In its fourth year, the festival has set out a packed programme of speakers and entertainment to continue driving open conversation about menopause amongst family and friends.
TV presenter and journalist, Kirsty Wark, who featured in the ground-breaking BBC documentary ‘Menopause and Me’, will headline the festival as a keynote speaker and share her own experiences with attendees. The core aim of #FlushFest is to increase awareness of menopause around the world by changing attitudes, opening-up conversation and increasing knowledge, understanding and support of a stage of life which can have significant impacts for women.
Shirley MacGillivray, Head of Membership and Community, said: “We’re proud to sponsor #FlushFest22. We recognise the impact menopause has on the health and wellbeing of our employees and the communities that we serve. The event has a fantastic line-up, which we hope will increase knowledge and inspire those who attend to continue to the open conversation.”
The Menopause Festival will host a comedy evening and will feature a leading line-up of speakers and workshop leaders alongside Kirsty Wark, including Haitham Hamoda, Consultant Gynaecologist and Chairman of the British Menopause Society. Workshops will focus on topics such as exercise, work, sex and mental health in menopause
Kirsty Wark, Menopause Café’s patron, said: “I am delighted to be a keynote speaker at this year’s Menopause Festival. As a patron of the Menopause Café charity, who organises #FlushFest, I know that the more we open up the conversation about menopause, the easier it is to get support at home, at work and from healthcare practitioners. I wish this festival had been started when I first had to deal with the menopause.”
Rachel Weiss, founder of Menopause Café charity, which is organising the festival, said: “We’re excited to launch the fourth annual #Flushfest in an online, interactive format so that everyone around the world can access it. The taboo of menopause started to fall away in 2021, and now in 2022 it’s time to take action, through learning about menopause and celebrating this time of life. We hope that the festival provides a supportive community for participants to learn, laugh and share about their menopause experiences or come and support those going through it.
“The festival is open to everyone regardless of gender or age. I can’t wait to meet all the festival-goers!”
The festival will run online from 17-18th June. Tickets for #FlushFest2022 can be purchased via the Menopause Café website.