08 Sep 2023

It's back! Join us for The Midlife Festival 2023

The Midlife Festival is coming this October: 25+ speakers. Five days of talks. All online and all for free.

The Latte Lounge is excited to announce our largest-ever event - The Midlife Festival - coming this October.

We are excited to announce the official date for the festival:

Monday 9 October - Friday 13 October

Make sure you save the date now for the most inspiring and informative week of the year.

Registrations are now OPEN!

Get your free tickets to the UK’s biggest and boldest online festival of midlife.

It's going to be five full days of expert advice, tips and inspirational talks. We'll cover women's health, self care & wellbeing, fitness & nutrition, perimenopause & menopause, sex & relationships, and so much more.

And the best part? It's all free, and it's all online, so you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Our incredible line-up of experts will inspire, encourage, support and guide you towards a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life.

Here is our full fantastic line-up: 

Fitness and Nutrition

Fit foundations: Strength training and movement 

Best-selling and award-winning author and TEDx speaker Reena Vokoun will talk about the foundations of fitness in midlife. Reena is a certified health and wellness expert and the founder of Passion Fit.

The power of Pilates in midlife (even if you've never done it before!) 

Founder of Menopause Pilates, Dinah Siman, will be talking about doing pilates in midlife.

Dinah views menopause as an opportunity for powerful, positive and long-lasting change. Her extensive studies and experience enable her to help women improve their health and wellbeing during the stages of menopause.

New routines and finding time for fitness 

Experienced fitness instructor Jacqueline Hooton guides us through finding time for fitness.

Having craved peace and a better work/life balance for some time, when her children left home, Jacqueline took the opportunity to create ‘Her Garden Gym’, a personal training studio and peaceful haven for busy women.

The Kitchen Prescription: food for gut health 

Gastroenterologist Dr Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, will share food for boosting your gut health. Saliha was the winner of MasterChef 2017 and is a regular on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. She has also published several books, her most recent being  'The Kitchen Prescription'.

The good gut connection: gut health and nutrition 

Sophie Medlin talks us through gut health and nutrition. Sophie is a well-recognised consultant dietitian, founder of CityDietitians and the Chair of the British Dietetic Association for London. Sophie is a go-to spokesperson for media when it comes to evidence-based nutrition, regularly featuring in print, broadcast and social media.​

Nourish your body: Nutrition for weight management 

Nigel Denby has specialised in menopause for over 20 years and is the author of no less than ten books. Nigel’s diet and nutrition mantra is simple: No fads, no gimmicks and no quick fixes – just good, evidence-based nutrition.


Women's Health, Perimenopause and Menopause

Simple steps to prevent diabetes as you age 

Award-winning dietitian and diabetes specialist Fareeha Jay will share with us some simple steps to prevent diabetes as you age. Fareeha is passionate about spreading knowledge and awareness to empower people to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Menopause 101: the info you really need to know 

GP, menopause specialist and author Dr Naomi Potter will cover all you need to know about the menopause. Dr Potter partnered with Davina McCall for her award-winning book ‘Menopausing’, and she believes passionately, as we do, that women should have access to clear, evidence-based information to help them make informed choices on managing menopause.

The journey through breast cancer and menopause 

Dr Alison Macbeth is a Breast Speciality Doctor and accredited British Menopause Society Menopause Specialist. She has been a GP with a special interest in Women’s Health and Genito-Urinary medicine since 1999 and is passionate about meeting the often overlooked needs of women in all stages of treatment and recovery from breast cancer and also those with a high-risk family history of breast cancer.

The secrets of bone health (and why you really do need to care about your bones) 

Dr Laura Flexer and Dr Kuki Avery from The Chelvney Menopause Group are GPs and Menopause specialists who are passionate about women accessing individualised, evidence-based menopause care.

The past, present and future of women's health 

Women’s health specialist GP, TV doctor, medical educator, campaigner, and author Dr Nighat Arif will speak on the past, present and future of women’s health. Dr Arif has over 15 years of experience in the NHS and private practice and recently published her book ‘The Knowledge: Your Guide to Female Health – from Menstruation to the Menopause’.

Sleep unlocked: the secrets to good slumber 

Prof Guy Leschziner will share the secrets of a good night’s sleep. Professor Leschziner is a Consultant Neurologist and a Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at King’s College, London. He is a published author and has presented two series on the brain and sleep for BBC radio, and you may recognise him from "The Secrets of Sleep" on Channel 4.

All you need to know about HRT (if you're considering taking it) 

Dr Kate Bunyan is a menopause specialist and Medical Director at Stella, the experts who power our online menopause clinic, The Latte Lounge Plus. Dr Kate dives deep into Hormone Replacement Therapy to advise and reassure anyone considering taking it.

What you need to know about gynaecological cancers 

From gynaecological cancer research charity, The Eve Appeal, Athena Lamnisos will explain what we need to know about gynaecological cancers.

How to get your sex life back on track 

Certified Sexological Bodyworker and somatic sex coach Dr Claire Macaulay will share with us how to improve our sex lives. She is passionate about supporting people to create the kind of sex life that is right for them and describes the support she offers as 'science-based, no bull-shit, real-world sex education for mid-life women', which she delivers with compassion and humour.


Fashion and Beauty

Feeling amazing with midlife fashion 

Celebrity stylist Gayle Rinkoff has, over the past 25 years, made her way to the very top of the fashion industry. She worked with many leading celebrity clients over the years, including Zoe Ball, Helen Mirren and Alesha Dixon. And even styled Katie for a recent Hello Magazine Menopause Awareness Shoot!

Glow guidance: Beauty tips and tricks for your skin after 40 

Multi-award-winning beauty journalist, influencer, broadcaster and diversity advocate Ateh Jewel will share her beauty tips and skincare advice for women over 40.

