Tickets for Life Lessons Festival will include 6 talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival. 

Friday 16th July 

  • The event opens at 1pm and closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Saturday 17th July

  • The event opens at 1pm and closes at 9:30pm (last entry 8:30pm)

Sunday 18th July

  • The event opens at 10am and closes at 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Timetable is correct at time of publishing and is subject to change. Additional speakers and/or sessions may be added at a later date.

Tickets for each day will include six talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of our speakers, and access to the rest of the festival. 

STANDARD tickets include - entry to a full day which includes six talks on our main stage, a choice of two books by one of the speakers and access to the festival site where you'll find our exhibitor marketplace, workshops and delicious food and drink offering. 

PREMIUM tickets include - all of the above, plus an additional book and premium viewing of the main stage. 

The book(s) included in your ticket will be available to collect at the event. 

Standard Ticket Holders

Standard ticket holders will receive the following book corresponding with the session they are attending. 

  • Friday - A choice of:
    • Feel Great, Lose Weight: Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
    • And Now For The Good News...: The much needed tonic for our frazzled world by Ruby Wax
  • Saturday - A choice of: 
    • Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy by Mary Portas
    • Universal by Prof Brian Cox
  • Sunday - A choice of:
    • Step by Step: The Life In My Journeys by Simon Reeve
    •  Quite by Claudia Winkleman

Premium Ticket Holders

Premium ticket holders will receive an additional book from the below depending on the session that they are attending. 

  • Friday - A choice of: 
    • Plant Based Diet Revolution by Dr Alan Desmond
    •  How to Build A Healthy Brain by Kimberley Wilson
  • Saturday - A choice of:
    • Brown Baby: A memoir of race, family and home by Nikesh Shukla 
    • Vaxxers: the inside story of the Oxford vaccine and the race against the virus by Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green
  • Sunday - A choice of: 
    • Back to Nature: How to love life - and save it by Chris Packham and Megan McCubin
    • Everything You Really Need to know About Politics: My Life as an MP by Jess Phillips

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking immediately after purchase. Your tickets will be sent to you via email for you to print at home in the week prior to the event taking place. Please print out all the pages of the e-ticket and bring them with you to gain entry to the event. 

Alternatively, you may present your e-ticket on your mobile device (please download it to your device in advance as mobile connectivity strength differs in some venues). 

We are continually monitoring Government guidelines and in the unlikely event that we to cancel the event due to Covid-19, we will provide a full refund, inclusive of booking and transaction fees, within 5-7 days of notifying you. 

If you have symptoms or need to self-isolate following a positive test for Covid-19 or have been asked to so by NHS Track & Trace we will issue you a refund for some or all of you tickets, as required but we must receive notification by 10am on the day that you are due to attend –

If you are unable to travel to the event due to a local Lockdown, we will issue you a full refund.

The festival is committed to ensuring it is an event everyone can attend. Our full access policy will be published nearer the event.

If you have any questions please email us on

All disabled visitors attending Life Lessons on a paid for ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge. 

To apply for a carer ticket, please email with your order reference number and proof of disability, i.e. that you are in receipt of the middle or higher rate care component of the disability living allowance (DLA) or personal independence payment (PIP). Once agreed a free carer's ticket will be added to your order and will be sent to you along with your other tickets.

Due to the adult nature of some of our lessons, no one under the age 14 is permitted to attend this event. Children aged between 14 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 years.

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