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Book Review: 'The Mercy Seat' by Elizabeth H. Winthrop<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Saturday, 12th May, 2018<\/div><\/div>

You can tell you are in the south from the moment it begins, even if you go in blind without having read anything about the book before starting. Winthrop’s<\/strong> writing is one of and for the senses, transporting you in the blink of an eye. The heat of the stove, the smell of fried catfish, the sweetness of pecan pie, caramel melting in your mouth… it’s a beautiful feast of flavour.<\/p><\/div>

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Threadgold London<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018<\/div><\/div>

We have teamed up with Threadgold London to offer members and exclusive 20% of personal tailoring. We caught up with founder Katie Williams to hear how it all started...<\/p>\r\n

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David Downes<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 30th April, 2018<\/div><\/div>

We talk with Second Floor artist in residence; David Downes about his exhibition 'London Calling to LA LA Land' and find out about his connection to architecture. <\/p>\r\n

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Introducing The 2018-19 Emerging Creatives<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Saturday, 14th April, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Take a closer look at this year's five Emerging Creatives.<\/p><\/div>

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The Laurence Olivier Awards suffers a bout of amnesia<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Wednesday, 11th April, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Theatre critic and member, Mark Shenton<\/strong> looks back at this years' Olivier Awards <\/p>\r\n

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HelenA Pritchard<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 12th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

We talk with artist in residence and Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize winner; HelenA Pritchard about her exhibition 'Not The Actual Size' and her inspiration.<\/p><\/div>

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Book Review: 'The End of Loneliness' by Benedict Wells<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 12th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

A gracefully written emotional roller coaster, it will offer to hold your hand and take you down your own memory lane. It comes full circle, a novel that you experience, that you live through. <\/span>Staff member Maria Mendes<\/strong> reviews The End of Loneliness.<\/em><\/p><\/div>

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Looking beyond the West End: should London have more versatile spaces?<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Tuesday, 6th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Words by Mark Shenton<\/p><\/div>

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What is lesbian film?<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Sunday, 4th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Performer, artist and filmmaker Lisa Gornick asks what is lesbian film? Does it need a label? Why is lesbian film labelled but straight film not?<\/p><\/div>

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The Moor<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Sunday, 4th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Blythe Stewart<\/strong>, 2015\/2016 Emerging Creative for Theatre and Performance, shares with us her most recent production; The Moor and how being an Emerging Creative has helped her journey. <\/p>\r\n

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Hannah Arendt \u2013 Lessons for today<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Sunday, 4th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

By member Nicolai Schuemann speaks of Hannah Arendt; <\/strong>a German born Jewish American philosopher and political theorist. “Storytelling reveals meaning without the error of defining it.” <\/p><\/div>

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The Celluloid Ceiling<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Sunday, 4th March, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Club member Mark Heywood looks at gender disparity in film. <\/p><\/div>

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Paul Hodgson 'In Conversation'<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Tuesday, 27th February, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Curator Colin Ledwith talks to artist Paul Hodgson about all things Blueprints.<\/p><\/div>

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London's best theatres and the cheapest way to visit them<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 12th February, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Theatre critic Mark Shenton lets us in on the secret of where to find affordable theatre tickets<\/p><\/div>

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Book Review: 'The Wicked Cometh' by Laura Carlin<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 12th February, 2018<\/div><\/div>

\"It’s an incredibly palpable and atmospheric experience, a feast for the senses.\" Staff member Maria Mendes reviews The Wicked Cometh.<\/p><\/div>

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Getting to know... Lulu Guiness<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Friday, 9th February, 2018<\/div><\/div>

We sit down with British Fashion Designer Lulu Guinness to talk this seasons must have, quick style tips and guilty pleasures!<\/p><\/div>

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Staff Spotlight: February<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Thursday, 8th February, 2018<\/div><\/div>

You all know and love them; they're the ones who make you laugh in the morning, don’t judge you when you’ve left your wallet in the Club (for the third night in a row<\/em>) and who always lend an ear when you need to moan or rant. Give it up for Front of House Supervisors Chris Gazzard<\/strong> and Fifi Homan<\/strong>. <\/p><\/div>

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The different lives of television and theatre critics<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Tuesday, 16th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Part of the magic of theatre is watching something in the moment, live and raw; once it’s gone, it’s gone. In a consumption hungry society, theatre critic Mark Shenton<\/strong> compares the different lives of TV and theatre critics.<\/p>\r\n

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Yoga: Vinyasa Flow<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Friday, 12th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Instructor Abbey Chambers talks to us about the importance of self-care.<\/p><\/div>

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What to drink when you\u2019re not drinking<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Thursday, 11th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit.<\/p>\r\n

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Book review: \u201cWalking Wounded\u201d by Sheila Llewellyn<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Tuesday, 9th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

\"Walking Wounded” is both an exceptionally powerful and incredibly disturbing dance between fact and fiction tells staff member Maria Mendes.<\/p><\/div>

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David Ellingsen's 'Anthropocene'<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 8th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

We take a look back on an interview with current artist in residence David Ellingsen on what his work aims to communicate. <\/p>\r\n

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Meryl McMaster<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Monday, 8th January, 2018<\/div><\/div>

Current artist in residence Meryl McMaster tells us her key influences, self-discovery along with her love of day-dreaming and how she has created a partly fictional and partly real world that is expressed within her art as a way of releasing herself from life’s struggles.<\/p><\/div>

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June Sarpong MBE, Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Tuesday, 28th November, 2017<\/div><\/div>

On Wednesday 8th November, we were joined by one of the most recognisable faces of British television; June Sarpong MBE<\/strong>. Club CEO Sue Walter<\/strong> hosted the evening which explored June’s new book Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration<\/em>. Here’s a look back over the evening…<\/p>\r\n

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BlackSmith<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Wednesday, 8th November, 2017<\/div><\/div>

We caught up with Emerging Creative<\/em> Chris in the Loft Lounge and had a chat about his journey as a musician; his influences, what inspires him and where he is with his career.<\/p>\r\n

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Gaining an \u201cunfair advantage\u201d<\/h1><\/a><\/div>
<\/i> Wednesday, 8th November, 2017<\/div><\/div>

Ahead of a busy month <\/span>Mark Heywood<\/strong>, <\/span>Michael-Walford Williams<\/strong> and <\/span>Emily Man<\/strong> got together to talk about their returning club events <\/span>aimed at giving creative freelancers an edge when it comes to business skills and financial planning<\/span>.<\/span><\/p><\/div>