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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Broken Dollars at Mindful Drinking Festival

If you came to our Mindful Drinking Festival in Spitalfields Market in July, you’ll have seen the rad duo “Broken Dollars” play a set of bluesy-acoustic tunes for the sea of people enjoying the sunshine and drinks in the square. Broken Dollars’ singer and guitarist, Luke, is teetotal – so I asked him about his…

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Shahroo Izadi Kindness Method

What Amazon says: Shahroo Izadi has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last. She is living proof that her method works – after years of yo-yo dieting she shed over 8 stone (and has kept it off ever since). Professional training coupled with personal experience led her to…

The Kindness Method: Changing Habits for Good
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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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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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Mum Silent Disco Willing Sobriety

This week’s blog is guest-written by Lauren Mullings. A week ago I invited my Mum to The Silent Disco Show at Underbelly Festival, which is exactly as it sounds – a rave that involves three channels of music, silent headphones and a stage show full of colourful cabaret. Instead of declining (or moaning) she was…

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Lucy and Sara We Are In Good Co

In this guest webinar for Club Soda, Lucy Wilkins and Sara Bender, co-founders of We Are In Good Company share why they started a card company to help us celebrate milestones, and avoid the boozy celebration cards that don’t give you many options for birthdays and other life milestones. We believe everyone choosing to live…

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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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Summer 2018 Mindful Drinking Festival

The Mindful Drinking Festival is over (we’re back in a few months in Glasgow) – and what a day it was! You’ll have already seen some of our “brand stories” articles in the run-up to the festival, and we squirrelled a couple away to share after the event – so here’s The Alcohol-Free Shop, Borrago,…

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