Apparently, instant joy “isn’t the point” at the Museum of Happiness .
But when organisers promise things like a ballpit to sit in and do some colouring in, laughter yoga and face painting, then it seems unlikely visitors won’t experience a little joy while there.
The latest east London pop-up will be in Spitalfields Market from January 16 offering workshops, “playshops” and guided mindfulness exercises.
Among the forest of tents and gazebos will be a kindness tent, a Science of Happiness tent and even the chance to make your own stressball.
So, while the organisers aren’t promising instant gratification, they are hoping that people leave with a better understanding of long-lasting contentment.
Although that may quickly dissipate when you catch a glimpse of your painted strippy tiger face in the Tube window and remember you're actually a 32-year-old financial advisor in the real world. Pft.
The event is free, though donations are welcome.