Our line up of speakers for 2019 include…
Dominic LittlewoodTV Presenter & Consumer Champion
This year we a pleased to welcome, as our keynote speaker, consumer champion and scourge of cowboy builders across the nation – Dominic Littlewood. Dominic is one of the nation’s most recognisable TV presenters and personalities. On our television screens since 2000, he has headed a number of property and consumer TV shows including; Fake Britain, Cowboy Builders, Saints and Scroungers and Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. At the show, Dominic will be telling the story of his life in property as well as giving you some of the tips and tricks he has learnt about avoiding buying a lemon, negotiating a good price and getting the best from your builders.
Jenny HayesGold Certified KonMari Expert
You are sure to have heard the name Marie Kondo in recent months – she is the tidying expert, bestselling author, star of Netflix’s hit show and creator of the world famous KonMari method. At this years’ show we welcome Gold Certified KonMari expert Jenny Hayes who will demonstrate how to change your life, and spark joy, by tidying up. Jenny is an interior designer, stylist and home organisation specialist, featured in The Sunday Times, House Beautiful and The List magazine. She has also undertaken 100’s of tidying sessions with home owners trying to make the most of their properties. The KonMari method is more than tidying up, it is a very powerful tool if you want to sell your property or make better use of your existing space. Jenny will be offering a hands-on workshop style session centered on Marie Kondo’s teachings.
Catherine Southon & Mark StaceyAntique Experts
Catherine Southon & Mark Stacey have been a regular face on our TV screens for over years as experts and presenters on a number of BBC Antiques programmes including ‘Bargain Hunt’, ‘Flog it!’, ‘Antiques Road Trip’, ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’, and ‘Trade Secrets’. Catherine and Mark will be on site all day offering free valuations of your treasures and providing general antiques advice. There is no need to book. Simply drop in with your items to be valued.
Lee ConnellyBlue Peter Gardner
Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener is best known for his work as the CBBC Blue Peter Gardener, specialising in children's gardening. Lee first started gardening in 2014 at the age of 26 with his brother on a local allotment, learning his new hobby though social media. He moved on to TVs Jimmy Doherty's farm to build a new kitchen garden for his restaurant, getting involved with Jamie Oliver's food revolution and soon after building the first allotment on Blue Peter, and presenting gardening on TV and online ever since.
The DIY DoersDIY Experts
The DIY Doers mission is to encourage you to learn new skills, save you money, time and give you the confidence to be a DIY Doer. The one stop shop is the only place you will need for help and advice that will get you started and finished on all those DIY jobs around the house.
Alex ProbynMaster Tea Blender
Everyone loves a good cup of tea, but who really knows that much about it? Master Tea Blender Alex Probyn does, and can share some fascinating insights into the world of tea. In addition, you can even take some very special tea home with you. You’ll learn about the history of tea and all the different styles and blends, including the difference between the orthodox method of production and ‘cut, tear, curl’. Alex will be available between 8am and 12pm on the day.
More great speakers yet to be confirmed!