Special Guests at Malvern Autumn Show

 

Special Guests at Malvern Autumn Show 2019

Vivi Gregory

Sun

From Wales to London via the Heart of England, these panellists all have one thing in common - the joy of growing their own food. Join Vivi, Liz, Huw and Jane for a friendly, informal Q&A session in the Potting Shed on Sunday 29 September. These four familiar faces from the YouTube gardening community discuss the benefits and challenges of growing your own produce.

Vivi has been growing her own food organically for a number of years, largely influenced by her grandparents who lived self-sufficiently on their half-acre in Dorset. Since leaving work as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Vivi has embraced a full-time life of near self-sufficiency and dreams of one day having her own smallholding.

Check out Vivi's YouTube Channel 

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Jane Kelly

Sun

From Wales to London via the Heart of England, these panellists all have one thing in common - the joy of growing their own food. Join Vivi, Liz, Huw and Jane for a friendly, informal Q&A session in the Potting Shed on Sunday 29 September. These four familiar faces from the YouTube gardening community discuss the benefits and challenges of growing your own produce.

Jane grew her first radish at the age of seven and her love for gardening has grown ever since. Over the years she has tackled gardens from the smallest back yard to a windswept field in Northumberland. Now settled with a large allotment site in Staffordshire she wholly believes in both the physical and mental benefits of working with nature and producing your own food. She is currently switching to the no dig method and experimenting with companion planting.

Check out Jane's YouTube Channel 

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Carol Kirkwood

Sun

Carol presents the weather on BBC Breakfast from a variety of locations on weekday mornings.

As well as her Breakfast duties, Carol fronted The Weather Show for the BBC News channel and also appeared regularly as part of The One Show’s team of reporters on BBC One.

Carol is one of the BBC's most experienced weather presenters - appearing on all BBC platforms. She has been recognised for this work by the Television and Radio Industry Club (TRIC), winning the award for best weather presenter six times!

There's often a daredevil side to Carol's work. She can be found trying everything from racing high powered speed boats to a charity tandem ride for Children in Need. Somehow most Children in Need broadcasts find her trying something new, which usually involves dancing or singing live. She's appeared as part of the newsreaders' "Rocky Horror Show", The Weather Girls' "Raining Men", she's danced the Can-can and duetted on "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

On her days off, you will find Carol ensconced in a book, or singing and dancing. She also enjoys fishing, travelling and driving fast cars.

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Carol Klein

Sat & Sun

Gardening expert Carol has appeared on Gardeners’ World since 1989, and presented programmes including Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys, Grow Your Own Veg and Life in a Cottage Garden, following a year in her garden. She has written numerous books and writes a column for The Guardian.

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Jonathan Moseley

Sat & Sun

The floral expert from the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge, Jonathan is an international demonstrator of floristry, based in Derbyshire. A National Demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Jonathan is renowned for creating large-scale floral designs with speed, efficiency and entertainment, bringing floral theatre to a whole new level.

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Jean-Christophe Novelli

Sat & Sun

Jean-Christophe is an award-winning, multi-Michelin Starred chef. He is a TV favourite and a published author.

Jean Christophe began his career at the tender age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France before becoming Private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild and his son Nathanial in Paris at just 19 years of age.

When he moved to the UK in 1983 he worked in several well-known establishments including The Chewton Glen but Jean-Christophe’s life changed completely in 1989 when invited by Keith Floyd to take charge of ‘The Maltsters’ as the Chef Patron, leading to his move to the Gordonton Mill in Hampshire where he won his first Michelin star after only one year.  

In 2005 Jean Christophe opened The Novelli Cookery School at the 14th Century Crouchmoor Farm in Hertfordshire with his wife Michelle. The Academy, once voted one of the top 25 cookery schools in the world attracting food lovers from across the globe.

Jean-Christophe loves to share anecdotes from his exciting career and is a great demand as a corporate host and speaker. He has catered for Heads of State, Royalty such as Princess Anne, Hollywood actors, Rock Stars and highly recognised names around the world including his mum!

