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I'd not heard of the Brightlingsea WinterFest before and so I did some Googling when I got home. And I was amazed that this little town by the water holds this cultural programme each year. This year events started on 27th January and run until 25th February and there really is something for everyone: various music events, a winter walk, comedy night, a wellbeing day....... And it's all in aid of the charity Mid & North Essex Mind.
Here's a quote from their website, explaining what it's all about:
'Since it began in 2015, WinterFest has been helping fight depression by raising spirits and developing a sense of community during the darkest time of the year. It's a serious subject, but we have a lot of fun with a host of music, arts and other events taking place throughout February.'
To find out more, do please take a look at their website: https://www.brightlingseawinterfest.co.uk/
What a wonderful way to lighten up February. The three of us all had a lovely time, and I've tentatively agreed to take part in the Spoken Word event next year......so I'd better start working on my piece!