Reader offer: Enjoy a feast for the mind and body at Also Festival

Big ideas, big flavours and big fun are in store at this year's Also festival at Compton Verney in June.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 7:30 am
Festivalgoers can go wild swimming in a perfumed lake

And readers of the Courier and Weekly News can enjoy the thought-provoking and sense-stimulating action with a £20 discount on tickets.

This year’s festival - the third held at the site - takes place at Park Farm from Friday, June 17, to Saturday, June 19.

The theme for 2016 is Chance, with festivalgoers given plenty of opportunities to get involved with activities including learning the philosophy of wine tasting to wild swimming in a perfumed lake.

In addition, Also aims to raise the bar for festival dining. A Friday night three-course dinner whets the appetite, hosted in Also’s dining tent down by the lake and serving a seasonal menu sourced within 10 miles of the festival, while The Fat Chance Banquet is a Saturday night highlight with a menu curated by James Knight and Rebecca Otero, served with a game of chance, magic and psychology developed by a leading illusionist to satisfy both the stomach and mind.

French comedian and connoisseur Marcel Lucont pairs Wine and Philosophy and throughout the weekend there will be a whole host of pop-up food events to enjoy.

There will be immersive talks and experiences in the fields of art, science, psychology and philosophy. Authors, professors and Nobel Peace Prize nominees explore how to survive an apocalypse, how to play a role in world peace through forgiveness and explore the future of artificial intelligence.

DJs and live musicians provide the soundtrack to the weekend and there is a range of workshops designed to get children engaged with big ideas.

Tickets for the festival start at £75, but Courier and Weekly News readers can claim £20 off by visiting and using the code:

The offer is limited to one order of up to eight adult tickets or two family tickets per applicant. Offer closes April 17.

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