THE FIRST 24 HOURS: THE FIRST LINE-UP NEWS

We're thrilled to announce our first confirmed speakers and workshops for the first 24 hours of TGLE 2019.  To get involved with these Friday morning talks and workshops, remember to get your hands on our three-night tickets (Thursday entry). Three nights of TGLE is new for 2019, we're calling it The Good Life Experiment. It's shaping up to be very special.

Here's what we have planned so far...

POETRY IN THE CASTLE DRAWING ROOM

Photo: Charlie Budd

Photo: Charlie Budd

Curated by Hannah Walker; two hours and half a dozen young poets in a 1700s drawing room.

Hannah spoke wonderfully on the subject of sensitivity in front of a packed Speakers' Corner tent at TGLE 2018, and we're looking forward to hearing her line-up bring their poetry into the walls of Hawarden Castle this year.

FEAR HACK WITH HILARY GALLO IN THE CASTLE LIBRARY

Photo: Dirk Moeller

Photo: Dirk Moeller

An immersive, intimate opportunity to understand and face your fears with Hilary Gallo, author of Fear Hack. Hilary will help you to make things better, to change your life, to fulfil your potential.

TALKS + WORKSHOPS CURATED BY MARK SHAYLER

Photo: Department Two

Photo: Department Two

Friend of The Good Life Experience Mark Shayler gave last year’s most popular talk; the tent was rammed.

This year we’ve invited him to curate a programme of talks and workshops and given him completely free reign to choose what interests him. 

PETER FRANCIS ON WILLIAM GLADSTONE IN THE TEMPLE OF PEACE

Photo: Rachel Kay

Photo: Rachel Kay

Peter Francis is Warden of Gladstone’s Library -Britain’s only residential and Prime Ministerial Library- and a world expert on the Grand Old Man of Victorian politics. The Temple of Peace is William Gladstone’s study inside Hawarden Castle and is not normally open to visitors.

For one morning only Peter will talk Gladstone in this important and unique room.

MORE TO COME...

Photo: Heather Birnie

Photo: Heather Birnie

Coming Soon.
Information on ticketing for a Thursday night feast with Petersham Nurseries’ Damian Clisby, Cerys’ music for Thursday evening, and LOADS more talks and workshops.

Caught by the River are finalising their line-up, we have a small army of craftspeople to announce very soon, and there'll be lots more information on workshops, activities, food vendors and retail opportunities spanning the weekend. Keep them peeled.

BE PART OF THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIMENT

Photo: Heather Birnie

Photo: Heather Birnie

Our extra day & night (Thursday/Friday) is for small numbers and includes special access to feasts, both castles, garden, pavilion, outdoor activities, speakers, workshops and music chosen by Cerys.

Hurry. We're now down to our final 200 tickets for Thursday entry.

Tom Cronk