Friends of Life Lessons - we are proud to be collaborating with a handful of partners in order to expand the Life Lessons experience. These people help us to create a festival unlike any other.

The Sunday Times

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Headline Media Partner

The Sunday Times, founded in 1822, is Britain’s best-read quality newspaper. It has won a clutch of awards for its Insight team investigations unit, its foreign reporting and its magazine features and interviews, in particular.

At the 2019 Press Awards The Sunday Times won Sunday Newspaper of the Year, the political editor Tim Shipman was named both the Political Reporter of the Year and Political Commentator of the Year, and Decca Aitkenhead was selected as Interviewer of the Year. 

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Main stage partner - DUG

We dug deep and discovered a new, plant-based alternative for making drinks: the genius potato. DUG, our new potato-based drink is deliciously creamy, makes perfect foam in coffee, works just like any other milk, and just so happens to be the most sustainable alternative on the market. Genius, right?

DUG will be launching in early 2021, created by Veg of Lund, an innovative Swedish company, rooted in scientific food research at Lund University, Sweden. Our mission is to make it easy for you to make a no compromise, plant-based, tasty and sustainable choice, free from common allergens, that will benefit your health, society and the future of our planet. Above all, we are committed to maintaining a low ecological footprint, through efficient land use, low water consumption, and sustainable packaging.


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For the first time at a UK event Lexus GB are bringing their own interpretation of the  Ryokan House to Life Lessons in July. Using the traditional Japanese House as an influence to create a relaxing and calm location that guests can experience elements of a traditional uncluttered space, where everything has its place to deliver a restful location, from the simplicity of the Tatami influenced matted floor and simple yet high quality materials used in a Ryokan House.

Guests will be welcomed into the Lexus Ryokan House to be able to experience the new Lexus UX300e and will be able to take part in Origami sessions during the day and in the evening sign up for Japanese influenced Lexus Mindfulness sessions with Christoph Spiessens. Christoph is producing a bespoke taster experience, that takes the essence of mindfulness and gives those that participate an opportunity to experience some Japanese mediation techniques and influences into the session. Christoph’s sessions will continue online for those that want to continue their journey and benefit for this mindfulness programme.

The Origami sessions will be held in the Ryokan House so guests can have a taster session with a specialist to learn how to use this skill to create fantastic paper sculptures, as well as seeing one of the Lexus Takumi (Master Craftsperson) tests being brought to life, which challenges a Takumi to fold an origami cat with their non dominant hand in less than 1 minute.

Lexus will also be displaying UX250h, NX300hand RX450h Self Charging Hybrid for guests to have the opportunity to experience the high levels of refinement and hand finishing these vehicles offer, enabling Lexus to bring the product and the activities together to make “It’s how it feels”, real.

Lexus with be joined by one of their Ambassadors at Life Lessons Angela Hartnett. Angela will join discussion panels and group sessions on Saturday on how the right types of food play such an important part in feeling positive and improving gut heath, as well as time spent with family and friends.


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Dr K CBD was created with the goal of bringing trust and transparency to the market with a focus on educating the end user on all things CBD. 

Our ethos is all about wellbeing, from the way we work to the way we want people to feel. Dr K supports the belief that mind and body are intrinsically linked and we want to help find that balance. We are more than just a CBD company.  As a brand we respect our customer like a doctor would their patient.

Both co-founders have been involved at every stage of development to ensure a product of the highest quality. The hemp plants from which the CBD oil is derived are cultivated without the use of herbicides or pesticides. This ensures the final product is organic, toxin free and vegan as well as being non-GMO and cruelty free. 


Chiswick House & Gardens

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Chiswick House is among the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and makes a fascinating day out in West London. The third Earl of Burlington, who designed this noble Roman-style Palladian villa, drew inspiration from his Grand Tours of Italy.

The Gardens - birthplace of the English Landscape Movement - are open following a major restoration which has revealed the original vistas and repaired the statues and garden buildings.

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