Wondering what there is to see and do at this year’s Stylist Live? Look no further. Below, you’ll find the entire programme for Sunday 12 November, with details on speakers, stages and times.
All sessions on open stages (excluding THRIVE) are accessible to all ticket holders and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ve made every stage bigger and better for 2017, so there’s plenty of seating for you to take advantage of.
Make a note of all your must-watches, and we’ll see you there!
Ease In & Let Go: Morning meditation
Start Sunday with a mindful mental workout to recharge and relax in just one half hour session, with yoga instructor and founder of popular health blog Mind Body Bowl, Annie Clarke. This session is for you if you're feeling the intensity of a fast paced life, want to reclaim your positive mind-set and know the importance of balance.
10-10.40am, Thrive Stage
Five food hacks to get you out of the kitchen
Love your food but struggle to find the time to cook? Discover the tips and tricks to making the most of your meal time with Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Tess Ward. Think minimum effort and maximum flavour.
10.20-10.50am, Lead Stage
The Sunday Papers
Comedian and 'guilty feminist' Deborah Frances-White is joined by some of comedy's finest as Bridget Christie, Susie Wokoma and Shazia Mirza take a satirical look at the Sunday papers. This session is for you if you're smart, savvy and engaged with politics and the news – and the ridiculous spin the media puts on current affairs.
11.15-11.55am, Thrive Stage
The Politics of Natural Hair
With the launch of Stylist’s Hair Equality Initiative, and the topic of natural hair championed by Stylist, discussing it at our Festival of Inspiration seemed a no-brainer. Join award-winning afro hair stylist Charlotte Mensah, hair and beauty journalist Sue Omar and social historian, broadcaster and writer Emma Dabiri as they take a look at representation and diversity in the hair industry – and the importance of embracing all things natural.
11.20-11.50am, Lead Stage
Coping with Internet Fame: Social Media - Please Use Responsibly
First came followers, then came fame – but at what cost? From sponsored ads to trolls, how do these women deal with the highs and lows of being Insta-celebs? Join social activist Nimco Ali, Bella Younger (aka Instagram's Deliciously Stella) and blogger Roxie Nafousi to find out. This session is in association with The Fawcett Society.
11.30-12pm, Grow Stage
How To Be Happy
A question pondered for centuries that somehow feels more prevalent than ever. Join Stylist’s happiness advocates, as they take to task the realities of feeling good. With the CEO of Psycle, nutritionist, naturopath expert Rhian Stephenson, one half of infamous foodie sister duo, Hemsley + Hemsley – and author of the upcoming book, Eat Happy – Melissa Hemsley and ardent mental health ambassador, author and Heads Together charity partner, Bryony Gordon.
11.30-12pm, Spark Stage
The Future of Motherhood in 2018
From first-time mothers to two kids and counting, meet the women raising their children and changing the motherhood game. Join nutritional health coach Madeleine Shaw, founder of parenting app Peanut, Michelle Kennedy, The Mothership’s Gemma Rose Breger and Samantha Silver and co-founder of pregnancy advice site Becca Maberly for a look at where motherhood is heading in 2018, and a whole load of parenting hacks to boot.
12.20-12.50pm, Lead Stage
Hear Me Roar: How to keep your cool and find your voice when you feel like crying with Joanna Crosse
Work, home, personal or professional; discover techniques on how to manage difficult relationships with cool confidence. This talk is for you if you're passionate and want to speak with confidence to really be heard.
12.25-1.05pm, Thrive Stage
The Ultimate Live Pitch! The winner of Diet Coke’s Creators Collective Revealed
You have the product but do you know how to really sell it? Think you deserve a spot on the Style List but can’t quite nail the pitch to get it there? Our Diet Coke Creators Collective Campaign draws to a dramatic close on the final day of Stylist Live with the ultimate live pitching session in front of our judges, including Stylist’s editor-in-chief Lisa Smosarski and Shortlist Media’s chairman and The Apprentice interviewer, Mike Soutar. The four finalists will each have two minutes to sell their ingenious start-up ideas. Come see who will be crowned the winner live on stage and pick up some pitching tips while you’re at it.
12.30-1pm, Grow Stage
Stylist’s Poetry Slam
On Sunday take some time to just stop and listen, as three vibrant poets wage war, paint masterpieces and pause time with their spoken word performances. Stepping up to the mic will be master of poetry in the digital age Nikita Gill, flagrant feminist and taboo raiser Vanessa Kisuule and NHS nurse and fierce rhymester Molly Case. Then delving into the backstories of our three ‘spitters’ will be award-winning actress, comedian, writer – and bard in her own right – Samantha Baines.
12.30-1pm, Spark Stage
Women on Telly: The Changing Landscape of Females on Screen
From our Netflix favourites to that weekly BBC drama, female-led shows are at the top of their game — but how is this reflected in the industry? Join RADA trained actresses Alexandra Roach and Susie Wokoma for a closer look at the realities of working as a woman in TV and what it really takes to pass The Bechdel Test.
