Thursday 23rd April

Join us for an evening with Kate Rew, Founder and Creative Director of The Outdoor Swimming Society, a worldwide collective of swimmers who partake in the thrills, magic and adventure of swimming under an open sky.

Described as ‘the most magical club in the world’, this exhilarating sport takes its devotees to rivers and seas, lochs and lidos, to tranquil lakes and wild icy plains. Kate will share the movement’s community-driven ethos, and the transformative, rejuvenating effects of getting out of your comfort zone.

Kate is based in Frome, and is well-versed in the UK’s wealth of outdoor swimming spots. She will talk about the many local wild sites that lie on our doorstep, recommending the top places to visit when the season begins.

Kate Rew will be in conversation with award-winning novelist, Susan Elderkin.

6.30 pm – Talk begins
7.45 pm – Dinner and discussion

Wild nettle risotto, goats curd, asparagus
Seasonal pavlova.

Tickets are £35 and include a two-course meal from Roth Bar & Grill.

Please book by 19 April 2020 to avoid disappointment. Dietary requirements will be accommodated; please advise when booking.

Open Source Salon is a collaboration between Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Roth Bar & Grill.

About Kate Rew

Kate Rew is Founder and Creative Director of The Outdoor Swimming Society, alongside the free, worldwide and crowd-sourced map, She is also a travel journalist, author of Wild Swim (Guardian Books)and award-winner of the ISHOF (International Swimming Hall of Fame) for contributions to recreational swimming.

About Susan Elderkin

Susan Elderkin is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, Sunset over Chocolate Mountains and The Voices. One of Granta’s 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003, she also works as a critic and has taught creative writing on the MA courses at Birkbeck and Goldsmith’s. The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin is published by Canongate.