, alongside the additional sound experience you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.Sound is a beautiful and transformational medicine that offers a direct pathway back to the body.We will be using vibrations as a guide to drop into the body and feel our way into a deep meditation. Set to a soundscape of peaceful tones- expect gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, bells and soaring sounds. You will also be offered an optional head and neck massage to heighten your sound experience and set you up for deep relaxation. A full body and mind experience.No prior experience necessary. What do you need?We advise you have a mat/towel on hand as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.ABOUT Jill Jill is a compassionate, down-to-earth yoga teacher specialising in Yin. She began practice in 2006 as a way to ease stress and this developed into an integral part of her well-being and way of life. Teaching since 2017 in London studios, Jill also works with Mind UK, St Pancras Community Association, BlindAid, St Mungo’s, Solace Women’s Aid and Fierce Calm. Known for her gentle and encouraging approach, with a commitment to making yoga accessible for everyone. Jill offers guidance with a strong emphasis on awareness of breath and attention to functional movement for balance in body and mind. As well as teaching, Jill manages the London Choir With No Name, which is a choir for people affected by homelessness and volunteers at the North London YMCA. She believes it's essential to rest, connect with nature and community in downtime, loving a roam around North London's green spaces and visiting her family in Ireland; climbing mountains, swimming in the sea and drinking lots of tea!ABOUT MollyMolly is a yoga & meditation teacher, and sound healer, living and working in London. With a deep love of ritual and creating magical moments, Molly’s classes are soulful, playful and creative, exploring the union of body, mind and breath by guiding awareness deeper within. Drawing from her curiosity of the traditional energetic and elemental systems inspired by her study with teachers Shiva Rae, Tara Judelle, Talia Sutra and Meghan Currie, alongside her lifelong exploration into music, sound and vibrational healing, expect beauty, nourishment and lots of blissful tones.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

Wednesday, 13 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

An expert panel delves into the power of the wellness community - on and offline - and how best to harness your energy.Jools Walker - aka LadyVelo - is best selling author (Back in the Frame - Little Brown), podcaster and cycling community builder. Jools has worked within the bike industry for over a decade, with the aim of widening participation and increasing diversity in cycling for marginalised and under-represented groups. Join us for a positive and insightful conversation on the power of wellness community for mind, body and soul. Jools will be joined by Manatomy’s co-host and former editor of Men’s Health magazine Phil Hilton, Not Dead Yet and Netflix’s Ryan Lanji and youth practitioner and founder of The Outrunners charity, Tyler Williams Green. Hear from our panel about their experiences of setting up wellness communities and thoughts on what positive changes the wellness community can do to be more diverse and inclusive to all. Useful particularly for business owners, fitness instructors, stylists and wellness practitioners. Learn tips on;- How to create environments that feel welcoming and inclusive to all - How to make positive actions to change the narrative of who can be well through your staff, clientele and social media campaigns ABOUT Phil HiltonPhil’s first job in consumer magazines was deputy editor of FHM – a position he landed partly because his flatmate was the outgoing deputy editor of FHM. This run of nepotism and luck took him to the editorship of Men’s Health in its early days as a UK launch. He went on to edit a few men’s magazines he doesn’t talk about much anymore before helping start free publications Shortlist and Stylist. He has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Easton-Ellis and David Lynch among others – none of them remember him now.Addicted to all forms of exercise, Phil is usually jogging, kickboxing, lifting weights or doing HIIT just at the very moment you need him for something urgent. Above all, he likes watching TV with his wife and grown-up kids while drinking beer and eating proper economy snacks that have neither been locally sourced nor hand-crafted.ManatomyManatomy is a place where well-known men* talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm, awkward, human family.*and women – everyone is welcome.ABOUT Ryan LanjiRyan Lanji is a cultural producer and public personality. His beliefs of raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity, and causing opportunity have made him a natural leader and an active public figure in the LGBTQIA community. He is regularly booked as a personality and ambassador for brands (including Nike, Browns Fashion, Ellesse, Footlocker and more) hosting talks, curating events and exhibitions highlighting and amplifying the voices in the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. Ryan is the winning Champion of Netflix's 'The Big Flower Fight' released in 2020 and will be hosting the new BBC THREE series 'The Big Proud Party Agency' shooting later this year. He has recently founded NDYglobal, a collective that transforms queer club nights into fitness classes in premium gym spaces. He believes in nourishing the queer community and giving them unapologetic access to fitness that is gender inclusive, queer and affordable. ABOUT Tyler Williams GreenTyler Williams Green set up the Outrunners 6 years ago after noticing runners across Hackney saying that they wanted to feel more connected within the local Hackney community which they live in.From his years of working with young people across London, Tyler noticed that there was a serious lack of good access to opportunities for the amazing young people of Hackney and London. With this in mind, Tyler pivoted the running club to facilitate three youth programs connecting its runners with young people.● Outrunners youth which has four youth running clubs across Hackney● Run your career which is now the largest career event for young people aged 8-18 across Hackney and partners with brands such as Facebook, Lacoste and Birch● Outrunners youth mentoring programme which matches young people who are finding the last year of primary school challenging with a mentor to support them with the transition into secondary schoolAnd this spring, a new adult running club which has the aim of getting adults who are inactive, active! The new adult running club is also designed for women of colour.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Thursday, 14 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Actress, writer and comic artist Jessie Cave chats love, grief, sisterhood and her new novel, Sunset, with Pandora Sykes.Join us for this open and funny conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes as they talk about the power of creativity to help deal with the anxieties of modern life. Jessie will be selling and signing copies of Sunset at the end of the evening and a free copy of the book will be up for grabs for the first 10 people in the room. ABOUT Jessie CaveJessie Cave is a talented actress, writer and illustrator who is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She is also a brilliant stand-up comedian and illustrator who is known for her open, funny and truthful accounts of real life, love, loss and everything in between. Jessie’s podcast series with her sister Bebe, We Can’t Talk About That Right Now, was a breakout hit in 2020 and her highly anticipated first novel, Sunset made The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller list and has sold to widespread critical acclaim. ABOUT Pandora SykesPandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, she focuses on popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, she was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, her debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Spending most of her time making podcasts, Pandora was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and she is the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She has also produced an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Friday, 15 October 01:00 pm

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Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety.Tortoise x Fora What will be covered?Sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, cycling within the programme, covering the benefits of being sober, organising and decluttering, the sexual revolution and men's mental health as well as workshops involving breathing methods and CBD to name a few…What’s so funny about anxiety? In conversation with Georgia Pritchett It’s often said that laughter is the best therapy. But when anxiety hits, it just isn’t as easy as all that to look on the funny side.Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety. If the book is anything to go by, we may also talk about hamsters, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices and Jimmy Osman.ABOUT Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett is multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer, who has five Emmys, five Writers Guild awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Producer's Guild award. She is also no stranger to anxiety.Her book, MY MESS IS A BIT OF A LIFE: Adventures in Anxiety, is an invaluable field guide for anyone who struggles to contain their worries. Why bother writing them down? When you feel like you’re losing your mind, how do you even begin to talk about it? How do you discover what makes everything worse, and find the things that make it better? A copy of Georgia's book will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

An evening of story sharing through art: this is a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past.The Fandangoe Kid (Annie Nicholson) is a London-based print artist who makes characteristically colourful, large-scale, boldhearted, narrative driven pieces for the public realm. She seeks to smash taboos and start real conversations around complex subject matters such as mental health, loss, trauma release and gender constructs. Join Annie for a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past year and beyond and make some artwork in response. The workshop focuses on the process as opposed to the outcome, taking away your own graphic narrative pieces with you. The workshop caters for up to 20 people and seeks to create a safe, nurturing space where anyone is welcome.ABOUT The Fandangoe KidThe Fandangoe Kid is a London-based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Annie Nicholson seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs. The artist has created work for a wide range of purposes, for example her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.During the first lockdown, The Fandangoe Kid redesigned nurse’s scrubs for Marie Curie x NHS London, working with a palliative care nurse via Zoom to develop the uniform, celebrating International Year of the Nurse. The artist’s work was shot for a feature about grief and mental health for Channel 4, looking at the importance of her practice in the pandemic. The Fandangoe Kid also works in film, screening her first short, Into Your Light, directed alongside Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss.For summer 2021, Annie launched The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van for mental health. The project has since been commissioned by Tate, South London Gallery, Design Museum and many other institutions to deliver ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis. Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief. She currently runs a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, called The Grief Mixtape, following on from her book Tender Hearted Bold Moves, published by Rough Trade Books. She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner-city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with  Anna Jones (Online)

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with Anna Jones (Online)

