Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place each July in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible.

It’s very English on the one hand – expect fabulous novelists, exceptional historians, poet laureates, dogs on leads, gin and tonics, and sitting on a deckchair with a view of the Solent although you are just as likely to find yourself on a secret midnight bat-walk, betting your life-savings on a game of Poker, reciting a sonnet on top of an elegantly restored old routemaster or listening to some of the UK’s most exciting musicians.

Curious is an experience not just a few tents in a field and is lovingly curated by a small team headed up by Clare Conville, Patrick Keogh and Rory Steel.

“This year’s line-up is arguably our most ambitious ever and I have no doubt our festival guests are going to enjoy their time with us. Our team is passionate about creating a festival experience which is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible  and having Curious Brewery, and Chapel Down, on board as our headline sponsors is the icing on the cake. Not only do they offer festival-goers world-class beer, cider, wine and sparkling wine, but they also share our philosophy. I can’t wait to attend one of their masterclasses and listen to the podcasts.”    Patrick Keogh