Wilderness

Mask-Making: The Revelation and the Freedom

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Templar Lewis

The anthropologist Rapport, who wrote extensively on ritual, noted that masks do not always disguise, they often transform and actually display identity. They "coordinate the iconicity, the signs of identity in any particular cultural context." Rather than conceal, they become an agent of revelation.

The Power of Mask Making

Charlotte Tiley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Tiley

It is a very personal journey to make your own mask and I have seen a pattern emerge over the years of observing people make their totem piece - the mask takes form and then the maker cannot help but reveal a part of themselves through the design, build and decoration.

The Psychology of Dancing at Festivals

Lucy Maddox | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

Festivals might not quite lead to a dancing plague, but there is a sense that anything can happen. Laura recalled the first year of Wilderness festival: "We ended up teaching hundreds of people the conga, on stage with a bunch of naked people. That has to be a professional first! But this is what we love about Wilderness, you never really know where the experience will take you."

The Lost Art of Relaxation: The Importance of Skilfully Doing Nothing

Adrian Kowal | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

The concept and word for 'boredom' was only coined in the mid-1700s. Was this because none of our ancestors before this time experienced an uneasiness when faced with a few hours of no activity? When did we begin to experience restlessness when taking a break from everyday life?

Wilderness festival: Where Made in Chelsea Meets a Midsummer Night's Dream

Peggy Nuttall | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Peggy Nuttall

Set over 1,700 acres of the Cornbury Park estate in Oxfordshire, Mr and Mrs Rotherwick lend their beautiful grounds once a year to the UK's biggest public school alumni gathering - but only the cool kids are invited, the ones that can dance.

Modern Success: How It Can Screw Us Up and Squash True Happiness

Susie Pearl | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Pearl

What is real success, why is happiness more elusive than ever for so many, and why are happiness and success so difficult to get together? Stress is becoming the number one health killer in our modern world. What do we need to do to make some positive changes so we can get successful and be happy? How can we manage the stress we're all under?

Sarah Dean

REVIEW: Empire Of The Sun Shine At Wilderness

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

As the sun went down over Wilderness Festival at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, a different type of sun rose on Friday night. Empire Of The Sun, the A...

Competition: Win A Selection Of Jurlique Skincare Worth £200

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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Could You Cure Insomnia With A Spot Of Camping?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A week in the wilderness, with nights lit only by the glowing embers of a camp fire, may be just the thing for incurable night owls. Camping out fo...

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

No Reservations

Russell Norman | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

"Our restaurants do take reservations; in fact you can book more often than not" (of the five restaurants we operate, 4/5 take lunch bookings and you can book dinner at 2/5). I usually find that people don't want to hear that answer. What they really want to know is why they can't reserve a table for six on Friday night for Alice's birthday. It's a fair question.

Emma Sleight

Top Chef Secrets On Cooking At Home And Seasonal Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Sleight | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Half hidden in a backstreet Soho, the understated little bacaro Polpo serves up cicchetti-style dishes that taste like they could have been shipped in...

Mentoring, More Than Just Instruction

Rekha Mehr | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rekha Mehr

Mentoring is one of the most impactful support tools for businesses in their infancy as well as during their growth stages, yet it remains a much overlooked resource. So what is mentoring?

HuffPost Heads To Wilderness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Huffington Post UK is delighted to announce the line-up for three HuffPost Conversation Starter panels at Wilderness Festival, 8-11 August at Corn...

There Is No 'N' in 'Restaurateur'

Russell Norman | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

It is a query that assumes many things, the worst being that we are somehow defined by what we do for a living. My answer, "I'm a restaurateur", usually gives way to a tumbleweed moment as I am stared at blankly. But sometimes people correct me... They will say "Don't you mean restauraNteur?"

How To Create Your Very Own Banquet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought banquets were reserved for Tudor monarchs or the uber rich, think again. Banquets are back with a tasty vengeance, offering the perf...

Modern Living: Less Stress, More Living

Jayne Morris | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

If you routinely run on reserves and force yourself to accept that constantly feeling tired is all part and parcel of living a busy life - then you, like millions of others around the world, are probably wondering if you are ever going to find a way to escape the exhaustion.

Sarah Dean

15 Of 2013's Best Festivals

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

For the 2014 Festival Guide, click HERE. Music festival season is almost upon us, and that means it's time for HuffPost UK's official guide to the...

COMPETITION: Win The Ultimate Wilderness Festival Prize!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Wilderness is a glorious festival that celebrates the great outdoors in Oxfordshire, combining the experience with food, art and sensational music. ...

Building the Crest of a Wave: A Decade in Festivals

Jim Whewell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jim Whewell

A chance encounter with a university reject who could sell sand to the peoples of Arabia, known in my industry as 'a promoter', led me incrementally into the world of festival organization. Its been a long trip (sometimes literally), and this opportunity to blog gives me a chance to recall some of the highlights and explain why festivals are less a job, more a crusade...

A-List Night Club Makes UK Festival Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

A-list nightclub The Box has announced it will make its UK festival debut at Wilderness in August. The exclusive London house of carnal cool, renow...

Can We Bring Back the Wilderness?

Green Futures | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK
Green Futures

Across the globe, from the Aral Sea to the arid Sahel, ambitious programmes to revive and recreate degraded ecosystems are challenging the assumption that once destroyed, nature is gone for good.

Mining Boom Takes Its Toll on Australian Wilderness

Holly Alsop | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

Pristine regions of Australia are under threat as mining companies push to expand, once again creating uproar from environmentalists. The area now under fire is the Cape York Peninsula in far North Queensland, a region well-known for its vast, untouched wilderness and a popular tourist destination among travellers.