The Olaughics - inspired by the Olympics
Celebrating Laughter and Playfulness
NATIONAL LAUGHTER WEEK
June 5-12th 2016, Manchester, Caborne Parva and the UK
- LaughManchester - Monday 6th June
- LaughNorthernIreland - Tuesday 7th June
- LaughWales - Wednesday 8th June
- LaughScotland - Wednesday 8th June
- LaughEngand - Thursday 9th June
- Laughter Festival and conference - Friday 10th-Sunday 12th June, Cabourne Parva
Olaughics history - 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
The Olaughics started in Manchester in 2012. 2013 saw the launch of Wales National Laughter Day (12th June) and LaughWales, a project to promote laughter throughout the country and in particular in areas of social deprivation.
In 2013 we also had a one day focus on each of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, and these will continue to develop and grow - forming LaughScotland, LaughNI and LaughEngland.
In 2014 we had a Laughter Party in Manchester for 120 people, and a conference for 110 people from around the UK and overseas.
In 2015 we had a conference in St Albans with Dr Kataria visiting, and events around the UK.
Be part of the UK's National Laughter Festival & Championships!
- Learn and laugh in the conference!
- Experience a laughter yoga party!
- Compete in the Championships!
- Join in around the UK!
Laughter helps us to be more joyful, more effective, more productive, more creative, and better communicators. Laughter brings us together!
Bookings through Eventbrite
Some tickets may be available on Eventbrite.
Please note our refunds policy: Tickets are non refundable. In the event of speakers or facilitators being unable to attend then the events will go ahead and we will wherever possible provide alternative speakers and facilitators.
Laugh Wales, a country-wide project, and a first in the UKVisit Laugh Wales
Dr Kataria Visit to Manchester June 2014
Festival Conference, Laughter Party and Championships
Dr Madan Kataria, inventor of Laughter Yoga, came over from India as a keynote speaker and to lead a laughter party. We were thrilled to welcome him to Manchester! His ideas are practiced in over 70 countries around the World and have touched many peoples lives.
We also welcomed Kate Hull Rogers, Professor Sophie Scott and Dr Mark Williamson to make the day educational, entertaining and inspirational.
The 2014 conference marked the 10th and final Anniversary of the UK Laughter Network, an organisation which supported people for 10 years as the UK Laughter movement grew.
The event finished with the 3rd UK National Laughter Championships: could YOU be the next champion in 2015?
Kate Hull Rodgers:International authority on Humour in the Workplace, inspirational speaker, writer and comedienne.
Sophie Scott: Professor researching the neuroscience of voices, speech, and laughter at University College London, and an occasional stand-up comedian
Mark Williamson:Director of Action for Happiness, PhD, and passionate about creating a more balanced, collaborative society.
Madan Kataria:Medical doctor and creator of Laughter Yoga and inspiration for the setting up of laughter clubs in 73 countries around the world
Photos and video
These will be posted here in the coming months!
Laughter helps people to be more effective, more productive, more creative, and better communicators. Laughter brings us together!
Laughter is a universal language.
It is something we do naturally from just a few weeks old. It brings communities and individuals together.
World Laughter Master Belachew Girma, world record holder for continuous laughter, calls it a ‘diplomacy pass key’.
And just by laughing, we improve our health and happiness and lower our stress levels. This is simply because our physiology changes when we laugh!
Would you like some more laughter in your life? Join in our workshops and events!
Dedicated Training and Participatory Sessions
Feelgood communities offer dedicated programmes, courses, workshops and Yoga for:
- Business and Professionals
- Schools and Education
- Health Professionals
- Mens Health
- Mental Health
- Older People
With festivals, film shows, Laughter Yoga and yoga breathing, there is something for everyone!
Contact us today on +44 (0) 7930 570140 to find out what we can do for you, your community and your organisation.