2019 House & Garden Theatre & Workshops

2019 Theatre & Workshops

Experts Theatre 2019

Wed 19 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Emily Tobin
Arts & Features Editor, House & Garden
Robin Cawdron-Stewart
Deputy Director of Modern British Department at Sotheby's
Marijke Varrall-Jones
Founder of MAAK

Presentation title

The pleasures and perils of collecting ceramics

At a time when sales of ceramics are reaching record prices, Emily Tobin, Arts & Features Editor at House & Garden, Robin Cawdron-Stewart, Director of the Modern British Department at Sotheby’s and Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director of Maak, the online ceramic auction house, discuss the pleasures and perils of buying ceramics and why the medium is appealing to a new generation of collectors. 
 

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Wed 19 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Harriet Forde
BIID, President Elect
Brian Woulfe
Designed by Woulfe
Rosie Winston
Clifton Interiors design
Henry Prideaux
Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Presentation title

How an Interior Designer can add value to your project

Harriet Forde, BIID president elect will be chairing the discussion, and will be joined by BIID Member and interior designer Brian Woulfe of Designed by Woulfe, Rosie Winston and Henry Prideaux.

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Wed 19 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Guy Oliver
Managing Director, Oliver Laws
Rebecca Weir
Creative Director and Founder of Light IQ
Sara Cosgrove
Interior Designer
Anna Whitehead
Anna Whitehead Design Consultancy

Presentation title

Sustainability and the healthy house

Although environmentally sustainable interior design has become a bigger issue in interior design practice, the frequency with which interior designers make sustainable choices in real practice is still limited, particularly where materials selection is concerned. 

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Wed 19 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Philip Mould OBE
President, Plantlife

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"Fake, Fortune & Flowers"

Philip Mould will talk about his experiences in the art world and how research, technology and conservation have revealed secrets of undiscovered paintings.  Philip is also president of Plantlife (the charitable partner of the event) and will relate how his attachment to nature  has helped in the process of bringing lost paintings to life.

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Thu 20 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Elizabeth Metcalfe
Features Writer, House & Garden
Lucy Hammond Giles
Interior Designer
Allyson McDermott
Historic Wallpaper Specialist

Presentation title

Where the past meets the present: how historic interiors inform today's decoration

Interior decorator Lucy Hammond-Giles and bespoke wallpaper maker and conservator, Allyson McDermott will discuss how historic interiors inform decoration today with Elizabeth Metcalfe, Features Writer, House & Garden.

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Thu 20 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Clare Foster
Garden Editor, House & Garden
Alasdair Cameron
Cameron Landscapes & Gardens

Presentation title

House & Garden's Clare Foster in conversation with Garden Designer Alasdair Cameron

Alasdair Cameron, Managing Director of Cameron Gardens, runs a thriving garden design business in London and Devon. Clare Foster talks to him about his passion for plants and taps into his ideas for urban gardens and container planting, showcasing some of his London projects and his own garden in Devon. 

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Thu 20 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Anna Whitehead
Anna Whitehead Design Consultancy

Presentation title

Interior design for health and wellbeing

It was Winston Churchill who said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter, our buildings shape us.” Research over the years has shown us that buildings have a direct effect on our physical & mental wellbeing. This is particularly significant, as we’re known to spend 90% of our lives within interior environments. We’re become increasingly aware of factors & lifestyles that can impact our health, but what part do interior environments play in enhancing or being detrimental to our wellbeing? If we want everyone in our building to be healthy, what design decisions need to be considered? Anna Whitehead discusses the principles, strategies & materials to consider when designing interior environments for our health & wellbeing. 

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Thu 20 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Sarah Khan
Partner & Conservation Architect

Presentation title

What an architect can do for you

Architecture is an ancient profession, but the role of architect has constantly changed and evolved. It is surprising how many people today are unaware of the full range of an architect’s services. Giving practical examples, Sarah Khan will demonstrate both when an architect’s input is helpful, and what the reasons are for employing an architect. Referring to recent projects, she will illustrate what benefits an architect can bring to your home. She will also explain the practicalities of doing work to you house and how an architect can help with challenges, ranging from creative design solutions to applying for planning/ listed building/ building control consents as well as managing construction on site. 

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Fri 21 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Laura Houldsworth
Executive Editor, House & Garden
Irene Gunter
Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co Interiors
Steven Parsons
Brand Director, Wools of New Zealand

Presentation title

A Guide to choosing rugs and carpets

Gain insight from the professionals on how and what to choose when investing in a new floor covering whether your preference is sisal, wool carpets, runners or a query on rug shapes and size. Laura Houldsworth, Executive Editor at House & Garden, will be in conversation with interior designer Irene Gunter (Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co) and wool expert Steven Parsons (Brand Director at Wools of New Zealand) to help you with your decision making. 

