Swimming For The Soul

Swimming For The Soul

Sunday 11th June: 12.00

Jenny Landreth + Alexandra Heminsley 


Continuing our watery theme from Sarah Diver’s wonderful book for children, we now take to the high seas as adults.

Jenny Landreth and Alexandra Heminsley have both written powerful, life-affirming books about the transformative power of swimming.

Jenny Landreth’s Swell: A Waterbiography is part memoir part social history. It focusses on those pioneering women – the ‘swimming suffragettes’ – who shrugged off the disapproval of their husbands to liberate swimming for all women. Meanwhile, Alexandra Heminsley’s Leap In is the intensely personal story of how wild swimming can heal and liberate.

Pitting women against the waters, each of our speakers will explain the importance of swimming for her and how it can salve the soul.

Given that we have two of the UK’s finest Lidos in South London, in Tooting and Brockwell Park, this an event not to be missed. Dive in!

 Venue: The Ballroom, Bedford

Price: £10