Behind the scenes at FT Weekend

Ever wonder what really happens at FT HQ? This intimate festival space is designed to introduce you to the writers, editors and photo directors behind the stories. Drop by to find out more about how we put your favourite paper together each week.

Sessions include: 

11.00am – 11.30am | How I write my column
They provoke. They entertain. They enrage. But how do FT Weekend’s columnists come up with their big thoughts? Simon Kuper and Tim Harford talk to Esther Bintliff, deputy editor of FT Weekend Magazine, about how they make it work

11.45pm – 12.00pm | Lessons from FT Life
What you can learn from YouTube in under 10 minutes with Natalie Whittle

12.00pm – 12.45pm | Can you win the FT Weekend quiz?
One of the most popular bits of the weekend paper, our games page baffles and delights staff and readers alike each week. Quizmaster James Walton will host a bumper version of the Weekend quiz, designed especially for the festival. Come and try your luck.

1.00pm – 1.30pm | Lessons from Lunch with the FT 
Every week the FT has lunch with one of the stars or rascals of global arts, politics and business. Henry Mance, indomitable luncher with Nigel Farage, Hilary Mantel, Richard Desmond and more - and Interviewer of the Year - discusses with Alec Russell, FT Weekend Editor, the secret to an epic Lunch and what Lunch has taught us in 2017.

2.00pm  – 2.45pm | From the Arctic to Downing Street: photographing in impossible place
The award-winning photography of FT Weekend Magazine opens up the world for our readers each week, allowing us to travel everywhere from the wildest frontier to the most private inner sanctum. Photo director Emma Bowkett on how we get our award-winning photographers into some of the most difficult to access places on earth

3.00pm – 3.30pm | Inside Everything Else, the FT Weekend podcast  
Since it launched in December, Everything Else has featured interviews with Jude Law, Will Self, Deliciously Ella and others. Co-host Griselda Murray-Brown and producer Cheeka Eyers discuss what makes a good podcast, how it differs from traditional radio - and which starry guests to listen out for in season three, which starts mid-September.


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