If you like to celebrate Sunday by settling down in your favourite chair, eating a roast with friends, getting out the arts and crafts box or listening to interesting and inspiring people sharing their thoughts and opinions, then Sunday Papers Live has got your name written all over it.
At first glance, it might feel strange to pay £35 a ticket for what seems like an experience you could have in your living room or local pub for free, but when you read a little further, you’ll realise exactly why people are queuing round the block (literally) to attend.
As the name suggests, events on the day follow the traditional format of the Sunday newspaper. From culture to travel, business to crosswords and even food and drink, but the delivery is anything but standard. Here is a just a taste of the amazing speakers we were treated to on Sunday 30th of October:
– Sarah Outen (Travel) shared stories of her journey by boat and bike from London to London and in particular one of the most memorable people and points of her trip.
– Jon Lewin (Food & Drink) told us how living through the Boxing Day tsunami and the spirit and generosity of the people of Sri Lanka inspired him to create his own cookbook with some of the proceeds going to the community that helped save him.
– Son & Sons (Crossword) acted out some of the most ingenious clues i have ever seen, making this one of the most memorable crosswords i’ve completed.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the main hall, there’s lots more on offer around the building. There’s food and drink a plenty, including a cafe, pub and even street food, plus the always welcome addition of a Bloody Mary bar.
For those who feel like stretching their physical or creative muscles, there are a range of guided walks and crafting activities – all included in the price of the ticket.
The event runs from 12.30-10.00pm, but you’re free to stay as long as you like, or even to leave and come back. Once you’ve experienced Sunday Papers Live, you’ll never look at a paper the same way again…if only they happened every week.
Sunday Papers Live
Next event: Sunday 16th April 2017
Address: Cecil Sharp House, 59-65 Worship Street, EC2A 2DU
Nearest tube: Camden Town