The Forum

“We work on the assumption that everyone is interested in everything.” The Forum is the flagship ideas tent at Wilderness, and facilitates all the talky-thinky events and classes on site. The Forum produces and supports talks, debates and literary arts pr

TATE Britain presents Queer British Art and Identity

Clare Barlow is curating the exhibition ‘Queer British Art, 1861-1967’ at Tate Britain (5 April – 1 October 2017) where she is Assistant Curator, British Art 1750-1830.  Clare grew up in the 1980s and came out as lesbian at the age of 25. She completed he

The Literary Tent

Our Literary Tent is entirely devoted to the literary arts. Ink-slinging, scribing, musing, brain-storming, spinning-yarns, telling tales. Expect takeovers from major publishers, talks and debates with incredible writers, masterclasses on writing from ins

The School of Life

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. They address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how bett


The mission of the RSA is to enrich society through ideas and action. They return to Wilderness to further their partnership with the Foum and bring their leading series of talks and debates into the fields. By sharing powerful ideas and carrying out cutt

Salon London

‘Bold and wonderful’, since 2008 Salon London has curated cool culture bringing the contemporary massive ideas from the worlds of the arts, science and psychology in to intimate spaces. Working only with academics, brilliant communicators and passionate e

Frontline Club

Whether it’s eating, drinking and conversation, or debate, training and film, the Frontline Club offers everything you could want from a media club. With its history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club has drawn together a diverse group

Sunday Papers Live

The Forum’s Sunday Papers Live brings the broadsheets to life - section by section, performance by performance - with poets, politicians, musicians, actors and writers covering travel, world news, style, gardening, sport, business, culture and more. Some

PEN International

PEN International promotes literature and freedom of expression and is governed by the PEN Charter and the principles it embodies: unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations. PEN International is the worlds leading assoc

The Sunday Assembly

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. Their motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Their mission: to help everyone find and fulfil their full potential. Their vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and villa

The Planet Remade by Oliver Morton

With each piece of new scientific research, it becomes clearer that no feasible reduction in emissions can effectively mitigate the carbon crisis. With limited time for action, an increasingly influential minority of climate scientists are exploring propo

Museum of Water

For the past three years Amy Sharrocks has been collecting donations for her award-winning Museum of Water. The museum now displays 700 bottles including Indian holy river water, a burst London water main, ice from a Sussex field, a melted snowman, conden