After five glorious years in the New Forest, we are taking Curious Arts to the breathtaking estate of Pippingford Park from 23-26 August. With sweeping views across Southern England, the area is rich in history and cultural resonance, Henry VIII met Ann Boleyn at nearby King’s Landing and Pooh Bear’s 100 Acre wood can be seen from the festival grounds. Taking place on the same weekend as the Byline Festival, Curious Arts ticket holders will have access to both extraordinary events at no extra cost and we hope you can join us! 

We will expand on the very best elements of Curious Arts: wonderful writers, great musicians, fabulous comedians, brilliant programmes for children as well as extensive workshops and experiences. However, in tumultuous political times both at home and abroad, Byline will ask important questions of ourselves and others about the meaning of identity, diversity, the role of the individual in society and among many other crucial topics debate whether social media is destroying this country or re-building it.

We promise that Curious 2019 will be as remarkable, unusual and as fun as your previous Curious Arts experiences have been.

So let us, together, build Jerusalem once again in England’s green and pleasant land even if it is from a deckchair with a Curious Brew or Fever-Tree cocktail in your hand.

August Bank holiday will never be the same again!