Life Lessons Event at Chiswick House Cancelled

Call made to protect wellbeing of those who would have attended

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The Sunday Times Life Lessons festival that was due to take place in Chiswick House Gardens from 16-18 July has been cancelled.

The organisers took the decision, despite the event being allowable under Covid-19 guidelines, as infection rates were on the rise in the area.

The festival would have provided the chance to hear from speakers such as Ruby Wax, Prof. Brian Cox, Claudia Winkleman, Simon Reeve, Chris Packham and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.

In a statement the organisers say, “It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Sunday Times Life Lessons festival.

“While Covid restrictions have been lifted in recent weeks, our fundamental responsibility remains to our audience, our speakers, our exhibitors, our suppliers and our sponsors. Their wellbeing remains our paramount concern. And while we hope and believe that the UK is on the right track to emerge safely from the pandemic in the months ahead, we have taken the hard decision to put safety ahead of ticket sales and cancel the Life Lessons festival planned for the weekend of July 16th to 18th at Chiswick House in London.

“We believe this is the right decision and provides clarity for everyone. But be in no doubt – The Sunday Times’ Life Lessons festival will return: bigger, better, stronger and more relevant than ever before. Our speakers – who illuminate our cultural landscape – can’t wait to return to share their ideas with the Life Lessons community. And when we can gather safely together once again, we will celebrate all the big things that matter to us: from cohesion to wellbeing and sustainability; challenging perceived wisdom and redefining the horizons ahead of us.”

Ticket holders can find additional information on their ticket refund by clicking here.


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July 3, 2021

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