nourish your mind, body & soul on a buffet of discovery
10:30 - ARRIVAL
10:45 - GRAB A DRINK/SEAT/NEWSPAPER
Serving up Bloody Marys and other drinks included in the ticket price. Grab a beanbag or sofa. The barn will be strewn with newspapers to tuck into. Feel free to mill in and out of the talks, get a drink, a bite to eat, go for a walk, sign-up to our wreath-making and wine tasting workshops…it’s YOUR Sunday.
11:00 - WELCOME
Bumblebee Collective founder Ruth will introduce our theme for the day ‘discovery’ and our storytellers.
11:10 - PAPER REVIEW OF THE DAY LED BY HEAD OF NEWS PLANNING FOR NO 10 DOWNING STREET
Explore the news of the day. The truth, the post truth and nothing but the truth from our current affairs lovers. The panel includes Sharan Chaggar-Kemp(Head of Government News Planning at No. 10 Downing Street).
Working behind the scenes on the biggest stories of the day, briefing PMs and having to always be one step ahead of the narrative, Sharan is going to step off the frenetic politico-news treadmill (well, it is a Sunday) and share her personal favourite stories.
Amelia Torode, will also be on the panel picking her share of curious stories of the day. Daughter of two journalists, Amelia has been brought up with inky fingers and a questioning mind. Frequent TED talker and FT part-time power-lister Amelia will lead the later discussion on ‘Making work, work for you’.
11: 45 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT PANEL WITH FOODIES, FARMERS & FOOD PIONEERS
Join our drool inducing panel as they share the stories behind the flavours served up today, food for thought indeed! Discover our farm to fork ethos here at The Farmhouse from James Nye(whose family have revived the farmhouse and barns to its current glory).
James will share how our farmers are pioneering new methods with incredible results for the pallet and the planet. Tom Williams of Maydencroft Manor Native Breeds Farm (just down the road) will reveal how his family helped to bring English Longhorn cattle back from the brink of extinction. Jason Barber, founder of Black Cow Vodka and inventor of Pure Milk Vodka, will tell us how a 200 year old family tradition of cheddar making has taken an unexpected new twist into the world of vodka., taking whey (the historical problem child of the dairy industry) and turning it into superior premium vodka.
12:30 - SELF DISCOVERY: FIND YOUR SUPER POWERS
Discover how to unleash your true potential with modern leadership expert and author of “Hack Yourself”Jack Lowman. Working with UK’s leading youth charity, The Prince’s Trust and trustee for the creative industries’ charity, The Graeme Robertson Trust, Jack shares his insight on how to unlock your hidden potential to make huge strides in self-development, at a lightning pace.
1:15 - FASHION: DISCOVER THE ART OF A KILLER SUIT
Discover the art of a killer suit through the ages and how it wasn’t just cars that gave 007 the edge. Our panel, chaired by Musto Designer Louise Clinton, brings together tailors and designers who represent the best of the old and new in fashion including Alice Burkitt, who cut her cloth at Burberry and Gieves & Hawkes before setting out on her own and all round legend and tailor to the pop stars of the 60s Tony Bone who started his apprenticeship in tailoring aged just 14. They, they will explore the art of a well-cut suit through the decades and a shared passion for doing things properly in a world of throw away fashion.
Live suit fittings by Alice in the Farmhouse Bar throughout the afternoon.
2.00 - POLITICS: DISCOVER HOW POLITICIANS WIN YOUR VOTE (THE GRUBBIEST PART OF THE DIRTIEST BUSINESS)
Discover the future of elections and the murky world of campaign tactics by political and advertising commentator Benedict Pringle.
2:40 - PHOTOGRAPHY: HOW TO TAKE THE PERFECT SHOT
3.00 - ART: HOW TO MAKE A MASTERPIECE
Unearth what goes on behind the scenes of the Young British Artists. Just how much does a Hirst skull weigh? Rich Harrison, art creator on the production behind the multi-million pound business of contemporary art will be interviewed by Art Advisor Julia Bell of Parapluie.
3:45 - BUSINESS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR WORK, WORK FOR YOU
Embrace the new workplace revolution and how to make your work, work for you with TED talker, power-lister and ‘smart-timer’ Amelia Torode. Speaking from her perspective at the forefront of the flexible working revolution and co-founder of Fawnbrake Collective, Amelia explores why there is a need for new operating systems within the world of work.
4:30 - TRAVEL: ESCAPE THE CITY INTO THE HIGH ARCTIC
Founder of Kraken Travel Henry Burkitt, shares how setting up his business involved having a polar bear marksman on call, venturing into the world’s most remote music festival only accessible by boat in the Norwegian Fjords and skiing not only off-piste, but off the map. All the time whilst holding down a job as a corporate lawyer.
5:00 - SPORT: WATCH THE FINAL FORMULA ONE RACE OF THE YEAR FROM ABU DHABI
Because to many the F1and a cheese toastie are the cornerstone of a Sunday evening, whether you are a motor-manic analysing all the stats or just enjoy the background noise as you flick through the papers with a chat and a drink. Because we only deal in Ultimates today, your bog standard toastie has been upgraded to a Black Cow Cheddar Toastie, and the F1 will be on our massive screen with surround sound. All included in your ticket price.
OUTSIDE OF THE BARN BIG TOP
FARMERS’ ROAST SEATINGS IN THE MAIN FARMHOUSE -12:30PM & 2:45PM (PLEASE PRE-BOOK)
WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS IN THE OLD KITCHEN -12:00, 1:30, 3:30 & 5:00PM (PLEASE PRE-BOOK)
WINE TASTINGS IN THE OAK ROOM - 12:30, 1:45, 3:00 & 4:15PM (PLEASE PRE-BOOK)
GARDENING WALKS IN THE GROUNDS - 12:30 & 2:30PM
PHOTOGRAPHY AT GOLDEN HOUR WALK & WORKSHOP - 3 to 4PM
FIRE-PIT CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR FIRE-STARTERS, EACH PIONEERING IN THEIR FIELD ALL AFTERNOON/EVENING