There are plenty of talks coming up this spring that have caught our eye – these are our top picks.
On 4th April from 10am – midday, Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the editor-in-chief of Cabana magazine is presiding over a breakfast at 5 Carlos Place. She will reveal her secrets to hosting a dinner and how to dress your table. RSVP here. And while you are there, do check out the Cabana debut collection of homeware (also online at MATCHESFASHION.COM) on the first floor for printed tablecloths, vases, plates and other accessories (April 1 – 30 2019).
On 8th April, 5 x 15 are having a particularly brilliant set of speakers at 7pm at The Tabernacle (if you haven’t heard of 5 x 15 it’s an evening of 5 speakers having 15 minutes each to speak). First up is Scarlett Curtis, below, feminist and author of the recent book Why Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies). Caroline Criado Perez will talk about the data bias in a world designed for men from her best selling book Invisible Women. Campaigner and author Nicci Gerrard discusses her book What Dementia Teaches Us About Love. Isabella Hammad reveals the story behind her much talked about debut novel The Parisian and David Spiegelhalter, academic, guides us through the Art of Statistics. Book your tickets here.
Next up, Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation has Martin Parr, Grayson Perry and Yinka Shonibare speaking as part of their ongoing Inspiration Series. On 11th April, Parr will talk about his life and major new exhibition Only Human now on at the National Portrait Gallery. On 16th April, Turner Prize Winning artist Grayson Perry speaks out about art, gender and politics and on 13th May, artist Yinka Shonibare will discuss his multi-cultural work and national identities. All talks start at 7pm with a free Ketel One cocktail followed by the talk at 7.30pm. Book your tickets here.
Sorrento, Italy, 2014 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos