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January 2019

Wassail night and the power of the humble apple at Nerd Nite

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Backyard Bar and Comedy Club, Witan St
London, E2 6JS United Kingdom
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£6.50 – £7.50

I love Nerd Nite - fascinating and funny speeches from people who care about all sorts of stuff. This time I'll be using the excuse that it's Wassail Week to talk about the hidden magic and mystery of apples. From the event website: The apple is so ubiquitous, it’s almost invisible. Like air or water, we take it for granted. But why, of all fruits, is the apple so embedded in our history and culture? On the eve of Wassail…

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February 2019

Beer and Music Matching at the Northern Ireland Science Festival (1)

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street
Belfast, BT1 2LA United Kingdom
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£16.50

From the website: Your brain is lying to you. You have more than five senses. And you can hear the difference between IPA and stout. Pete Brown has been running experimental beer tastings pairing top tunes and beers for six years. This talk is a mixture of fandom, humour, and genuine neuro-scientific research. Think it sounds like nonsense? Come along to the Black Box and have your sense challenged. If you’re right, you’ll at least taste some great beers. If…

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Beer and Music Matching at the Northern Ireland Science Festival (2)

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street
Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6HJ
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£16.50

From the festival website: Your brain is lying to you. You have more than five senses. And you can hear the difference between IPA and stout. Pete Brown has been running experimental beer tastings pairing top tunes and beers for six years. This talk is a mixture of fandom, humour, and genuine neuro-scientific research. Come along to the Nerve Centre and have your senses challenged. If you’re right, you’ll at least taste some great beers. If you’re wrong, you just…

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April 2019

Pie Fidelity at the Cookbook Club, London N1

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Drapers Arms, 44 Barnsbury St
London, N1 1ER
£7

My new Book, Pie Fidelity, is published on 4th April. Here's the blurb: In Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We've been told for so long that we are terrible cooks and yet according to a recent YouGov survey, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant as our landscape and national monuments in defining a collective notion of who we are. Taking nine archetypically British dishes -…

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August 2019

Beer and Music Matching at the Green Man Festival

August 15 - August 18
Glanusk Estate, Brecon Beacons

I've been doing beer and music matching events for about seven 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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