London January Mindful Drinking Festival

Club Soda’s Mindful Drinking Festival is coming to the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane this January! In association with Adnams, the free festival will take place over two days (12th and 13th January) and is part of the Re:Solutions health and wellness events to help you discover what’s new with alcohol-free drinks. You’ll have the chance…

Mindful Drinking Festival January 2019
11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
The Truman Brewery
Free Event
Alcohol and Shame

Deborah Cole is a licensed psychologist and has been a member of Club Soda for over two years. We asked her to write about what is a common theme among our members, especially those trying to give up alcohol completely, and which she has seen many posts about within our private Facebook group: Shame. Enemies…

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Movement for Modern Life

A common ritual for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, is to open a bottle of wine to unwind after a busy day -or maybe a few beers, or a couple of G & T’s. Whatever your go-to release drink of choice, it’s difficult to learn to navigate your evening and relax without it. There are many…

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Simon Story

It was #WorldMentalHealthDay on Thursday 10th October which saw an amazing flood of social media posts and videos of people sharing their personal stories, words of encouragement, inspiration and support, and advice to those who may be struggling. We think that every day should encourage the same openness about mental health, in the hope that…

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Lifting Weights

In this guest blog for Club Soda, Angie shares a bit of her journey of becoming the best possible version of her. For her, exercise and in particular weightlifting has played a big part in quitting alcohol. Angie is a busy, 42 year old, wife, mother of two children who is hoping to inspire others…

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Club Soda Info

We’ve had an influx of new members lately, and new followers on our various social media channels, and new signups for our mailing list, and generally just a lot more interest in what we do, due to a steady series of BBC appearances from our co-founder Laura. We’ve kept up a steady rate of newbies…

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Louisa Young - You Left Early: Love and Alcohol

Novelist and songwriter Louisa Young has written this week’s guest blog for us, based on her best-selling book of the same name. Here Louisa tells us her experience as someone who loved someone who drank too much alcohol. Here’s a glimpse into her heartbreaking love story. We all knew that you drank twice your share…

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Scary Christmas

In response to the Lancet study showing any amount of alcohol is bad for you. Laura Willoughby MBE, co-founder of the mindful drinking community Club Soda said: “Conflicting medical studies make it very hard for people to make their own choices about how much they want to drink. But the good news is it really…

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Students and drinking

When Hedi Mehrez, a French student at Cardiff University who is completing an MA in International Journalism, interviewed us for his dissertation on teetotalism, it inspired him to write about the experiences of International students who are studying in the UK – and are surrounded by completely alien drinking behaviours. Is it possible to remain…

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Women Drinks Festival

*Images in banner courtesy of Spitalfields E1 We know that our Club Soda members, social media audiences and the general population of mindful drinkers is comprised of a larger percentage of women than men – but what about the brands, venues, and companies behind the companies who are helping to propel this scene forward, and…

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