I regularly do talks, speeches, readings and other events, both for the public and bespoke for corporate clients, across the UK and sometimes internationally. Check back here to see if I’ve added any near you!

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April 2018

From Orchard to Glass: the Magic of Cider

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hawkes Cidery and Taproom, 92 Druid Street
London, SE1 2HQ United Kingdom
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I'm delighted to be doing the first in what will hopefully be the first in a series of regular events with Hawkes Urban Cidery in Bermondsey, South London. As we approach apple blossom time I'll be leading a talk and cider and apple juice tasting exploring the amazing range of single variety ciders (including Hawkes' Soul Trader). We’ll be exploring different apple types in the form of juices, before seeing how they translate to finished single variety cider. The talk and tasting…

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Brighton Tap Takeover

April 27 - April 29

Tap Takeover returns too Brighton for its third year at the end of the month. This time, at least 18 different breweries from around the UK will be taking over 15 pubs, bringing their beer, their brewers and plenty of entertainment - DJs, live music, tastings, talks. The theme of Tap Takeover 2018 is Collaborations. I'll be doing two or three talks under the Original Gravity banner, which will be covered as part of the overall wristband price. The wristband gives you 4…

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May 2018


May 16

I've never been to the Isle of Man before, but now I'm going to be chairing a beer tasting and networking session at Islexpo, 'the Isle of Man's largest business & networking event'. It's free to register, but space at my event is limited.

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Norwich City of Ale – Talk and Signing

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Norwich, 11-17 Castle Street
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Together with Adrian Tierney-Jones and Roger Protz, I'll be taking part in a three-way chat about our latest beer books, kindly staged by Norwich Waterstone's. I'll be talking about Miracle Brew, which is out in paperback on 14th June but will be available at this event.

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June 2018

Stoke Newington Literary Festival

June 1 - June 3

My local literary festival is one of my favourite gigs, not least because my wife organises it. I'll be doing at least one book-related event this year among a programme that has a reputation for being one of the most eclectic, interesting and diverse in the country. Full line-up and details to be announced shortly. Save the date!

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The Apple Orchard at the Three Counties Show

June 15 - June 17
Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of this massive, sprawling three day show that involves all things rural, there's one of the world's most respected and hotly contested cider competitions. I'm honoured to have been asked to give out the prizes to this year's winners, which will happen on the Sunday. Just before or just after that, I'll be doing a talk (and hopefully a tasting) around my book, The Apple Orchard, which will be accessible as part of the day ticket for the…

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August 2018

Beer and Music Matching at the Green Man Festival

August 16 - August 19
Glanusk Estate, Brecon Beacons + Google Map

I've been doing beer and music matching events for about five years now, but Green Man has become by far and away the highlight of this or any other event I do. Green Man's Courtyard Bar boasts 70 different beers and 30 different ciders sourced exclusively from Wales. On the Friday morning of the festival, I open the spoken word tent by matching six of these drinks with six of the musical acts playing the festival. It's turned into a…

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September 2018

The Beer and Cider Marketing Awards

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Truman Brewery, 152 Brick Lane
London, E1 6RU
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The only awards scheme that celebrates marketing in the beer and cider industries in any channel, for any size of brewer, returns for its fourth year. I'm chair of judges and on the night I'll be hosting the awards and handing out the gongs. You can enter the awards here and buy tickets for the event here. There may be plenty of time yet, but it always sells out in advance!

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October 2018

Ales Through The Ages

October 19 - October 21

I'm honoured and ridiculously excited to have been asked to be keynote speaker at this fascinating conference on beer history and the study of it in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. More details to be announced, in the meantime learn more about the event here.

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