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Author Talks and ‘In Conversation With’ Events for Your Diary

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‘In conversation with’ events to keep you amused since it’s not so fun to be outdoors anymore. 

Its a dilemma for the cultural maven (i.e. you C&TH readers) when the new exhibitions are visited, the plays are seen and the new restaurants are tried. Leave the planning to us and consider your empty diary culturally infused!

The Best ‘In Conversation With’ Events for Your Diary

The Calcotthe calcot collection

Boutique Cotswolds hotel, The Calcot is no longer only a destination for relaxing and unwinding, but also engaging the mind. A series of ‘In Conversation’ events has launched to bring guests together over food, drink and conversation that investigates life, literature and everything in between. On 25 October, Sophia Money-Coutts, the Telegraph’s Modern Manners columnist, will speak about her debut-novel, ‘The Plus One’. The former Tatler Feature Director will also share her experience from reporting for CNN on royalty and ‘whats posh and whats not’ intel. Priced at £40 per person, the events will take place in Calcot’s refurbished barn from 6:30pm and will include a welcome cocktail or glass of fizz and a delicious dinner straight from the wood fired oven created by Head Chef Richard Davies.

Slay in Your Lane Slay in Your Lane

Authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené offer an inspirational, honest and provocative take on navigating the map of life as a black woman. They explore education, work, dating, representation, money and health – life – in a talk illustrated with stories from their own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP. Slay in Your Lane recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future. Southbank Centre, 19 October 2018, Tickets £12.

Sally Field
Sally Field

Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in her own words at this talk ahead of the release of her memoir, In Pieces. In a candid conversation, Field reveals how she discovered her craft and used it as a tool to escape from a lonely early life. An actor of remarkable range whose roles tell the story of a changing America, Field won her first television role at just 17, starring on the sitcoms Gidget and The Flying Nun. From there she has captivated audiences for over five decades, going on to win Academy Awards for her performances in Norma Raeand Places in the Heart. She has also won three Emmy Awards. Southbank Centre, 19 October 2018, Tickets from £25-35.

Armando Iannucci and Ian Hislop in conversationBritish Museum

Writer, broadcaster and editor, Ian Hislop, joins celebrated comedy writer and producer, Armando Iannucci, to discuss the changing role of satire and subversion in a post-truth world. British Museum, 9 November, Tickets £4

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour – It’s All About Me – across the UK in autumn 2018. Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never-heard-before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask – making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.

Behind the Scenes

Launching on the 17th October at Home House, Marylebone, this series’ debut event will offer guests the chance to hear first-hand stories from female screen legend and Independent Film Advisor for Autograph Collection’s Indie Film Project, Maggie Gyllenhaal, as she launches her new movie ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ (Oct. 12 / Netflix) at the BFI London Film Festival. Throughout her career, Gyllenhaal has worked on many independent films, including her breakout role in the 2002 romantic comedy drama, Secretary to Crazy Heart, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 2010. She currently stars and produces the HBO drama The Deuce, which is currently airing its second season on the network and was just renewed for a third season. The first Behind The Scenes event will be hosted in Home House, Marylebone and will be free and open to the public. Members of the public may apply for tickets by emailing: [email protected].  7pm, Wednesday 17 October 2018, Home House, 20 Portman Square, Marylebone, W1H 6LW

Soft Skills, Self-Care and Side Hustles

This new series hosted by Pandora Sykes, launched by Marriott Hotels, is aimed at ambitious, career-driven individuals who are looking to reach their full potential, with topics including self-care and side-hustles based on current career trends. The first event in the series, In Focus: Self-care for Success, will take place on Thursday 25th October 2018 at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square discussing the importance of self-care for success. Panellists Nadia and Katia Narain, authors of Self-Care for the Real World, Laura Archer, author of Gone for Lunch, and Andy Cope, happiness researcher and author of The Art of Brilliance, will offer their insights into the world of self-care and happiness as part of a career. Tickets can be reserved for the event via Eventbrite