Get ready for a new element of Wokingham Festival – Wokingham Talks

WP Chris Hunt
Chris Hunt, author of the Every Step Counts column

On Saturday and Sunday, between the acts at Wokingham Music Club stage, GEMMA ROCH will be meeting some familiar faces for some entertaining chat.

Here’s the line-up so far


1pm – Chris Hunt – The Fundamental Coach

We kick off with getting to know Chris Hunt, a Personal Trainer and former Royal Marines Commando who coaches in health, fitness, positive habits and long-term lifestyle change.

2pm – Phil Creighton – The Wokingham Paper

We are joined by the brains behind the borough’s independent weekly newspaper, learning just what it takes to collect the stories about our community.

3pm Anne-Marie Gawen – WIWAG

We have a chat with Anne-Marie from the Wellbeing in Wokingham Action Group, sharing the part she plays in a growing local network of people dedicated to supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing of adults and children.


1pm – Elena – Blue Orchid Bakery

We meet Elena, the creative genius behind the cakes, cupcakes, brownies and more at Blue Orchid Bakery in Peach Place, hearing how it all started and what her customers love.

2pm – Adam – Travel Counsellors

Adam gives us a bit of his time to fill us in on his story with Travel Counsellors and what it takes to run a high-quality travel consultancy.

3pm – Wokingham Theatre

Members of the local theatre join us on the stage to share news on their upcoming productions and projects, along with opportunities to get involved in future shows in any guise, from performing right through to set-building.

4.30pm – Kev Waite – Move Mind & Body

We catch up with Kev, the founder and owner of Move Mind & Body, to hear about his yoga and personal fitness offering and what inspired him to get started.

More guests will be announced between now and the festival.

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