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Sunday Papers Live is an event that sounds a bit like a cross between being in the audience for a Radio 4 discussion programme, the 'books' tent at a festival, and a great afternoon in the pub, plus outdoor activities including walks. The first even happened in May, and it's now back for a 'second edition'. It's being organised by Secret Garden Party and Wilderness, and if you've ever been to any of their events you'll know to expect something eclectic.
You get talks and analysis of news and culture with guests including Jon Snow from Channel 4 News, asnd author and journalist Stephen Poole, with food by The Breakfast Club and Tom Hunt, and it's all in Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Tickets are £30, but note that this does not include food or drink.
"Wilderness cuts through the encroaching chill of winter with round #2 of the Sunday Papers - presenting all the traditions of a perfect Sunday as you’ve never seen them before – the papers brought to life, roasts as big as a house, long walks with some of our finest cultural commentators & thinkers, and the close company of a good few hundred friends. The first edition sold out pretty darn quickly, so we suggest you move fast.
It all takes place in laid-back Sunday style, in a giant living room packed full of worn settees, warming bloody marys, cozy rugs & slippers. Sit back and see the broadsheets brought to life by poets, politicians, musicians, actors and writers - section by section, performance by performance, - covering travel, world news, style, theatre, science, business, art, books and more. Some will be silly, some serious. Some will make you dance on the tables.
The world news section is tackled this month by the real Ron Burgundy - Jon Snow. Our columnist this issue is comedian Andrew Maxwell, and the film section is tackled by the 37-piece Wilderness Orchestra - reprieving their celebration of the greatest movie scores & sound tracks - a highlight of the festival this year. We culminate all that lounging with a proper knees-up courtesy of Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm.
---SECOND EDITION CONTENTS---
World News - Jon Snow
UK News - Maajid Nawaz
Business - Charles Eisenstein
Science & Technology - Marcus Chown
Sport - Alison Kervin
Art - Andrew Shoben
Music - Natty Cangeroo & The Flames of Rhythm
Books (fiction) - Laura Dockrill, C.J. Flood,
Nathan Filer & Tim Clare
Books (non-Fiction) - Steven Poole
Film - The Wilderness Orchestra
Theatre - Company of Angels presents The Commissioners
Style - Orsola de Castro
Gardening - Richard Reynolds
Travel - Mikael Strandberg
Columnist - Andrew Maxwell
Letters - Sarah Corbett
The Roast is presented as a long-table banquet in our chestnut-paneled dining hall, with shared plates of meats piled high by award-winning eco-chef Tom Hunt. London’s favourite brunch-peddlers The Breakfast Club are on hand all day serving benedicts & breakfast burritos. Fine wines, live music, and the best Bloody Marys in the universe in three varieties return thanks to Vestel Vodka. The real ale bar is the place for some intimate folk sessions, spoken word performances and foot-stomping fiddlers and pickers.
The sudoku, cartoons, lonely hearts, crossword and letters will be taking over the downstairs café for hands-on craftiness, silliness and a little match-making from the ever-capable Son & Sons, and the Craftivism Collective.
Our popular guided walks, workshops and conversations with views from Primrose Hill (with a nice hot cuppa) will leave from the hall all day - guided by some of our capital’s finest public intellectuals and cultural critics."
When - Sunday 24th November, 11am - 11pm
Where - Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Road, NW1 7AY
Tickets - £30 from here - note that this does not include food or drink, so take money with you!
Link 1 - Sunday Papers Live
Link 2 - Ticket page
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