A mix of entertainment and friendly debate celebrating all things Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart Conversations Festival is set to return to the shores of Strangford Lough on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018. This year’s festival will build on the success of two previous events, featuring the very best conversationalists from Ian Hislop to Kate Adie, and offers an unparalleled programme of arts and entertainment.

To celebrate the return of this unique festival Mount Stewart will throw open its doors and offer free entry to the grounds all weekend*.

This unmissable weekend festival which celebrates the arts, literature, music and big ideas will centre on the theme of Women in Power in the year in which we celebrate 100 years since women were granted the right to vote.

The Festival highlights Mount Stewart’s history as a historical nucleus of creativity, individuality and influence. Here, Edith, Lady Londonderry welcomed leading political and literary guests as the famous house and gardens played host to magical debates and discussions.

Once again Mount Stewart Conversations has teamed up with two cutting edge Arts partners: Seedhead Arts and Beyond Skin, in order to offer a stellar line-up of acclaimed guests who will engage visitors in debates, performances and talks on a vast array of emotive and inspirational subjects. The programme promises a jam-packed schedule of activities taking place around the family home and world-renowned gardens.

For more details on the fascinating line up of speakers, the exciting programme of events and tickets visit here.

Access to Mount Stewart will be free. Selected talks will be ticketed and will be available to book in advance. 

1 September 2018 - 2 September 2018

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