Sunday Papers Live

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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 transforms Cecil Sharp House into a giant living room packed full of sofas, pillows, rugs and settees where broadsheets are brought to life by poets, politicians, musicians, comedians, and journalists - section by section, performance by performance, - covering UK and world news, travel, style, culture, business, and more. This year Bruce Parry tackles the travel section, BAFTA-winning satirists Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse take on UK News, and Sofar Sounds bring the culture. For an extra fee, there are also Sunday roasts served banquet-style on a long table, cocktails, coffees and guided walks. Book here.  

 

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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.