I thought that my festival days were over, but I have changed my mind after discovering Also, a boutique festival that cares about expanding your mind and promoting a sense of wellbeing.
Set in the beautiful countryside of Compton Verney, Also Festival is offering a weekend of talks, inspiring workshops and the freedom to think, debate and swim in the lake from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June.
For me the highlight will be the Saturday Night Banquet, as the Urban Rajah presents The Great Indian Food Feast.
This trip from the cool hill villages in the foot hills of the Himalayas down to the rich Keralan coast, is an immersive dining experience, popping up in a beautiful lake side dining tent on the banks of Compton Pools.
The Urban Rajah (aka Ivor Peters) is a food writer, cook, traveller and lifestyle adventurer with roots deep in the Indian Subcontinent. He runs the elusive and highly acclaimed supper club, Cash n Curry, a social enterprise dedicated to raising funds for projects helping India’s street children and helping to liberate trafficked children and those in bonded labour.
His cookbook, Urban Rajah’s Curry Memoirs (nominated for the World Food Cook Book of the year) tells the story of his love affair with curry through over 80 familial recipes, mixing family history with the experience of immigration, and it is from this vast experience he draws his menu for the Saturday night banquet at The Also Festival.
The Great Indian Food Feast will be a rare opportunity for food lovers in Warwickshire to enjoy his cuisine as part of the Also Festival. More details and ticket booking here