WinterFest volunteers and supporters promoting pancake parties. Photography by ©Paul Hammond.

Brightlingsea WinterFest – a month-long celebration of arts, music and the spoken word aimed at promoting wellbeing and giving the town a boost – starts on February 1st and runs until the 29th of the month.

The first WinterFest took place in 2015. It raised over £2,000 for Mind UK and has since gone on to raise thousands more for Mid and North East Essex Mind, a self-funded subsidiary of Mind UK. Since 2019 the event puts most of  the money it raises into the WinterFest Wellbeing Fund, which aims to boost the physical and mental wellbeing of Brightlingsea residents.

The first WinterFest took place in 2015 – a four-day music and arts festival run by volunteers at at different venues around Brightlingsea. It raised over £2,000 for Mind UK and has since gone on to raise thousands more for Mid and North East Essex Mind, a self-funded subsidiary of Mind UK. Since 2019 the event puts most of  the money it raises into the WinterFest Wellbeing Fund, which aims to boost the physical and mental wellbeing of Brightlingsea residents.

The fund provides grants of up to £100 to pay for items or activities to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing – such as sports activities, family days out, music lessons or art tuition. In its first year, the  fund awarded more than 20 grants to community groups, local organisations, individuals and families.

WinterFest gives residents the chance to try their hand at various arts and crafts, sample fitness classes, and see bands, singers, poets and comedians. New this year are WinterFest pancake parties where everyone is encouraged to get together with friends and neighbours on Shrove Tuesday.

For more information about WinterFest, visit www.brightlingseawinterfest.co.uk.

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