Award-winning cook and food writer Anna Jones brings the kitchen to life at Fora with a live food demo.Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking, and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Anna is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.Join us for this hour-long cookalong hosted by Mother Tongue founder and food trends consultant, Gurdeep Loyal. You’ll learn how to put vegetables at the centre of your table, how to create delicious, stylish, and sustainable food. Hear about inventive processes for layering textures and adding flavour, as well as top tips for cooking quicker and wasting less. Above all else, Anna will teach you how to enjoy the creative process of cooking.A signed copy of Anna's book, One, will be up for grabs for the first 5 guests in the room.If you can't attend the event in person, watch online and cook along! List of ingredients needed is below:SERVES 2FOR THE FLATBREADS- 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- 100ml plain yoghurt of your choice, plus extra to serveFOR THE FILLING- olive oil- 1 small or 1/2 a medium red onion, thinly sliced- 250g piece of butternut squash, grated- 1 teaspoon ras el hanout- 50g pistachios, shelled- a small bunch of coriander- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses, plus extra for drizzling- 50g feta or vegan feta-style cheese- a pinch of urfa chilli flakes/ pul biber (optional)- the seeds of 1/2 a pomegranateABOUT Anna JonesAnna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and André Simon awards.Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.She lives in Hackney, East London, with her husband and young son.ABOUT Gurdeep LoyalGurdeep Loyal is a Food Writer and Consultant who built his career at Innocent Drinks, Harrods Food Halls & Restaurants, and most recently as Head of Trends for Marks & Spencer Food. He is also curator of the online platform MotherTongueTV.com which celebrates food stories of migration, race and culinary identity. He has a monthly column in Olive Magazine and his first cookbook ‘Mother Tongue – Flavours of a Second Generation’ is set for release in 2023.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Tuesday, 19 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Dr Alex George talks mental health, dealing with loss, his time in A&E during the pandemic and more with Shareefa JIt’s good to talk! Join us for an uplifting conversation with one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George. He’ll be talking to presenter and mental health advocate, Shareefa J about his mental health journey, dealing with loss and his passion to help people live healthier and happier lives both in mind and body.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children and share simple and accessible wellness tips.A signed copy of Alex's book, Live Well Every Day, will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ABOUT Dr Alex GeorgeDr Alex is an A&E & TV Doctor and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. He is also the author of Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, Live Well Every Day, and presents for ITV's Lorraine.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. With over 1.9M followers on Instagram alone, Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children, and also shares simple and accessible tips for living a healthier and happy life, both in mind and body. Most recently, Alex launched his own self-care business, Prescrib'd, which was born out of his own love of a bath bomb after a long shift in A&E. The company launched with bath bombs and has plenty of new products coming soon.ABOUT Shareefa JShareefa J is a London based presenter and plus-size model with a background in musical theatre, she is at the forefront of promoting equality and mental health awareness. She uses her platform to discuss many topics including Black Lives Matter, LQBTQIA+ topics, plant- based eco-friendly living, fitness, adult ADHD, women’s health and eating disorders. Shareefa is an ambassador for the UK based mental health charity CALM and works closely with them to help raise awareness and destigmatise the conversation around suicide. In 2017 she began pursuing a career in presenting in and has since presented for Fane productions, Nude by Nature, Boohoo, Simply B and more! She’s also had publications with MTV, BBC 5 Live, Cosmopolitan, The Sun and the list goes on. It’s safe to say she has an exciting journey ahead she continues to develop her skills as a budding new presenter.In 2019 Shareefa returned from working and living in Australia where she dominated the plus-size fashion industry and was voted number one top model in Australia to know by In Style magazine 2019. Since then, she's continued to work internationally. Shareefa previously ran an organisation called @shine4diversity in which she created short documentaries and photographic campaigns to highlight the importance of racial inclusion within advertising, her last campaign in 2019 featured in Buzzfeed. Although her efforts for social change are prominent, she has a light-hearted approach and always finds a way to make her audience smile with her bubbly and warm persona. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Unblock, unlock & unleash. ``Scott talks with Michelle Morgan, an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses.A small number of tickets are available to join the event in person at our Fora -Borough Site (Fora - Borough, 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB)Doors open at 6pm for an in person presence. Please note that we will close doors at 6.25pm.About the event:About Boom! Time:2021 is a time for us to shape the future we want to see. And, we need to be inspired more than ever to Unblock, Unlock and Unleash our thinking and impact. We’re also tired, frustrated and short on time. So, each month, Boom! Time will be 60 minutes of cultural stimulation and creative inspiration all wrapped up for you to indulge yourself in time well spent. It’s time to make your future happen. It’s time to create the impact you want to see. It’s time to be inspired and excited again. This series is for the future makers by the future makers. Conversations with people who are fundamentally creating the future of their sectors and industries using the powerful Boom! Operating System of Unblock, Unlock, Unleash. Michelle will be interviewed by Scott Morrison, founder of the Boom! ABOUT Michelle Morgan, PJOYsMichelle Morgan is an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses, winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Queens Award for Innovation, Lloyds Business awards and most recently invited to join the Society of Leadership Fellows at Windsor Castle. Michelle came up with the idea for Pjoys after experiencing first hand what it’s like to mentally burn out and sink into anxiety and depression. During her recovery, the pyjamas that had held her back became her inspiration. A chance to positively help people and remove the stigma around mental health.Michelle is an Ambassador of MHFA England and speaks regularly about her entrepreneurial journey, her burnout and starting-up again with Pjoys.MORE ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON 'the Boom'Scott has a unique set of experiences working in, on or on the Board of some of the world’s most recognised brands including Saatchi and Saatchi, Wieden and Kennedy, Nike, Levi’s, Xbox, Activision and Diesel. He is now the founder of the Boom! the Boom! is in the business of impact. We Unblock, Unlock and Unleash it creatively, commercially and culturally in people, teams and businesses. Globally. *In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.** Please note this event is being live streamed and recorded. In attending this event you give your permission to be included in both the live streaming and recording.

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Why does happiness rest in sleep? How do we get better quality sleep? In conversation with Jo Webber, Pukka Herbs, Head of Herbal Education.Jo Webber is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, and is passionate about helping people get better sleep. It’s the single easiest (and free!) thing we can all do to increase our health and happiness. The science and knowledge of sleep is constantly shifting, and Jo will cover some of the latest research. Science supports that there does not seem to be one major organ in the body, or process within the brain, that isn't optimally enhanced by sleep; or detrimentally impaired when we don't get enough, leading to symptoms such as memory issues and brain fog, anxiety or mood changes, a weakened immune system and an increased desire for sugary foods and caffeine. However, most of us are getting around an hour less sleep a day compared with our grandparents which adds up to a full month of less sleep each year! Agenda and learning outcome:Jo will outline a clear 7-day ‘Sleep with ease’ programme with simple achievable steps to get more restorative sleep and support your internal body clock (the circadian rhythm). Are you a night owl, struggling to switch off and get to sleep? Or a lark, often waking a little bit too early and unable to get back to sleep? Or perhaps you are the ‘sleeping beauty’ type who actually gets too much sleep and wake feeling groggy headed and lethargic?Jo will share Ayurveda’s fascinating insights on how we are all different when it comes to our individual sleep needs. Hence the diet, herb and lifestyle advice is also different for each person. She’ll cover some of Pukka’s favourite traditional herbs to support restorative sleep, and guide you through a soothing Ayurvedic foot massage that has helped hundreds of her clients get better sleep.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Thursday, 21 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Let's disco! Join Frame for 45-minutes of cardio dance class done the fun way!Get your blood pumping with 45-minutes of cardio done the fun way. Mix easy choreography with a playlist full of DISCO CLASSICS for an addictive workout that will leave you buzzing! We'll even have a glitter artist to add some sparkle before you dance the night away...FOR THE MINDDancing is the ultimate mood booster! It increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin which studies have shown can help reduce stress and ease anxiety. That sometimes tricky choreography might just be keeping our brain young and agile!FOR THE BODYDance Cardio is a full-body workout that targets every muscle group. Moving in a large range of motion targets small and large muscle groups. Great for strengthening your heart and lungs while getting blood pumping around the body. Targetting arms, core, glutes and legs.ABOUT Lydia JervisWhat makes your class awesome?My classes are all about letting go and having the most fun possible! Don’t worry if you’re feeling short of energy, I will pick you up and promise you will leave the room feeling amazing. What was your journey to becoming an instructor? I trained as a professional dancer so have always been active but started to take fitness more seriously during lockdown. I got really into home workouts and calisthenics, so decided to train as an instructor, and I am so happy I did.What is your signature move / style? Strength related – Pistol squats! It took me a while to get there but I love banging them out on leg day and people are usually impressed! Dance related – I love a good hair flip.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

Sunday, 10 October 11:00 am

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

We invite you to join us in The Big Sit and inspire one another in making use of public and private spaces for practicing mindfulness.Let's sit and meditate together! These 45-60 minute sessions are open to anyone, and will be led and guided by an experienced mindfulness/meditation teacher. Practices will usually begin with mindful movements or walking, followed by a guided meditation.Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring your own yoga mat/large towel, cushion, and drinking water. You're encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up your space.ABOUT The Big Sit The Big Sit are a community of venue partners, instructors, and practitioners who embrace mindful awareness as a lifelong practice, and together develop “healthy cities".The Big Sit aims to activate people’s innate capacity for stillness and calm in the midst of urban chaos, inspire people to make use of public and social spaces to practice mindfulness, and support them in the development of crucial life skills for personal and professional advancement.ABOUT Clare InksterClare has a background in consumer insight with an increasing focus on applying knowledge of human behaviour to help improve the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and cities. Already a trained yoga teacher, Clare is in the process of obtaining a masters in applied positive psychology and has recently completed a mindfulness teacher training programme. She volunteers with Action for Happiness in the UK and supports a meditation business called Yinshi, which provides workplace pods to make meditation easier. She’s fascinated by ‘Mind science’ and building community, and dreams of drinking tea with the Dalai Lama.ABOUT Kalias Moorthy Kailas has meditated since the beginning of 2016.He is not sure if this daily practice has made him a better man. But he has noticed that generally, he’s less concerned when things don’t go to plan. ⁠He still gets annoyed at failure and strives to reverse that outcome, but thanks to meditation, he’s more aware of what is in his control and what is not. For the problems over which he has no control, for these:⁠ he doesn’t worry as much.As an Architect and WELL Accredited Professional, Kailas leads DP Architect’s Global Wellbeing drive from his London Studio. Over 20 years in the construction industry, spanning North America, Europe and Asia, has afforded him a wide range of experience in many sectors and scales of projects; through them all, he strives to bring a considered process-driven and human-centric approach to design. This includes the ambition to imbed a contemplative quality to the spaces, places and journeys he creates.His interests outside architecture include writing and trying to stay healthy through sport and wellbeing practices such as yoga. Lockdown in London has allowed him to master the headstand, finally.Join him on Instagram to follow explorations on how design might influence wellbeing, sharing tips on staying healthy and designing healthy spaces to nudge us in the right direction...ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Monday, 11 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Distractions. Decision fatigue. Procrastination. In this Philosophy at Work talk, we discuss why it's happening and how to clear your head.We will, on average, be interrupted every six to twelve minutes with notifications, shoulder taps and calls. But these interruptions are not the only things we need to learn to switch off from for the sake of our own wellbeing and productivity. In this session, we’ll introduce how common ‘thinking traps’ like decision fatigue and procrastination can also steal your focus, and we’ll show you how to avoid being distracted by them in the first place. You’ll leave with some meaningful exercises you can do yourself and with your team whenever you hit a block. If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve said to yourself ‘My brain just isn’t working anymore!’ - this one’s for you. ABOUT Philosopy at Work Philosophy at Work are a collective of philosophers, academics, thinkers and authors who help teams develop the mindsets and behaviors of great thinkers through workshops on key ‘Thinking Skills', signature ‘Thinking Labs’, and keynote talks. They’ve worked with the likes of Sony Music, Deloitte and Sky and specialise in translating the benefits of philosophers/philosophy into practical insights that make a real difference for personal and team development. This session will be led by philosopher and founder of Philosophy at Work - Dr Brennan Jacoby. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore:  Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Tuesday, 12 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90-minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90 minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Yin Yoga is a great way to reset your body and mind, alongside the additional sound experience you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.Sound is a beautiful and transformational medicine that offers a direct pathway back to the body.We will be using vibrations as a guide to drop into the body and feel our way into a deep meditation. Set to a soundscape of peaceful tones- expect gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, bells and soaring sounds. You will also be offered an optional head and neck massage to heighten your sound experience and set you up for deep relaxation. A full body and mind experience.No prior experience necessary. What do you need?We advise you have a mat/towel on hand as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.ABOUT Jill Jill is a compassionate, down-to-earth yoga teacher specialising in Yin. She began practice in 2006 as a way to ease stress and this developed into an integral part of her well-being and way of life. Teaching since 2017 in London studios, Jill also works with Mind UK, St Pancras Community Association, BlindAid, St Mungo’s, Solace Women’s Aid and Fierce Calm. Known for her gentle and encouraging approach, with a commitment to making yoga accessible for everyone. Jill offers guidance with a strong emphasis on awareness of breath and attention to functional movement for balance in body and mind. As well as teaching, Jill manages the London Choir With No Name, which is a choir for people affected by homelessness and volunteers at the North London YMCA. She believes it's essential to rest, connect with nature and community in downtime, loving a roam around North London's green spaces and visiting her family in Ireland; climbing mountains, swimming in the sea and drinking lots of tea!ABOUT MollyMolly is a yoga & meditation teacher, and sound healer, living and working in London. With a deep love of ritual and creating magical moments, Molly’s classes are soulful, playful and creative, exploring the union of body, mind and breath by guiding awareness deeper within. Drawing from her curiosity of the traditional energetic and elemental systems inspired by her study with teachers Shiva Rae, Tara Judelle, Talia Sutra and Meghan Currie, alongside her lifelong exploration into music, sound and vibrational healing, expect beauty, nourishment and lots of blissful tones.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

