This Autumn, EA Festival will be touring Chestnut with a series of exciting art and culture events that showcase some of the best of our region's creative leaders in literature, media, environment and fashion.
The EA Festival Chestnut Tour begins at The Weeping Willow on the 18th of October with Ben Timberlake, former soldier and author of High Risk, an odyssey fuelled by adrenalin addiction.
Each event includes a three-course dinner specially created for the evening. Limited tickets available. If you would like to be seated together, please book together.
Tickets are £55 per guest.
To learn more and book tickets for these events scroll down or click on the links below.
THE CROWN, STOKE BY NAYLAND
27th October, 6.30pm
Renowned designer and ecofashion pioneer Anya Hindmarch will share some of the wisdom and insights from her first book, the Sunday Times best-seller, If In Doubt Wash Your Hair, at The Crown at Stoke by Nayland. Drawing on what she has learned during her busy, multi-hyphenate life (mother-designer-businesswoman), she will tell us her strategies for meeting the demands of fashion, business and family – and leading a better, happier life. Sometimes the answer can be as simple as washing your hair.
AT THE WEEPING WILLOW
18th October, 7pm
At his talk at The Weeping Willow, the former soldier will recount exploits from his book, High Risk, an odyssey fuelled by adrenalin addiction. From the peak flow-states attained during combat in Iraq to the descent into five years of heroin addiction, Timberlake has always welcomed seemingly impossible challenges – using his body and mind as the petri dish for daring and controversial experiments.
THE EIGHT BELLS, SAFFRON WALDEN
2nd November, 7pm
The longest-serving presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today, Justin Webb has enjoyed a high-flying career since joining the BBC in 1984. At The Eight Bells, he will share reminiscences from his childhood memoir, The Gift of a Radio, a tour de force of psychological insight and bleak humour. The book lays out the unlikely seeds of his success, a fraught and repressed childhood shaped by the hang-ups of his beloved mother and dysfunctional 1970s England.
THE CARPENTERS ARMS, NR CAMBRIDGE
10th November, 7pm
On top of an illustrious career as one of the world’s top fashion editors, Justine Picardie is an award-winning author and one of the world’s top authorities on Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. At The Carpenter’s Arms, she will tell us why her latest book, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture, focuses on Catherine Dior rather than her famous brother, compare and contrast the lives and personalities of Coco Chanel and Christian Dior and tell us what’s inspiring her these days.