Idler Festival


5 – 7 July 2024

The Idler Festival is a weekend of talks, workshops, comedy, music, philosophy and merriment in the idyllic surroundings of Fenton House and its bucolic walled gardens in London’s Hampstead.

You’ll be entertained and enlightened by our favourite comedians, writers, musicians, philosophers and tutors. Plus there’ll be beekeeping, ukulele, dancing, bibliotherapy, agony aunts, foraging, walks and plenty of time to loaf under the apple trees. Join us for our dream garden party.


Zadie Smith

Rowan Williams · Tim Key

Dominic West · DJ Paulette · Nina Stibbe

Arthur Smith · Olivia Laing · Charlie Higson

Rosie Holt · Salena Godden · Ben Moor

Rebecca & Michael Frayn · Caleb Azumah Nelson

Guy Standing · Lucy Cooke · Chris Lintott

Aniefiok Ekpoudom · Mark Vernon · Clare Pollard

Georgia Mann · Gavin Pretor-Pinney · Henry Eliot

Virginia Ironside · Catherine Fitzgerald

Guy Hayward · Louisa Young · Mixmaster Morris

Sundra Lawrence · Ruth Ivo · Rowan Pelling

Alison Cotton · Murray Lachlan Young

Louise Winter · Robert Rowland Smith

 Divyanand Caird · Natalie Wildgoose

Harry Mount & John Davie · Diana de Cabarrus

Rob Orchard · Lucia Stuart · Oli Broadbent

Ella Berthoud · Rachel Kelly · Emily Rhodes

And More

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