1.20-1.50pm, Lead Stage
Inspire Me: Nigella Lawson talks to Lisa Smosarski
Sheer indulgence personified and undoubtedly the biggest name in the food biz, but what inspires Nigella Lawson? Bringing her latest recipe book, At My Table, to Stylist Live we invite Nigella to sit with our editor-in-chief, Lisa Smosarski to get behind those recipe pages, her kitchen and the woman who conjures thoughts of Christmas and salted caramel.
1.40-2pm, Spark Stage
F**K IT: Swearing therapy
Join Dr Emma Byrne and comedian Jessica Fostekew to discover how turning the air blue can actually be good for your mental health and learn how to maximise the benefits of giving a s**t. This session is for you if you’re fun, looking to feel energised and know the importance of letting go!
1.35-2.15pm, Thrive Stage
How to Win An Argument (without sounding like a d**k)
Whether it’s with a mate, your mother, a boyfriend or your boss, we all like to win. Comedian, podcaster and public speaker Deborah Frances-White shows us how to do it with grace and, ahem, humility…
1.40-2.10pm, Grow Stage
How to Launch an App (and really make money from it)
Learn from one of the brains behind Bumble as the founder of new parenting app Peanut, Michelle Kennedy, takes to the stage. In this session Michelle will share how to really turn your ideas into apps – and make a profit whilst you’re at it!
2.20-2.50pm, Lead Stage
The Changing Shape of Fashion
From diversity on the catwalk and major campaigns, to tackling that questionable high street sizing. This session takes a fresh look at representation in the fashion industry. Join model Daisy Lowe and blogger Callie Thorpe as they discuss how far the industry has come – and just how far it still needs to go!
2.30-3pm, Spark Stage
Navigating Gender in 2018
Join June Sarpong, Juno Dawson, CN Lester and Munroe Bergdof as they explore the shifting landscape of gender and how to navigate it – whether you’re cis, trans or non-binary. The gender revolution is here! This session is in association with The Fawcett Society.
2.40-3.10pm, Grow Stage
How to Be Calm: Five practical ways to find peace
No time to ohmmm? Learn the five techniques to achieve peace you can practice anytime, anywhere with anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution, Chloe Brotheridge. This talk is for you if you’re caught up in the momentum of modern life, but know the importance of finding your calm to stay in control.
2.45-3.25pm, Thrive Stage
Meet The Muslim Women Empowering Others
Meet the women using their platforms to empower and inspire others, proving that faith and personal identity can sit side by side. Nafisa Bakkar and Selina Bakkar, founders of website Amaliah dedicated to the representation of Muslim women, will be joined by comedian, actress and writer Shazia Mirza for a look at what it means to be Muslim and a woman in 2018.
3.20-3.50pm, Lead Stage
Men on: Male Body Image
Former boxer, model and Britain’s Next Top Model judge, Paul Sculfor joins forces with TV’s Dr Ranj Singh for an insightful take on the state of male body image. They’ll examine society’s and industry expectations, what the body confidence movement means to men and what it’s all really doing to the male psyche.
3.30-4pm, Spark Stage
Fearne Cotton & Reggie Yates In Conversation
Fearne and Reggie have been regulars on our screens for over 20 years. From the early days (and early starts) of Saturday morning TV and co-hosting Radio One’s chart show, to successful solo careers, the pair’s friendship has stood the test of time. Fancy a trip down memory lane? Pull up a chair as Fearne and Reggie interview each other. The ultimate nostalgia fix.
4.20-4.50pm, Lead Stage
Generation (Dating) Game
From Tinder to Bumble, speed dating to social media stalking, dating in the modern world can be a minefield of disasters and disappointment. Hear from three generations, Love Island’s Montana Brown, You Tube star Grace Victory and Stylist columnist Lucy Mangan as they discuss the highs, lows and red-faced encounters of their experiences navigating these obstacles in their own quests for love
4.30-5pm, Spark Stage
Katherine Ryan’s Big Finish
Who better to close Stylist Live than the hilarious, riotous and all round badass comic Katherine Ryan? With effortless wit and a flagrantly funny persona you can never be quite sure what will come out of a live interview with our favourite comic Canadian. You’ll want to shot-gun the front row fast for this one – we’ll see you there!
4.40pm-5.10pm, Grow Stage
Stylist Live’s Comedy Spot with Bridget Christie
Award-winning comedian, actor and writer, Bridget Christie, joins us for an evening of energising stand-up. This THRIVE session is sure to be filled with topical insight, jibes at the patriarchy and Bridget’s now infamous and hilarious brand of unapologetic satire.
5.05-5.45pm, Thrive Stage