Some people, it transpires, are shit at being happy. And what with our socially constructed need to compare ourselves, an unattainable sense of want (ta, capitalism), and the relatively shitty surroundings we sometimes find ourselves in – a freezing, grey, drizzly month whose distinguishing features are sobriety and self-loathing – well, you can see why. Cue adult ball pits, gratitude exercises, mindful colouring-in, vegan freakshakes, workshops, talks, or simply a place to enjoy a beer with your friends while you let the happiness impart into your every pore. The Winter Happiness Festival wants to give you the skill of happiness, and that’s way more important than all the made up skills on your LinkedIn.
Where? The Canvas, 42 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL
When? Saturday 21st January – until 19th February
How much? Donations, except ball pit tickets, which cost £5.90