Wednesday, 13 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

An expert panel delves into the power of the wellness community - on and offline - and how best to harness your energy.Jools Walker - aka LadyVelo - is best selling author (Back in the Frame - Little Brown), podcaster and cycling community builder. Jools has worked within the bike industry for over a decade, with the aim of widening participation and increasing diversity in cycling for marginalised and under-represented groups. Join us for a positive and insightful conversation on the power of wellness community for mind, body and soul. Jools will be joined by Manatomy’s co-host and former editor of Men’s Health magazine Phil Hilton, Not Dead Yet and Netflix’s Ryan Lanji and youth practitioner and founder of The Outrunners charity, Tyler Williams Green. Hear from our panel about their experiences of setting up wellness communities and thoughts on what positive changes the wellness community can do to be more diverse and inclusive to all. Useful particularly for business owners, fitness instructors, stylists and wellness practitioners. Learn tips on;- How to create environments that feel welcoming and inclusive to all - How to make positive actions to change the narrative of who can be well through your staff, clientele and social media campaigns ABOUT Phil HiltonPhil’s first job in consumer magazines was deputy editor of FHM – a position he landed partly because his flatmate was the outgoing deputy editor of FHM. This run of nepotism and luck took him to the editorship of Men’s Health in its early days as a UK launch. He went on to edit a few men’s magazines he doesn’t talk about much anymore before helping start free publications Shortlist and Stylist. He has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Easton-Ellis and David Lynch among others – none of them remember him now.Addicted to all forms of exercise, Phil is usually jogging, kickboxing, lifting weights or doing HIIT just at the very moment you need him for something urgent. Above all, he likes watching TV with his wife and grown-up kids while drinking beer and eating proper economy snacks that have neither been locally sourced nor hand-crafted.ManatomyManatomy is a place where well-known men* talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm, awkward, human family.*and women – everyone is welcome.ABOUT Ryan LanjiRyan Lanji is a cultural producer and public personality. His beliefs of raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity, and causing opportunity have made him a natural leader and an active public figure in the LGBTQIA community. He is regularly booked as a personality and ambassador for brands (including Nike, Browns Fashion, Ellesse, Footlocker and more) hosting talks, curating events and exhibitions highlighting and amplifying the voices in the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. Ryan is the winning Champion of Netflix's 'The Big Flower Fight' released in 2020 and will be hosting the new BBC THREE series 'The Big Proud Party Agency' shooting later this year. He has recently founded NDYglobal, a collective that transforms queer club nights into fitness classes in premium gym spaces. He believes in nourishing the queer community and giving them unapologetic access to fitness that is gender inclusive, queer and affordable. ABOUT Tyler Williams GreenTyler Williams Green set up the Outrunners 6 years ago after noticing runners across Hackney saying that they wanted to feel more connected within the local Hackney community which they live in.From his years of working with young people across London, Tyler noticed that there was a serious lack of good access to opportunities for the amazing young people of Hackney and London. With this in mind, Tyler pivoted the running club to facilitate three youth programs connecting its runners with young people.● Outrunners youth which has four youth running clubs across Hackney● Run your career which is now the largest career event for young people aged 8-18 across Hackney and partners with brands such as Facebook, Lacoste and Birch● Outrunners youth mentoring programme which matches young people who are finding the last year of primary school challenging with a mentor to support them with the transition into secondary schoolAnd this spring, a new adult running club which has the aim of getting adults who are inactive, active! The new adult running club is also designed for women of colour.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Thursday, 14 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Actress, writer and comic artist Jessie Cave chats love, grief, sisterhood and her new novel, Sunset, with Pandora Sykes.Join us for this open and funny conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes as they talk about the power of creativity to help deal with the anxieties of modern life. Jessie will be selling and signing copies of Sunset at the end of the evening and a free copy of the book will be up for grabs for the first 10 people in the room. ABOUT Jessie CaveJessie Cave is a talented actress, writer and illustrator who is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She is also a brilliant stand-up comedian and illustrator who is known for her open, funny and truthful accounts of real life, love, loss and everything in between. Jessie’s podcast series with her sister Bebe, We Can’t Talk About That Right Now, was a breakout hit in 2020 and her highly anticipated first novel, Sunset made The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller list and has sold to widespread critical acclaim. ABOUT Pandora SykesPandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, she focuses on popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, she was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, her debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Spending most of her time making podcasts, Pandora was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and she is the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She has also produced an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Friday, 15 October 01:00 pm

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Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety.Tortoise x Fora What will be covered?Sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, cycling within the programme, covering the benefits of being sober, organising and decluttering, the sexual revolution and men's mental health as well as workshops involving breathing methods and CBD to name a few…What’s so funny about anxiety? In conversation with Georgia Pritchett It’s often said that laughter is the best therapy. But when anxiety hits, it just isn’t as easy as all that to look on the funny side.Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety. If the book is anything to go by, we may also talk about hamsters, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices and Jimmy Osman.ABOUT Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett is multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer, who has five Emmys, five Writers Guild awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Producer's Guild award. She is also no stranger to anxiety.Her book, MY MESS IS A BIT OF A LIFE: Adventures in Anxiety, is an invaluable field guide for anyone who struggles to contain their worries. Why bother writing them down? When you feel like you’re losing your mind, how do you even begin to talk about it? How do you discover what makes everything worse, and find the things that make it better? A copy of Georgia's book will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

An evening of story sharing through art: this is a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past.The Fandangoe Kid (Annie Nicholson) is a London-based print artist who makes characteristically colourful, large-scale, boldhearted, narrative driven pieces for the public realm. She seeks to smash taboos and start real conversations around complex subject matters such as mental health, loss, trauma release and gender constructs. Join Annie for a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past year and beyond and make some artwork in response. The workshop focuses on the process as opposed to the outcome, taking away your own graphic narrative pieces with you. The workshop caters for up to 20 people and seeks to create a safe, nurturing space where anyone is welcome.ABOUT The Fandangoe KidThe Fandangoe Kid is a London-based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Annie Nicholson seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs. The artist has created work for a wide range of purposes, for example her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.During the first lockdown, The Fandangoe Kid redesigned nurse’s scrubs for Marie Curie x NHS London, working with a palliative care nurse via Zoom to develop the uniform, celebrating International Year of the Nurse. The artist’s work was shot for a feature about grief and mental health for Channel 4, looking at the importance of her practice in the pandemic. The Fandangoe Kid also works in film, screening her first short, Into Your Light, directed alongside Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss.For summer 2021, Annie launched The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van for mental health. The project has since been commissioned by Tate, South London Gallery, Design Museum and many other institutions to deliver ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis. Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief. She currently runs a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, called The Grief Mixtape, following on from her book Tender Hearted Bold Moves, published by Rough Trade Books. She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner-city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with  Anna Jones (Online)

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with Anna Jones (Online)

