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Norwich event to give tips on bouncing forwards

St Stephen’s in Norwich will be hosting an evening in October with Patrick Regan OBE, as he explores themes from his book ‘Bouncing Forwards’.

Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope, which came about following a series of trials and ill-health affecting him and his family. Kintsugi is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold, and the strapline of the charity is 'discovering treasure in life's scars'. Prior to founding Kintsugi Hope, he led the urban youth work charity XLP, which he founded in 1996 and led for 22 years.
 
His sixth book, ‘Bouncing Forwards’, draws on his own journey of making peace with his ongoing anxiety. It looks honestly and vulnerably at the temptation to wait for the day when all will be well whilst missing out on what's happening in the here and now. 
 
The Bouncing Forwards Tour is an evening of live music and talks that seek to create a relaxed, honest atmosphere where Patrick will be exploring themes from his new book, including resilience, mental wellbeing and thriving through life’s challenges.
 
The tour has given people hope and a space where they can be honest, perhaps for the first time. It is an evening where you can listen to beautiful and powerful music, know you are not alone in life's struggles and come away feeling inspired. 
 
Natasha Petrovic will be performing live music during the evening accompanied by Mike Coates. She is a violinist classically trained at The Yehudi Menuhin School and brings songs of hope, honesty, and togetherness.  
 
Patrick has travelled to over 40 countries, working with and on behalf of the poorest communities, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of justice and wellbeing. He received the Mayor of London Peace Award and was awarded an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to young people.
 
He is a passionate communicator equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences, engaging in robust media debates as he is connecting with business and community leaders, speaking to inmates in a maximum-security prison or to gang leaders in Jamaica.

The vision of Kintsugi Hope is a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish. 
 
The Bouncing Forwards Tour will be at St Stephen’s Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich NR2 1QP on Saturday October 22 from 7pm to 9.30pm. 
 
Admission is free, and you can book tickets on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bouncing-forwards
 
Pictured above is Patrick Regan.
 
 
 

Eldred Willey, 15/09/2022

Eldred Willey
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