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About the Festival

The event will bring together a wonderful array of well over 90 stands to explore, including inspiring arts and crafts, music to relax to, essential oils and essences, fair trade goods, health and beauty products, jewellery, clothing, self-help books and more. There will also be therapies to try and advice to improve health and well being.

What's On Over the Weekend

What is very exciting is that included in the entry fee is a full programme of free talks covering a range of topics, featuring talented speakers. From Biodanza and shamanic drumming to the art of mindfulness, from crystal therapy to acupuncture and sound therapy,  from yoga to meditation, there is something for everyone over the weekend.  
Elaine says, 'We all need a little bit of inspiration, relaxation, fun and time-out from our busy lives and this weekend ticks all those boxes and more. I look forward to seeing you there for a fantastic weekend.'

In addition, after spending a wonderful time soaking up the energies, exploring the many stands and enjoying a workshop or two - there's always a beautiful vintage cream tea to enjoy onboard the MV Balmoral. A fabulous day out!



A fantastic Event for Bristol

Bristol Holistic Festival is set to return to the M Shed, alongside the floating harbour in the heart of the city's docklands on April 21st and 22nd. With its fantastic exhibition space opening its door to a vast range of health and well being stands, as well as bright and colourful stands offering a wide range of things to capture your imagination, there really is something for everyone. 

Elaine Fenton, a Bristol girl by birth, and organiser of several successful festivals of this kind in the UK, is looking forward to returning to her home town once again to bring together an inspirational holistic event for people of all ages. Over 900 attended last year. and public response was overwhelmingly positive. 'I couldn't have wished for a better launch' Elaine said, 'And I'm incredibly excited about building on last year's success.'

Children's Can Have Fun Too

Do visit later in the year as plans unfold for our younger visitors!


On Balmoral all weekend.

Teaming up to Raise Funds for MV Balmoral

To make this event extra special for visitors, and to raise funds for this incredible ship, some of the weekend's activities, including an evening show, will take place on the MV Balmoral which is moored alongside the M Shed. Balmoral is one of the last surviving ships of its type, this member of the National Historic Fleet.

The Charity, MV Balmoral Fund Ltd, has the objective of maintaining MV Balmoral cruising around the coasts of the UK for the benefit of as many people as possible. Crucially, its objectives are also educational so that future generations can witness both our maritime heritage and current practices by actually sailing in a classic coastal steamer. The Fund is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff. 

Get Involved - Support Balmoral

For further information about Balmoral and volunteering/fundraising opportunities, please follow the link below.

Bristol Holistic Festival are proud to be supporting this project.