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

Neef Ekpoudom · Mark Vernon · John-Paul Flintoff

Georgia Mann · Gavin Pretor-Pinney · Henry Eliot

Catherine Fitzgerald · Guy Hayward · Clare Pollard

Louise Winter · Robert Rowland Smith · Daniel Rachel

Harry Mount & John Davie · Louisa Young

Virginia Ironside · Emily Rhodes · Diana de Cabarrus

Ella Berthoud · Rachel Kelly · Lucia Stuart

And More

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