Summer of Wellbeing 2022

Over 50 health and community groups at 9 free festivals!

The Summer of Wellbeing series of festivals from July to September 2022 were special days for Tower Hamlets residents and for us.

A group of singers on the Poplar Union music stage at the Summer of Wellbeing Festival, singing to a large crowd of people.

There were bouncy castles, face painting, children’s entertainers, activities, and workshops galore! Over the course of the festivals, more than 5000 people came along to have some fun together.

But it wasn’t all just about fun and games – we were also joined by a host of local health and wellbeing partners who were keen to reconnect you with the services and resources available to you.

A Tower Hamlets health worker has a conversation with a local resident about health services in the borough at a community event.

A mother and her two daughters attending the Summer of Wellbeing Festival in Poplar, London. They are dressed in colourful patterned clothes and using traditional Bengali parasols to shade from the sun.

A girl is pedalling to make a fruit smoothie on the Well One smoothie bike at the Summer of Wellbeing festival.
Photo credit : Marina Buraga

Post COVID-19, it was more important than ever that we came together as a community to overcome the challenges of lockdown and loneliness.
Working together and helping each other out is the key to creating a strong, tight-knit community that can tackle anything life throws our way.

A woman wearing a headscarf is smiling as she hands a plate of traditional Bengali food to a festival goer.

A group of young children are playing outside on soft play equipment at a summer festival.
Photo credit : Marina Buraga

We would like to give a huge thanks to all the residents and partners who joined us at the Summer of Wellbeing festivals. Your participation and support were instrumental in making the festivals a success, and we truly appreciate your contribution. It was inspiring to see our community come together in this way, and we are grateful for the spirit of togetherness that was displayed. Thank you for being a part of it!

Click here to find out about more community events in Tower Hamlets.

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