Award-winning cook and food writer Anna Jones brings the kitchen to life at Fora with a live food demo.Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking, and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Anna is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.Join us for this hour-long cookalong hosted by Mother Tongue founder and food trends consultant, Gurdeep Loyal. You’ll learn how to put vegetables at the centre of your table, how to create delicious, stylish, and sustainable food. Hear about inventive processes for layering textures and adding flavour, as well as top tips for cooking quicker and wasting less. Above all else, Anna will teach you how to enjoy the creative process of cooking.A signed copy of Anna's book, One, will be up for grabs for the first 5 guests in the room.If you can't attend the event in person, watch online and cook along! List of ingredients needed is below:SERVES 2FOR THE FLATBREADS- 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- 100ml plain yoghurt of your choice, plus extra to serveFOR THE FILLING- olive oil- 1 small or 1/2 a medium red onion, thinly sliced- 250g piece of butternut squash, grated- 1 teaspoon ras el hanout- 50g pistachios, shelled- a small bunch of coriander- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses, plus extra for drizzling- 50g feta or vegan feta-style cheese- a pinch of urfa chilli flakes/ pul biber (optional)- the seeds of 1/2 a pomegranateABOUT Anna JonesAnna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and André Simon awards.Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.She lives in Hackney, East London, with her husband and young son.ABOUT Gurdeep LoyalGurdeep Loyal is a Food Writer and Consultant who built his career at Innocent Drinks, Harrods Food Halls & Restaurants, and most recently as Head of Trends for Marks & Spencer Food. He is also curator of the online platform MotherTongueTV.com which celebrates food stories of migration, race and culinary identity. He has a monthly column in Olive Magazine and his first cookbook ‘Mother Tongue – Flavours of a Second Generation’ is set for release in 2023.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Tuesday, 19 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Dr Alex George talks mental health, dealing with loss, his time in A&E during the pandemic and more with Shareefa JIt’s good to talk! Join us for an uplifting conversation with one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George. He’ll be talking to presenter and mental health advocate, Shareefa J about his mental health journey, dealing with loss and his passion to help people live healthier and happier lives both in mind and body.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children and share simple and accessible wellness tips.A signed copy of Alex's book, Live Well Every Day, will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ABOUT Dr Alex GeorgeDr Alex is an A&E & TV Doctor and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. He is also the author of Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, Live Well Every Day, and presents for ITV's Lorraine.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. With over 1.9M followers on Instagram alone, Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children, and also shares simple and accessible tips for living a healthier and happy life, both in mind and body. Most recently, Alex launched his own self-care business, Prescrib'd, which was born out of his own love of a bath bomb after a long shift in A&E. The company launched with bath bombs and has plenty of new products coming soon.ABOUT Shareefa JShareefa J is a London based presenter and plus-size model with a background in musical theatre, she is at the forefront of promoting equality and mental health awareness. She uses her platform to discuss many topics including Black Lives Matter, LQBTQIA+ topics, plant- based eco-friendly living, fitness, adult ADHD, women’s health and eating disorders. Shareefa is an ambassador for the UK based mental health charity CALM and works closely with them to help raise awareness and destigmatise the conversation around suicide. In 2017 she began pursuing a career in presenting in and has since presented for Fane productions, Nude by Nature, Boohoo, Simply B and more! She’s also had publications with MTV, BBC 5 Live, Cosmopolitan, The Sun and the list goes on. It’s safe to say she has an exciting journey ahead she continues to develop her skills as a budding new presenter.In 2019 Shareefa returned from working and living in Australia where she dominated the plus-size fashion industry and was voted number one top model in Australia to know by In Style magazine 2019. Since then, she's continued to work internationally. Shareefa previously ran an organisation called @shine4diversity in which she created short documentaries and photographic campaigns to highlight the importance of racial inclusion within advertising, her last campaign in 2019 featured in Buzzfeed. Although her efforts for social change are prominent, she has a light-hearted approach and always finds a way to make her audience smile with her bubbly and warm persona. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Unblock, unlock & unleash. ``Scott talks with Michelle Morgan, an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses.A small number of tickets are available to join the event in person at our Fora -Borough Site (Fora - Borough, 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB)Doors open at 6pm for an in person presence. Please note that we will close doors at 6.25pm.About the event:About Boom! Time:2021 is a time for us to shape the future we want to see. And, we need to be inspired more than ever to Unblock, Unlock and Unleash our thinking and impact. We’re also tired, frustrated and short on time. So, each month, Boom! Time will be 60 minutes of cultural stimulation and creative inspiration all wrapped up for you to indulge yourself in time well spent. It’s time to make your future happen. It’s time to create the impact you want to see. It’s time to be inspired and excited again. This series is for the future makers by the future makers. Conversations with people who are fundamentally creating the future of their sectors and industries using the powerful Boom! Operating System of Unblock, Unlock, Unleash. Michelle will be interviewed by Scott Morrison, founder of the Boom! ABOUT Michelle Morgan, PJOYsMichelle Morgan is an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses, winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Queens Award for Innovation, Lloyds Business awards and most recently invited to join the Society of Leadership Fellows at Windsor Castle. Michelle came up with the idea for Pjoys after experiencing first hand what it’s like to mentally burn out and sink into anxiety and depression. During her recovery, the pyjamas that had held her back became her inspiration. A chance to positively help people and remove the stigma around mental health.Michelle is an Ambassador of MHFA England and speaks regularly about her entrepreneurial journey, her burnout and starting-up again with Pjoys.MORE ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON 'the Boom'Scott has a unique set of experiences working in, on or on the Board of some of the world’s most recognised brands including Saatchi and Saatchi, Wieden and Kennedy, Nike, Levi’s, Xbox, Activision and Diesel. He is now the founder of the Boom! the Boom! is in the business of impact. We Unblock, Unlock and Unleash it creatively, commercially and culturally in people, teams and businesses. Globally. *In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.** Please note this event is being live streamed and recorded. In attending this event you give your permission to be included in both the live streaming and recording.

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Why does happiness rest in sleep? How do we get better quality sleep? In conversation with Jo Webber, Pukka Herbs, Head of Herbal Education.Jo Webber is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, and is passionate about helping people get better sleep. It’s the single easiest (and free!) thing we can all do to increase our health and happiness. The science and knowledge of sleep is constantly shifting, and Jo will cover some of the latest research. Science supports that there does not seem to be one major organ in the body, or process within the brain, that isn't optimally enhanced by sleep; or detrimentally impaired when we don't get enough, leading to symptoms such as memory issues and brain fog, anxiety or mood changes, a weakened immune system and an increased desire for sugary foods and caffeine. However, most of us are getting around an hour less sleep a day compared with our grandparents which adds up to a full month of less sleep each year! Agenda and learning outcome:Jo will outline a clear 7-day ‘Sleep with ease’ programme with simple achievable steps to get more restorative sleep and support your internal body clock (the circadian rhythm). Are you a night owl, struggling to switch off and get to sleep? Or a lark, often waking a little bit too early and unable to get back to sleep? Or perhaps you are the ‘sleeping beauty’ type who actually gets too much sleep and wake feeling groggy headed and lethargic?Jo will share Ayurveda’s fascinating insights on how we are all different when it comes to our individual sleep needs. Hence the diet, herb and lifestyle advice is also different for each person. She’ll cover some of Pukka’s favourite traditional herbs to support restorative sleep, and guide you through a soothing Ayurvedic foot massage that has helped hundreds of her clients get better sleep.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Thursday, 21 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Let's disco! Join Frame for 45-minutes of cardio dance class done the fun way!Get your blood pumping with 45-minutes of cardio done the fun way. Mix easy choreography with a playlist full of DISCO CLASSICS for an addictive workout that will leave you buzzing! We'll even have a glitter artist to add some sparkle before you dance the night away...FOR THE MINDDancing is the ultimate mood booster! It increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin which studies have shown can help reduce stress and ease anxiety. That sometimes tricky choreography might just be keeping our brain young and agile!FOR THE BODYDance Cardio is a full-body workout that targets every muscle group. Moving in a large range of motion targets small and large muscle groups. Great for strengthening your heart and lungs while getting blood pumping around the body. Targetting arms, core, glutes and legs.ABOUT Lydia JervisWhat makes your class awesome?My classes are all about letting go and having the most fun possible! Don’t worry if you’re feeling short of energy, I will pick you up and promise you will leave the room feeling amazing. What was your journey to becoming an instructor? I trained as a professional dancer so have always been active but started to take fitness more seriously during lockdown. I got really into home workouts and calisthenics, so decided to train as an instructor, and I am so happy I did.What is your signature move / style? Strength related – Pistol squats! It took me a while to get there but I love banging them out on leg day and people are usually impressed! Dance related – I love a good hair flip.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

Sunday, 10 October 11:00 am

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

We invite you to join us in The Big Sit and inspire one another in making use of public and private spaces for practicing mindfulness.Let's sit and meditate together! These 45-60 minute sessions are open to anyone, and will be led and guided by an experienced mindfulness/meditation teacher. Practices will usually begin with mindful movements or walking, followed by a guided meditation.Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring your own yoga mat/large towel, cushion, and drinking water. You're encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up your space.ABOUT The Big Sit The Big Sit are a community of venue partners, instructors, and practitioners who embrace mindful awareness as a lifelong practice, and together develop “healthy cities".The Big Sit aims to activate people’s innate capacity for stillness and calm in the midst of urban chaos, inspire people to make use of public and social spaces to practice mindfulness, and support them in the development of crucial life skills for personal and professional advancement.ABOUT Clare InksterClare has a background in consumer insight with an increasing focus on applying knowledge of human behaviour to help improve the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and cities. Already a trained yoga teacher, Clare is in the process of obtaining a masters in applied positive psychology and has recently completed a mindfulness teacher training programme. She volunteers with Action for Happiness in the UK and supports a meditation business called Yinshi, which provides workplace pods to make meditation easier. She’s fascinated by ‘Mind science’ and building community, and dreams of drinking tea with the Dalai Lama.ABOUT Kalias Moorthy Kailas has meditated since the beginning of 2016.He is not sure if this daily practice has made him a better man. But he has noticed that generally, he’s less concerned when things don’t go to plan. ⁠He still gets annoyed at failure and strives to reverse that outcome, but thanks to meditation, he’s more aware of what is in his control and what is not. For the problems over which he has no control, for these:⁠ he doesn’t worry as much.As an Architect and WELL Accredited Professional, Kailas leads DP Architect’s Global Wellbeing drive from his London Studio. Over 20 years in the construction industry, spanning North America, Europe and Asia, has afforded him a wide range of experience in many sectors and scales of projects; through them all, he strives to bring a considered process-driven and human-centric approach to design. This includes the ambition to imbed a contemplative quality to the spaces, places and journeys he creates.His interests outside architecture include writing and trying to stay healthy through sport and wellbeing practices such as yoga. Lockdown in London has allowed him to master the headstand, finally.Join him on Instagram to follow explorations on how design might influence wellbeing, sharing tips on staying healthy and designing healthy spaces to nudge us in the right direction...ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

