Pink Lily Photography, Friday 23rd March, 12.30pm
Andrea Denniss of Pink Lily Photography is an award-winning photographer. Having started her career as a pharmacist, she decided to follow her passion and become a professional photographer creating images that make you feel and look fabulous. She’s here to share her expertise on how to take beautiful photos, or simply how to look fantastic in them.
Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr, Friday 23rd March, 2.30pm
If you’ve ever wondered how to make the most of sun and shade, planting combinations or just want some quick tips for tidying your garden, then this talk is for you! Russ Watkins, who has been gardening as long as he can remember, started professionally at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, studied a degree in Garden Design and then joined the RHS in 2005. As the Floral Team Leader at Harlow Carr, he knows exactly how to keep your garden looking good.
Incredible Edible, Saturday 24th March, 2.30pm
Get ready to take your spade in hand, get out of your garden and change the world… Pam Warhurst cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community. A movement that began with a few community herb gardens, has now spread to the USA and Japan, with over 100 groups in the UK and 600 worldwide. Following her TED Talk, Pam comes to tell us more about the movement, and to inspire you with a new approach to growing your own food.
OnlyWul, Sunday 25th March, 12.30pm
Hannah Moody offers a gorgeous range of ethically-sourced wool products, spun and dyed in Yorkshire. Join her in the LIVE Lounge for an insight into the products she uses, as well as British manufacturing and the revival of the ‘tradition’ of knitting. Hannah will also be demonstrating how easy it is to hand knit a giant blanket, along with information about her upcoming workshops and special discounts.
Alan Hinkes OBE, Sunday 25 March, 2.30pm
Alan is the first, and only, Briton to climb all the world's highest mountains — the 14 x 8000m peaks — Everest, K2 — all in the Himalaya Death Zone. Alan is a Yorkshireman from Northallerton and began his adventurous career in the North Yorkshire Moors. He is still climbing and recently enjoyed scaling frozen waterfalls. Come along to the LIVE Lounge for video clips, photos and anecdotes about his exciting experiences. Alan will also be signing copies of his book and DVD.