the keepers

The Keepers is a series of films made by The Good Life Experience telling the story of the festival through the people involved. These are the keepers of the traditions, of the craft and the skills, of The Good Life.


Vivienne Rickman-Poole

Viv is an artist, educator and outdoor swimmer. She has lived in the mountains of Snowdonia for 15 years. Her project #swimsnowdonia was listed amongst 'The 10 most inspiring adventures' in The Guardian and has been the focus of several short films including a music video for the band Elbow. Her film 'Afterglow' won Best Woman in Adventure Gold Award at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

The Four Potters

Paul Lloyd, Helen Gittins, Jo Williams and Carla Pownall are Four Potters. With diverse interests and backgrounds, they have one thing in common; a passion for ceramics.  All four are coming together to offer raku workshops throughout The Good Life Experience and give everyone a chance to explore their creative side in producing something handmade and unique.


Blacksmith Alex Pole

Alex Pole has a lifelong passion for metal work and has been working as a blacksmith for 25 years. Using both traditional and modern techniques, and local recycled materials wherever possible, Alex makes bespoke pieces for private clients or designers, as well as developing his own range, Forge Kitchenware. Alex will team up with knife maker Ed Hunt at The Good Life Experience for axe and knife making demonstrations and workshops as Pole and Hunt. 

Cook Anja Dunk

Cook and author Anja Dunk grew up in the Welsh countryside where homegrown produce and wild foraging were part of daily life. Here began her love for preserving. She is co-author of Do Preserve and her new book, Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings coming out at the end of August. At The Good Life Experience Anja will teach a dumpling workshop and cook our Friday night Feast with her friend Jen Goss.


Charlie + Caroline Gladstone

The latest in our Keepers series of films features festival co-founders Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, reminding us that at the root of The Good Life Experience is FUN!

...more coming soon

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