Mindful Drinking Festival

As you may have heard, Club Soda organised the UK’s, if not the World’s, first Mindful Drinking Festival on 13 August 2017, at Bermondsey Square in South London. We did this in association with Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine, with the support of our sponsors: Heineken® 0.0, Fentimans, Big Drop Brewing, Real Kombucha, Botonique and Highland…

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Social situations without alcohol

Social situations are difficult. They involve preconceived ideas of what ‘fun’ is and involve other people that can make it easy for you to scrap your well-made plans. Both external triggers and internal emotions about an event (ranging from FOMO to fear) mean your internal saboteur has a number of ‘compelling’ arguments with which to…

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People Places and Things Play

A turning point in changing my drinking Club Soda went to the theatre last week and it hit a nerve! One of the turning points for me, in changing my drinking, was something I don’t always admit to. I am afraid it makes me sound too middle class and too London. But I will share…

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Enjoying a festival sober

Being sober at a festival Being searched I’d forgotten about sniffer dogs. Strolling into Victoria Park last Sunday, my annoyance peaked pretty quickly when a security guard pulled me aside as part of a line-up. And while I knew I didn’t have drugs, I couldn’t help but think…. do I? It sets the tone, when…

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Festival season with less alcohol

Love festivals, sober or not I love festivals. When I was 24 I got a freelance ‘job’ writing for a music magazine. I didn’t get paid, but there were perks, Press Pass in hand (see photo of said me rather smug looking). Though, to be fair it mostly consisted of me going to music events,…

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