1. Candy Chang – Before I Die I want to… Following the death of someone close to her, Candy Chang took the side of an abandoned building in New Orleans and created an interactive wall, posing the same fill in the blank sentence. “Before I Die______” is now a global project, revealing what really matters…

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How alcohol affects sleep

Alcohol and sleep Sleep comes up a lot in the Club Soda community, the instantaneous need for it or the lack thereof to conk out after a few too many. It either hits you like a tonne of bricks, exhaustion seeping into your joints, and you could sleep for England. Or you’re left staring at…

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World without wine

How to Quit Drinking Workshop story In 2015, Louise Rowlinson ran several of her popular ‘How To Quit Drinking’ workshop in Central London. These were always a full house as people arrived to teas and coffees at 11 am, for what would be a full day of learning. Below is an article written by one…

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A Club Soda Summer Party No one has ever said organising a party was easy. Between playlists, decorations, food and drink, deliveries arriving late, people getting lost on the way there… It can all feel a little overwhelming. And then, there’s that lurch of ‘oh gawd, what happens if no one shows up?’… But so…

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Advice on sleeping while changing your drinking Sleep when changing your drinking is a funny thing. Some of us sleep more (I napped for England!) and some of us find it harder. It is common for those quitting to get insomnia or a disturbed sleep pattern – making you tired and irritable and weakening your resolve…

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What is blackout?

Alcoholic blackouts I talk about my relationship with alcohol a lot. It’s my job. I run projects with young people about it. I meet people, and when asked what I do, end up talking about alcohol. I’m at a party, and it more often than not comes up. I talk about those moments I regret…

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Working Behind a Bar Sober

Working behind a bar sober There was something infinitely attractive about working behind a bar. When I was younger, bar staff always carried a whiff of cool. After all, they were the gatekeepers to fun. The gatekeepers to my cool, witty, confidence self. When I turned 23 I got a job working in a concert…

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Club Soda Beer Tasting Part 2

After a successful first Low/No Alcohol Beer Tasting back in April, we held our second on Monday June 22nd. Hosted by Club Soda member Dani, about 15 people came together in The Duke of Wellington in Dalston to try 20 different brews: some of which we loved, some of which we hated, and some of which…

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No Good Reason Graffiti Text

Alcohol makes stopping hard Despite my best efforts I could not stop at one. Which is part of the reason why moderation can be so hard for some people like me. But it’s not a surprise that it is hard. Alcohol itself makes stopping after one drink harder. One thing useful to know – whether…

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