All classic Sunday traditions which happily combine each week to ensure that your day of rest is filled with friends, family, relaxation, and – from 6pm onwards – a creeping sense of dread.
Fortunately, however, Sunday Papers Live returns this September for its eleventh anniversary edition, boldly magnifying everything that makes Sundays great and – more importantly – minimising any and all potential feelings of foreboding, by creating the ultimate Sunday retreat. You’ll set up camp in a giant living room – quite possibly creating an actual pillow fort in the process – filled with cushions, throws and the most sinking of sofas, and prepare yourself for…
1). FOOD & DRINK – Expect a Bloody Mary bar serving 5 types of the good stuff, a bookable Sunday Roast banquet cooked by Poco chef Tom Hunt and ferment fan Marente van der Valk, an epic brunch menu, a real ale bar, and so very much more.
2). WALKS ON PRIMROSE HILL – Pop Quiz. Should you: A) Go for a walk on your own, or B) Join in one of the complimentary guided tours being led by some of London’s finest public philosophers and cultural critics? Clue: B is correct.
3). ACTIVITIES – Organised fun comes in the form of arts and crafts workshops, pub quizzes, life drawing and market stall shopping, as well as massages from the comfort of your own sofa/pillow fort.
4). THE SUNDAY PAPERS – And finally the main focus of this ultimate Sunday: The Papers, literally brought to life by a series of speakers throughout the day and evening, from politicians to comedians, broadcasters to poets. There’ll be serious discussions interspersed with interactive performances, stand-up sets and absurd panel games, like State of the Nation which promises to be something like “Question Time meets cage fighting”.
It’s where they’ll really grapple with the big issues.
NOTE: The next Sunday Papers Live takes place on 10th September, 12.30pm – 10pm. Tickets cost £35 and can be purchased HERE (although Nudge Members are naturally getting a little discount – log in for more details).
Sunday Papers Live | Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 7AY
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