Friday, 25 October 2013

'School Dinners' Food and Talks with Ben Goldacre and Mark Grist near Old Street

This Saturday 26th October, frequent pop-up organiser Cult Events, literary club night Bookslam, and chef Ian Ballantyne are organising a dinner with some very special speakers.  Full list below, but the two highlights for me at Ben Goldacre, the Guardian's Bad Science columnist, and performance poet Mark Grist, whose 'teacher vs student' rap battle has had nearly 4 million views on YouTube.  Tickets are £60 for dinner and £15 for the entertainment only - see the booking links below.

"The people behind London's best literary event, Book Slam, have teamed up with masters of the pop-up, Cult Events, to create an evening of fine dining & entertainment in the stirring Victorian surroundings of the Central Foundation Boys’ School, Shoreditch.
An evening of two parts, first up is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary feast of culinary delights, beginning with welcome a cocktail and canapés that nod playfully to the theme of the evening, before sitting down to a four-course banquet, the like the school has never seen before. 
Cereal milk foam on milk parfait with crunchy nut biscuit
Lunch box sourdough breads with butter 
Salmon & beetroot; salmon tartare, pickled beets, salmon and beetroot parfait
Fennel & soft cheese salad, green beans, olives, capers, dill, mustard (v)
Pheasant breast with elderberry glaze, confit leg ‘twizzler’, crown prince squash puree, buttered kale & wood sorrel 
Roasted squash & salt baked beets with a braise of borlotti beans, leeks, kale & pearl barley (v)
Green apple sorbet ‘icepop’
Quadruple chocolate brownie with plantain ice-cream, toasted pecan nuts, and a sweet & sour caramel sauce 
After dinner, and held in the beautiful Assembly Hall, we invite you to sit down and enjoy an evening of wit, wisdom & live music from some of the nation’s finest and funniest minds. The line-up features doctor, broadcaster, academic and author of the best selling ‘Bad Science’ Ben Goldacre who will be introducing us to his new book 'Bad Pharma'; journalist Sophie Heawood who writes for The Times, Independent, Guardian & Vice; teacher turned performance poet Mark Grist; and live music from exquisite visionary vocalist ESKA. DJ, teacher, wordsmith and leader of London’s Run Dem Crew, Charlie Dark, will be host for the evening.
A fully stocked bar will be available all evening, including number of exclusive themed cocktails created by Cult Events' very own mixologist."

When - Saturday 26th October, 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Where - Central Foundation Boys' School , Cowper Street EC2A 4SH

Tickets - £60 for dinner and entertainment, £15 for entertainment only from here


Link - Tickets page

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