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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January 2019

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

13th January 2019 @ 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

16th January 2019 @ 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)

22nd February 2019 @ 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)

23rd February 2019 @ 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

10th April 2019 @ 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

12th April 2019 @ 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!

10th May 2019 @ 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

12th May 2019 @ 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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June 2019

A Class Act @ Stoke Newington Literary Festival

9th June 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Abney Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church St
London, N16 0AS
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Free

From the event website: Working class voices are increasingly absent from publishing and the media. Several books this year highlight the issues faced by working class writers, nearly always denied the access and opportunities of their middle class peers. Kerry Hudson Lowborn; Natasha Carthew All Rivers Run Free; Anita Sethi (Common People contributor) and Pete Brown Pie Fidelity explore some of these issues that urgently need tackling if we are to see a broader range of voices represented.

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