We’re playing host to a huge line-up of experts, influencers and household names at Stylist Live 2017. See below for just a few of the people you can spot at the event. See the entire talks and workshops programme here.
Radio, TV, philanthropy, motherhood; Emma is one of our favourite Renaissance women. As the queen of live TV (Big Brother, The Voice – and new launch The Voice Kids), and spokesperson for UNICEF UK, Emma brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for people and understanding. Welcome on board Emma!
Alice Levine, James Cooper and Jamie Morton are joining Stylist Live to talk porno, off-air friendships and what it’s really like to read your father’s erotica to millions of listeners worldwide. Bringing with them all the gory details on what’s made Belinda Blinked such a ‘romping’ success – Belinkers will definitely want a front row seat to their session, taking place on the Friday.
Effortlessly hilarious, unashamedly outspoken and never outwitted, we’re thrilled to welcome Katherine Ryan back to this year’s festival. The Canadian comedian, writer and television presenter has gone from sell out stand-up tours to hosting must see shows, such as this year’s How’d You Get So Rich and the provocative Your Face or Mine. We can’t wait for Katherine to re-join our awesome line up with her unique nothing-is-off-limits brand of comedy and feminism!
Make sure to catch Katherine on the Sunday!
Award-winning comedian, writer and all-round funny woman — we can’t get enough of Sarah Millican’s honest and relatable humour. With sell-out stand-up shows, regular TV appearances and her first book How to be Champion on the way in October, we’re excited to welcome Sarah to our Festival of Inspiration.
With the release of her much-anticipated debut book, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, in June this year and in a time when – more than ever – we all need to take responsibility for racism, we’re thrilled to invite this award winning writer back to Stylist Live.
After enduring years of bullying, Harnaam – a sufferer of polycystic ovary syndrome – transformed herself into a body confidence activist, model and Instagram star. Dubbing herself ‘The Bearded Dame’, she gained international fame, spreading her refreshing body-confidence message, challenging the antiquated mainstream beauty standard.
Harnaam joins us on Saturday talking ‘Don’t Hate the Shake: Body Positive and Proud’ on our SPARK stage.
We’re thrilled to invite broadcasters Laura and Alice back to Stylist Live. After meeting at a jumble sale, discovering a shared passion for food, they went on to launch their famed supper clubs. Since then, the Jackson&Levine brand has created a reputation for exemplary dining experiences, and the duo released their debut book, Round To Ours this year.
A Stylist Live favourite, the brilliantly outspoken Clara Amfo is joining us once again to talk intersectional feminism, race, music and more at this year’s festival. An award winning broadcaster and a woman at the forefront of the UK’s music industry – as Radio One’s Live Lounge host – we’re thrilled to welcome Clara back to our festival of inspiration
Award winning chef, writer and the restaurateur behind London’s coveted Ottolenghi’s, Yotam Ottolenghi joins us for this year’s festival. Together with his long-term collaborator, Dr Helen Goh, they’ll discuss their highly-anticipated recipe book, Sweet, which promises to be packed with a symphony of desserts. We can’t wait to welcome these culinary masterminds to the stage for a first taste of their just desserts.
Host of the podcast Made of Human, Sofie is a Danish born comic who’s taken the UK circuit by storm. Winning ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Edinburgh Fringe for her debut stand-up show Bubble Wrap in 2015, her highly anticipated new show, Dead Baby Frog, begins its UK tour in Peterborough this October.
See Sofie at Stylist Live on the Saturday.
Award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer Bridget is an absolute tour de force of feminism, humour and energy. An Edinburgh Fringe regular and one of Stylist magazine’s favourite comics, we’re so excited to have her back at the festival once again.
You’ll find Bridget at Stylist Live on the Sunday.
Canadian Writer and Stand-up Mae first catapulted onto the UK’s mainstream comedy scene on Russell Howard’s Good News – with the set later going viral. Also something of a sex educator, both Mae’s current tour and her BBC Radio Four comedy series, Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, approach sexuality with both hilarity and originality.
Award winning journalist and President of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine, is one of the UK’s highest-profile contemporary feminists. Her latest hit book, Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World!, blends insight from years in journalism with how and why the Women’s Equality Party needed to form.
One of our favourite outspoken women, Nimco is a British Somali feminist and social activist, who co-founded non-profit organisation, Daughters of Eve. Recently becoming a politician, standing for the WEP in Hornsey & Wood Green, Nimco has also been named one of the UK’s most influential people by The Sunday Times.
