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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October 2018

Repton Literary Festival – Miracle Brew

27th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£7

Miracle Brew is a globetrotting adventure through the nature of beer. Recent research shows that only 22% of people know what beer is made of, which is bizarre when you consider it's the third most popular drink in the world – after tea and coffee. At Repton Literary Festival, I'm delighted to be showcasing the incredible stories behind malt, yeast, hops and water, after which you'll understand that beer is the product of its unique terroir and will probably never…

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January 2019

My Guide to low and no alcohol beers at the Mindful Drinking Festival

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Truman Brewery, 152 Brick Lane
London, E1 6RU
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Free

I'll be doing two tours of low and no alcohol beers and doing a talk about the place for these beers in the life of someone who unapologetically drinks a lot of full-strength beer. Tours are at 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Sunday 13th, and I'll be onstage on the cocktail stage at 11.10am (I know - but when you're not drinking, you wake up early! From the website: The next Club Soda Summer Mindful Drinking Festival is on Saturday 12th…

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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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Pie Fidelity at Book-ish, Crickhowell

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Book-ish, 18 High Street
Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1BD
$7 – $20

I'm delighted that I'll be heading to Wales to be interviewed about Pie Fidelity by acclaimed journalist Jude Rogers. Not only that, there'll be apple crumble and custard! 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 when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy…

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May 2019

Pie Fidelity at The Wanstead Tap!

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wanstead Tap, Arch 352 Winchelsea Road, Forest Gate
London, E7 0AQ
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£6

  Excited to be making my long overdue debut at the Wanstead Tap with the fantastic Newham Bookshop! 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 when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant as our landscape and national…

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Pie Fidelity at Berkofest Book Festival

May 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Berkhamsted Town Hall
£5

I’m delighted that I’ll be heading to Berkhamstead's inaugural literary festival to be interviewed about Pie Fidelity by BBC Radio 2's Nigel Barden! 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 when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant…

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