Your gut microbiome is a bustling community of trillions of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses, and studies suggest having a diverse population of gut microbes is associated with better health. In fact, scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunity. Julia Wheeler is joined by leading diet and gut health specialist Tim Spector (Spoon Fed) and psychologist Kimberley Wilson (How to Build a Healthy Brain), who focuses on the gut-brain connection and incorporates nutrition into her treatment plans, to explore the latest science in this field and to share top tips on how we can all harness the power of our gut to improve our overall health and wellbeing.

Books from the speakers in this event

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The mermaid and the cow

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How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain


Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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