Recovery Festival this Friday

A festival that celebrates the achievements of those in recovery from alcohol and other drugs will take place later this week.

Established in 2013, the Recovery Festival is a free event which aims to celebrate recovery from addiction, bringing together recovery-based communities from across the South-West. This includes peer-led community groups, their family and friends, and also a wide range of treatment service providers.

The festival is planned, organised and hosted by people passionate about recovery from substance misuse and addiction, whether they are in recovery, working towards it or providing services to support those affected by it.
The festival is packed with live entertainment and guest speakers to help celebrate and showcase the achievements and talents of people in recovery from across the South West.

This will include a variety of local musicians, bands, poets, artists and filmmakers. Following last year’s success, the Bristol’s Recovery Choir ‘Rising Voices’ and the ‘Step Ladder’ drama group, will make a welcome return.

Guest speaker Kevin C. Dooley, who has experienced prison, addiction and homelessness, will be recounting his inspirational story which shows that change is possible for anyone. The Recovery Festival takes place on Friday 2 September 9.30am-4.30pm at the Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street. Entry is free.