The inaugural Financial Times one-day festival (FT Live Event) was held at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath in September this year in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority. Aiming to celebrate the wit, elegance and eclectic range of enthusiasm which are their hallmark.
FT live event held at Kenwood House:-
Many of the Weekend’s best loved writers and columnists from Jancis Robinson to Simon Kuper. Chefs, journalists, adventurers, fashion designers and a host of other experts in their fields came together to participate in a series of over 65 talks across seven different stages. The all-day event worked around a series of stages – Food & Drink, How To Spend It, House & Home, FT Money, Arts and Travel.
The FT Weekend Live Festival was billed as a celebration of the “wit, elegance and eclectic range of enthusiasms” which are the “hallmarks” of the Financial Times newspaper.
But for festival-goers who prefer to leave financial markets behind on a Saturday there was also plenty on offer such as BBC presenter Simon Reeve talking about his travels to the far-flung corners of the globe, book signings, wine tastings and music.
The Doyenne of the fashion world, Vivienne Westwood talks:-
Fascinating talk by Leo Houlding, a professional rock climber:-
The full audience:-
Kellaway vs. Brûlé
Lucy Kellaway, FT’s Management Columnist, and Tyler Brûlé, Editor-in-Chief of Monocle and FT’s Fast Lane Columnist, go head-to-head over how we now work today.
As the Festival partner was Qatar, there was also the opportunity to meet with the falcon.
A wide-ranging food village offered an array of choices from pizza to oysters and crab burgers and, of course, champagne. There was also great music at the end of the day by Jack and the Jive Hands.