Make-up and skincare secrets post-40: the key ingredients

Learn how to look after and improve your skin post-40 with Clarins Beauty Coach Specialist Alison Jensen-Goodall. She’s also joined by Clarins Head of Training, Marie Schmid, who will talk us through the key ingredients to look out for in your skincare.


Self-care and Wellbeing

The power of kindness

Creative Brand Ambassador at HELLO! Magazine Rosie Nixon was formerly HELLO!’s editor-in-chief and editor, having worked for the brand for the last 15 years. The author of three novels, Rosie is a passionate believer in the power of kindness and loves speaking on this subject; she thrives in communities with a common goal to spread joy and make the world a better place.

Why do I feel so...blah?! 

Tanith Carey is an award-winning writer and author of 12 books on psychology, parenting and social history. Her most recent book ‘Feeling Blah? Why Anhedonia has left you joyless and how to recapture life’s highs’ is the first for the general reader to pinpoint the reasons for feeling like this, ranging from stress to hormone shifts.

Coping with anxiety in midlife 

Award-winning Menopause Specialist and Founder of Vital Wellness Clinic, Dr Wendy Molefi, will share with us tips for how to cope with anxiety in midlife. She has a special interest in the psychological impact of the menopause on women’s quality of life and, with a  background in wellness coaching and mindfulness teaching, takes a holistic and preventative approach with her patients.

Postnatal to Perimenopausal: without losing your mojo 

Maternal health and sex positivity advocate and journalist Clio Wood is the founder of &Breathe, an award-winning wellbeing retreat company which she created after she experienced the traumatic birth of her first daughter and subsequent postnatal depression, PTSD and pelvic floor issues.


Lifestyle

Your second act careers: returning to work after 40 

Julianne Miles MBE is CEO and Co-Founder of Women Returners. She will talk about your second-act careers and returning to work after a break.  

Julianne is a Chartered Psychologist, and her mission is to remove the career break penalty, making career breaks a normal part of a 40-to-50-year working life.

Live life Fearless! The pursuit of adventure

Much-loved TV presenter, journalist, triathlete and author Louise Minchin joins us to talk about how to live life fearlessly and the pursuit of adventure.

Rebel bodies: the gender health gap 

Award-winning freelance health journalist and author Sarah Graham talks about her book Rebel Bodies and the gender health gap.

How to manage your menopause at work 

Founder of The Midlfe Festival and The Latte Lounge, Katie Taylor, will draw upon her experiences at work and her expertise as a menopause in the workplace consultant.

Single life, dating, and why you need to say 'yes' to you first! 

Award-winning American journalist, broadcaster, speaker, author and menopause advocate Tamsen Fadal will speak about being single in midlife. Nicknamed the “TikTok Fairy Godmother”, Tamsen shares tips and advice with over 200k+ followers so that women do not feel alone during this stage in their lives.

The next step: Career change post-40 

Career coach Zoe Hendricks will talk about the changing career later in life. Zoe is a master's qualified career coach and founder of WorkClever Career Coaching. 

She has a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of the working landscape faced by women in midlife and empowers her clients to develop the confidence, skills and approaches to take back control and create rewarding careers.

We have the perfect mix of 25 expert speakers sessions across 5 days - all 100 % online so you can watch from the comfort of your home, and the best thing about this is it’s absolutely FREE for all to attend!

Join us online - all for free - book your place now

Can’t watch all the speakers live? 

No problem, grab yourself one of our all-access VIP passes now for just £19.99* with some added extras thrown in, too! Your VIP pass will give you on-demand access to all of our sessions to re-watch at your leisure.  These will be available immediately after the festival.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Lifetime Access to the video recordings of 25 sessions from The Midlife Festival. Access your videos anytime, anywhere, in a private membership area. Log in to watch again and again or catch up on the ones you missed. You’ll never have to worry about cramming all the videos in 24 hours.
  • The Latte Lounge e-book: ‘Perimenopause & Menopause – Guiding you to the right support. Everything we’ve learnt about how you can get the right support with your symptoms compiled into one easy-to-read e-book.
  • Full transcript of each session. Not a fan of video? Or rather skim read to save time? Get all the best tips, advice and information in a super useful transcript document for every session.
  • Access to a private podcast of 25 expert sessions - Prefer to listen than watch? You’ll have hours of audio-only podcasts, perfect for listening on the go.

Add bonus content for just an additional £5!

Add the session recordings from our 2021 and 2022 festival speakers, including Davina McCall, Nadia Nadia Sawalha, Andrea McLean, Dr Avrum Bluming, Dr Alka Patel, Diane Danebrink and many more for just £5 when you purchase this year’s pass!

*VIP is available for just £19.99 before the festival, with the price going up to £24.99 once the festival is over.


Proud supporters of The Eve Appeal

We are proud to support The Eve Appeal - the charity that raises awareness of and funds research into the five gynaecological cancers - ovarian, vulva, vaginal, cervical and womb cancer.

For every VIP pass sold, we will donate 5% to our charity partner – The Eve Appeal.

A special thank you to our Sponsors

The week of our festival is free for all to attend, thanks to our headline Sponsor Clarins and our sponsor YES®.

Clarins

As a brand, Clarins have always embraced the ageing process. For many years they have developed products specifically designed to address the concerns of skin going through hormonal change, launching their first super restorative products some 18 years ago.

Clarins are active supporters of a drive for change, sharing our belief that it is vital to lift the taboo on talking about menopause and its effects on women, just one of the many reasons we are proud to work with them as our headline sponsor.

YES®

Our friends at YES® are passionate about Making Vaginas Happy®! Their intimate health range contains certified organic products which respect and care for the vagina & vulva. Designed to be side effect-free, natural and pH matched to the vagina.

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