Sunday, 10 October 11:00 am

Restore: The Big Sit – Group Meditation

We invite you to join us in The Big Sit and inspire one another in making use of public and private spaces for practicing mindfulness.Let's sit and meditate together! These 45-60 minute sessions are open to anyone, and will be led and guided by an experienced mindfulness/meditation teacher. Practices will usually begin with mindful movements or walking, followed by a guided meditation.Please dress in comfortable clothes, and bring your own yoga mat/large towel, cushion, and drinking water. You're encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up your space.ABOUT The Big Sit The Big Sit are a community of venue partners, instructors, and practitioners who embrace mindful awareness as a lifelong practice, and together develop “healthy cities".The Big Sit aims to activate people’s innate capacity for stillness and calm in the midst of urban chaos, inspire people to make use of public and social spaces to practice mindfulness, and support them in the development of crucial life skills for personal and professional advancement.ABOUT Clare InksterClare has a background in consumer insight with an increasing focus on applying knowledge of human behaviour to help improve the wellbeing of individuals, organisations and cities. Already a trained yoga teacher, Clare is in the process of obtaining a masters in applied positive psychology and has recently completed a mindfulness teacher training programme. She volunteers with Action for Happiness in the UK and supports a meditation business called Yinshi, which provides workplace pods to make meditation easier. She’s fascinated by ‘Mind science’ and building community, and dreams of drinking tea with the Dalai Lama.ABOUT Kalias Moorthy Kailas has meditated since the beginning of 2016.He is not sure if this daily practice has made him a better man. But he has noticed that generally, he’s less concerned when things don’t go to plan. ⁠He still gets annoyed at failure and strives to reverse that outcome, but thanks to meditation, he’s more aware of what is in his control and what is not. For the problems over which he has no control, for these:⁠ he doesn’t worry as much.As an Architect and WELL Accredited Professional, Kailas leads DP Architect’s Global Wellbeing drive from his London Studio. Over 20 years in the construction industry, spanning North America, Europe and Asia, has afforded him a wide range of experience in many sectors and scales of projects; through them all, he strives to bring a considered process-driven and human-centric approach to design. This includes the ambition to imbed a contemplative quality to the spaces, places and journeys he creates.His interests outside architecture include writing and trying to stay healthy through sport and wellbeing practices such as yoga. Lockdown in London has allowed him to master the headstand, finally.Join him on Instagram to follow explorations on how design might influence wellbeing, sharing tips on staying healthy and designing healthy spaces to nudge us in the right direction...ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Monday, 11 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Distractions. Decision fatigue. Procrastination. In this Philosophy at Work talk, we discuss why it's happening and how to clear your head.We will, on average, be interrupted every six to twelve minutes with notifications, shoulder taps and calls. But these interruptions are not the only things we need to learn to switch off from for the sake of our own wellbeing and productivity. In this session, we’ll introduce how common ‘thinking traps’ like decision fatigue and procrastination can also steal your focus, and we’ll show you how to avoid being distracted by them in the first place. You’ll leave with some meaningful exercises you can do yourself and with your team whenever you hit a block. If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve said to yourself ‘My brain just isn’t working anymore!’ - this one’s for you. ABOUT Philosopy at Work Philosophy at Work are a collective of philosophers, academics, thinkers and authors who help teams develop the mindsets and behaviors of great thinkers through workshops on key ‘Thinking Skills', signature ‘Thinking Labs’, and keynote talks. They’ve worked with the likes of Sony Music, Deloitte and Sky and specialise in translating the benefits of philosophers/philosophy into practical insights that make a real difference for personal and team development. This session will be led by philosopher and founder of Philosophy at Work - Dr Brennan Jacoby. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Monday, 11 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Philosophy at Work – Find your Focus (Online)

Distractions. Decision fatigue. Procrastination. In this Philosophy at Work talk, we discuss why it's happening and how to clear your head.We will, on average, be interrupted every six to twelve minutes with notifications, shoulder taps and calls. But these interruptions are not the only things we need to learn to switch off from for the sake of our own wellbeing and productivity. In this session, we’ll introduce how common ‘thinking traps’ like decision fatigue and procrastination can also steal your focus, and we’ll show you how to avoid being distracted by them in the first place. You’ll leave with some meaningful exercises you can do yourself and with your team whenever you hit a block. If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve said to yourself ‘My brain just isn’t working anymore!’ - this one’s for you. ABOUT Philosopy at Work Philosophy at Work are a collective of philosophers, academics, thinkers and authors who help teams develop the mindsets and behaviors of great thinkers through workshops on key ‘Thinking Skills', signature ‘Thinking Labs’, and keynote talks. They’ve worked with the likes of Sony Music, Deloitte and Sky and specialise in translating the benefits of philosophers/philosophy into practical insights that make a real difference for personal and team development. This session will be led by philosopher and founder of Philosophy at Work - Dr Brennan Jacoby. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore:  Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Tuesday, 12 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90-minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90 minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Yin Yoga is a great way to reset your body and mind, alongside the additional sound experience you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.Sound is a beautiful and transformational medicine that offers a direct pathway back to the body.We will be using vibrations as a guide to drop into the body and feel our way into a deep meditation. Set to a soundscape of peaceful tones- expect gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, bells and soaring sounds. You will also be offered an optional head and neck massage to heighten your sound experience and set you up for deep relaxation. A full body and mind experience.No prior experience necessary. What do you need?We advise you have a mat/towel on hand as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.ABOUT Jill Jill is a compassionate, down-to-earth yoga teacher specialising in Yin. She began practice in 2006 as a way to ease stress and this developed into an integral part of her well-being and way of life. Teaching since 2017 in London studios, Jill also works with Mind UK, St Pancras Community Association, BlindAid, St Mungo’s, Solace Women’s Aid and Fierce Calm. Known for her gentle and encouraging approach, with a commitment to making yoga accessible for everyone. Jill offers guidance with a strong emphasis on awareness of breath and attention to functional movement for balance in body and mind. As well as teaching, Jill manages the London Choir With No Name, which is a choir for people affected by homelessness and volunteers at the North London YMCA. She believes it's essential to rest, connect with nature and community in downtime, loving a roam around North London's green spaces and visiting her family in Ireland; climbing mountains, swimming in the sea and drinking lots of tea!ABOUT MollyMolly is a yoga & meditation teacher, and sound healer, living and working in London. With a deep love of ritual and creating magical moments, Molly’s classes are soulful, playful and creative, exploring the union of body, mind and breath by guiding awareness deeper within. Drawing from her curiosity of the traditional energetic and elemental systems inspired by her study with teachers Shiva Rae, Tara Judelle, Talia Sutra and Meghan Currie, alongside her lifelong exploration into music, sound and vibrational healing, expect beauty, nourishment and lots of blissful tones.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore:  Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Tuesday, 12 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Massage

Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90-minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Take some time for yourself to reset and recharge with a 90 minute Yin & Sound Bath with Jill and Molly with optional supported massage.Yin Yoga is a great way to reset your body and mind, alongside the additional sound experience you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.Sound is a beautiful and transformational medicine that offers a direct pathway back to the body.We will be using vibrations as a guide to drop into the body and feel our way into a deep meditation. Set to a soundscape of peaceful tones- expect gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, bells and soaring sounds. You will also be offered an optional head and neck massage to heighten your sound experience and set you up for deep relaxation. A full body and mind experience.No prior experience necessary. What do you need?We advise you have a mat/towel on hand as well as a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.ABOUT Jill Jill is a compassionate, down-to-earth yoga teacher specialising in Yin. She began practice in 2006 as a way to ease stress and this developed into an integral part of her well-being and way of life. Teaching since 2017 in London studios, Jill also works with Mind UK, St Pancras Community Association, BlindAid, St Mungo’s, Solace Women’s Aid and Fierce Calm. Known for her gentle and encouraging approach, with a commitment to making yoga accessible for everyone. Jill offers guidance with a strong emphasis on awareness of breath and attention to functional movement for balance in body and mind. As well as teaching, Jill manages the London Choir With No Name, which is a choir for people affected by homelessness and volunteers at the North London YMCA. She believes it's essential to rest, connect with nature and community in downtime, loving a roam around North London's green spaces and visiting her family in Ireland; climbing mountains, swimming in the sea and drinking lots of tea!ABOUT MollyMolly is a yoga & meditation teacher, and sound healer, living and working in London. With a deep love of ritual and creating magical moments, Molly’s classes are soulful, playful and creative, exploring the union of body, mind and breath by guiding awareness deeper within. Drawing from her curiosity of the traditional energetic and elemental systems inspired by her study with teachers Shiva Rae, Tara Judelle, Talia Sutra and Meghan Currie, alongside her lifelong exploration into music, sound and vibrational healing, expect beauty, nourishment and lots of blissful tones.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

Wednesday, 13 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

An expert panel delves into the power of the wellness community - on and offline - and how best to harness your energy.Jools Walker - aka LadyVelo - is best selling author (Back in the Frame - Little Brown), podcaster and cycling community builder. Jools has worked within the bike industry for over a decade, with the aim of widening participation and increasing diversity in cycling for marginalised and under-represented groups. Join us for a positive and insightful conversation on the power of wellness community for mind, body and soul. Jools will be joined by Manatomy’s co-host and former editor of Men’s Health magazine Phil Hilton, Not Dead Yet and Netflix’s Ryan Lanji and youth practitioner and founder of The Outrunners charity, Tyler Williams Green. Hear from our panel about their experiences of setting up wellness communities and thoughts on what positive changes the wellness community can do to be more diverse and inclusive to all. Useful particularly for business owners, fitness instructors, stylists and wellness practitioners. Learn tips on;- How to create environments that feel welcoming and inclusive to all - How to make positive actions to change the narrative of who can be well through your staff, clientele and social media campaigns ABOUT Phil HiltonPhil’s first job in consumer magazines was deputy editor of FHM – a position he landed partly because his flatmate was the outgoing deputy editor of FHM. This run of nepotism and luck took him to the editorship of Men’s Health in its early days as a UK launch. He went on to edit a few men’s magazines he doesn’t talk about much anymore before helping start free publications Shortlist and Stylist. He has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Easton-Ellis and David Lynch among others – none of them remember him now.Addicted to all forms of exercise, Phil is usually jogging, kickboxing, lifting weights or doing HIIT just at the very moment you need him for something urgent. Above all, he likes watching TV with his wife and grown-up kids while drinking beer and eating proper economy snacks that have neither been locally sourced nor hand-crafted.ManatomyManatomy is a place where well-known men* talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm, awkward, human family.*and women – everyone is welcome.ABOUT Ryan LanjiRyan Lanji is a cultural producer and public personality. His beliefs of raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity, and causing opportunity have made him a natural leader and an active public figure in the LGBTQIA community. He is regularly booked as a personality and ambassador for brands (including Nike, Browns Fashion, Ellesse, Footlocker and more) hosting talks, curating events and exhibitions highlighting and amplifying the voices in the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. Ryan is the winning Champion of Netflix's 'The Big Flower Fight' released in 2020 and will be hosting the new BBC THREE series 'The Big Proud Party Agency' shooting later this year. He has recently founded NDYglobal, a collective that transforms queer club nights into fitness classes in premium gym spaces. He believes in nourishing the queer community and giving them unapologetic access to fitness that is gender inclusive, queer and affordable. ABOUT Tyler Williams GreenTyler Williams Green set up the Outrunners 6 years ago after noticing runners across Hackney saying that they wanted to feel more connected within the local Hackney community which they live in.From his years of working with young people across London, Tyler noticed that there was a serious lack of good access to opportunities for the amazing young people of Hackney and London. With this in mind, Tyler pivoted the running club to facilitate three youth programs connecting its runners with young people.● Outrunners youth which has four youth running clubs across Hackney● Run your career which is now the largest career event for young people aged 8-18 across Hackney and partners with brands such as Facebook, Lacoste and Birch● Outrunners youth mentoring programme which matches young people who are finding the last year of primary school challenging with a mentor to support them with the transition into secondary schoolAnd this spring, a new adult running club which has the aim of getting adults who are inactive, active! The new adult running club is also designed for women of colour.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