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Fri 21 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Virginia Clark
Digital Features Editor, House & Garden
Matilda Goad
Creative Consultant and Homewares Designer

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How to plan your house’s colours from scratch

Designer and House & Garden contributing editor Matilda Goad, whose scalloped homewares are to be found in all the most stylish interiors, gives her guide to planning a house full of colour. Her practised eye for colour, honed by designing her own bright and beautiful lampshades, planters, and linens, is currently being occupied by her own top-to-bottom house renovation, and Matilda will be sharing her insights and techniques for choosing, coordinating, and living with colour in the home. 
 

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Fri 21 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Lucy Hughes-Hallet
In partnership with The Arts Society

Presentation title

Sewn and Sown: The Gardens of Restoration England

The monarchist landowners returning from exile in 1660 brought with them from Holland or France new tastes in garden design, and a longing to put down roots. John Evelyn was one of many employed to create little Edens for them. Alongside the lake-digging and the tree-planting, there flourished a fashion for floral-patterned brocades, for printed chintzes and woven silks and embroideries showing sinuous vegetation curving around pillars and trellises, and for stumpwork – tiny gardens made of wool and silk. Both types of garden – those embroidered on textiles and those planted in the ground, feature in my novel, Peculiar Ground.

This talk is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

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Fri 21 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Paul Vick
Paul Vick Architects

Presentation title

How an architect can add value to your project

What is the value of a home that allows you to live longer? What is the value of one that sets the stage to enable the environment for our children to last? What is the value of a place that promotes an uplifting flow of space and light that engages with our wider worlds?  The talk describes how 1st Age to 3rd Age living, low energy and beautiful places can be created to give legacy at the intimate scale with existing and new buildings.  

Where planning permission is a definition of viability and possibility, Paul Vick architects bring you a 100% planning permission record with new build and listed buildings and those in conservation areas. The talk illustrates with case studies.   

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Sat 22 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

David Nicholls
Deputy Editor, House & Garden
Salvesen Graham
Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, Salvesen Graham.

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Lessons from the past: how to use traditional decorating ideas in a modern way

David Nicholls, House & Garden talks to Salvesen Graham, one of London's most sought after design studios, and features on House & Garden's list of Top 100 Interior Designers (published in the June issue). Headed up by Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, the firm is known for its distinctly modern take on classic decorating ideas and techniques. Lessons from the past is an opportunity for guests to find out what some of Nicole and Mary's tricks are, where they find inspiration, and how to put your own individual spin on the tried and tested ideas that have been handed down to us from the greats.

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Sat 22 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Andrew Duff and Liz Rawlinson
Inchbald School of Design

Presentation title

A collaboration in garden design

Andrew Duff and Liz Hughes, Inchbald School of Design will talk about the important elements to consider when designing large country gardens versus small urban spaces. 

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Sat 22 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Amos Goldreich
Director, Amos Goldreich Architecture

Presentation title

How to choose an architect

There are countless factors to consider when choosing an architect and often, they can leave homeowners feeling slightly bewildered and worried that their project might not fulfil their ambitions. Amos Goldreich Architecture has many years experience working with a diverse selection of homeowners on transforming their properties. During this talk, Amos aims to educate with his checklist of ‘must-have’ criteria when looking to choose an architect, and inspire with suggestions on how to really engage with your architect to get the most out of them. Choosing an architect should be an exciting process, not a daunting one. Join Amos to find out more! 
 

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Sat 22 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Lindsay Blair
Editor, Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine
Georgina Townshend
Features Editor, Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine
Lauren Gilberthorpe
Interior Designer
Graham Robinson
Design Manager at Halcyon Interiors

Presentation title

Kitchen design: How to create a space that works for you

Panel discussion hosted by Lindsey Blair, Editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms in conversation with Georgina Townshend, Features Editor, Lauren Gilberthorpe, Interior Designer and and founder of Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors, and Graham Robinson, Design Manager at Halcyon Interiors flagship showroom.

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Sun 23 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Hatta Byng
Editor, House & Garden
Maria Speake
Founder, Retrouvius
Adam Hills
Founder, Retrouvius

Presentation title

Reclaiming the past; designing for today

House & Garden Editor, Hatta Byng speaks to Adam Hills and Maria Speake, founders of the architectural salvage and design company, Retrouvius, about how the stories behind salvaged finds, the imaginative re-use of them, and a commitment to craftsmanship can create inspiring and unique interiors for modern living. 

