A free festival showcasing innovative low and no-alcohol drinks is coming to East London next weekend.

Launching its seventh festival, Club Soda’s Mindful Drinking Festival will offer curious Londoners the opportunity to embrace the mindful drinking movement this January.

The two-day festival takes place at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.

Activities will include over 60 low and no alcohol drinks to try, including all your favourite cocktails with Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits; free cocktail masterclasses, beer tastings and drink talks with the country’s top experts including Camille from La Maison Wellness and The Hox Southwark; inspirational talks and panels by influencers and experts, including Sober Girl Society, Love Sober, Andy Ramage, Toni Jones and Alice Rickard. on changing drinking habits and living healthier lifestyles.

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The event will give anyone looking for great new drinks the opportunity to taste the best in this growing low and no market, including craft beers, wines, spirits, lower-sugar sodas, tonics and infusions.

The festival is run by Club Soda, the UK’s Mindful Drinking Movement. They support individuals to rethink their drinking habits, have built an online drinks and venues guide (clubsodaguide.com) featuring the best pubs and bars for mindful drinkers, and curate the best alcohol-free drinks at the Mindful Drinking Festivals.

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Club Soda founder Laura Willoughby MBE said: “After overdoing it at Christmas and New Year, the festival is a great place to discover a new favourite tipple, whether you are on a health-kick, looking for new flavours or trying for a baby in 2020.

“You don’t have to be doing a dry January to come along, you may just want to swap out a few alcoholic drinks for something a bit healthier. So, whether you’re going sugar-free, on a fitness regime, drinking more mindfully, or going alcohol-free, we think you will find something to hit the spot.”

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QR, Saturday, January 18, 11am to 6pm, and Sunday, January 19, 10am to 5pm. Details: mindfuldrinkingfestival.com