12 talks take place across 2 spaces: Barbirolli and Circle. A third space, Practice, is open throughout the day if you wish to practice instead of attending a talk session.
All guests receive a printed programme with full details on speakers, activities and rooms on the day.
There is a 15-min pause between sessions for a comfort break and moving between rooms.
09:30 - 09:55
Doors open / registration
10:00 - 10:10
OPENING AM (BARBIROLLI)
A warm welcome to the festival / brief introduction to the morning speakers
10:15 - 10:45
Natalie Rossiter (Barbirolli) / William Fley (Circle)
11:00 - 11:30
Mark Leonard (Barbirolli) / Lucy Livesey (Circle)
11:45 - 12:15
Louise Thompson (Barbirolli) / Liz Lord & Lucy Keller (Circle)
12:30 - 13:00
Nikhila Sharma (Barbirolli) / Amy Davies (Circle)
13:00 - 14:00
Please note that this is not a catered event. Given the central location of the venue, there is a range of local shops and cafes to visit during the lunch break.
The Manchester Art Gallery Café kindly offers all guests of the Manchester Mindfulness Festival a 10% discount (upon showing proof). The café has a fully vegetarian/vegan menu. 81 Princess St, M2 3JL. There are many other local shops and cafes nearby. Please just ask the Event Team if you would like info and directions.
14:00 - 14:10
OPENING PM (BARBIROLLI)
A brief practice and introduction to the afternoon speakers
14:15 - 14:45
Chris Ruane (Barbirolli) / RainbowMind (Circle)
15:00 - 15:30
Lavinia Wilkinson (Barbirolli) / Enactus, University of Manchester (Circle)
15:30 - 15:45
CLOSING SESSION (BARBIROLLI)
Closing messages and a brief group practice
15:45 - 16:30
SOCIALISING OPPORTUNITY (CIRCLE)
An opportunity to network with fellow festival guests and speakers
From 16:30 there is a social (optional), hosted by Liz Lord. A great opportunity to join Liz for a mindful walk around Manchester city centre!