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12:44 PM 1st July 2024

How Sound, Travel And Social Bonds Can Boost Our Wellbeing

Farzana Ali
Farzana Ali
Have you ever stopped to think why we want to see new places, or how simple sounds can help you relax and unwind?

The transformative power of sound, travel and social bonds are explored in the latest Berwins Salon North event (July 11) when broadcaster and author Ash Bhardwaj, joins science writer and behavioural specialist David Robson and sound practitioner Farzana Ali.

The TED-style talks – voted number six in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ by GQ magazine – explore big ideas in an intimate setting, based around relaxed, cabaret-style evenings where you can catch up with friends and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Ash Bhardwaj 
Photo: Charlotte Broster
Ash Bhardwaj Photo: Charlotte Broster
Award-winning journalist Ash Bhardwaj weaves together memoir, travelogue and big ideas to explore why we travel, how we can do it better – and whether it can help us live more fulfilling lives.

Many people use sound as a form of self-care or as a calming device and former lifestyle journalist turned sound practitioner Farzana Ali, known as The Sound Therapist, cuts through the noise to delve into the science of sound to explain its full therapeutic and restful potential.

The third of the Salon speakers is award-winning science writer and behavioural specialist David Robson who will explain how social connections are far more important than we might think, highlighting the steps we can take to build better relationships and improve our lives.

Sharon Canavar, Harrogate International Festivals Chief Executive, said:
“One of the many joys of Berwins Salon North is we learn more about the world around us in a fun, stimulating and entertaining way.

“This month’s topics range from how sound can boost our wellbeing, to why we travel and whether it really does broaden our horizons – subjects that are bound to get us thinking and are perfect for a chat over a well-crafted G&T.”

Berwins Salon North, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate. Thursday July 11, 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 (please note that a £2.50 booking fee applies at the time of booking).
Tickets are available from the Harrogate International Festivals website Home - Harrogate International Festivals or by calling the Box Office on 01423 562 303.