Footsteps Festival 2021

Past festival events

En-Joy (Energy and the Joy Of You) inc Video Session 2

24/07/2021
En-Joy (Energy and the Joy Of You) is gentle movement class developed for people who live with pain by Physiotherapist Despoina Karargyri. This class is a gentle, mindful, stretch and movement opportunity suiting all levels of function and ability. It...

The Wizardry of Sleep Gadgetry: Help, Hindrance or Indifference?

22/07/2021
21st July 6.00 - 7.00 pm BST Join this session  with Professor Nicole Tang and colleagues from Warwick University Research Lab on SLEEP and PAIN who will share their experiences using different at-home sleep-tracking gadgets (such as Fitbit and Apple...

Smart Phone Smart Photography with Jo Bradford

21/07/2021
Have you ever wished you could take better photos with your smartphone? Join us for an hour with Jo Bradford, best-selling author of 'Smart Phone Smart Photography' for a beginner’s introduction to smartphone photography with an emphasis on the benefits...

Book Club

14/07/2021
Join us for a monthly book-themed event! Next event: Book Club 14th July 'Behind The Scenes At The Museum' Kate Atkinson Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare...

Step Into Singing Block Two

13/07/2021
Step Into Singing is a series of online singing workshops run by Opera North in collaboration with the Footsteps Festival 2021 - designed especially for people living with persistent pain. The next block starts Tuesday 22nd June at 12.00 BST...

VIDEO – The Step

11/07/2021
 Video of the class is here!  The Step is a unique movement and breathwork class developed for people who live with pain by Physiotherapist Despoina Karargyri and inspired by Opera North’s Step Into Singing Programme. It will be a calm,...

Video – Book Plug with Ian Taverner aka Cookfulness

07/07/2021
Ian has written the successful cookbook, Cookfulness, aimed at helping fellow sufferers and their loved ones find some pride and passion in the kitchen and actually starts to want to cook. Watch him talk about his book and his desire...

VIDEO – Fibro Fundamentals with FMA UK

10/06/2021
Fibromyalgia potentially affects up to 4.7% of the European population and is a complex condition which is still poorly medically understood. It causes widespread pain and fatigue and can be disabling. Fibromyalgia has a worldwide presence affecting nearly 1 in 20 people globally. In...

VIDEO – Queen of Pain – Professor Irene Tracey

06/06/2021
A very informative and fascinating presentation by the extraordinary Professor Irene Tracey - one of the top neuroscientists in the UK. How the brain impacts the pain we experience and how we can harness the power of the brain and...

VIDEO – Cookfulness session 6

04/06/2021
https://youtu.be/qH2ywF5g2wU  

VIDEO- Therapeutic Knitting with Betsan Corkhill

02/06/2021
  Enjoy learning the therapeutic power of knitting with the wonderful Betsan Corkhill - she uses her years of experience to show how knitting can help with pain management and social connection, creativity, personal empowerment and many other wonderful outcomes...

The Nature’s Audio project

01/06/2021
The Nature's Audio project needs you – so tune into nature and take part in Citizen Science!

Mammal Web

01/06/2021
Understanding wild mammals one image at a time. Mammal Web have many "camera traps" that are producing thousands of images - and they need volunteers to help them identify the mammals. More knowledge about the distribution and abundance of wild...

VIDEO – Book Plug with Phil Sizer chronic pain the drug-free way

31/05/2021
Enjoy the Book Plug presentation of Phil Sizer’s great book “Chronic Pain the drug free way” – this is a comprehensive book detailing methods of managing chronic pain with personal empowerment and self care garnered from years spent working in...

VIDEO – Everything You Wanted To Ask About Painkillers But Were Afraid To Ask

24/05/2021
A expert panel discussion about medications for pain - wide ranging and very informative. It includes a lively question and answer session.  

Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

20/05/2021
Life can be challenging, especially when living with chronic pain. While it may seem hard to laugh when you hurt, it has been said that laughter is the best medicine. And that’s no joke. Laughter creates physical and emotional changes...

VIDEO – Sleeping with Pain Event

28/04/2021
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...

VIDEO – Step into Easeful Movement

26/04/2021
A three session series of Movement classes suitable for any level of ability. The video of session Three is here!

VIDEOS – Step into Singing – all sessions inc session 7.

20/04/2021
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...

VIDEO – Origami for Wellbeing; Focusing the Mind

17/04/2021
The video of this event is here! Please enjoy! Make something beautiful in your hands through paper folding. No experience needed - just bring any piece of paper! Try something new and wonderful with Dr Lizzie Burns who helps people...

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.

VIDEO – 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...

VIDEO – Chronic Pain the Dr Seuss Way

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

VIDEO – 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.

VIDEO – 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...

VIDEO – 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...

VIDEO – 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...

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...

VIDEO – 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,...

VIDEO – 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,...

Flippin’ Pain Event Video

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...