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Sun 23 Jun 12:30 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Vanessa Curry
Fine Art Source

Presentation title

Collecting Art & Antiques: the essentials guide

From provenance to price, transportation to tax, this talk will build attendee’s knowledge on the essential skills that contribute to buying art and antiques well.  We will also think about how to navigate negotiation conversations and think about the what happens when you get your treasure home - from installation to maintenance.  The talk will be 45 minutes plus questions.   

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Sun 23 Jun 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Rebecca Weir
Creative Director and Founder of Light IQ

Presentation title

Illuminate your way to a happier home

Man flies to space, astronauts benefit from circadian lighting - what will your home and new lighting technologies do for you? Our environments affect us on every level – physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Rebecca Weir, Creative Director of light.iQ will outline the key lighting design considerations and technologies to be considered when designing a happier, healthier home.
 

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Mon 24 Jun 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Helen Ritchie
CURATOR OF MODERN APPLIED ARTS AT THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Presentation title

British Studio Pottery: A Concise History

An overview of the British Studio Pottery movement, exploring handmade pottery in Britain from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the present day, including the work of the Martin Brothers, Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Alison Britton and Grayson Perry.

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Mon 24 Jun 14:00 to 14:45

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Speakers:

Daniel Robbins
Senior Curator, Museums, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Presentation title

The new Leighton House Museum: From Hidden Gem to National Treasure

Leighton House Museum, the spectacular former studio-house of eminent Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, is about to embark on the final phase of a monumental restoration project which commenced almost ten years ago, with phases 1 and 2 that aimed to reinstate the house interiors as Leighton knew them. The phase 3, the final one and the most ambitious, will culminate in 2021 to safeguard the long term future of the historic fabric, create much-needed new facilities and enhance the overall visitor experience.

Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins, will present details of the restoration from the outset and share a sneak peek of how the new Leighton House Museum will be presented to the public when it reopens in all its splendor.

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Wed 26 Jun 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Jennifer Wearden
Course Director, V&A

Presentation title

The History of Textiles: from 24,000 BC to the present day

This tour de force history of textiles from Palaeolithic string to thermochromatic fabrics will consider the fragility of textiles, the importance of trade, the development of new technologies and the preservation of manual skills. It will identify surviving textiles from Egypt and Central Asia, trace the spread of sericulture, marvel at Medieval European tapestries and embroidery, note the importance of lace, carpets, chintz and knitting and acknowledge the wealth of designs associated with printed cottons, with modern methods of production and 20th century schools of art. It will be well-illustrated, delivered without hesitation, repetition or deviation and will allow time for questions.

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Wed 26 Jun 16:00 to 16:45

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Speakers:

Mark Hill
Antiques Expert
Nina Campbell
Interior Designer
India Hicks
Designer, Entrepreneur & Best-selling Author

Presentation title

Antiques in Interior Design - Anything But Dull...

Like our guests, Nina Campbell, India Hicks, Mark Hill and Ivan Macquisten, designing with antiques in the 21st century is anything but dull. Join us for a lively conversation lead by the brilliant (and fabulously witty) Ivan Macquisten as he takes us into the visual worlds of Nina, India and Mark. Learn about their love affairs with antiques and how integrating them into contemporary design is an art that elevates all interiors from the most formal to the most bohemian.  

Following the talk, join us for libations and an intimate book signing. 

Sponsored by Olympia and Ronati.

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Thu 27 Jun 12:00 to 12:45

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Susani. Flowers from the Dessert - Silk Dowry Embroideries from Central Asia

The exuberant beauty of central Asian embroideries has fascinated collectors over the years but there are still many questions about their exact place of origin and date of manufacture.

Delving into the aesthetics and meanings of the artworks can prove as difficult as a western traveller’s journey into Central Asia in the 19th century. This talk will offer inroads into exploring the facts we know so far and explain different theories about the missing information.

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Thu 27 Jun 14:00 to 14:45

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Speakers:

Belle Smith
Art Historian and Gallery Educator

Presentation title

An Introduction to Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

The National Gallery is currently showing the first exhibition in modern times in London devoted to the work of the Spanish artist Joachin Sorolla. He lived until 1923 and his wide range of work from sun filled landscape and genre scenes, to portraits, social themes and nudes, was hugely popular in his life time, but fell out of favour after his death. This brief introduction will contribute to the growing efforts to bring his wonderful work back before the public eye.

