We’re thrilled to announce our plans for Ashton Court Estate. Thanks to our friends at Artspace Lifespace, Wild & Well will host an ambitious programme of events on the 850-acre estate – in beautiful yurts on the lawn in front of the mansion, in the mansion itself and, of course, in woods.
The Wild Kitchen will offer diverse line-up of demos and workshops including root to fruit eating, smoking and curing, sourdough making, kefir, medicinal mushrooms, raw deserts and much more.
Next door to The Wild Kitchen, The Hearth is our fire cooking area – hosted by ‘The First Ladies of BBQ’ Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn from Hang Fire Smoke House on Saturday and by River Cottage lynchpin Steven Lamb on Sunday.
Love Food Festival will be popping-up in Ashton Court Mansion with a selection of street food superstars and local producers to keep you well fed. And you can wet your whistles at the Botanical Cocktail Bar between events.
At Base Camp – centre for our Explore programme – you can choose from events like The Dummies Guide to Planning a Big Adventure, Awe, Wonder and Stargazing, Walking for Mind and Body and Stepping over the Threshold. Base Camp will also be the jumping off point for activities like mountain biking and our silent disco woodland workouts.
We’re also delighted to announce our partnership with 7th Rise – the UK’s leading wild experience provider – who will be hosting an area at Ashton Court with events including archery, survival skills, wild caveman cooking, foraging and more.
And connecting the festivals four themes (our Move and Connect events will take place in venues around the harbourside) is Down by the Riverside – a 90-minute guided walk from the harbourside to Ashton Court exploring water’s role in connecting, moving, feeding and inspiring us.
There will also be a shuttle bus connecting the harbourside and Ashton Court throughout the festival.
Read on for our full programme of events at Ashton Court or click HERE for our full programme.
WILD & WELL EAT AND EXPLORE LINE-UPS
THE WILD KITCHEN + THE HEARTH
Botanical Cocktail Bar // Campfire Canapés // Claire Thomson // Crayfish Bob // Curing & Smoking // Fish on Fire // Foods for Moods // Foraging // Genevieve Taylor // Hang Fire Smokehouse // Jenny Linford // Kefir // Louise Gray // Love Food Market // Marianne Stewart // Medicinal Mushrooms // Milgi // Nourish Cakes // Pickling & Fermenting // Raw Deserts // Root to Fruit Eating // Secret Dumpling Club // Sourdough Masterclass // Steven Lamb // Tai Chi Tea Party // Taking Time for Food // The Art of the Larder // The Ethical Carnivore // The Magic of Fire Cooking // Tom Hunt // Thom Hunt // Thom Eagle // Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
BASE CAMP + 7th RISE
Archery // Awe, Wonder & Stargazing // Down by the Riverside: Wild Water Walking // Earthwalk // Firecraft // Feelgood Outdoor Fitness // Fit, Health, Happy and You! // Mindful Crafting // Mindful Photography // Mindfulness & Surfing // Mountain Biking // Natural Beauty // Nature Pottery // Silent Disco Woodland Workout // Stepping Over the Threshold // The Dummies Guide to Planning a Big Adventure // The Natural Self // Walking for Mind & Body // Wild Caveman Cooking // Wild Singing // Writing the Wild