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The Idler Festival 2021

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Fenton House

Hampstead Grove

London

NW3 6SP

United Kingdom

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Event description
A weekend of talks, debates, music and merriment in the idyllic setting of Fenton House.

About this Event

After 2019's sell out festival, the Idler Magazine is once again taking over Fenton House in Hampstead for three days of learning, lounging and loafing.

The Idler Festival 2020 takes place 10-12 July in the glorious surroundings of a seventeenth-century mansion and walled gardens.

We're pleased to announce the first speakers: the festival will include performances by author Will Self, Suede frontman Brett Anderson, and actor and screenwriter Simon Farnaby. Comedian Sally Phillips will return to keep us in stitches for the third year running. Acclaimed author Olivia Laing, master forager Roger Phillips, style guru Peter York, and journalist Hadley Freeman will also be among the speakers. Plus much more to be announced.

This is what festival goers said about 2019:

“A wonderful weekend… The Idler hosts and volunteers were absolutely delightful... An event that expanded my mind and made me re-evaluate so much in my life”

“A soul-soothing bucolic haven of unexpected loveliness”

“A lovely day… Relaxed and imbibed with calmness and a sense of purpose”

Early Bird tickets have sold out but Tier Two Weekend tickets (saving £15 or 12% on full price tickets) are on sale now. Get yours while you can!

USEFUL INFORMATION

Location: Fenton House is a brick mansion with a walled garden built for a wealthy merchant in the 17th century. It houses the Benton Fletcher collection of harpsichords, 17th-century needlework, a ceramics collection featuring Chinese and 18th-century pieces, formal lawns, a sunken rose garden, yew hedges, a 300-year-old orchard and a working kitchen garden. It was given to the National Trust by the last owner Lady Binning in 1952.

Address: Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 6SP

Times:

Friday: 4pm – 9pm

Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Please note, these times reflect the programme with some events taking place off-site. Fenton House is open from 6pm – 9pm on Friday and 12pm – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Nearest tube: Hampstead Underground Station

Parking: Limited on-street metered parking Friday/Saturday. No parking restrictions on Sundays

Children's Tickets: We offer half-price tickets to under 16s. Call 0203 176 7907 to book. Please note, there are no children’s areas at the festival and no events aimed specifically at children. Older children may enjoy the talks. Families with babies are welcome and will find plenty of quiet spots in the garden.

Dogs: There are no dogs allowed on the Idler Festival site (apart from registered guide dogs).

Disabled Tickets and Access: The Idler Festival welcomes deaf and disabled guests and we're working hard to ensure that we are as accessible as possible to everyone. We operate a 2 for 1 (free personal assistant ticket) for eligible guests. The types of supporting documentation we accept are as follows: DLA/PIP letter or equivalent (dated within the last three years) / A verifiable medical professional’s letter / D/deaf or blind registration / The Access Card / Blue Badge + Photo ID. Please contact mail@idler.co.uk or call 0203 176 7907 to find out more.

Accessibility:

Building – there are two steps to the entrance which provides access to the Dining Room and bookshop; a ramp is available.

Grounds – there is an accessible route around the upper walk and south garden which provides access to the Main Stage.

For more information about the Idler Festival, click here.

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Fenton House

Hampstead Grove

London

NW3 6SP

United Kingdom

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