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Fri 28 Jun 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Dr Sally Hoban
Lecturer

Presentation title

Miniature Masterpieces: Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau Jewellery

The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century brought with it a revival of traditional, handmade jewellery production utilising semi-precious stones, enamel and silver. The designers of these jewels trained using centuries old techniques without the use of machinery and their work is becoming increasingly valuable today. This lecture looks at the work of designers such as Charles Ashbee, Bernard Instone, Arthur and Georgina Gaskin, George Hunt and Archibald Knox and also the silver and enamel jewellery produced by Haseler’s in Birmingham for Liberty and Company in London. 

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Fri 28 Jun 14:00 to 14:45

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Speakers:

Amanda Ransom
Interior Designer
Tim Corfield
Antiques Expert

Presentation title

Decorating and Furnishing Period Homes with Antiques

Amanda Ransom, BIID member and historic interiors specialist at interior design firm Amanda Ransom Design will be in conversation with Tim Corfield, expert at antique curators Corfield Morris. They will discuss the pleasures and challenges of decorating homes in period style and how to plan for and buy antiques.

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Summer Living Workshops

Wed 19 Jun 11:30 to 12:30

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Bringing Fresh Flowers Into Your Home

This workshop will provide you with advice on bringing fresh flowers into your home and how to make the most of them.  We’ll talk about principles of design, colour, seasonality and how to choose and look after your blooms with lots of tips to make your flowers last longer and look fantastic in your home.

Tickets are available for a hands on session where you will create a hand tied bouquet or buttonhole which you can take home with you. Our trained Florist will guide you through the process of building your design with beautiful fresh seasonal flowers and answer any questions you have.

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Wed 19 Jun 13:30 to 14:30

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Saffron in the Souks with John Gregory Smith

John Gregory-Smith is a best-selling author, presenter and food and travel writer who specialises in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. He has published four books, including Orange Blossom & Honey, Turkish Delights, Mighty Spice Express and The Mighty Spice Cookbook. John appears regularly on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and has recently written for Condé Nast Traveller, Delicious Magazine, British Airways HighLife, Grazia, Olive Magazine, Out There, Evening Standard and Sainsbury’s Magazine.

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Wed 19 Jun 15:30 to 16:30

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Herbal Remedy with Doctor Vicky Chown & Kim Walker

Victoria practises as a medical herbalist in London. She worked at Neal’s Yard Remedies for six years providing natural health and beauty advice. Kim is a historical plant researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Victoria and Kim met while studying Herbal Medicine at Westminster University. They set up Handmade Apothecary to share their passion for the natural power of plants with others. They are the authors of the bestselling The Handmade Apothecary, which focuses on foraging outdoors for herbs to create your own herbal medicines.

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Thu 20 Jun 11:30 to 12:30

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How to Design a Garden - The Basic Principles with Andrew Duff & Liz Rawlinson

Join Andrew Duff and Liz Rawlinson from the Inchbald School of Design for a guided introduction on how to start designing a garden.
They will explain the basic principles of using the grid technique and will guide you through clear stages of the design process with the help of current students.

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Thu 20 Jun 13:30 to 14:30

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Champagne Tasting with Louis Roederer

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Thu 20 Jun 15:30 to 16:30

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Chetna’s Healthy Indian

Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur, an ancient city in central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2003.

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Fri 21 Jun 13:30 to 14:30

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Champagne Tasting with Louis Roederer

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Fri 21 Jun 15:30 to 16:30

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Make your Own Macramé

Learn to make a mini macrame wall hanging for your home. Isabella will teach you, step by step, the macrame knots to create a simple yet beautiful colourful macrame. This is ideal for beginners and anyone interested to explore this in-trend craft.

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Sat 22 Jun 13:30 to 14:30

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Champagne Tasting with Louis Roederer

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Sat 22 Jun 15:30 to 16:30

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I'm Absolutely Fine with Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan

Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan founded The Midult in 2016. They are journalists, worriers and incredibly good friends. Annabel has written for everybody from The Times to Vogue, while Emilie has been Features Editor of the Evening Standard and Deputy Editor of Tatler.

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Sun 23 Jun 11:30 to 12:30

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Bringing Fresh Flowers Into Your Home with Iris & Co

This workshop will provide you with advice on bringing fresh flowers into your home and how to make the most of them.  We’ll talk about principles of design, colour, seasonality and how to choose and look after your blooms with lots of tips to make your flowers last longer and look fantastic in your home.

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Sun 23 Jun 13:30 to 14:30

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Saffron In The Souks with John Gregory Smith

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Sun 23 Jun 15:30 to 16:30

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Eat it Anyway with Eve Simmons & Laura Dennison

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