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Events

Upcoming events organised or partnered by The Biographers’ Club, including lunches, readings, signings and awards events (click tiles for more information). Ticket information is available on the individual events pages.

Events are open to Biographers’ Club members and their guests.

The Biographers’ Club summer party – book now!

Monday 17 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Clementi House
Join us for drinks, canapés, and music from the Wally Fawkes All Stars in the beautiful garden of an 18th-century house, graced by the spirits of Muzio Clementi and Felix Mendelssohn, in Kensington.

Tickets: £20 (members and guests)
Venue: Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH

Please book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and/or send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Or pay online – details available on request.

Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer, pianist, and “Father of the Pianoforte” – see the Historic Houses Association website (www.hha.org.uk).

2nd May 2019 – Keeping it in the family

What’s it like to write about a family member – either alive or dead? You have the advantage of knowing or having known the person – but there are all kinds of traps and hazards. On the 2nd of May the Biographers’ Club is thrilled to be hosting a discussion on this topic, chaired by Elisa Segrave (whose The Girl from Station X is about her mother).  On the panel will be Gillian Slovo, whose book Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country is about her parents Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa’s pioneering anti-apartheid white activists; and George Szirtes, whose recent book about his mother, The Photographer at Sixteen, has been widely praised. You will be able to buy books on the night – but please bring cash or cheque.

Location:
Maggs Bros,
48 Bedford Square,
WC1B 3DR

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00-8.30pm

Price:  £12.50 for a glass (or two) of wine

Please book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and/or send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Or pay online – details available on request.

Biographers’ Tales

A distinguished and articulate line-up of biographers was at the October Gallery on 1 November to help celebrate more