Marina Warner & Rachel Kneebone, Alex Monroe and Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw

There are 3 talks coming up this summer that we urge you book tickets for – these are lively and fascinating speakers.

First up on 27th July is is Alex Monroe speaking at Liberty’s with Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, to celebrate his 30 years of business in jewellery design.  If the name isn’t immediately familiar, his jewellery certainly will be – his nature-inspired bee pendants and necklaces have been bestsellers at Liberty’s for years. This will be a rare chance to hear Monroe in person and hear about both his inspirations and experience in the jewellery business.  For tickets, book here.

Secondly, on Tuesday 1st August, actress Fiona Shaw is in conversation with Sweetpea Slight at the Lutyens & Rubinstein bookshop in Notting Hill.  Sweetpea Slight is the author of the book, Get Me the Urgent Biscuits, an hilarious memoir about a young girl who becomes an assistant to the rather eccentric but formidable West End theatre producer, Thelma Holt in the 1980s.   (Sweetpea Slight is not the author’s real name but the name that Holt chose to call her). Shaw makes a memorable cameo on the book, alongside many other actors such as Alan Rickman and Vanessa Redgrave as Sweetpea struggles to grapple with misbehaving actors and divinely inspired directors. If you liked the literary memoir, Love, Nina then you’ll love this book and this talk promises to be highly entertaining.  Book your tickets here.

Thirdly, Marina Warner and Rachel Kneebone will be in conversation on 25th September at the V&A.  If you’ve been to either the Balenciaga exhibition or Pink Floyd show at the V&A recently, you will have also seen Rachel Kneebone’s beautiful ceramic works, called 399 Days, placed amongst the classical statues on the way in, in Gallery 50a. Both Warner and Kneebone are fascinated by myth and storytelling and in this talk they will explore the literary and sculptural influences on Kneebone’s work, from classical times to the present. For tickets, book here.

Three top talks
Alex Monroe: 27 July 2017: 6-7.30pm; Fiona Shaw: 1 August 2017, 7pm & Marina Warner with Rachel Kneebone: 25 September 2017, 7 - 8.45pm
Liberty, Regent Street, W1B 5AH
Where else:
Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop, 21 Kensington Park Road; V&A, Cromwell Road, W11 2EU; SW7 2RL
Alex Monroe: £10 (including a glass of prosecco); Fiona Shaw: £10; Marina Warner with Rachel Kneebone: £15
— Francesca
26th July 2017