FT Weekend Live Festival

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Saturday September 3rd 2016
10:00am - 8:00pm

Kenwood House
Hampstead NW3 7JR

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£40 members, £43 non-members (Worth £50) | 20 spaces

***Who Londoners have a special rate for this fabulous outdoor event, saving you £7-£10***

Hear from your best-loved writers, columnists and guest speakers, such as Simon Schama, Heston Blumenthal OBE, Simon Reeve and Vivienne Westwood, at spectacular Kenwood House Gardens!

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Across seven stages from 10am-6pm (or as long as you wish!),  listen to your favourites in the form of interviews, presentations, panels, demonstrations, tastings and performances, with most sessions lasting 20-40 minutes. The festival will finish with a 2hr rhythm and blues music performance, so you can relax with a drink or some food.

FT Live Weekend Festival

Leading editors from the FT Weekend and How To Spend It, will host dozens of leading figures from art, music, literature, dance, business, food and wine, fashion and politics in the grounds of Kenwood House on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

“The FT Weekend’s inaugural festival will celebrate the wit, elegance and eclectic range of enthusiasms which are our hallmark. Many of the Weekend’s best-loved writers and columnists from Jancis Robinson to Robin Lane Fox, Tim Harford to Simon Kuper, will hold forth on the ideas and passions that delight, inspire and even infuriate our readers….We like to think that the FT Weekend is always classy and at its best an incomparable guide to how to live a good life. The all-day event will unfold on a series of stages – Food & Drink, How To Spend It, House & Home, FT Money, Arts and Travel – as a closing hurrah to the summer and as an opening blast to this autumn’s dramas, both artistic and Trumpian. It will be sophisticated, sumptuous and sparky – as is our journalism.” Alec Russell, Editor, FT Weekend

Please Note:

  • FT have organised complimentary minibus transfers between a selection of local tube stations and the venue. More details will be published closer to the event date. There is a very limited number of car parking spaces onsite which must be pre-reserved; priority will be given to anyone with special mobility needs. To enquire about reserving a place, please contact ftlive@ft.com. We strongly recommend you use public transport or taxis to travel to the venue.
  • Only food and drinks purchased onsite may be consumed at the venue. In some cases only cash will be accepted so please note there is no cash machine at Kenwood House or nearby.
  • You can keep your festival pass, leave and return as you wish for later presentations. Note that passes aren’t transferable to other guests.
  • Nearer the event date you will be emailed a Who London group meeting point.




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All event attendees must be age 50+