Wednesday, 13 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: The Power of the Wellness Community (Online)

An expert panel delves into the power of the wellness community - on and offline - and how best to harness your energy.Jools Walker - aka LadyVelo - is best selling author (Back in the Frame - Little Brown), podcaster and cycling community builder. Jools has worked within the bike industry for over a decade, with the aim of widening participation and increasing diversity in cycling for marginalised and under-represented groups. Join us for a positive and insightful conversation on the power of wellness community for mind, body and soul. Jools will be joined by Manatomy’s co-host and former editor of Men’s Health magazine Phil Hilton, Not Dead Yet and Netflix’s Ryan Lanji and youth practitioner and founder of The Outrunners charity, Tyler Williams Green. Hear from our panel about their experiences of setting up wellness communities and thoughts on what positive changes the wellness community can do to be more diverse and inclusive to all. Useful particularly for business owners, fitness instructors, stylists and wellness practitioners. Learn tips on;- How to create environments that feel welcoming and inclusive to all - How to make positive actions to change the narrative of who can be well through your staff, clientele and social media campaigns ABOUT Phil HiltonPhil’s first job in consumer magazines was deputy editor of FHM – a position he landed partly because his flatmate was the outgoing deputy editor of FHM. This run of nepotism and luck took him to the editorship of Men’s Health in its early days as a UK launch. He went on to edit a few men’s magazines he doesn’t talk about much anymore before helping start free publications Shortlist and Stylist. He has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Brett Easton-Ellis and David Lynch among others – none of them remember him now.Addicted to all forms of exercise, Phil is usually jogging, kickboxing, lifting weights or doing HIIT just at the very moment you need him for something urgent. Above all, he likes watching TV with his wife and grown-up kids while drinking beer and eating proper economy snacks that have neither been locally sourced nor hand-crafted.ManatomyManatomy is a place where well-known men* talk honestly about their bodies. It’s not about getting thinner or fitter or putting on muscle – it’s about being funny and honest. We cover secret vanities, bizarre insecurities, muscle, fat, broken bones, damaged pride and the magnetic appeal of cheese. You will laugh, gasp and feel part of a warm, awkward, human family.*and women – everyone is welcome.ABOUT Ryan LanjiRyan Lanji is a cultural producer and public personality. His beliefs of raising awareness and visibility by creating culture, championing creativity, and causing opportunity have made him a natural leader and an active public figure in the LGBTQIA community. He is regularly booked as a personality and ambassador for brands (including Nike, Browns Fashion, Ellesse, Footlocker and more) hosting talks, curating events and exhibitions highlighting and amplifying the voices in the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. Ryan is the winning Champion of Netflix's 'The Big Flower Fight' released in 2020 and will be hosting the new BBC THREE series 'The Big Proud Party Agency' shooting later this year. He has recently founded NDYglobal, a collective that transforms queer club nights into fitness classes in premium gym spaces. He believes in nourishing the queer community and giving them unapologetic access to fitness that is gender inclusive, queer and affordable. ABOUT Tyler Williams GreenTyler Williams Green set up the Outrunners 6 years ago after noticing runners across Hackney saying that they wanted to feel more connected within the local Hackney community which they live in.From his years of working with young people across London, Tyler noticed that there was a serious lack of good access to opportunities for the amazing young people of Hackney and London. With this in mind, Tyler pivoted the running club to facilitate three youth programs connecting its runners with young people.● Outrunners youth which has four youth running clubs across Hackney● Run your career which is now the largest career event for young people aged 8-18 across Hackney and partners with brands such as Facebook, Lacoste and Birch● Outrunners youth mentoring programme which matches young people who are finding the last year of primary school challenging with a mentor to support them with the transition into secondary schoolAnd this spring, a new adult running club which has the aim of getting adults who are inactive, active! The new adult running club is also designed for women of colour.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Thursday, 14 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Actress, writer and comic artist Jessie Cave chats love, grief, sisterhood and her new novel, Sunset, with Pandora Sykes.Join us for this open and funny conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes as they talk about the power of creativity to help deal with the anxieties of modern life. Jessie will be selling and signing copies of Sunset at the end of the evening and a free copy of the book will be up for grabs for the first 10 people in the room. ABOUT Jessie CaveJessie Cave is a talented actress, writer and illustrator who is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She is also a brilliant stand-up comedian and illustrator who is known for her open, funny and truthful accounts of real life, love, loss and everything in between. Jessie’s podcast series with her sister Bebe, We Can’t Talk About That Right Now, was a breakout hit in 2020 and her highly anticipated first novel, Sunset made The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller list and has sold to widespread critical acclaim. ABOUT Pandora SykesPandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, she focuses on popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, she was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, her debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Spending most of her time making podcasts, Pandora was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and she is the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She has also produced an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Thursday, 14 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Bittersweet – Jessie Cave & Pandora Sykes in Conversation (Online)

Actress, writer and comic artist Jessie Cave chats love, grief, sisterhood and her new novel, Sunset, with Pandora Sykes.Join us for this open and funny conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes as they talk about the power of creativity to help deal with the anxieties of modern life. Jessie will be selling and signing copies of Sunset at the end of the evening and a free copy of the book will be up for grabs for the first 10 people in the room. ABOUT Jessie CaveJessie Cave is a talented actress, writer and illustrator who is best known for playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She is also a brilliant stand-up comedian and illustrator who is known for her open, funny and truthful accounts of real life, love, loss and everything in between. Jessie’s podcast series with her sister Bebe, We Can’t Talk About That Right Now, was a breakout hit in 2020 and her highly anticipated first novel, Sunset made The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller list and has sold to widespread critical acclaim. ABOUT Pandora SykesPandora Sykes is a journalist and broadcaster, she focuses on popular culture, lifestyle, books and social commentary and has written for titles including The Sunday Times, Vogue, The Observer, GQ, ELLE, The Cut, Red and Grazia. Before going freelance in 2017, she was the Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style. In July 2020, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, her debut essay collection about modern life, was published by Penguin Random House and was a Sunday Times bestseller.Spending most of her time making podcasts, Pandora was the co-creator and co-host of the No.1 women’s podcast, The High Low, and she is the host of The Missing, a podcast about long-term missing people, which was nominated for a British Podcast Award. She has also produced an interview series, Doing It Right, about the trends, myths and anxieties of modern life.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Friday, 15 October 01:00 pm

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Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety.Tortoise x Fora What will be covered?Sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, cycling within the programme, covering the benefits of being sober, organising and decluttering, the sexual revolution and men's mental health as well as workshops involving breathing methods and CBD to name a few…What’s so funny about anxiety? In conversation with Georgia Pritchett It’s often said that laughter is the best therapy. But when anxiety hits, it just isn’t as easy as all that to look on the funny side.Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety. If the book is anything to go by, we may also talk about hamsters, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices and Jimmy Osman.ABOUT Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett is multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer, who has five Emmys, five Writers Guild awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Producer's Guild award. She is also no stranger to anxiety.Her book, MY MESS IS A BIT OF A LIFE: Adventures in Anxiety, is an invaluable field guide for anyone who struggles to contain their worries. Why bother writing them down? When you feel like you’re losing your mind, how do you even begin to talk about it? How do you discover what makes everything worse, and find the things that make it better? A copy of Georgia's book will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Friday, 15 October 01:00 pm

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Restore: What’s so funny about anxiety? with Georgia Pritchett (Online)

Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety.Tortoise x Fora What will be covered?Sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, cycling within the programme, covering the benefits of being sober, organising and decluttering, the sexual revolution and men's mental health as well as workshops involving breathing methods and CBD to name a few…What’s so funny about anxiety? In conversation with Georgia Pritchett It’s often said that laughter is the best therapy. But when anxiety hits, it just isn’t as easy as all that to look on the funny side.Join us for a frank and funny conversation with Georgia about learning to cope with anxiety. If the book is anything to go by, we may also talk about hamsters, the Queen, budgies, questionable fashion choices and Jimmy Osman.ABOUT Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett is multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer, who has five Emmys, five Writers Guild awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Producer's Guild award. She is also no stranger to anxiety.Her book, MY MESS IS A BIT OF A LIFE: Adventures in Anxiety, is an invaluable field guide for anyone who struggles to contain their worries. Why bother writing them down? When you feel like you’re losing your mind, how do you even begin to talk about it? How do you discover what makes everything worse, and find the things that make it better? A copy of Georgia's book will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

An evening of story sharing through art: this is a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past.The Fandangoe Kid (Annie Nicholson) is a London-based print artist who makes characteristically colourful, large-scale, boldhearted, narrative driven pieces for the public realm. She seeks to smash taboos and start real conversations around complex subject matters such as mental health, loss, trauma release and gender constructs. Join Annie for a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past year and beyond and make some artwork in response. The workshop focuses on the process as opposed to the outcome, taking away your own graphic narrative pieces with you. The workshop caters for up to 20 people and seeks to create a safe, nurturing space where anyone is welcome.ABOUT The Fandangoe KidThe Fandangoe Kid is a London-based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Annie Nicholson seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs. The artist has created work for a wide range of purposes, for example her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.During the first lockdown, The Fandangoe Kid redesigned nurse’s scrubs for Marie Curie x NHS London, working with a palliative care nurse via Zoom to develop the uniform, celebrating International Year of the Nurse. The artist’s work was shot for a feature about grief and mental health for Channel 4, looking at the importance of her practice in the pandemic. The Fandangoe Kid also works in film, screening her first short, Into Your Light, directed alongside Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss.For summer 2021, Annie launched The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van for mental health. The project has since been commissioned by Tate, South London Gallery, Design Museum and many other institutions to deliver ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis. Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief. She currently runs a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, called The Grief Mixtape, following on from her book Tender Hearted Bold Moves, published by Rough Trade Books. She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner-city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with  Anna Jones (Online)

