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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.

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Jessica Seaton

Gather Cook Feast: Recipes from Land and Water

Event 194 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Jessica Seaton

Seaton, the founder of TOAST, is inspired by the food from our seas, our rivers, our farmland, our gardens and our wild places. Her new cookbook is full of simple, seasonal and nourishing recipes such as braised short ribs with horseradish, courgette fritters with minted yoghurt, mackerel escabeche with wild fennel and kale, and roast vegetable and barley salad with crisped artichokes. She shares her love of food and landscape with Kitty Corrigan.

Price: £7.30

Dan Pearson

Natural Selection: a Year in the Garden

Event 235 Venue: Tata Tent

Dan Pearson

Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and 20 acres of verdant hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer’s bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn.

Price: £8.30

Pete Brown talks to Andy Fryers

The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit

Event 267 Venue: Good Energy Stage

Taking us through the seasons in England’s apple-growing heartlands, Brown uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. An orchard is not a field. It’s not a forest or a copse. It couldn’t occur naturally but it demonstrates that man and nature together can create something beautiful.

Price: £7.30