24th / 25th / 26th May 2019, Trefresa Farm, Cornwall

The Sea & Me — Tom Kay, James Aiken & Joey Hulin

Saturday, Talks Barn


Man's relationship with the sea is a longstanding and symbiotic one. Connected through work, adventure and play, join this diverse and expert panel of water-loving folk as they discuss their multifaceted relationship with the sea; what they get from it, how they give back and why it is central to the lives they live today.

Tom Kay is the founder of Finisterre, a brand that he started in 2003. Born from Tom’s connection to the sea, Finisterre builds the best and most sustainable product possible for those that share a love of the sea. Multi award winning, with a pioneering take on design, innovation and sustainability that can be found throughout its product, the range includes waterproofs, insulation jackets, knitwear, merino base layers, wetsuits, organic jeans and shirts. The brand remains true to its founding commitments; to product, environment and people and has recently become a B Corps certified business. The brand operates from its clifftop workshop in St. Agnes where Tom lives and is one of the helms on the RNLI lifeboat.

James Aiken is a filmmaker/director whose cinematic visuals arise from his passion for single handed sailing in remote regions of the world. James blends an international work schedule with nautical nomadery to keep his life connected to the sea, beautifully capturing the relationship of man and water on his travels.

Joey Hulin is a writer, meditation teacher, retreat host and founder of Horizon Inspired, offering wellbeing retreats and support worldwide. She is author of 'The Little Book of Mindful Eating' and is passionate about creating down to earth, uplifting and impactful experiences to help people reconnect with themselves and to what really matters. She also runs a company called 'The Retreat Consultant' supporting entrepreneurs, brands and organisations create first class retreat experiences for their clients.