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with Anna Jones (Online)

Award-winning cook and food writer Anna Jones brings the kitchen to life at Fora with a live food demo.Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking, and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Anna is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.Join us for this hour-long cookalong hosted by Mother Tongue founder and food trends consultant, Gurdeep Loyal. You’ll learn how to put vegetables at the centre of your table, how to create delicious, stylish, and sustainable food. Hear about inventive processes for layering textures and adding flavour, as well as top tips for cooking quicker and wasting less. Above all else, Anna will teach you how to enjoy the creative process of cooking.A signed copy of Anna's book, One, will be up for grabs for the first 5 guests in the room.If you can't attend the event in person, watch online and cook along! List of ingredients needed is below:SERVES 2FOR THE FLATBREADS- 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- 100ml plain yoghurt of your choice, plus extra to serveFOR THE FILLING- olive oil- 1 small or 1/2 a medium red onion, thinly sliced- 250g piece of butternut squash, grated- 1 teaspoon ras el hanout- 50g pistachios, shelled- a small bunch of coriander- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses, plus extra for drizzling- 50g feta or vegan feta-style cheese- a pinch of urfa chilli flakes/ pul biber (optional)- the seeds of 1/2 a pomegranateABOUT Anna JonesAnna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and André Simon awards.Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.She lives in Hackney, East London, with her husband and young son.ABOUT Gurdeep LoyalGurdeep Loyal is a Food Writer and Consultant who built his career at Innocent Drinks, Harrods Food Halls & Restaurants, and most recently as Head of Trends for Marks & Spencer Food. He is also curator of the online platform MotherTongueTV.com which celebrates food stories of migration, race and culinary identity. He has a monthly column in Olive Magazine and his first cookbook ‘Mother Tongue – Flavours of a Second Generation’ is set for release in 2023.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Creativity as Catharsis – Workshop with The Fandangoe Kid

An evening of story sharing through art: this is a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past.The Fandangoe Kid (Annie Nicholson) is a London-based print artist who makes characteristically colourful, large-scale, boldhearted, narrative driven pieces for the public realm. She seeks to smash taboos and start real conversations around complex subject matters such as mental health, loss, trauma release and gender constructs. Join Annie for a special art workshop that will create a calm space to share stories of the past year and beyond and make some artwork in response. The workshop focuses on the process as opposed to the outcome, taking away your own graphic narrative pieces with you. The workshop caters for up to 20 people and seeks to create a safe, nurturing space where anyone is welcome.ABOUT The Fandangoe KidThe Fandangoe Kid is a London-based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Annie Nicholson seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs. The artist has created work for a wide range of purposes, for example her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.During the first lockdown, The Fandangoe Kid redesigned nurse’s scrubs for Marie Curie x NHS London, working with a palliative care nurse via Zoom to develop the uniform, celebrating International Year of the Nurse. The artist’s work was shot for a feature about grief and mental health for Channel 4, looking at the importance of her practice in the pandemic. The Fandangoe Kid also works in film, screening her first short, Into Your Light, directed alongside Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss.For summer 2021, Annie launched The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van for mental health. The project has since been commissioned by Tate, South London Gallery, Design Museum and many other institutions to deliver ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis. Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief. She currently runs a monthly radio show on Soho Radio, called The Grief Mixtape, following on from her book Tender Hearted Bold Moves, published by Rough Trade Books. She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner-city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with  Anna Jones (Online)

Monday, 18 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Food for the Soul – Cookalong with Anna Jones (Online)

Award-winning cook and food writer Anna Jones brings the kitchen to life at Fora with a live food demo.Anna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking, and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Anna is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.Join us for this hour-long cookalong hosted by Mother Tongue founder and food trends consultant, Gurdeep Loyal. You’ll learn how to put vegetables at the centre of your table, how to create delicious, stylish, and sustainable food. Hear about inventive processes for layering textures and adding flavour, as well as top tips for cooking quicker and wasting less. Above all else, Anna will teach you how to enjoy the creative process of cooking.A signed copy of Anna's book, One, will be up for grabs for the first 5 guests in the room.If you can't attend the event in person, watch online and cook along! List of ingredients needed is below:SERVES 2FOR THE FLATBREADS- 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds- 100ml plain yoghurt of your choice, plus extra to serveFOR THE FILLING- olive oil- 1 small or 1/2 a medium red onion, thinly sliced- 250g piece of butternut squash, grated- 1 teaspoon ras el hanout- 50g pistachios, shelled- a small bunch of coriander- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses, plus extra for drizzling- 50g feta or vegan feta-style cheese- a pinch of urfa chilli flakes/ pul biber (optional)- the seeds of 1/2 a pomegranateABOUT Anna JonesAnna Jones is a cook, writer, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook, The Modern Cook’s Year, and most recently, One.Her books are sold in ten countries and have been translated into five languages. The Modern Cook’s Year won the coveted Observer Food Monthly Best New Cookbook Award and The Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book Award. Her previous books have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason and André Simon awards.Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is led by the joy of food and its ability to affect change in our daily lives.She lives in Hackney, East London, with her husband and young son.ABOUT Gurdeep LoyalGurdeep Loyal is a Food Writer and Consultant who built his career at Innocent Drinks, Harrods Food Halls & Restaurants, and most recently as Head of Trends for Marks & Spencer Food. He is also curator of the online platform MotherTongueTV.com which celebrates food stories of migration, race and culinary identity. He has a monthly column in Olive Magazine and his first cookbook ‘Mother Tongue – Flavours of a Second Generation’ is set for release in 2023.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Tuesday, 19 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Dr Alex George talks mental health, dealing with loss, his time in A&E during the pandemic and more with Shareefa JIt’s good to talk! Join us for an uplifting conversation with one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George. He’ll be talking to presenter and mental health advocate, Shareefa J about his mental health journey, dealing with loss and his passion to help people live healthier and happier lives both in mind and body.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children and share simple and accessible wellness tips.A signed copy of Alex's book, Live Well Every Day, will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ABOUT Dr Alex GeorgeDr Alex is an A&E & TV Doctor and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. He is also the author of Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, Live Well Every Day, and presents for ITV's Lorraine.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. With over 1.9M followers on Instagram alone, Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children, and also shares simple and accessible tips for living a healthier and happy life, both in mind and body. Most recently, Alex launched his own self-care business, Prescrib'd, which was born out of his own love of a bath bomb after a long shift in A&E. The company launched with bath bombs and has plenty of new products coming soon.ABOUT Shareefa JShareefa J is a London based presenter and plus-size model with a background in musical theatre, she is at the forefront of promoting equality and mental health awareness. She uses her platform to discuss many topics including Black Lives Matter, LQBTQIA+ topics, plant- based eco-friendly living, fitness, adult ADHD, women’s health and eating disorders. Shareefa is an ambassador for the UK based mental health charity CALM and works closely with them to help raise awareness and destigmatise the conversation around suicide. In 2017 she began pursuing a career in presenting in and has since presented for Fane productions, Nude by Nature, Boohoo, Simply B and more! She’s also had publications with MTV, BBC 5 Live, Cosmopolitan, The Sun and the list goes on. It’s safe to say she has an exciting journey ahead she continues to develop her skills as a budding new presenter.In 2019 Shareefa returned from working and living in Australia where she dominated the plus-size fashion industry and was voted number one top model in Australia to know by In Style magazine 2019. Since then, she's continued to work internationally. Shareefa previously ran an organisation called @shine4diversity in which she created short documentaries and photographic campaigns to highlight the importance of racial inclusion within advertising, her last campaign in 2019 featured in Buzzfeed. Although her efforts for social change are prominent, she has a light-hearted approach and always finds a way to make her audience smile with her bubbly and warm persona. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Tuesday, 19 October 06:30 pm

Online Event

Restore: ​​Fireside Chat with Dr Alex George and Shareefa J (Online)

Dr Alex George talks mental health, dealing with loss, his time in A&E during the pandemic and more with Shareefa JIt’s good to talk! Join us for an uplifting conversation with one of the nation’s most popular TV doctors and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government, Dr Alex George. He’ll be talking to presenter and mental health advocate, Shareefa J about his mental health journey, dealing with loss and his passion to help people live healthier and happier lives both in mind and body.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children and share simple and accessible wellness tips.A signed copy of Alex's book, Live Well Every Day, will be up for grabs for the first 10 guests in the room.ABOUT Dr Alex GeorgeDr Alex is an A&E & TV Doctor and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. He is also the author of Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, Live Well Every Day, and presents for ITV's Lorraine.Alex has become a leading voice amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline at Lewisham Hospital throughout the pandemic. With over 1.9M followers on Instagram alone, Alex uses his social media platforms to campaign for better mental health education for children, and also shares simple and accessible tips for living a healthier and happy life, both in mind and body. Most recently, Alex launched his own self-care business, Prescrib'd, which was born out of his own love of a bath bomb after a long shift in A&E. The company launched with bath bombs and has plenty of new products coming soon.ABOUT Shareefa JShareefa J is a London based presenter and plus-size model with a background in musical theatre, she is at the forefront of promoting equality and mental health awareness. She uses her platform to discuss many topics including Black Lives Matter, LQBTQIA+ topics, plant- based eco-friendly living, fitness, adult ADHD, women’s health and eating disorders. Shareefa is an ambassador for the UK based mental health charity CALM and works closely with them to help raise awareness and destigmatise the conversation around suicide. In 2017 she began pursuing a career in presenting in and has since presented for Fane productions, Nude by Nature, Boohoo, Simply B and more! She’s also had publications with MTV, BBC 5 Live, Cosmopolitan, The Sun and the list goes on. It’s safe to say she has an exciting journey ahead she continues to develop her skills as a budding new presenter.In 2019 Shareefa returned from working and living in Australia where she dominated the plus-size fashion industry and was voted number one top model in Australia to know by In Style magazine 2019. Since then, she's continued to work internationally. Shareefa previously ran an organisation called @shine4diversity in which she created short documentaries and photographic campaigns to highlight the importance of racial inclusion within advertising, her last campaign in 2019 featured in Buzzfeed. Although her efforts for social change are prominent, she has a light-hearted approach and always finds a way to make her audience smile with her bubbly and warm persona. ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

