The 6th Annual FESTIVAL OF LIFE - Creating a Healthy Future - Now !

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

The Festival of Life has by now become a well-established event on the sustainable lifestyle scene, and is the biggest living food festival in Europe and the 6th annual Festival of Life is now about upon us again.

This year's event will be held on Saturday 26th September 2009 running from 10.30am to 11.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL, in the very middle of London, so to speak.

This is expected, like always, to be a most vibrant, jam-packed, holistic event.

Last year the event attracted over 1,200 people including visitors from the United States, from across Europe, and from all over the British Isles. Hence the Festival of Life is well worth travelling to and visiting.

The Festival will be jam-packed with a range of activities from music to meditation; feasting to fasting; dancing to chanting; children's edutainment to natural parenting; plus many methods to rejuvenate from the effects of 21st century living.

The theme of this year's event is: "Creating a Healthy Future - Now!"

The festival welcomes people who are new to living foods and environmentally friendly ways of living, as well as those who are already knowledgeable. It is family-friendly, with facilities and activities being planned for children.

A unique feature of the Festival of Life is its commitment to providing only healthy food and drinks. Whilst organic, raw, live and vegan food has been around since time immemorial, with increasing awareness of the impacts of industrial farming on the environment and animal health, of the importance of healthy nutrition in relation to health, and with innovative chefs experimenting with exotic ingredients and incredible new tastes and textures, such cuisine is more exciting and appealing than ever.

During the day, a huge selection of stalls will offer goods, products, services and information for the aspiring health-conscious, eco-minded soul. Additionally, an abundance of inspiring speakers will talk on an extensive and eclectic range of holistic subjects.

The festival culminates in a celebratory, uplifting dance party with a line-up of talented performers and artists. This party is quite unique in not allowing alcohol, and instead offers healthier alternatives for increased energy such as raw cacao, with a chill-out space provided by Inspiral.

The evening starts with a guided trance dance to get everyone warmed up, and then lets loose with live drumming and DJs playing deep tribal grooves and cutting edge melodic electronica.

To participate please contact the organisers:

The doors to the event will open at 10.30am with talks and workshops going on from 11am to 8pm. Stalls will be trading from 10.30am to 6pm and the Conscious Dance Party will kick off at 7pm and go through until 11.30pm.

Costs for the full event are £10 /£8 (concessions); from 4pm this reduces to £7 /£5, with those under 16 year of age getting in for free. Refunds of £4 will be available for those leaving the venue by 7pm. This is to provide continuity during the day and evening changeover.

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