A Half Century of Salons for the City

6.30pm Thursday 30th November 2017
Westminster Arts Library
35 St Martins Street
London WC1

Admission: £10.00 (Early Bird)  / £14.00 - In advance only
Ticket includes a capital serving of Hendricks Gin Cocktail

Unbelievably, The Salon for the City is 50 !  For the last five years we have been taking a look at London through a different lens each month with an incredible range of speakers. So come help us celebrate in the company of some of our favourite Londoners talking about THEIR favourite Londoners in  a very special star-studded evening of words, music, song and prizes and of course .. Hendricks Gin. STOP PRESS! Metropolitan, musical marvel TIM ARNOLD has just agreed to join us to perform some of his favourite city songs.

The subject is London, only London.

It started as an idea in the pub one night but now the Salon has become one the most well-loved of all London events and has inspired many others including 32 Londoners on the London EyeLondon Month of the Dead, London Alchemy.

We originally planned to hold just 4 but, due to extraordinary popular demand, we have just kept going and going. For our Fiftieth, we have planned a very special evening for our friends featuring a selection of Salon Stars:

MARVEL as the time travelling Dr. Matt Green takes us on a whirlwind our through the history of the city from the prehistoric to the present - all in an astonishing twenty minutes.  

GASP at stories of ten stellar Londoners from Ross Macfarlane, Essie Fox, Amber Butchart, Matt Brown, Adam Cumiskey, Celine Hispiche, Travis Elborough, Caroline Rance, Anthony Clayton and Joe Kerr 

SING-ALONG  to songs of the city with our very special musical guests.

WIN  prizes in our special fiendish Salon for the City capital quiz hosted by Salon curator Stephen Coates. 

ENJOY a Hendrix Gin cocktail in the company of writer, bon vivant and monster-hunter Kit Cox

All this and more!
TIm Arnold,  muscian and activists sings songs of THE CITY
Dr. Matt Green, writer, broadcaster leads a TIME TRAVELLER'S TOUR OF THE CITY
Ross Macfarlane, research engagement officer at the Wellcome Library bears (sic) all on PADDINGTON
Essie Fox award winning author digs up the tale of THE LONDON MUMMY
Amber Butchart, fashion historian, writer and broadcaster emrbodiers the life of VESTA TILLEY, music hall star
Matt Brown,writer and editor-at-large of Londonist goes in search of ARCHIBALD MONTGOMERY LOW, futureologist
Adam Cumiskey editor of BBC's Newsnight rasies an eyebrow over ROGER MOORE, the best Bond (IMO)
Celine Hispiche playwright and musician acts out the drama of impressario TERESA CORNELYS
Travis Elborough, writer, broadcaster rmakes notes on the life of COLIN MACINNES, journalist and writer
Caroline Rance, medical historian examines LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU, London letter writer extraordinaire
Anthony Clayton , author and librarian summons the spirit of ALEISTER CROWLEY, London magician
Joe Kerr, punk academic and bus driver travels the life and times of JAMES GREATHEAD, transport innovator
Stephen Coates, musican and the host of Salon for the CIty
Kit Cox actor, author and steam punk character
Hendricks purveyors of that most London of spirits, GIN,  and supporters Salon for the City since we began.