Bestselling author, influential foodie, personal trainer and Instagram megastar, we’re so excited to add this one-woman power house to our collection of inspiring speakers – and find out who’s really behind the name Clean Eating Alice.
Her incredible 788K strong Instagram following know her as Body Posi Panda and Megan, a recovering anorexic, is using her past to fuel a body positive future. This September sees the publication of her debut book, Body Positive Power: How to stop dieting, make peace with your body and live.
Megan will be chatting all things body positivity on both the Friday and Saturday.
Author, broadcaster, blogger, podcaster, single mum, bad ass, Cherry does not stop. As passionate about contemporary feminism as she is about women’s health after her debut book Letters To My Fanny was published last year, Cherry has become an expert on pretty much everything…
Runner up on last year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and author of THAT letter, seasoned comedian Joel Dommett joins us at Stylist Live to share what we’re sure will be an eye opening / eye wateringly funny take on male body image. We can’t wait.
Tackling everything from intersectionality to ageism and global reproductive rights, these women host the ‘baddest’ radio show on feminism today. Made up of the Guardian’s women in leadership section editor, Harriet Minter, author and founder of A Very Good Company, Natalie Campbell, and serial entrepreneur, Emma Sexton. A truly exciting trio.
A practising NHS GP in London, award winning TV & radio broadcaster, and columnist, Dr Radha is more than just a house-hold name (as the BBC’s resident GP) but also an expert on health and mental wellbeing. We are so excited to welcome her to Stylist Live and harness her expertise.
With the ultimate portfolio career, Thomasina is an author many times over, a Guardian Columnist, restaurateur and Co-founder of the internationally successful Mexican-food-canteena, Wahaca. Since winning Masterchef back in 2005 she’s developed seven recipe books, with her latest – Home Cook – packed with 300 gorgeous recipes.
After helping to launch dating app Bumble, and working on social networking site Badoo, Michelle Kennedy took time out to start a family – and launch a new business of course. Helping to shape modern parenting with her new app, Peanut, that connects new mothers, we can’t wait to learn more from Michelle at Stylist Live, she’ll be with us on the Saturday.
From T4 on the Beach to interviewing Nelson Mandela, June Sarpong MBE has been a staple of British television and radio presenting for over 15 years. With her new book, Diversify, set for publication later this year, we can’t wait to include her in our line-up of inspirational speakers.
Two-time gold medal winning Olympian Joanna is the embodiment of determination, stamina and staying calm under pressure. Cycling for Great Britain since the age of 16, if anyone knows how to go after their goals and win, it’s her. Also a spokesperson for Alopecia UK Joanna is a serious inspiration!
A keen runner who fuelled her training by making her own nut butters, Pip gave up her job as a children’s theatre producer at the Science Museum to launch Pip & Nut three years ago and is now stocked in over 25 stores and supermarket chains. She tells us how to break into a business you know nothing about.
As one half of incredibly successful sister duo, The Hemsleys, Jasmine was a Stylist Live speaker in our very first year. Now she’s back, launching a solo career with an exciting new cookbook due for release later this year. With a continued passion to balance the body, mind and spirit, we are thrilled to invite Jasmine back to the festival.
A highly regarded beauty journalist for nearly 15 years, Ateh is also one of the nicest women you could meet. She created her web-site Jewel Tone Beauty to celebrate the best products and techniques for women with deeper skin tones, has a cracking Instagram feed, and runs a film business with her husband.
After circumstances forced her to re-evaluate her passions in life, Steph left her job at EDF energy and founded gifting company Don’t Buy Her Flowers which she runs with her family. A passionate entrepreneur, as well as having incredible engagement on her social media channels, we’re thrilled to have Steph on board.
Recently named one of the world’s top 10 holistic health icons it’s no wonder Julie’s yoga classes draw hundreds every week. Better known to her huge Insta following as The Flexi Foodie, Julie is a bestselling author whose latest book, Superfoods Superfast: 100 energizing recipes to make in 20 minutes or less hit the shelves in July 2016.
Bestselling author and columnist Laura has written about heartbreak, growing and sex everywhere from The Guardian to Buzzfeed. Her latest book Ice Cream for Breakfast was described by Stylist as “life lessons you know but have neglected”. While her upfront and unafraid blog Superlatively Rude is a refreshing space for “stories about messy humanness”.
Journalist, author and communication coach, Joanna’s built a career training professionals in finding their voice. From the BBC to London’s Metropolitan Police force there are few industries she hasn’t infiltrated with her confidence boasting techniques. This year Joanna will lead the session ‘Hear Me Roar: How to keep your cool and find your voice when you feel like crying’. Prepare to feel powerful!