See Thomas Heatherwick, Roland Mouret and Lucia van der Post at the FT Weekend Festival

Choose between eight stages of high profile speakers

Clockwise from top left: Thomas Heatherwick, Lucia van der Post, Roland Mouret and Jonathan Margolis
Clockwise from top left: Thomas Heatherwick, Lucia van der Post, Roland Mouret and Jonathan Margolis

Returning for a second year, FT Weekend’s annual festival will take place on Saturday September 2 in the beautiful gardens of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath (tickets £85, or £75 for FT subscribers). There’s an enormous choice of talks, demonstrations and interviews across eight stages. The sessions on the How To Spend It stage are listed below, but there are many, many other high-profile speakers talking throughout the day, including Jeremy Paxman, Nicholas Hytner, Jancis Robinson, Simon Schama, Lucy Kellaway and Nicky Haslam. Tickets can be bought here.

Jonathan Margolis reveals how mobile phone photography is challenging conventional digital cameras, plus an all-day demo of the soon-to-be-released Light L16 camera.

Lucia van der Post in conversation with Thomas Heatherwick about projects past, present and future.

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Roland Mouret, designer of the iconic Galaxy dress, talks to Gillian Tett about the six pivotal moments that changed his life.

How to Spend It drinks columnist and FT Weekend contributor Alice Lascelles leads a tasting of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative spirits, including a Japanese gin, a rare single malt and the first whisky to be distilled in London for 100 years.

Legendary perfumer Roja Dove defines The Smell of Success across the decades, and which perfume ingredients communicate success in 2017 – in business, wealth and romance.

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John Blashford-Snell outlines 50 years of his explorations, including his recent philanthropic expedition to a remote tribe in the Colombian Amazonas, and explains how to join him on future expeditions.

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