Footsteps Festival 2021




In this series of six sessions specially created for people with pain, you’ll learn amazing and very simple ways to adapt cooking, adapt ingredients and adapt dishes, so you can cook them and celebrate them no matter how bad a day you are having!


Ian Taverner is a chronic pain and mental health survivor. He has a young family and, through these illnesses, regrettably missed a lot of family life, missed being a husband, being a dad.

Now on an upward path out of adversity, Ian has dedicated his life to helping other fellow sufferers and their loved ones improve their quality of life through the therapeutic power of cooking, just as it has done for him.

Ian will start with some basic recipes and build slowly up over six sessions, doing at least two dishes a session!

As Ian says: “Cooking has given me a role, given me pride – both in myself and of others in me – it’s given me hope and given me some passion!”

The Cookfulness concept

Ian Taverner is the creator of a brand new type of cookbook – Cookfulness – which strip away many of the barriers associated with cooking, replacing them with positive stepping stones to help you achieve, no matter what type of day you are having. The ‘Cookfulness’ concept takes much of the mystery and pressure out of cookery, turning it into a joyful and rewarding activity for all.

Starts Friday 26th March at 6pm – then fortnightly for six sessions:

Friday 26th March
Friday 9th April
Friday 23rd April
Friday 7th May
Friday 21st May
Friday 4th June

You can drop in to any or all of the sessions. To get a Zoom link for these free events, click here:

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Or email: putting ‘Cookfulness’ in the subject line.


Help keep Footsteps Festival free

We are raising £10,000 to support Footsteps Festival so it remains free to access for everyone…


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