Sunday Papers Live

Things to do , Talks and lectures Cecil Sharp House , Primrose Hill Saturday August 27 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016
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A personification of our weekend reading material with talks, walks, workshops and armchairs. Sunday roasts will be available, but BYO slippers.

Pitched as a real-life incarnation of your favourite Sunday rag (think broadsheet rather than red-top), this many-sided day out is centred around a series of talks from experts on world news, fashion, food and much more. For an extra fee, there are also Sunday roasts served banquet-style on a long table, cocktails, coffees and guided walks. The latest edition will feature appearances from Tariq Ali, Giles Duley, David Goldblatt, Tim FitzHigham and many more. Wear comfy trousers and come with an open mind – this is set to be a lazy yet enlightening day out.

Venue name: Cecil Sharp House
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Address: 2
Regent's Park Rd
London
NW1 7AY
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
Price: £35
Event website: http://www.sundaypaperslive.com

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What do you view as a perfect Sunday? For me, it’s Sunday Papers Live. The team behind Sunday Papers Live have created a full day event based on each supplement in a broadsheet newspaper – a different supplement is present in a different way. Think beatboxers representing the arts section, spoken word artists inspired by the news section, a sports comedian providing the sports section and a live band providing the music. The calibre of contributors is brilliant. Experts in different fields you’ll go away enlightened and more informed. This all takes place in the fabulously large but cosy room on a central in-the-round stage at Cecil Sharp House. They fill the place with large cushions, sofas galore and rugs for you to lie about on as if you were at home.

There is so much more going on around the venue too. Downstairs in the ‘pub’ are board games and a pub quiz later on in the day, you can get creative in a different space or go on a five minute long date. With Regents Park just around the corner why not partake in a ‘Bullshit Tour’, probably the most I’ve laughed in a long time as we were led around the leafy streets of Primrose Hill whilst told nonsensical and utterly ridiculous made up facts. If this isn’t up your street, why not try a 60 minute canal boat cocktail cruise up Regents Canal (there was an extra fee for this)?

There are plenty of food options including a banquet style sharing dinner with freshly cooked seasonal food by chef Tom Hunt. You’ll need to pre book and get in quick but it’s a great way to make friends and eat some tasty food fulfilling that Sunday experience.

For me this is the perfect Sunday. Go with friends, share experiences and go off on your own to explore. They’ll be no Sunday feeling to shake after this contentment.