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FITNESS AND SOBRIETY

12am bst / 9am aest / 7pm (Friday) edt / 4pm (Friday) pdt

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Join host Amanda Kuda and Julia Baily, Kelly Fitzgerald Junco(aka Sober Señorita )  for a talk about hitting fitness goals whilst sober. Another guest to be announced!

Lorelei and Chris US AF drinks

Best of Low and No in North America

1am bst / 10am aest / 8pm (Friday) edt / 5pm (Friday) pdt

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Taste the best of the low and no drinks in North America, including Big Drop Brewing and Lyre’s under the guidance of Chris Williams from Sans Bar in Austin, Texas and Listen Bar’s Lorelei Bandrovschi.

DATING & RELATIONSHIPS

2am bst / 11am aest / 9pm (Friday) edt / 6pm (Friday) pdt

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Join Tricia Lewis (host and producer of The Recovery Happy Hour podcast), Amanda Kuda and Richie Crowley to discuss dating and relationships. Richie Crowley is the seed that grew RICKiRICKi, a Creative Project Management Agency. He is a thoroughbred shaper, a curious, non-conforming, independent thinker. His past and current projects are populated with the individuals and brands that are driving the movements of global culture, from dance music to tattoo, meditation to sober curiosity, and new masculinity. 

Getting Started with Maz Compton - Social rebellion

5.30am bst / 2.30pm aest / 12.30am edt / 9.30pm (Friday) pdt

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With drinking embedded into Aussie culture, giving up booze can feel like an uphill battle. Join Maz Compton, media personality, author (The Social Rebellion: True Freedom Begins with a Cheeky Month Alcohol-Free) and Dry July ambassador, Sarah Connelly, Founder of SoberUpSide, Elaine Benson, Founder of Soberhood, Dr James Stewart, lifestyle coach Sarah-Jane Clarke and sobriety coach Sam Tomlinson (Seeking Sobriety) about how to master the art of living an adventurous and happy life without relying on alcohol.

SOCIALISING SOBER - THE AUSTRALIAN EDIT

7am bst / 4pm aest / 2am edt / 11pm (Friday) pdt

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With alcohol playing a major part in socialising, people often feel the need to cut back when they stop drinking. Join Hannah Rodger (Co-founder of Sober Seekers Club), Leanne Claire Franks and Leisa Leon, Founders of Rise Revolution, Annie Nolan and Bianka Ismailovski (Co-hosts of We Want to be Better podcast), Sam Wilson, Founder of Sober Mates, and Caedz Hull from @sobarCBR as they offer up their tips on navigating social situations sober and discuss how to empower people to feel comfortable and confident socialising sans booze.

Today’s “Meet the Maker” Live sessions

8pm aest 🇦🇺 // 11am bst 🇬🇧 ETCH Sparkling Meet the Maker

11.30am bst 🇬🇧 Jeffrey’s Meet the Makers

2pm bst 🇬🇧 GIN-ESQUE Meet the Master Distiller

3pm bst 🇬🇧 Miss TeaSmith Tea Cocktails & Mocktails – How to make them

3pm bst 🇬🇧 Mocktails Mocktail Masterclass by Ash Massadeh Brand Ambassador

4pm bst 🇬🇧 Jeffrey’s Making a mocktail with Jeffrey’s

4.30pm bst 🇬🇧  Allotment Drinks Virtual Tasting/Q&A

2pm edt 🇨🇦 Søbrii 0-Gin Meet the Maker

Watch at any time:

Clean Liquor Meet founder Spencer Matthews
Fungtn Meet founder Zoey
ISH Meet founder Morten in the ISH Bar
Nine Elms Meet the Team
Highball Cocktails Meet Founder Kate
Nona Meet founder Charlotte
Good Koffee Meet the founder with an introduction to Socially Uplifting Coffee Drinks
Boucha Kombucha Meet the Maker Bryony Orsborn
For Bitter For Worse Meet the Maker Shelley
Sipling Meet Founder Avnish
Sea Arch Meet Founders Sarah and Geoff
Jeffrey’s Meet the Maker
Nonsuch Meet Maker Henry

IN CONVERSATION: CATHERINE GRAY and MRS D

9am bst / 6pm aest / 4am edt / 1am pdt

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After developing a nasty addiction to alcohol, Lotta Dann (aka Mrs D and Founder of Living Sober) got sober aged 39 with the help of her anonymous blog. Here she talks to Catherine Gray, author of the Unexpected Joy of Being Sober about her incredible journey, the story of her recovery and her advice for turning your life around. Buy their books: Mrs D is Going Without from Amazon UK // Amazon US // Amazon AUS; Unexpected Joy from Amazon UK // Amazon US // Amazon AUS.

Breakfast with Proud and Sober

10am bst  / 7pm aest / 5am edt / 2am pdt

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Join Scott Pearson from @proudandsober, Caedz Hull from @sobarcbr, Joelle Drummond and Sarah McNena from Drop Bear Beer (DROPBEARMDF10 = 10% off), Lee Mengo (The Gay Soberand Dani St James from Not A Phase for a discussion about drinking in the LGBTQI+ community. In partnership with Queers Without Beers.

Eat yourself sober?

11am bst  / 8pm aest / 6am edt / 3am pdt

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We’re all more than aware of the benefits that eating a balanced diet has on our physical health, but how about the mind? Join registered nutritionist and author, Rob Hobson as he explores how healthy dietary choices have a direct impact on our mental health, and what we eat when we are changing our drinking. He will be interviewed by Janey Lee Grace who is a presenter on BBC Radio 2 and runs The Sober Club.

