Green festival to open next week in Sheffield

A two-day festival celebrating nature and wellbeing will take place in Weston Park and the Ponderosa next week.

The Feeling Good in a Green City festival will be focused on improving people’s wellbeing and mental health with workshops, mindfulness sessions and guided nature walks taking place on 27 and 28 March.

The festival will also include live music, artists and performers. All visitors also have a chance to enter nature photography competition, with the winner getting £50.

The festival is organised by the University of Sheffield’s IWUN (Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature) research project.

IWUN leader Professor Anna Jorgenson from the Department of Landscape 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.”

She added: “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 art exhibition called Nature doesn’t judge you will also be on display on both days of the festival in Sheffield’s winter gardens.

The festival is free of charge, although booking for workshops need to be made here http://iwun.uk/feeling-good-in-a-green-city/. Also visit this site for full programme and timing details.