Country Living Theatre

Your favourite parts of the magazine

Your favourite parts of the magazine come to life in the Country Living Theatre. Stop by to hear panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine. Click here or scroll down to see the Theatre timetable.

Meet our Experts

Susy
Susy Smith, Editor-in-Chief
Louise
Louise Elliott, Deputy Editor
Ben
 Ben Kendrick, Home Design Editor
Ruth
Ruth Chandler, Features Editor
Anna
Anna Jury, Deputy Features Editor
Sue
Sue Gilkes, RHS Judge
Nick & Bella
Nick & Bella, Walnuts Farm
Fiona

Fiona Davies, WiRE UK
Lucy
Lucy Summers, Lucy Summers Living
Alison
Alison Cork, Alison At Home
Sophie
Sophie Arlott, shepherdess

 

 

Country Living Theatre Timetable

Country Living Theatre Wed 18 Mar Thu 19 Mar Fri 20 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sun 22 Mar
PLEASE NOTE
ALTERNATIVE
TIMINGS
11:00 - 11:30

Kitchen Table Talent session, click here for timetable.

 

Talk: Running a Small Business from Home,

Fiona Davies

WiRE

Q&A: Design Secrets from Heal's

Heal's

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Talk: Inspiring Idead for the Dining Table

Alison Cork

Alison at Home

11.00 - 11.30
Talk: Chocolate

Green & Black's Ogranic

 

12:00 - 12:45

Kitchen Table Talent session, click here for timetable.

 

Q&A Panel: How to Set Up and Run a Successful Home-Start Business

Fiona Davies of WiRe, CL Deputy Features Editor Anna Jury, Sophie Arlott (shepherdess) and Georgie Newbery (florist)

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Q&A Panel: Growing the Good Life - Gardening for Wellbeing

CL Sub Editor and garden expert Sue Gilkes, RHS Judge 
Stephanie Donaldson 
and Chelsea Winner 
Lucy Summers

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Q&A Panel: Keeping a Few Chickens and Bees in your Garden

CL Features Editor Ruth Chandler, writer, gardener and chicken keeper Francine Raymond and bee keeper & chicken expert Sara Ward

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11.45 - 12.30
Q&A Panel: How to Choose the Right Paint Colour

CL Deputy Editor Louise Elliott, Home Design Editor Ben Kendrick and Marston & Langinger interior designer Joyce Craveiro

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13:15 - 13:45 

Kitchen Table Talent session, click here for timetable.

Talk: Fairweather Small-Holding,

Nick & Bella Ivins 

Walnuts Farm, CL serialisation

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Talk: Chocolate

Green & Black's Ogranic

Demo: Spring Giftwrapping and Decorations

Jane Means

12.45 - 13.15
More information coming soon

14:15 - 15:00

Kitchen Table Talent session, click here for timetable.

Q&A Panel: Living the Good Life- Rearing Livestock at Home

 CL Editor-in-Chief Susy Smith, Nick and Bella Ivins (Walnuts Farm)

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Q&A Panel: Growing the Good Life - Gardening for Wellbeing

CL Sub Editor and garden expert Sue Gilkes, RHS Judge 
Stephanie Donaldson 
and Chelsea Winner 
Lucy Summers

Click here for more info

Q&A Panel: Keeping a Few Chickens and Bees in your Garden

CL Features Editor Ruth Chandler, writer, gardener and chicken keeper Francine Raymond and bee keeper & chicken expert Sara Ward

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13.30 - 14.15
Q&A Panel: How to Achieve the Modern Rustic Look

CL Editor-in-Chief Susy Smith, Deputy Home Design Editor Alaina Binks and Deputy Editor Louise Elliott

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15:30 - 16:00

Kitchen Table Talent session, click here for timetable.

Talk: Make Your Garden Pay

Georgie Newbery

Common Farm Flowers

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Talk: Fairweather Small-Holding,

Nick & Bella Ivins 

Walnuts Farm, CL serialisation

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More information coming soon

 

The Fair closes at 3pm on Sunday

How to Set Up and Run a Successful Home-Start Business

CL’s small business guru Fiona Davies from WiRE UK leads a panel answering your questions on all aspects of setting up and growing a kitchen table business at home.  Sophie Arlott, a Lincolnshire shepherdess and Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers join her to talk about their own experiences and top tips for success. Hosted by CL Deputy Features Editor, Anna Jury.

Fairweather Small-Holding

Nick & Bella from Walnuts Farm (as featured in CL magazine) present a manageable plan to raise 'just enough' livestock, fruit and vegetables to happily feed a family of four throughout the year, showing that the good life does not have to be the hard life!

Living the Good Life- Rearing Livestock at Home

Nick & Bella Ivins, whose small-holding Walnuts Farm is a regular feature in CL magazine will answer your questions on breeding and keeping livestock at home, along with Lincolnshire shepherdess Sophie Arlott (see feature in CL April issue) who is taking time away from lambing to talk about keeping and breeding sheep.  Hosted by CL Editor-in-Chief, Susy Smith

Make Your Garden Pay

Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers: country-based florist Georgie gives tips on how to set up and run a successful cut-flower business from home.

Design Secrets from Heal's

In this session, Creative Director Carmel Allen and Home Stylist Siofra Murhpy of Heal's will reveal the most frequently asked design and stylist queries from customers. From how to maximise your space to updating on a budget, or introducing colour and being design brave, Carmel and Siofra will offer insights, styling advice and expertise, and also answer your design questions. 

GROWING THE GOOD LIFE ~ GARDENING FOR WELL-BEING

Put your gardening queries and conundrums to our team of experts who will advise on how to get the best from your garden, whether growing your own veg, gardening for fun or getting the most from your culinary and medicinal herb garden.  Our expert panel is made up of Jekka McVicar, herb expert, Chelsea award winner and RHS judge, Stephanie Donaldson, Garden Editor and Lucy Summers, Garden Designer and Chelsea award winner.  Hosted by CL Sub Editor & garden expert, Sue Gilkes.

KEEPING A FEW CHICKENS & BEES IN YOUR GARDEN

Be inspired to keep bees or chickens!  Our expert panel will give tips and answer your questions on chicken and beekeeping, meet Francine Raymond, writer, gardener and expert chicken-keeper, Sara Ward, beekeeper and chicken expert and CL’s Features Editor, and chicken keeper, Ruth Chandler. 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAINT COLOUR

Home Design Editor, Ben Kendrick and Marston & Langinger Interior Designer Joyce Craveiro answer the nitty gritty question of how to choose the right paint shade – and introduce colours from CL’s new paint range.  Hosted by CL Deputy Editor Louise Elliott.

HOW TO ACHIEVE THE MODERN RUSTIC LOOK

CL editor-in-chief Susy Smith, deputy home design editor Alaina Binks and CL deputy editor Louise Elliott discuss easy ways to introduce the CL look into your interior design at home, offering tips and looks from our Modern Rustic bookazines and further furnishing ideas from the experts at Heal’s.

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