How To Spend It Stage

The How To Spend It Stage will feature talks from the acclaimed writers of the FT’s own luxury magazine as well as a range of guest speakers.


How to be a 21st-century gentleman
Nick Foulkes talks to the ever debonair Jeremy Hackett, Susie Boyt, novelist, and Olly Walker of Debrett’s

Out with the Old Masters but in with who?
Gallerist and TV presenter Philip Mould talks to Lucia van der Post and reveals the overlooked latter day artists who have inspired him to cash in his pension pot – as well as where opportunities might lie in old art that has become the nadir of fashion

Happy hour
Time to try the most-talked-about whiskeys, cocktails, champagnes and fine wines with Alice Lascelles and expert panellists Ryan Chetiyawardana, Jan Konetzki and Ella Lister

Behind the scenes: frocks, fisticuffs and fainting fits
Damian Foxe, How To Spend It’s fashion director, takes you inside the magazine’s most memorable fashion shoots

The Downton effect on dinner parties – and how to create it a century on
Johnny Sandelson, executive chairman of Thomas Goode & Co, in conversation with Helen Brocklebank, chief executive officer of Walpole


I Should Cocoa
The ultimate chocolate tasting with master chocolatier Paul A Young

Book signings will take place after each event in the Exhibitor marquee


The variety of events offered on the different stages and the opportunity to see all the columnists that I have been reading in the FT for years in one place was fantastic.
— Past Festival Attendee

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