Where: At the Curious Arts Festival, Pylewell Park, Hampshire
£: Tickets for the festival cost £100 for a weekend ticket, £30 for a Friday ticket and £45 for a Saturday or Sunday ticket.
What is it?
The Carnival of Knowledge will be offering intellectual sustenance to all curious minds. Hendrick’s Mobile Academy of Alchemical Meanderings, or MA’AM, a most unusual and luxurious travelling bar, will also be on hand to provide a host of delightful Hendrick’s libations.
The splendid Carnival of Knowledge and its travelling bar will be offering entertainment to festival-goers on the Saturday and Sunday.
5 x 15 are renowned cultural connoisseurs who will bring together five outstanding individuals who have just 15 minutes each, to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. This feat of dynamic discourse will run alongside a series of other remarkably diverting discussions; including a discovery of the life, loves and betrayals of Eleanor Marx with Rachel Holmes, and an intimate journey through the extravagant lives of the three wild Wyndham sisters presented by Claudia Renton. Catch these discussions on Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 4.30pm.
Visitors to the festival can also join Hendrick’s gin as they voyage through the history of the most celebrated cocktail, the Martini Cocktail, tracing (and tasting) their way through the family tree of this legendary concoction; encountering some of its most famous ambassadors, adversaries and anecdotes along the way. This will take place on the Saturday at 5pm.
A Genteel Tipple Through Gin in Literature will show how gin has fuelled legendary writers, unforgettable characters and gripping plots. Guests can accompany Hendrick’s Gin as they go through some of the especially enlightening literary extracts and sample specially mixed Hendrick’s cocktails. This event takes place on the Sunday at 5pm.
Finally, Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge will aim to nourish both visitors minds and their taste buds in the Hendrick’s Parlour Bar. Unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails await the curiously minded. Throughout the weekend festival folk can enjoy luxuriant libations served by some of the world’s finest bartenders.