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Peter Purves

Sat & Sun

Peter is commentating in the Top Dogs Arena

In March 2018, Peter celebrated his 40th Anniversary as TV Presenter and commentator of the world’s greatest Dog Show, Crufts. His interest in dogs began whilst presenting the children’s TV programme Blue Peter for the BBC back in the late 1960’s, when he was asked to look after the nation’s first surrogate pet, Petra. Since then his life has been filled with dogs. For 18 years he kept Newfoundlands, but today, he and his wife keep one Mini and three Standard Wire-haired Dachshunds, two Pekingese, and a blind and deaf Cocker Spaniel. He cannot envisage a time when he would not have a dog.

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Huw Richards

Sun

From Wales to London via the Heart of England, these panellists all have one thing in common - the joy of growing their own food. Join Vivi, Liz, Huw and Jane for a friendly, informal Q&A session in the Potting Shed on Sunday 29 September. These four familiar faces from the YouTube gardening community discuss the benefits and challenges of growing your own produce.

Huw started gardening at the age of three. Since finishing school in 2017 he has set out to help people reconnect with the food they eat and to empower them to grow their own, hoping to inspire the next generation of growers. Huw also writes, talks and teaches gardening. He has been featured in the national press and on BBC News as well as appearing on BBC’s The One Show. Huw’s best-selling first book Veg In One Bed was published in March 2019.

Check out Huw's YouTube Channel

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Lindsey Russell

Sat

After winning a competition to become the 36th Blue Peter presenter, Lindsey joined the team in July 2013. More than 20,000 people originally applied for the coveted role. In true Blue Peter style the competition included a series of tough challenges including raft building in Snowdonia and filming at the top of Blackpool Tower.  

Her more recent challenges have included snowboarding, speed skating, wing walking and even flying with the RAF Red Arrows. In October 2018, as part of the programmes 60th birthday celebrations Lindsey took on a special challenge and took to the skies in an attempt to fly a hot-air balloon in the Arctic Circle.

Come and meet Lindsey at Malvern Autumn Show and find out which of the challenges have been her favourite.

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Joe Swift

Sat & Sun

Joe studied garden design at The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, while setting up his own landscaping company. A presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World since 1998, Joe regularly helps present the BBC coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is also a designer and writer.

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Barbara Wilkinson

Sat

Following a lifelong passion for health and nutrition, Barbara qualified as a Consultant Medical Herbalist in 2012. She is a member of the College of Medicine and Integrated Health and runs The Springfield Clinic of Natural Healing in Cheshire.

Barbara is an advocate of cultivating the use of plants in everyday life and keen to empower people with the confidence to embrace food as medicine. As well as running her own practice, Barbara is a Trustee for The Herb Society and has appeared as a guest speaker at numerous events and conferences.

She has an allotment, where she grows produce that is used for medicines within the practice and has worked with The Herb Society on designing gardens for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. In 2018, she appeared in the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Flower Show, as part of a special segment looking at fermented foods. She recently supported Horticulturist Alys Fowler in producing her new book A Modern Herbal.

 

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Liz Zorab

Sun

From Wales to London via the Heart of England, these panellists all have one thing in common - the joy of growing their own food. Join Vivi, Liz, Huw and Jane for a friendly, informal Q&A session in the Potting Shed on Sunday 29 September. These four familiar faces from the YouTube gardening community discuss the benefits and challenges of growing your own produce.

Liz has been growing ornamentals and food for over 40 years. She lives on a smallholding and uses permaculture to make the best of a windy, coastal site. Over the last three years, she has turned a field into a food forest, kitchen garden and small market garden. Around 85% of the family’s food is grown on the smallholding and she also runs a local veg box scheme. In her spare time, she gives talks, runs courses on gardening and poultry keeping. Liz has been featured in Country Smallholding magazine and appeared at Abergavenny Food Festival.

Check out Liz's YouTube Channel

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James Alexander-Sinclair

Theatre Host

Garden designer James is an award-winning writer and has designed gardens around the world. He writes for Gardeners' World magazine and has been part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show BBC coverage since 2008. He helped set up the Moscow Flower Show in 2012.

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Mark Diacono

Theatre Host

Mark has a long association with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage series, having led the gardening team there. A food writer, grower and photographer, Mark also won the André Simon Food Book of the Year Award in 2015 for A Year at Otter Farm, based on his Devon smallholding.

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