Liz Earle MBE and Gelong Thubten announced as the headliner speakers at Dorset’s brand new wellbeing festival, Wellbeing by the Lakes Wellbeing by the Lakes has announced wellness guru Liz Earle MBE and mindfulness meditation expert Gelong Thubten as headline speakers.

The brand new, three-day festival aims to explore what it means to be mindful and how to live well in our fast-paced modern world. A curated blend of expert talks, live performance, meditation, movement sessions, wholesome food and healing therapies will be on offer at one of the UK’s most unique festival locations - deep in the Dorset countryside at beautiful sculpture park Sculpture by the Lakes.

Day tickets to the festival start at £20 and the event will run from Thursday, September 19 until Saturday, September 21, from 10am to 5pm, with late night performance and live music on the Friday and a separate Saturday evening concert until 10pm.

Liz Earle MBE is a wellbeing entrepreneur, TV presenter and the author of more than 35 books on a range of health, beauty and wellbeing topics. Her number-one bestselling books include The Good Menopause Guide and The Good Gut Guide, both of which have received extensive praise and helped to transform many lives.

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally and works with major global companies, including Google. Thubten has also collaborated with Ruby Wax on her popular bestseller How to be Human and is currently accompanying her on her UK tour of the same name. Thubten is the author of A Monk’s Guide to Happiness, published in June 2019.

The festival’s programme aims to inspire and revitalise. Visitors will be able to broaden their knowledge by sampling a wide range of innovative and traditional wellbeing practices. Alongside inspiring talks on a wealth of wellbeing topics there will also be a variety of classes designed to get bodies stretching and minds unwinding, including different styles of yoga, classic Pilates, expressive dance techniques and qigong to name but a few.

Visitors will also have the chance to take part in guided mindfulness and mediation workshops, and sound baths where attendees can relax and let therapeutic sounds wash over them. Or they can try their artistic hand at one of the many creative therapies on offer, indulge in some healing, peruse the stalls, and wander the sculpture gardens, all while enjoying deliciously wholesome, home grown food.

Throughout the three days there will be live acoustic music from a range of artists as well as the chance to take part in traditional Tibetan workshops and watch folklore performances.

Throughout the festival the Tashi Lhunpo monks will be creating an intricate Chenrezig (Wheel of Compassion) sand mandala. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to watch this fascinating process before the mandala is ritually dismantled and offered to the River Frome.

All in all, this brand new festival offers a wealth of things to see and experience, all set within the beautiful surrounds of Sculpture by the Lakes.

Hailed as "an oasis for art lovers and collectors" Sculpture by the Lakes was created by world renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife, Monique, boasting 26 acres of Dorset's glorious countryside.

Visitors can enjoy reflective lakes, the fast flowing River Frome, streams, landscaped gardens, and meandering paths through wild unspoilt scenery with far reaching views across the water meadows, all interspersed with monumental sculptures.

For a full line-up of guest speakers and workshop leaders and to buy day tickets and three-day passes, visit the website.

Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington Lakes, near Dorchester 07720 637808