• Action for Happiness, Conway Hall (map)
  • 25 Red Lion St
  • London, WC1R 4RL
  • United Kingdom

Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring evening with Helen Russell as she explores what we can learn from the world's happiest country.

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in Denmark, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark.

So what is the secret to their success? Having decided to find out, Helen will share her funny, poignant journey and explain where Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might all benefit from living more Danishly.

"A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have!" ~ Sandi Toksvig

About The Speaker

Helen Russell is a British journalist, editor and author who has worked for The Sunday Times, Top Sante and Marie Claire. She is now a freelance writer for a range of magazines and newspapers, including The Times, Grazia, Metro, and The Wall Street Journal. Helen specialises in women’s lifestyle, wellbeing, and anything Scandinavia-related. She is guest columnist for The Telegraph and correspondent for The Guardian and The Independent.

Helen’s first book The Year of Living Danishly - Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country was published in 2015 by Icon Books.

"Humorously persuasive, The Year of Living Danishly may just have you forsaking Blighty for the Tivoli Gardens" ~ Barry Foreshaw (The Independent)

Location and Timings 

This event will take place at Conway Hall in central London on Wednesday 22 July 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 £15, 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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We look forward to seeing you there!