New acts at the Idler Festival

Image credit: Monika S. Jakubowska.

As spring draws closer and the days get longer, we are excited to announce new performers for the Idler Festival 2020, which takes place from 10-12 July at Fenton House, Hampstead.

In the spirit of tackling big ideas, this year’s programme will be packed with thought-provoking and useful discussions on the environment, the world of work and the good life.

Professor Guy Standing will make the case for protecting our commons, Permaculture founder Maddy Harland will share practical tips on sustainability and rewilding, master forager Roger Phillips will lead us out onto Hampstead Heath, and natural navigator Tristan Gooley will be teaching us how to read water.

The Idler’s favourite anthropologist David Graeber will be back to fight bullshit jobs, and former tech entrepreneur Wendy Liu will shed a light on the damaging business practices of Silicon Valley.

Dr Julie Moltke will share the latest research on medicinal cannabis and psychedelics, legendary style guru Peter York will discuss the endangered BBC, and economist Richard Layard will ask how we can be happier?

These speakers will join headliners Will Self, Brett Anderson and Sally Phillips for what promises to a wonderfully bucolic weekend on the edge of London. Favourite Idler activities Philosophy, Beekeeping, Ukulele, Harmonica, Tarot Reading and The Art Car Boot Fair will also be back. To see the full festival line-up, click here.

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