The ideal festival to attend during your post-party season cleanse, The Mindful Drinking Festival returns to the Old Truman Brewery this January for its seventh edition, comprising over 60 of the world’s best low and non-alcoholic drinks brands, cocktail tastings, talks, masterclasses and more.
Launched by Club Soda, the ‘Mindful Drinking Movement’ and campaign spearheading non-alcoholic drinking, the festival will give visitors a chance to try an array of low and non-alcoholic brands – from craft beers, to wines, spirits, lower-sugar sodas, tonics and infusions – and enjoy the concept of mindful drinking.
Indulge in delicious cocktails with Australian drinks brand Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits, take part in a free cocktail masterclass and learn to make your own tasty booze-free beverages at home with an array of alcohol-free aficionados, or head to the Champs Motivation Stage for a range of motivational talks and panel discussions from the likes of Sober Girl Society, Love Sober, Andy Ramage, Toni Jones and Alice Rickard. You’ll learn about the benefits of transforming your drinking habits and how to enjoy living a healthier lifestyle.
Club Soda founder Laura Willoughby MBE, said: ‘After overdoing it at Christmas and New Year, the festival is a great place to discover a new favourite tipple, whether you are on a January health-kick, looking for new flavours or trying for a baby in 2020.
You don’t have to be doing a dry January to come along, you may just want to swap out a few alcoholic drinks for something a bit healthier. So, whether you’re going sugar-free, on a fitness regime, drinking more mindfully, or going alcohol-free, we think you will find something to hit the spot.’
To find out more about the Mindful Drinking Movement, visit joinclubsoda.com or order Club Soda’s book, How to Be a Mindful Drinker: Cut Down, Stop For a Bit, or Quit’.
Saturday 18 January (11am – 6pm) and 19 January (10am – 5pm)
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
Entry to the festival is free; mindfuldrinkingfestival.com