The Wine Occasion

12pm bst  / 9pm aest / 7am edt / 4am pdt

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What do you drink with a meal if you aren’t drinking alcoholic wine? There are lots of options, not just de-alcoholised wine. Hosted by Christine Parkinson, best known for her work as Group Head of Wine for Hakkasan, although she has also been a Head Chef and worked in Operations, with a focus on improving, she led restaurant teams around the world to multiple ‘Best Wine List’ awards. and James Morgan, a passionate advocate for great products and great hospitality with expertise in all processes from idea to production, including product and ingredient sourcing, recipe formulation and benchmarking; both from Brimful Drinks. The drinks are Lindeman’s AF wines, Binary Botanical, Nine Elms, Edenvale, Saicho, Boucha, Noughty and WildLife.

Discover alcohol-free spirits

2pm bst  / 11pm aest / 9am edt / 6am pdt

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Join Zanna Mercer from the Understudy and Drink Bright for a taste of some of the best no and low alcohol spirits and cocktails. The tasting will include drinks made with Lyre’s, Sea Arch, Everleaf and Clean Liquor, and if you want to join along you can order these products from Craft Zero in Australia and Wise Bartender in the UK.

In conversation: Geoff Jeinn & Adrian Chiles

3pm bst  / 12am (Sunday) aest / 10am edt / 7am pdt

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Join Geoff Jeinn, broadcaster and founder of podcast Wet and Dry. He will be interviewing Adrian Chiles the BBC Radio 5 presenter. His BBC documentary in 2018 called ‘Drinkers Like Me‘  saw him take a long, hard look at his relationship with alcohol.

Alcohol and Creativity

4pm bst / 1am (Sunday) aest / 11am edt / 8am pdt

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With alcohol so intrinsically linked to the creative process, will we ever be able to untangle the two? Liz Horsman, a songwriter, psychotherapist, sobriety blogger and presenter of the The Voice of Calm podcast speaks to hip hop artist Ill Tone, artist Sharon Walters, singer-songwriter Janet Devlin and actor, DJ and model Ashleigh Precilla to bust the myths attached to alcohol and creativity.

 

LAUREN BURNISON IN CONVERSATION WITH WES GEER

5.00pm bst / 2.00am aest (Sunday) / 12.00pm edt / 09.00am pdt

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We Love Lucid founder Lauren Burnison (@lauren_burnison) will be chatting to Wes Geer (@wesgeer), musician, entrepreneur, and founder of Rock To Recovery. After getting sober back in 2007, US-based Wes embarked on a life of adventure and self-discovery. In 2010 he joined world-renowned band Korn as touring guitarist. Since then Wes has formed a new band Hu3m3n (@hu3m3n). Tune in to find out what it’s like to be a sober Rockstar and the low down on Wes’ latest adventures.

Big Drop Brewery alcohol-free beers

Meet Big Drop

6.30pm bst / 3.30am (Sunday) aest / 1.30pm edt / 10.30am pdt

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Big Drop Brewing Co is dedicated exclusively to making the finest alcohol-free beer. So, whether you’re looking to cut down, cut out or just try something new, Big Drop has crafted a great beer for almost any beer lover – today you will find out about them all! Join Co-Founder James Kindred and Brand Ambassador, Matt Robbins for a tasting session of a few of our favourites.

Luke Boase & Steve Livens - Alcohol-Free Beer and The Pub

7.30pm bst  / 4.30am aest (Sunday) / 2.30pm edt / 11.30am pdt

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Join Lucky Saint founder Luke Boase and Steve Livens, Beer Sommelier and policy officer of the British Beer and Pub Association as they chat about Lucky Saint being the first alcohol free beer brand to join the BBPA in the organisation’s 116 year history. Hear why their partnership marks a change in attitudes towards no/low across the beer and pub industry, and how alcohol-free beer on draught is elevating the pub experience for no and low drinkers across the UK

Party ... Sober and Social

8.30pm bst  / 5.30am aest (Sunday) / 3.30pm edt / 12.30pm pdt

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Sober and Social is hosting a Party … again! Danny Shell from Lyre’s will make some cocktails and founder Emily Syphas will be chatting to Roxy Deniz Ozalp from Morning Gloryville (see stand for a discount), DJ/producer duo Sunana (Sun Philips and Ana Her), Vlada Mättig & Katharina Vogt from Me Sober (we hope for an invite to party sober in #berlin🇩🇪 ) and drag performer and model Calvin Fox.

 

 

Eat yourself sober?

12am bst (Sunday) / 9am aest (Sunday) / 7pm edt / 4pm pdt

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Join expert nutritionists Melinda Mrachek Staehling and Dani from Creative NutritionRynda Laurel, Founder of VRYeveryday (use code “ClubSoda” at checkout for 15% off singular formulas and sets) and Jeff Simone from Reaction Recovery to get the lowdown on what to eat when you are trying not to drink.

Queer Happy Hour USA

1am bst (Sunday) / 10am aest (Sunday) / 8pm edt / 5pm pdt

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Join a panel of LGBTQI+ influencers in the mindful drinking space. Speakers include  Laura Silverman of The Sobriety Collective,  Lazarus Letcher , an academic, musician, and a sober trans person who writes with grit and eloquence about the importance of making sobriety spaces inclusive for all and Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby who founded Queers Without Beers in the UK. 

Inclusive Sober Spaces

2am bst (Sunday) / 11am aest (Sunday) / 9pm edt / 6pm pdt

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Join recovery coach and author Emily Lynn Paulson, Shari Hampton from Served Up Sober  and Kirstin Walker from Sober Brown Girls to discuss how we can make our sober and mindful drinking events and spaces more inclusive.