30th April & 1st May 2021

We are pleased to announce that The Menopause Festival will be returning in 2021, in online format. If you bought a ticket for #FlushFest2020 then you will be able to use it for #FlushFest2021.

The structure remains the same, with a Menopause in the Workplace seminar on Friday afternoon and a celebration of all things menopause on the Saturday.

#FlushFest2021 is sponsored by Lindsays and Rowan Consultancy

Programme last updated: 26th November 2020

Friday 30th April

12 noon

  • Menopause Marketplace with exhibitors

12.30pm – 5 pm

Menopause at Work Seminar
  • Festival Opening
  • Kate Wyatt, employment lawyer, partner at  Lindsays
  • Darron Dupre, Regional Organiser UNISON Cymru Wales
  • Hilary Baxter Theatre based on Croydon Council women experiencing menopause at work
  • Kelly Innes, Wellbeing Co-Lead for the CIPD Mid Scotland Branch
  • Group discussions, sharing good practice
  • Panel discussion with Q & A speakers plus Ruth Devlin, author of “Men … Let’s Talk Menopause”

Delegates will be sent sample menopause policies and guidance for managers

7.30pm

Entertainment: Cabaret presented by Elspeth Murray of Silver Sisters TBC


Saturday 1st May

9am onwards

  • Menopause Marketplace with exhibitors

9.30am

Keynote Speaker: Sam Bunch writer, interviewer, TEDx speaker and author of “Menopause – A Hot Topic”

10.45am

Dr Heather Currie, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist,
Founder of Menopause Matters Limited, past Chair of British Menopause Society.   

12pm

Lunch break with opportunities to chat with exhibitors and fellow participants

1pm

Parallel Workshops

  • Fatchance Belly Dance with Liz Box
  • “Thinking on your Feet” by Pauline Eyre

2.30pm

Tea Break

3 – 4.15pm

Parallel Workshops

4.15 – 5pm

Q&A with the speakers

7.30 – 9pm

Stand-up comedy: “All Change” with Pauline Eyre and Red Velvet Revelry Erotic Storytelling with Marie-Louise Cochrane and Heidi Docherty


FlushFest Evening Entertainment

Friday 30th April – Cabaret presented by Elspeth Murray

Hosted by Queen Mistress of Ceremonies* and founder of Silver Sisters facebook phenomenon, Elspeth Murray, FlushFest Cabaret features a sizzling lineup of performers: seasoned and sparkling singer songwriters, theatre makers, comedians, storytellers and spoken word performers. Award winning musicians singing live from their home studios, a crowd-sourced international, virtual choir with material composed specially for FlushFest and a prize draw with utterly enviable prizes make this a highlight of the world’s only menopause festival and a cabaret night not to miss!

Saturday 1st May – Comedy and Erotic Storytelling

“All Change” with Pauline Eyre

Pauline is caring for her kids and her elderly Mum. When everything changes and nobody needs her anymore, will there be any Pauline left? An hour of laughs and truths from a comedian in the midst of a midlife crisis.

Sold-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Audiences said:

“Beautifully crafted stand-up comedy.”

“Really honest and funny.”

“I laughed throughout & yet my pelvic floor’s stronger than ever!”

Red Velvet Revelry

Join “Revel Sisters” and Peri-Menopals Marie Louise Cochrane and Heidi Docherty for an evening celebrating women and their sexuality, through stories, personal reflections, songs and poems and the power of knowing laughter.