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

The Books Tent

Our Books 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 inspir

The Lyceum

The School of Global Studies at The University of Sussex are locking up the lecture halls and seminar rooms and swapping mortar boards and gowns for wellies and khaki shorts to head out into The Wilderness this summer. Housed inside a beautiful, hand-made

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 Apothecary brought to you by Arm & Hammer Toothpaste. You're invited to join us at The Apothecary. Step through the doors into a world of bubbling test tubes and fizzing discoveries. Join a workshop where the exceptional properties of baking soda,

How brave is the wren

How brave is the wren is a travelling book shop. We stock beautifully-crafted illustrated stories and picture books created by illustrators and artists that appeal to the young and the young at heart. Our bespoke caravan shop tours markets, festivals and