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Tantalise your taste buds, brush up on bushcraft and enhance your language skills with our packed programme of activities, shows and workshops

Experiences
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From language lessons with Babbel and cooking demonstrations with Michelin-starred chefs, our vast programme of activities throughout the day will transport you right into the pages of the magazine. All ticket holders will be emailed with a full schedule and the opportunity to book in to your preferred sessions before the day. Leave your wallet at home – all sessions, food and drink are included in your ticket price. 

Babbel

Mambo Italiano

Learn a foreign language at one of Babbel’s crash courses! Whether you want to get to grips with French, Italian, Spanish or German, you can join one of the 20-minute lessons hosted by our headline sponsor, Babbel

Yoga

Quiet time

Join a wellness session, tapping into the meditative and yogic traditions of Asia with the Himalayan Yoga Institute. During three intimate 30-minute classes over the course of the Festival day, expert teachers will work across a range of styles and disciplines and offer a whole host of yogic experiences that draw on the practise’s ancient roots and traditions. Their highly knowledgeable practitioners draw on more than two decades of experience with yoga practice. 

Staying alive

Learn a practical skill set (or show off your existing bushcraft prowess) with Woodland Ways, the authoritative voice in award-winning wilderness bushcraft and survival courses. During a series of outdoor sessions at the Festival, jettison modern materials and equipment and learn from the experts about working with nature to meet your needs in the wild.

Aim high

Taekwondo experts from the UK Martial Arts and Fitness Academy will be performing demonstrations and teaching Festival-goers Korea’s fearsome (and beautiful) martial art at workshops throughout the day. Taekwondo is based upon the ancient martial heritage of Korean martial arts, spanning a period of almost 2000 years. Today, Taekwondo is practiced by 60 million people worldwide. Why not join the ranks?

Discover

Explore China with virtual-reality trips to Hangzhou, the dreamy lakeside destination eulogised by poets and favoured by holidaying emperors since the 9th Century. Stroll charismatic streets peppered with traditional gatehouses and pavilions, boat under arched bridges to misty islands, and enjoy vistas over green, pagoda-topped hills. Learn more about the province of Zhejiang, too, where Beijing’s Grand Canal tapers into the East China Sea.

New rhythms

Strap on your dancing shoes, or sit back and enjoy the show! Dance workshops and live performances drawing on our favourite rhythms from around the world are to be confirmed!

Tickets

Once the full programme of events has been finalised you will receive an email with instructions on how to book on to individual sessions and talks taking place throughout the day. Your ticket includes access to all sessions and talks, but places are subject to availability and will be allotted on a first come first served basis.