N16 Fringe is just around the corner but if your idea of a good time is somewhat more cerebral why not take a trip outside the hallowed Hackney boarders ‘gasp’ and try something completely different?
Theodore Zeldin, philosopher, historian and author, has invited all and sundry to share his birthday party in a Feast of Strangers. But be warned, this is a Feast with a twist, as instead of food the menu consists of ‘Topics of Conversation’.
The Feast is open to everybody – with the understanding that they will talk to someone they don’t know. Who knows, you might even meet a special friend. But if not, you will certainly get the chance to dust off your raconteur skills and come back to the borough with fresh insight and anecdotes to amuse and delight.
The TreeHouse Gallery where the party is taking place is a collaborative temporary art installation in Regent’s Park containing treetop structures (tree houses to you and me) and out-there orbitecture. Bring a picnic rug and food to share or if you don’t fancy trekking your picnic basket across town you can even pre-book a spread which will be provided by the Rambling Restaurant. Now that is civilized.
Oh and just so we don’t get loads of angry emails saying this post is totally off topic, the Feast organisers are a lovely bunch from Limina, who are based – you guessed it – in Stokey.
2:30 – 6:30, Saturday 22 Aug 2009
The TreeHouse Gallery on the north bank of the Boating Lake, London’s Regent’s Park, NW1 4RL