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Nature is the best remedy



Are still upset you missed the Goop Summit? That’s okay – we’ve got the next best thing, and the tickets won’t set you back £1,000. VERVE, a stylish new wellness festival, is taking place on 7-8 September. With yoga, woodland exercise classes, an off-grid spa and speakers on everything from sleep and kindness to relationships, VERVE, launched by luxury hotel and travel expert Anna Hayward, hits the wellness spot.

“According to the Global Wellness Summit 2019, one of the biggest wellness trends of 2019 is prescribing nature,” Anna says. “This is the cornerstone of VERVE Festival. All classes and activities will centre on nature for health. For example: farm runs, workouts in the woods, meditation and tree talks in the ancient woodlands. We’re also big fans of using local materials, and are working with local suppliers and partners throughout. The vast majority of our food, drink and boutique stall-holders come from the West Country.” Book at 10% off if you use code BATHLIFE at checkout.



Dorothy House Hospice Care invites you to take part in their Hospice Care Hero Walk on 7 September. Don your Iron Man helmet, Wolverine claws or Jessica Jones jeans – or channel whichever superhero happens to be your favourite – then pick the one, five or 10-kilometre walk around the beautiful countryside of Bath Spa University. Herothemed fun zones mark the path, including a music zone, ‘frozone’ – complete with snow machine – and bubble zone, amongst others. “Signing up for the Hero Walk will help us fund vital patient care for more people, as the Hospice aims to double its patient numbers by 2025,” says Emily Knight, event fundraiser at Dorothy House. “The walk is a fantastic way to celebrate all the heroes involved with Dorothy House, such as our patients, family members, carers, fundraisers, nurses, staff and volunteers.” For more: www. hospicecareheroes. The Incredibles, watch out!


The Dogist: a top film at the fest (it’s worth checking out too)



You don’t have to hang around Bath long to realise we are a city of dog lovers. So a film festival filled with canine-inspired short films? Yep, right up our alley. The Top Dog Film Festival tour stops off at Komedia in October with a series of pooch-fuelled films that are moving, uplifting and inspiring. “Humans and dogs share a precious, heart-warming bond, and this brand-new collection of films celebrates the canine companions that enrich our lives,” says tour director Nell Teasdale. “Whether you’re a dog owner or just like dogs, these films are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with man’s best friend all over again.” For more:

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Bath Life – issue 399  

Bath Life – issue 399