Kate Humble

A Year of Living Simply

Online Event
Fri 2 Oct
19:30 UK
Free, ticketed

Broadcaster Kate Humble’s discusses her latest book, a frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life. She explores the route to real, deep, long-lasting happiness and asks whether our lives have just become overly crowded and that we've lost sight of the simple things that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise and just make our lives more simple?

As ever, where Kate leads, I follow. She has made me reassess and reset,” Dan Snow

Kate Humble is a writer & broadcaster specialising in science, wildlife & rural affairs. Together with her husband she runs Humble by Nature, a rural skills centre on a working farm near Monmouth in the Wye Valley. She lives in permanently muddy jeans on a smallholding in Wales.

Sponsored by Montpelier Chartered Accountants

 In association with the charity StageTEXT, this event will include live surtitles for people with hearing loss.

To find out more go to stagetext.org.

Supported by The Castansa Trust.

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