Two-day festival to celebrate nature and wellbeing in Sheffield

The two-day fesitval will take place across Sheffield and feature ideas for improving mental health

Members of the public are invited to a free two-day festival on 27th and 28th of March to celebrate nature and wellbeing in Sheffield.

Taking place in Weston Park, Weston Park Museum, the Ponderosa and the Winter Gardens, the Feeling Good in a Green City festival will be packed full of ideas for improving wellbeing and mental health.

Whether you’ve never been to a Sheffield park before, or need an excuse to reconnect, come and join a workshop, see a performance or just have time out with a brew and a bun in our pop-up café on the Ponderosa!

Professor Anna Jorgensen

The programme includes nature and wellbeing workshops, mindfulness sessions and guided nature walks, along with live music, artists and performers.

The free-of-charge event is being organised by the University of Sheffield’s IWUN research project.

Project lead Professor Anna Jorgensen from the Department of Landscape Architecture said: “we invite people of all ages to come and experience how parks and open spaces in Sheffield - our green city - can make us feel better. Whether you’ve never been to a Sheffield park before, or need an excuse to reconnect, come and join a workshop, see a performance or just have time out with a brew and a bun in our pop-up café on the Ponderosa!”.

An exhibition of art, Nature doesn't judge you, will be on display over both days in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens.

Festival vistors will also have the chance to enter a nature photography competition, with a first prize of £50.

All events are free of charge with most are open to the public to just turn up. A number of the workshops require booking through: http://iwun.uk/feeling-good-in-a-green-city/

The IWUN project - Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature - is a £1.3M research project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council’s Valuing Nature Programme and led by Professor Anna Jorgensen, Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

For full programme, timings and workshop bookings please see: iwun.uk/feeling-good-in-a-green-city/

Download the festival programme