Brought to you by Viking, the stage is back with an inspiring line-up of expert speakers including Pip Stewart, Adventurer, Travel Writer & Film-Maker; Monica Rivron, Author of Caravan Cookbook; as well as Ordnance Survey 'Get Outside' Champions Anna Hughes and Dr Emma Brennand.
We'll be welcoming back our favourite Chef Andrew Dickinson who will be cooking up a feast. And let's not forget the captivating world performances!
Here are a few of our Expert Speakers appearing at on the Food & Travel Stage...
Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor.
Pip studied history and politics at Oxford University and subsequently worked in Asia for five years as an anchor and reporter in Hong Kong. She also traveled extensively in Malaysia as a key reporter on the general election and produced political and travel multimedia stories for The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and South China Morning Post, amongst other
We are trhilled to welcome Caravan and Motorhome Club member and cookbook author Monica Rivron to the Food & travel Stage this year.
Monica will be in conversation with Andrew Dickens about her book. This is a family cookbook with a difference. It’s a cookbook for people who love food, love holidays and love caravanning. Avid converts to caravanning, the Rivron family have been holidaying and cooking for nearly a decade and this book is a collection of their family favourites. For many people food is one of the most enjoyable elements of a holiday, but no one wants to feel that they’ve spent hours slaving in a hot, small kitchen.
Delicious, uncomplicated and simple to prepare recipes that will satisfy family and friends are the perfect solution. Part of the fun of caravanning is shopping for ingredients in local markets and supermarkets and the recipes here make the most of fresh produce that can be sourced wherever you are, as well as giving guidance on the best essentials to bring from home. Ideas for picnics, snacks, main dishes and rainy day baking will make food an integral part of your holiday, and most importantly, fun. Many of the best holiday memories are from around the table and this book ensures you will enjoy many happy nights under the stars.
Dr Emma Brennand
Dr. Emma Brennand is a journalist, photographer & documentary filmmaker with a passion for wildlife conservation and outdoor education.
Emma worked for the BBC for over 10 years working across BBC News and TV productions such as Springwatch & Autumnwatch before joining the Planet Earth II team where she led teams in some of the most challenging environments on the planet.
She is a keen hiker, climber and working towards her International Mountain Leader. Last year she also caught the wild swimming bug and completed the OSS Bantham Swoosh (6K), Dart 10K and Scilly Isles Challenge (16K).
She is an experienced expedition leader and volunteers for two youth development charities; Youth adventure trust & the British Exploring Society.
Emma will be speaking about working on BBC One's The One Show making films celebrating the wildlife on our doorstep.
Anna Hughes is a cyclist, author and advocate of slow travel and adventure. She has undertaken many long-distance cycle rides in the UK including the iconic Land’s End to John o’ Groats, and the entire 4,000 mile coastline. She has also sailed around Britain.
Anna is a lifelong environmentalist and is passionate about low-carbon travel, advocating home-grown adventure and slow travel as an alternative to flying. Her many adventures within the UK reveal that there are thousands of hidden gems here on our doorstep just waiting to be discovered.
She has authored two books: ‘Eat, Sleep, Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain’ and ‘Pedal Power: inspirational stories from the world of cycling’, and has co-authored another: ‘Peaky Climbers’, which recounts the misadventures of a group of eight amateur cyclists who take on 20 peaks of the Tour de France in seven days.'