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Make Love, Not War
May
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Make Love, Not War

Make Love, Not War
from 8.00

We've been waiting a decade for this. Rowan Pelling, columnist and former editor of the Erotic Review, is back with a delicious new magazine on love and sex, The Amorist. 

She will be presenting an evening of romance and sauciness with some of the contributors, and how to talk about sex in a time when internet porn dominates. 

2017 Members and one guest: £8

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Fully Connected
Apr
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fully Connected

Julia Hobsbawm: Fully Connected
from 8.00

When everyone is competing for our eyeballs and our head space through mobiles and computers, there comes a point when you ask: "how did we come to this?" Providing the answer is Professor Julia Hobsbawm, the founder of Editorial Intelligence.  

Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, out in April has already been named as one of the "big books" of 2017 by the Financial Times. 

She will join Trouble to talk about drowning in data and how we manage our lives in response to it. 

If you'd like a copy of Fully Connected signed, keep an eye on Trouble emails closer to the date for a special discount code on advance orders of the book. 

2017 members and one guest: £8

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Le Dîner Français
Apr
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Le Dîner Français

Le Dîner Français
from 30.00

LE DÎNER FRANÇAIS*
Wednesday 19 April at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall
As the Donald Trump saga rumbles on, all eyes are now on France where Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls with anti-EU and pro-sovereignty agenda. With elections just months away, will it be floundering Francois Fillon, smooth Macron, or will France get its first female president?  And, if so, whither Europe? 
Buzzfeed's Marie Le Conte and Benedicte Paviot, UK correspondent for TV channel France 24, lead the discussion. Come and join in. 
*conducted in English, over a slap-up three-course dinner at the Corinthia Hotel on Whitehall Place, wine included. 

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Heads-Up
Feb
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Heads-Up

Heads-Up
from 8.00

This evening is going to change your life, just a little, and all in the right direction. Two of our speakers. Rachel Kelly and Gemma Cairney have worked out strategies for turning depression and unhappiness into something really positive, while Radio 4 regular Farrah Jarral talks about the meaning of happiness in our culture. The evening will be part-workshop, part-discussion and there will also be chance to share your own experiences. 

Our speakers are, in no particular order of favouritism:

 

Farrah Jarral is a writer, broadcaster and inner-city GP. She made her radio debut in 2013 with a talk on cheekiness as a form of non-revolutionary resistance, and in 2016, wrote and presented a major BBC Radio 4 series on the history of her greatest passion: social and cultural anthropology. She is currently working on a Radio 4 documentary about the acceptability of grown ups playing, and writing a book on the human soul.

Rachel Kelly: fizzes with good energy, throws great dinner parties, loves life and yet, fifteen years ago, while a mother to young children, was floored by severe depression. Her journey back to mental health and well-being came first through poetry - you can read about it Black Rainbow - through simple steps in Walking on Sunshine. Now she’s turned her attention to how food nourishes the mind with her best-selling The Happy Kitchen, written with nutritionist Alice Mackintosh.

Gemma Cairney: You might well have heard Gemma spinning the discs on Radio 1, one of her many talents. No-one texts Joy in such cheery CAPS LOCK. For Heads-Up she’s going to bring out Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be, a guide through the maze of growing up. It's aimed at young people but, actually, we reckon most of us still feel 14 faced with many of life's problems. 

Please note, this is a longer evening than usual, but with a break in the middle. 

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#fakenews
Feb
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

#fakenews

#fakenews dinner
from 25.00

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” 

One of the many quotes attributed to Mark Twain, and he might liked to have claimed it for himself after the last year in politics. 

You've probably got some strong views on this too. Come to dinner and we are going to thrash it out with some expert insights from journalists and PRs on astroturfing, clipping and virality. 

The smart three-course dinner (normally £60 a head) is being laid on by the Corinthia, a lovely hotel with discreet charm between Embankment and Whitehall and they've even thrown in some wine to help get the conversation going.  

Members and one guest: £25  

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No Offence But...
Jan
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

No Offence But...

No Offence But....
from 10.00

7pm on 31st Januury

The Groucho Club, Dean Street, Soho

After a year in which many of us discovered we didn't understand our neighbours, now comes the moment to say what you really think. Leading the conversation will be: Nimco Ali, FGM campaigner, outspoken and fearless on her love for Zac Goldsmith; businesswoman and Brexit-fan Michelle Dewberry; and Sonia Sodha, an opinion shaper at the Observer and policy guru.

We want you, the audience, to be truthful - on your politics, feelings about immigration, freedom of speech and whether the EU was a pile of bunkum or not. No reading from a script - come and talk from the heart.  And no earplugs in when you hear something you don't like.

This event is being held in Gennaro room of The Groucho and we are invited to the club for a drink afterwards. 

If you've held Trouble membership in past, please select "Trouble Cardholder" for a £10.00 ticket If not, then "Guest" for £12.50.

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