An Art Historian's Analysis Of David Cameron's Wilderness Photo

Laura-Jane Foley | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Laura-Jane Foley

In the history of Western Art so often the female is the beautiful muse, or mere adornment to an image. Typically she lacks power, profile or status. But in this photograph, whilst the female is turned away from the lens, her face obscured by a wig and seemingly gazing at the male subject of the photo, her clothing suggests all is not quite as it seems. For on the back of the sequinned jacket writ large across the pink heart is the name CORBYN.

15 Different Experiences Of Happiness

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

The curse of being a writer is that only a part of you can relish the experience. For a part of you must always step out of it. To observe. To make mental notes. I recently spent four days camping on a hill near the woods by the Baltic Sea. Experiencing the most surreal and sublime in nature.

Wild Camping Part Three - Water Carriage

Andy Torbet | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Torbet

So your first priority is water. Often overlooked and under-consumed on expeditions. I have found people are especially prone to dehydration in cold climates. In the desert heat everyone is very aware of the problem and is disciplined about drinking.

What Happened When I Went to a Tantric Workshop at Wilderness Festival

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

Yesterday I returned to Manchester after four days at Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. Wilderness, for those of you who don't know, is something of...

The Forgotten Art of Man's Adventure

Adrian Kowal | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

Men, in hunter-gather times, used to leave their women and children behind in order to head out together on extended hunting trips, driven by the need to survive. During these journeys, men would find themselves in pristine, perilous wilderness where they would depend on one another and their own sharpened senses, to outwit potential predators.

The Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.

Reclaim Your Right to Relax

Adrian Kowal | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

We are taking relaxation more and more seriously in our work as guides and entrepreneurs. Not just as a way of letting go at the end of the day, or as leisure or luxury, but as a guiding beacon to life. We see relaxation as a fuel inside us; a conduit for relationships; as DNA to how we might live and work.

Learn to Live Like a Wildling

Frontier | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

Did you use to dream of drinking a poison that could turn you into an animal? Or maybe you still wish you could become a lion, a sharp-toothed wolf or a kingly hawk? Well, the bad news is that there is no magical formula that can turn humans into animals, but do you even have to?

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I consider my relationship with nature as a long and unfolding conversation, like learning a language that I can never master. And this conversation is never dull. Like most discourses, it only improves with time and age, to reach a point where a constant connection evolves and grows, with almost daily realisations.

Mindfulness and the Arts: Savouring the Now Through Unconventional Means

Jana Stefanovska | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Stefanovska

What do you think of when you read the word 'Now'? Perhaps you can hear the distant warbling of Elvis Presley passionately proclaiming 'It's Now or Never'? The constant advertiser's dream slogan that piles on the pressure to 'Buy it Now'? Better still, you engage with your experience and senses right now to focus your attention on the present moment?

Mask-Making: The Revelation and the Freedom

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 20.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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


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?"