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PROGRAMME

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

REGISTRATION

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

SESSION 1

Natalie Rossiter (Barbirolli) / William Fley (Circle)

11:00 - 11:30

SESSION 2

Mark Leonard (Barbirolli) / Lucy Livesey (Circle)

11:45 - 12:15

SESSION 3

Louise Thompson (Barbirolli) / Liz Lord & Lucy Keller (Circle)

12:30 - 13:00

SESSION 4

Nikhila Sharma (Barbirolli) / Amy Davies (Circle)

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

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

SESSION 5

Chris Ruane (Barbirolli) / RainbowMind (Circle)

15:00 - 15:30

SESSION 6

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!

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