GQ HEROES is a premier cultural summit, held in association with Flannels, that will celebrate and bring together the heroic figures who are shaping society and culture around us. With guest speakers from the worlds of business, politics, media, fashion, sport and the arts, the inaugural event represents an unparalleled chance to hear iconic and lesser-known speakers who have accomplished modern-day Herculean feats, be it swimming non-stop around the UK, founding a media empire from their bedroom as a sixth-former or becoming the first Brit to fly commercially in space.
Here’s everything you need to know about GQ HEROES.
Who is speaking at GQ HEROES?
Keynote speakers include: comedian Ricky Gervais in conversation with Dylan Jones about political correctness and social media’s effects on comedy, and model and activist Adwoa Aboah sharing her thoughts on mental health and the causes close to her heart with grime entrepreneur Jamal Edwards. Investigative journalist Michael Wolff, author of Trump exposé Fire And Fury, will be discussing the global reaction to his electrifying book, while Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie will discuss the upcoming denouement of the programme’s final season.
A diverse range of cultural figures will give talks, interviews and panel discussions on their various areas of expertise throughout the event. Highlights include a panel on “What makes us brave?” featuring best-selling author and ex-Special Boat Service soldier Ant Middleton; Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic pilot Dave Mackay on the quest for commercial space flight; and a discussion of “Mental strength in sport” with Olympian Victoria Pendleton and Ross Edgley, the first man to swim around the entire British Isles. Journalists Alastair Campbell and Piers Morgan will go head-to-head on the subject of “The Art of the Political Interview”, and Tracey Emin will talk to actor and art collector Russell Tovey on “My Life in Art”.
Other speakers include Sir Paul Smith, David Lammy MP, fashion designer Matthew Williams, photographer Rankin, Chuka Umunna MP, actress Naomie Harris and artist Marc Quinn. For a full list, visit the GQ HEROES website.
When and where is GQ HEROES taking place?
GQ HEROES will take place at Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire between Wednesday 8 and Friday 10 May 2019. Speakers will take to the stage in the Hay Barn throughout the day on Thursday 9 May, with a break for lunch and break-out events.
Luxury accommodation ranges from waterside cabins and tents to en-suite rooms and is spread across 100 acres of countryside less than 90 minutes from London.
How can I attend GQ HEROES?
Tickets for GQ HEROES can be booked online and include accommodation, access to the summit, all meals (including welcome drinks, a Champagne reception and gala dinner on 9 May and breakfast on 10 May), plus all documentation and a goodie bag. For all enquiries, please email [email protected]
What else can I do at Soho Farmhouse?
Alongside the summit, Soho Farmhouse offers on-site facilities including a gym, tennis courts, spinning room and horse riding and guests will be able to pre-book a test drive with GQ HEROES car partner BMW to experience the new 8 Series, 8 Series Convertible and X7 models before market launch.
How much are tickets to GQ HEROES?
Ticket prices depend on your choice of accommodation and range from £2,000-£3,350 for single occupancy or £3,500-£4,750 for double occupancy, exclusive of VAT. Tickets do not include travel.
What’s the dress code at GQ HEROES?
The dress code throughout the day is relaxed, but dinner on Wednesday 8 May is smart casual, and for dinner on Thursday 9 May, cocktail.
Can I follow GQ HEROES without a ticket?
All the talks and events at GQ HEROES will be covered on our Facebook, Instagram, Vero and Twitter accounts under the hashtag #GQHeroes and the day’s talks will also be available to watch on Youtube. Coverage of the talks will be regularly updated on GQ.co.uk throughout the event.
For more information and to book tickets head to the GQ HEROES website.