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Less stuff, more happiness

Action for Happiness

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

Less stuff, more happiness

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Event Details

Join us for an inspiring evening with James Wallman as he explores how we can break free from 'Stuffocation' and discover a more happy and meaningful way of life.

Hot on the heels of "Black Friday" - the craziest shopping day of the year - James will look at why our obsession with material things is making life more stressful and less fulfilling.... and what we can do to help put things right.


James will describe how the 'age of stuff' is coming to an end and why experiences matter so much more than things. He'll also share tips on how to de-stuffocate our lives and focus more on creating good memories... and more happiness.

"Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics - but with a huge idea at its heart. Fascinating, inspiring and great fun” ~ Laura Atkinson (Sunday Times)

About The Speaker

James Wallman is an author, journalist, and trend forecaster. He was T3's futurology columnist and his views have appeared in The Economist, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the New York Times, Marketing Week, The Guardian and beyond.

James' acclaimed book, Stuffocation is about one of the defining cultural trends of the 21st century: the shift from materialism to “experientialism”. Instead of looking for happiness, identity, status and meaning in material goods, people are now seeking them in experiences instead.

“Experientialism, as Wallman calls it, will define our future just as materialism has shaped our present” ~ Observer

Location and Timings 

This event will take place at Conway Hall in central London on Weds 2 December 2015. Doors will open at 18:30 and the event will start at 19:00


This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we're instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness' work relating to growing the movement and supporting local action groups relating to happiness and well-being. Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, a Registered Charity (274345) in England and Wales.

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When & Where

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to creating a happier society by making positive changes in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities. Join the movement, be the change.

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