Lochwinnoch Feel Good Festival

Monday 4 - Sunday 17 September, 2023

Nature walks, creative classes, therapeutic workshops and recreational activities all feature in a packed Lochwinnoch Feel Good Festival programme which features over 100 individual events.

This year the festival has scaled up its programme. It really does include something for everyone.

The aims of the festival are to connect people to each
other, as well as to activities and organisations which  support ongoing wellbeing.

Most events take place 4 – 17 September.

You can read more about the festival programme on the LEAP website.

Highlights include:

  • A Family Fun Day (9 September) in Lochwinnoch Park with entertainment, a
    community picnic, beer tent, silent disco and therapy tent. Paisley Community Circus
    and Music Broth will also be there. There will be kids crafts, a storytelling tent and dance workshops with capoeira, break dancing and jive – all free.
    ● A Wellbeing Fair (16 September) in McKillop Institute with wellbeing stalls,
    workshops and free taster treatments. These  include seated Thai Massage from
    the Thamma Thai Wellness team with guests from across Europe including Master Tan
    who is back again, this time after winning the World Massage Championships in Copenhagen earlier this year!
    ● LOCHstock 16th September – a holistic day of folk music in a beautiful woodland
    ● A creative writing workshop 11th September for beginners workshop with award
    winning novelist Kirstin Innes
    ● A fermenting demonstration with Nourished By Nature 17th September
  • ● 14 days of free yoga/movement/breathing/ meditating classes to help build
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    routines and habits around these activities

The project is run by an environmental charity Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP). The
organisation developed a community arm – LEAP Together – in 2021, which also operates a
Community Larder and a food growing initiative supporting wellbeing called Diggin’ It.
The project has been funded by Engage Renfrewshire’s Community Mental Health &
Wellbeing Fund, Renfrewshire Council’s Local Partnership Fund and National Lottery’s
Community-Led Fund.

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