For the first time this year, we are offering an evening campfire feast. Michael White from Rural Courses is a local woodsman, forager, wild food chef and sources many of his ingredients from within a stone’s throw of the Festival site.
As the sun sets at Boldshaves Garden, join Michael for a simple, yet sumptuous lamb and nettle tagine cooked over an open fire. Grab a bowl, find your spot by the fire and enjoy open-air dining Kentish style. Vegetarian option also available.
Adults – £12 Children – £7
6.30pm - 9.30pm Prices exclude drinks (but include marshmallows). A selection of local wines, beers, ciders and juices will be available.
Limited spaces available. Book your place via the box office.
For the first time this year, we are offering an evening campfire feast. Michael White – local woodsman, forager, wild food chef – sources many of his ingredients from within a stone’s throw of the Festival site. As the sun sets at Boldshaves Garden, join Michael for a simple, yet sumptuous la...
In August 2015, Katherine May set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She wanted to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life; why motherhood had been so overwhelming and isolating, and why the world felt full of inundation and expectations she can't meet. Setting her feet down on the rugged and difficult path by the sea, the answer begins to unfold. It's a chance encounter with a voice on the radio that sparks a realisation that she has Asperger's Syndrome.
The Electricity of Every Living Thing, published today, tells the story of the year in which Katherine comes to terms with her diagnosis. It leads to a re-evaluation of her life so far - a kinder one, which finally allows her to be different rather than simply awkward, arrogant or unfeeling. The physical and psychological journeys become inextricably entwined, and as Katherine finds her way across the untameable coast, she also finds the way to herself.
This book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.
Katherine will be at #WLF2018 on 1 July 3.30-4.30 in the Garden Tent. Tickets now available.
Our Place, the brilliant new book by Mark Cocker is a vital reflection on the state of Britain’s wildlife. Hear Mark speak with Tim Dee on 1 July at #WLF2018. Book your place here - wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk/speakers/ ... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to share the full programme for Wealden 2018 which is now open for booking.
Join us over the weekend of 30 June and 1 July in a unique celebration of nature, place and creativity as we welcome a fascinating mix of authors, poets, artists and makers who are to weave their magic in the enchanting surroundings of Boldshaves Garden.
Coursing through the talks, workshops, art exhibitions, outdoor activities and craft displays, there is joy and reflection in equal measure as the Festival delves into our relationship with the natural world. There is food for thought, for the soul and the imagination.
It has been crafted with all ages in mind; children can enjoy a host of readings, art workshops and hands-on outdoor activities for free. Once again, we are showcasing the best of local food, drink and crafts and, for the first time, family-friendly woodland camping is available.
Tickets for many of the events are limited in number, so do visit the box office now to save your place.