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Welcome to your perfect day out. In London’s secret oasis, sit back by the lake with a glass of something lovely and be inspired with talks from Britain’s most beloved presenters, fiercest and funniest thinkers and scientific heroes.
The Sunday at Life Lessons Festival will kick off with edge-of-your-seat, inspiring and hopeful stories from communities around the world from Britain's most beloved travel and nature presenters. Enjoy conversations and debates with Simon Reeve; Julia Bradbury and Chris Packham on modern-day wellbeing from brilliant minds.
After an hour’s break and a wander around the festival grounds, settle down for an outrageously funny star-studded afternoon of fringes, fake tan, and female empowerment with Claudia Winkleman & Yomi Adegoke, Pandora Sykes & Jess Phillips MP, and Prof. Christie Watson. Join us this July at the beautiful Chiswick House & Gardens for frank and fearless conversations with these four fierce and funny women as they discuss the little and large things of life. Together they will reflect on the lessons taught to us by modern life as we ask: what does it take to be a modern woman? How do we know if we’re doing it right?
Join us for a morning on the latest thinking on our planet at the beautiful Chiswick House & Gardens as we ask: how can we live more simply, more sustainably, and better together? With edge-of-your-seat, inspiring and hopeful stories from communities around the world from Britain's most beloved travel and nature presenters. Enjoy conversations and debates with Simon Reeve; Julia Bradbury and Chris Packham on modern-day wellbeing from brilliant minds. Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a wellbeing marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life.
One of the UK’s most loved TV presenters joins Life Lessons for a conversation about nature, mental health and conservation.
One of the UK’s most beloved naturalists, Chris Packham, joins life lessons to discuss conservationism, eco-activism and the little things we can do in our everyday lives to protect nature and wildlife.
From life on the dole, to a TV presenter with over 20 series and more than 120 countries under his belt, Simon Reeve’s personal story is one of an extraordinary climb out of adversity. But his travels around the world have taught him much about community, climate change and what it means to be human. Join him for this fireside chat as he reflects on some of the greatest life lessons he’s learned in his career thus far.
Join us for an outrageously funny star-studded afternoon of fringes, fake tan, and female empowerment with Claudia Winkleman & Yomi Adegoke, Pandora Sykes & Jess Phillips MP, and Prof. Christie Watson. Join us this July at the beautiful Chiswick House & Gardens for frank and fearless conversations with these four fierce and funny women as they discuss the little and large things of life. Together they will reflect on the lessons taught to us by modern life as we ask: what does it take to be a modern woman? How do we know if we’re doing it right? Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life.
Each ticket includes a copy of "Quite" by Claudia Winkleman.
We’ve clanged our pans for them, but do we really know the extent of what nurses do? From the nurses in the community, care-homes, military, schools and more? And how much courage it takes to care?
Bestselling author and nurse of over 20 years, Christie Watson, shares her insights into the strength of the human heart in this moving and inspirational conversation.
Modern life is full of choices. And the pressures facing 30-something women today - often generation rent, balancing motherhood and work (including all those childcare costs) can be eye-watering. You’re interested in the world and want to do your bit – but how do you engage in everyday activism without burning out? And if you’re inside politics, how do you move it? Is it possible to be one's 'best' and 'authentic' self – and do we even know what that looks like? What if we get it wrong? And what if we don’t know how to help those around us who are getting it wrong too?
Join journalist, author and one half of the phenomenon, The High Low, Pandora Sykes; and the Labour MP, activist and all-round epic human, Jess Phillips, as they explore the questions, anxieties and agendas that consume our modern lives.
How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?: essays on modern life by Pandora Sykes. Published May 2021, RRP £8.99
Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP by Jess Phillips. Published 22nd July 2021, RRP £16.99
Friendship, family and the little things in life that help us get through the day… Join the nation’s beloved broadcaster, Claudia Winkleman, as she shares some of the heartfelt (and completely irreverent) lessons she’s learned from her career in showbiz and life thus far.
Welcome to your perfect day out. In between talks in London’s secret oasis, why not explore the other incredible things the festival has to offer? Sit back by the lake with a glass of something lovely, lose yourself in our wellbeing marketplace, stretch your mind and body in our range of free workshops or wander the 60 acres of lush gardens, enjoying the landscape and architecture. Sink into a deckchair with a book or share a coffee with a like-minded soul.
Browse our beautiful Marketplace and take a look at products and services from a carefully selected range of no-nonsense wellness brands. This is a strictly fad-free zone.
Life Lessons' new open-air setting is the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.
Life Lessons' new open-air setting is in the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.
Life Lessons has changed the way I’m going to do my events. I’ve been to so many talks here and they’re fantastic. I’m so grateful. I’d love to do more work with you
I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day.
Life Lessons is a great idea. It feels like there’s not enough of it. I would like to think that this is the start of a sea-change I guess. In that it’s something going forward that people realise needs to be part of our everyday thinking.
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
Saturday 17th July
Sunday 18th July
The 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 6 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 6 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.
Premium Ticket Holders
Premium ticket holders will receive an additional book from the below depending on the session that they are attending.
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).
Each ticket is only valid for admission once and should not be duplicated.
We are continually monitoring Government guidelines and in the unlikely event that we do cancel the event do to COVID19, 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 COVID19 or have been asked to do so by NHS Track & Trace we will issue you a refund for some or all of your tickets, as required, but we must receive notification by 10am on the day that you are due to attend - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 that everyone can attend. Our full access policy will be published nearer the event.
There will be wheelchair accessible toilets located throughout the festival site.
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All disabled visitors attending Life Lessons on a paid for ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge.
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Due to the adult nature of some of our lessons, no one under the age of 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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