Friday 20th June 2014

The Also Festival with Ideas from Salon London


SALON London has developed the perfect format to explore a subject laterally and consistently deliver a fascinating and engaging cultural experience. So this June we’re going to do it in Arcadia – Capability Browns sculpted park land in Warwickshire. Our brand new boutique festival allows proper exploration of the biggest ideas from the worlds of science, arts, psychology and philosophy, close to Stratford upon Avon.

Yes for the weekend of 20th – 22nd June we are taking up residence in thirty acres of beautifully landscaped countryside on the banks of a beautiful lake.

Just 500 of us can be part of this weekend festival designed to give a bit more time to get up close and personal with speakers and their passions, eat excellent artisan food, roam around the nature, explore music, listen to bands, rock out to rockeoke, listen to the solstice choir and we’d very much like the SALON Londoners to be there.

Think SALON plus pop up restaurants and cocktail bars, workshops in beautiful settings, speakers in natural settings, a lakeside philosophy reflection stage everything has designed to allow more time to engage in the big ideas . Two days to wallow in culture, stimulate your mind, sip cocktails in the sun, and taste artisan food from local producers. Tickets may be limited, but the experience certainly isn’t.

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  • Andrea Wulf

    Andrea Wulf

    Measuring the Heavens

    Andrea Wulf was born in India, moved to Germany as a child, and now lives in Britain where she trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art. She is the author of several books including “The Brother Gardeners. Botany, . . .
  • Brad Inness

    Brad Inness

    How to Tumble, and the Science of Human Pyramids.

    After completing a two year Diploma in Brisbane, Australia at The Australian Dance & Performance Institute, Brad pirouetted his way across the world, along the way doing what he loves most, dance.  Having extended his attention to . . .
  • Flexie Muiso

    Flexie Muiso


    Known as Prince Peter Offiong Archibong to his family, Flexie Muiso hit the UK music scene at the tender age of nine as an alto in the local church choir. On leaving school at sixteen he began MCing in his local area of North London and . . .
  • Greg Mcleod

    Greg Mcleod

    Live Animation

    Greg Mcleod is an award winning illustrator, animator and director with a distinctive hand drawn style and has worked on a wide range of projects including animation, illustration, exhibitions and book covers.  Greg writes and directs . . .
  • Jane Parkinson

    Jane Parkinson


      Jane Parkinson is one of the UK’s youngest award-winning wine writers and is currently a freelance wine journalist and presenter. She is wine editor at large for Restaurant magazine, the wine expert for Stylist magazine and . . .
  • Jessica Fellowes

    Jessica Fellowes

    The Devil You Know

    Jessica Fellowes is an author and freelance journalist. She is currently writing 'The World of Downton Abbey', based on the hit ITV series, to be published by HarperCollins in September 2011. Jessica's next book is 'The Devil You Know: . . .
  • Joanna Ellis

    Joanna Ellis

    Big Ideas

      Joanna Ellis joined The Literary Platform’s consultancy arm in March 2012 and works with its clients on business development and organisational change, content strategy and partnership building. Previously she was . . .
  • John Paul Flintoff

    John Paul Flintoff

    Conversations That Change Everything

    Former associate editor of the Financial Times, now a writer for the Sunday Times) and faculty member of the School of Life, John Paul's books include Sew Your Own (wonderful, amazing, funny, inspiring, moving & utterly brilliant, they . . .
  • Juliet Russell

    Juliet Russell

    Scratch Orchestra, Vocal Acrobatics, Voices That Move Us.

    A singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Juliet is co-founder of Salon and the award winning Sense of Sound; a music company that creates and produces amazing ways to celebrate singing. She has coached Grammy award winners and X-Factor . . .
  • Mark Bolitho

    Mark Bolitho


    Mark Bolitho is a world renowned origami artist.  Since 2004 he has worked full time as an origami designer.  He has worked with a variety of clients to produce bespoke origami designs to meet commercial and artistic briefs. . . .