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Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Unblock, unlock & unleash. ``Scott talks with Michelle Morgan, an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses.A small number of tickets are available to join the event in person at our Fora -Borough Site (Fora - Borough, 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB)Doors open at 6pm for an in person presence. Please note that we will close doors at 6.25pm.About the event:About Boom! Time:2021 is a time for us to shape the future we want to see. And, we need to be inspired more than ever to Unblock, Unlock and Unleash our thinking and impact. We’re also tired, frustrated and short on time. So, each month, Boom! Time will be 60 minutes of cultural stimulation and creative inspiration all wrapped up for you to indulge yourself in time well spent. It’s time to make your future happen. It’s time to create the impact you want to see. It’s time to be inspired and excited again. This series is for the future makers by the future makers. Conversations with people who are fundamentally creating the future of their sectors and industries using the powerful Boom! Operating System of Unblock, Unlock, Unleash. Michelle will be interviewed by Scott Morrison, founder of the Boom! ABOUT Michelle Morgan, PJOYsMichelle Morgan is an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses, winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Queens Award for Innovation, Lloyds Business awards and most recently invited to join the Society of Leadership Fellows at Windsor Castle. Michelle came up with the idea for Pjoys after experiencing first hand what it’s like to mentally burn out and sink into anxiety and depression. During her recovery, the pyjamas that had held her back became her inspiration. A chance to positively help people and remove the stigma around mental health.Michelle is an Ambassador of MHFA England and speaks regularly about her entrepreneurial journey, her burnout and starting-up again with Pjoys.MORE ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON 'the Boom'Scott has a unique set of experiences working in, on or on the Board of some of the world’s most recognised brands including Saatchi and Saatchi, Wieden and Kennedy, Nike, Levi’s, Xbox, Activision and Diesel. He is now the founder of the Boom! the Boom! is in the business of impact. We Unblock, Unlock and Unleash it creatively, commercially and culturally in people, teams and businesses. Globally. *In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.** Please note this event is being live streamed and recorded. In attending this event you give your permission to be included in both the live streaming and recording.

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Why does happiness rest in sleep? How do we get better quality sleep? In conversation with Jo Webber, Pukka Herbs, Head of Herbal Education.Jo Webber is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, and is passionate about helping people get better sleep. It’s the single easiest (and free!) thing we can all do to increase our health and happiness. The science and knowledge of sleep is constantly shifting, and Jo will cover some of the latest research. Science supports that there does not seem to be one major organ in the body, or process within the brain, that isn't optimally enhanced by sleep; or detrimentally impaired when we don't get enough, leading to symptoms such as memory issues and brain fog, anxiety or mood changes, a weakened immune system and an increased desire for sugary foods and caffeine. However, most of us are getting around an hour less sleep a day compared with our grandparents which adds up to a full month of less sleep each year! Agenda and learning outcome:Jo will outline a clear 7-day ‘Sleep with ease’ programme with simple achievable steps to get more restorative sleep and support your internal body clock (the circadian rhythm). Are you a night owl, struggling to switch off and get to sleep? Or a lark, often waking a little bit too early and unable to get back to sleep? Or perhaps you are the ‘sleeping beauty’ type who actually gets too much sleep and wake feeling groggy headed and lethargic?Jo will share Ayurveda’s fascinating insights on how we are all different when it comes to our individual sleep needs. Hence the diet, herb and lifestyle advice is also different for each person. She’ll cover some of Pukka’s favourite traditional herbs to support restorative sleep, and guide you through a soothing Ayurvedic foot massage that has helped hundreds of her clients get better sleep.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

Online Event

Restore: Boom! Time with Michelle Morgan from PJOY (Online)

Unblock, unlock & unleash. ``Scott talks with Michelle Morgan, an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses.A small number of tickets are available to join the event in person at our Fora -Borough Site (Fora - Borough, 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB)Doors open at 6pm for an in person presence. Please note that we will close doors at 6.25pm.About the event:About Boom! Time:2021 is a time for us to shape the future we want to see. And, we need to be inspired more than ever to Unblock, Unlock and Unleash our thinking and impact. We’re also tired, frustrated and short on time. So, each month, Boom! Time will be 60 minutes of cultural stimulation and creative inspiration all wrapped up for you to indulge yourself in time well spent. It’s time to make your future happen. It’s time to create the impact you want to see. It’s time to be inspired and excited again. This series is for the future makers by the future makers. Conversations with people who are fundamentally creating the future of their sectors and industries using the powerful Boom! Operating System of Unblock, Unlock, Unleash. Michelle will be interviewed by Scott Morrison, founder of the Boom! ABOUT Michelle Morgan, PJOYsMichelle Morgan is an award-winning founder of 5 purpose-led businesses, winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Queens Award for Innovation, Lloyds Business awards and most recently invited to join the Society of Leadership Fellows at Windsor Castle. Michelle came up with the idea for Pjoys after experiencing first hand what it’s like to mentally burn out and sink into anxiety and depression. During her recovery, the pyjamas that had held her back became her inspiration. A chance to positively help people and remove the stigma around mental health.Michelle is an Ambassador of MHFA England and speaks regularly about her entrepreneurial journey, her burnout and starting-up again with Pjoys.MORE ABOUT SCOTT MORRISON 'the Boom'Scott has a unique set of experiences working in, on or on the Board of some of the world’s most recognised brands including Saatchi and Saatchi, Wieden and Kennedy, Nike, Levi’s, Xbox, Activision and Diesel. He is now the founder of the Boom! the Boom! is in the business of impact. We Unblock, Unlock and Unleash it creatively, commercially and culturally in people, teams and businesses. Globally. *In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.** Please note this event is being live streamed and recorded. In attending this event you give your permission to be included in both the live streaming and recording.

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Wednesday, 20 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Sleep Therapy with Pukka Herbs

Why does happiness rest in sleep? How do we get better quality sleep? In conversation with Jo Webber, Pukka Herbs, Head of Herbal Education.Jo Webber is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, and is passionate about helping people get better sleep. It’s the single easiest (and free!) thing we can all do to increase our health and happiness. The science and knowledge of sleep is constantly shifting, and Jo will cover some of the latest research. Science supports that there does not seem to be one major organ in the body, or process within the brain, that isn't optimally enhanced by sleep; or detrimentally impaired when we don't get enough, leading to symptoms such as memory issues and brain fog, anxiety or mood changes, a weakened immune system and an increased desire for sugary foods and caffeine. However, most of us are getting around an hour less sleep a day compared with our grandparents which adds up to a full month of less sleep each year! Agenda and learning outcome:Jo will outline a clear 7-day ‘Sleep with ease’ programme with simple achievable steps to get more restorative sleep and support your internal body clock (the circadian rhythm). Are you a night owl, struggling to switch off and get to sleep? Or a lark, often waking a little bit too early and unable to get back to sleep? Or perhaps you are the ‘sleeping beauty’ type who actually gets too much sleep and wake feeling groggy headed and lethargic?Jo will share Ayurveda’s fascinating insights on how we are all different when it comes to our individual sleep needs. Hence the diet, herb and lifestyle advice is also different for each person. She’ll cover some of Pukka’s favourite traditional herbs to support restorative sleep, and guide you through a soothing Ayurvedic foot massage that has helped hundreds of her clients get better sleep.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Thursday, 21 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Let's disco! Join Frame for 45-minutes of cardio dance class done the fun way!Get your blood pumping with 45-minutes of cardio done the fun way. Mix easy choreography with a playlist full of DISCO CLASSICS for an addictive workout that will leave you buzzing! We'll even have a glitter artist to add some sparkle before you dance the night away...FOR THE MINDDancing is the ultimate mood booster! It increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin which studies have shown can help reduce stress and ease anxiety. That sometimes tricky choreography might just be keeping our brain young and agile!FOR THE BODYDance Cardio is a full-body workout that targets every muscle group. Moving in a large range of motion targets small and large muscle groups. Great for strengthening your heart and lungs while getting blood pumping around the body. Targetting arms, core, glutes and legs.ABOUT Lydia JervisWhat makes your class awesome?My classes are all about letting go and having the most fun possible! Don’t worry if you’re feeling short of energy, I will pick you up and promise you will leave the room feeling amazing. What was your journey to becoming an instructor? I trained as a professional dancer so have always been active but started to take fitness more seriously during lockdown. I got really into home workouts and calisthenics, so decided to train as an instructor, and I am so happy I did.What is your signature move / style? Strength related – Pistol squats! It took me a while to get there but I love banging them out on leg day and people are usually impressed! Dance related – I love a good hair flip.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Thursday, 21 October 06:30 pm

Restore: Disco Dancing with Frame

Let's disco! Join Frame for 45-minutes of cardio dance class done the fun way!Get your blood pumping with 45-minutes of cardio done the fun way. Mix easy choreography with a playlist full of DISCO CLASSICS for an addictive workout that will leave you buzzing! We'll even have a glitter artist to add some sparkle before you dance the night away...FOR THE MINDDancing is the ultimate mood booster! It increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin which studies have shown can help reduce stress and ease anxiety. That sometimes tricky choreography might just be keeping our brain young and agile!FOR THE BODYDance Cardio is a full-body workout that targets every muscle group. Moving in a large range of motion targets small and large muscle groups. Great for strengthening your heart and lungs while getting blood pumping around the body. Targetting arms, core, glutes and legs.ABOUT Lydia JervisWhat makes your class awesome?My classes are all about letting go and having the most fun possible! Don’t worry if you’re feeling short of energy, I will pick you up and promise you will leave the room feeling amazing. What was your journey to becoming an instructor? I trained as a professional dancer so have always been active but started to take fitness more seriously during lockdown. I got really into home workouts and calisthenics, so decided to train as an instructor, and I am so happy I did.What is your signature move / style? Strength related – Pistol squats! It took me a while to get there but I love banging them out on leg day and people are usually impressed! Dance related – I love a good hair flip.ALL PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO YOUNGMINDSYoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. YoungMinds also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.*Please note that filming/photography will be taking place on site for the duration of this event for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made are likely to appear on our website. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let Fora know on arrival to the event.**In booking a ticket, you are opting into the Fora Events mailing list. We would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events, but you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.

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