Footsteps Festival 2021

Past Festival Events

Pet Show and Tell – social gathering

11/04/2021
A friendly informal social occasion where we can show each other our pets (the more portable ones!) and have a lively discussion about the many and varied ways they help us live better with pain.

Cookfulness 2

09/04/2021

Pain is more complex than I thought

08/04/2021
An advocate of living well, with extensive experience of living with pain chats to a clinical psychologist about what she has learned about the complex nature of pain and why, in her experience, everything matters when it comes to pain.

Step into Singing – session 6

06/04/2021
Footsteps Festival 2021, in partnership with Opera North, is proud to bring you Step Into Singing – a series of online singing workshops designed especially for people living with persistent pain. Led by opera singer, Marie Claire Breen, Step Into...

Chronic Pain the Dr Seuss Way

05/04/2021
Learn what the wisdom of Dr Seuss has to do with chronic pain!

Your Story Matters

30/03/2021
Have some fun and connect with others in this live creative writing workshop by Clair, Debra, Jenny and Sanja.

Cookfulness 1

26/03/2021

Step into Singing – session 5

23/03/2021
Footsteps Festival 2021, in partnership with Opera North, is proud to bring you Step Into Singing – a series of online singing workshops designed especially for people living with persistent pain. Led by opera singer, Marie Claire Breen, Step Into...

Step into Singing – session 4

09/03/2021
Footsteps Festival 2021, in partnership with Opera North, is proud to bring you Step Into Singing – a series of online singing workshops designed especially for people living with persistent pain. Led by opera singer, Marie Claire Breen, Step Into...

Sleeping with Pain

03/03/2021
Sleep is a built-in ability that usually doesn’t take much effort at all. After all, how simple can it be to sleep? You just close your eyes, relax and get taken away to your dreams. But for many people living...

Step into Singing – session 3

23/02/2021
 Watch a video recording of the Zoom session here. Audio tracks The audio tracks for the songs we have sung are all hosted on Soundcloud with a special playlist for Step Into Singing here. Facebook Group During the first...

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR)

23/02/2021
Please note, the current course is now full. If you are interested in finding out about possible future courses please get in touch...

The Ten Footsteps Programme

18/02/2021
Applications to the current programme are now closed. However we'll be running it again soon so if you're interested in joining the next series, get in touch...

Step into Singing – session 2

09/02/2021
Watch a video recording of the Zoom session here. Audio tracks The audio tracks for the songs we have sung are all hosted on Soundcloud with a special playlist for Step Into Singing here. Facebook Group During the first session,...

Step into Singing – session 1

26/01/2021
Watch a video recording of the Zoom session here. Audio tracks The audio tracks for the songs we have sung are all hosted on Soundcloud with a special playlist for Step Into Singing here. Facebook Group During the first session,...

Niki’s Cycling Video Diaries

14/01/2021
Hi Everyone, my name is Niki, I’m 48 and these are my video diaries documenting what recovery from many years of chronic pain looks like for me. Recovery looks different for everyone and is often very different to what you...

Flippin’ Pain

08/12/2020
Flippin’ Pain is a public health campaign that provides resources for people living with persistent pain and their families, so they can understand it better. Felicity Thow from Flippin’ Pain shares some of the campaign’s key messages and answers audience...