The Idler Festival 2019 at Fenton House (Saturday Ticket)

Saturday 13th July

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The Idler has teamed up with the National Trust’s Fenton House, a grand merchant’s dwelling with beautiful walled gardens in Hampstead, to bring you a three day festival of idling in July. This ticket gives you access to the Idler Festival on Saturday 13 July, 12am-10:30pm. If you would like to attend the full weekend, simply click here to find tickets.


Louis Theroux in conversation with Tom Hodgkinson

Groove out with Penguin Café’s Arthur Jeffes 

Can Capitalism be Ethical? Discuss sustainable business with Riverford’s Guy Singh-Watson

BookTalkBookTalkBook with Ben Moor and Joanna Neary

Rediscover history’s forgotten women with Vice’s Zing Tsjeng and Decca Aitkenhead

Sarah Nixey and John Moore of Black Box Recorder perform their favourite love songs

Why Laziness is Good for You with pyschoanalyst Josh Cohen

Fierce Bad Rabbits – a look at children’s books with poet Clare Pollard 

Why We Have Got Shakespeare Wrong with Dr Emma Smith

The Pleasure Revolution with Stephanie Theobald

Explore the fundamentals of psychology with Dr Mark Vernon

Occult Poetry for the 21st Century with Amy Key, AK Blakemore and Will Harris

Fear Hacking Workshop with professional negotiator Hilary Gallo

Historical Fiction salon with author Elizabeth Fremantle

PLUS join the Idler for an all-singing all-dancing after party at The Hampstead Jazz Club from 7:30pm – 10:30pm

There’ll be bibliotherapy, swing dancing, tarot reading, knitting with DJBabySoul spinning the Idler’s Dancette, ukulele and harmonica lessons, idle beekeeping, bands and drinks in the orchard, philosophy walks, food by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Picalilli Caff, cocktails by Beeble.



13 July


12pm – 7pm


Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, London NW3 6SP



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