The Stages

The FTWeekend Festival is where the FTWeekend paper comes to life.

Big Ideas for 2022

Our flagship stage, showcasing prominent interviews, thought-provoking discussion and in-depth analysis of politics, economics, current affairs and global issues.

Featuring the FT’s Editor and many of our well known columnists from the FTWeekend newspaper and FTWeekend Magazine.

Gain information on sustainability, technology, diversity, philanthropy, people and the planet.

Food, Drink & Home & Garden

How we live now. Experiential sessions on food and drink as well as ideas and insights on our habitat.

Hosting live culinary demonstrations and tastings from leading chefs and restaurateurs about trends on what we eat and drink.

Be inspired by new tastes and flavours.

HTSI & Travel

Looking at everything luxury from vintage cars, jewellery, art, fashion and many other things typically featured in the FT’s own luxury magazine supplement; How To Spend It.

We look at the travel post-pandemic and hear from people who have made extraordinary journeys.

Let leading luminaries capture your imagination.

Books & Arts

Authors of best selling and the latest books in conversation with each other and our editors, some reading extracts from their most celebrated or newest works.

Interviews, reviews and discussion with key figures from the visual/fine and performing arts.

Enjoy in-depth insights on all things cultural with live performances.

“I was absolutely blown away by the quality and depth of insight that the festival provided.”
- previous FTWeekend Festival attendee