Saturday 7 september 2019
KENWOOD HOUSE GARDENS, LONDON
The FT Weekend Festival is back. We have a wonderful line-up of guest speakers including Prue Leith, Emily Maitlis, Edmund de Waal, Robert Harris, Barack Obama's former chief of staff, Denis McDonough, Jeanette Winterson, Mishal Husain and Ed Smith, the England cricket selector, on how to pick a team of champions. I am particularly excited to be interviewing the great Edna O'Brien on her life of breaking the rules and literary brilliance.
We also have our home team, including of course Jancis Robinson, Lucy Kellaway, Lionel Barber, Simon Schama, Martin Wolf, Luke Edward Hall, Gillian Tett, Robin Lane Fox and our outstanding FT Weekend columnists. Together they will debate the ideas and passions of 2019 from the march of artificial intelligence and the quest for the perfect wine to wherever we are on Brexit.
The all-day event in the grounds of Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath, will unfold on nine stages: Food & Drink, Literature & Life, How To Spend It, House & Home, FT Money, Arts, Travel, Tech Tonic and the FT Weekend stage for the principal debates. Come and expand your minds, hear your favourite authors, try my Fake News quiz and enjoy a day out in one of London's most beautiful gardens.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Editor, FT Weekend