TIME AND PLACE:
@ Central Foundation Boys’ School,
London EC2A 4SH
Tickets: £50 + bf per head
SCHOOL DINNERS returns to the Central Foundation Boys’ School in Shoreditch on 30th November, taking guests ‘back to school’ for an exquisite three course meal and canapés topped off by entertainment from some of the nations finest and funniest minds.
This edition of School Dinners will feature special guest talk from acclaimed musician, composer and producer Matthew Herbert. From scoring Ivor Novello nominated film soundtracks (Life In A Day), recording the entire lifecycle of a pig from birth to plate (One Pig) and collaborating with an impressive selection of creatives from Bjork to Heston Blumenthal and Will Self, Herbert’s work is always innovative and experimental. His unique, radical approach has seen him perform all round the world from the Sydney opera house to the Hollywood Bowl. More recently he’s been seducing theatre audiences in London with ‘Hush’ a collaboration with the National Theatre was well as throwing himself into his new role the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop. His talk at ‘School Dinners’ is guaranteed to inspire and delight in equal measure.
This term’s timetable also sees actress and comedian Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones, One Man Two Guvnors) hosting, reprising her celebrated role as hilarious Headmistress, Chastity Butterworth. Award-winning ‘Submarine’ author Joe Dunthorne steps up as Head of English for the evening whilst Music And Movement is in the incomparable (thank goodness) hands of tap-dancing enthusiast Jenny Fawcett (comedian Louise Ford) who’ll teach us the ‘scuff and brush’. Over in Poetry Corner will be the slam poet champion and poetry workshop facilitator Hollie McNish and the evening will also feature a guest musical performance from singer-songwriter Fred Page.
School Dinners is brought to you by the people behind London’s best literary event, Book Slam, and masters of the pop-up, Cult Events. Fuelled by the belief that education can be wasted on the young, SCHOOL DINNERS will be a unique night of gastronomy and enlightenment.
This is what you will look forward to
Parsnip, Pear & Mushroom Salad, Celeriac Puree
Pollack with Shallots & Wine-Braised Fennel
Rolled Belly of Pork Stuffed with Nduja and Apple Sauce
Crispy Glazed Aubergine with Sweet Potato Puree (v)
Carrots Braised in Orange Blossom Honey & Star Anise
Chilli, Rosemary & Garlic Roast Potatoes
Creamy Brussel Sprout Tops with Citrus
Sticky Toffee & Date Pudding with Custard & Toffee Sauce