CLUB TALKS & EVENTS

 

BOOKOMI X SOHO HOUSE : - The Moves That Matter (at work and play) with Jonathan Rowson and Richard Kilgarriff

November 20, 2019

Wednesday, 0830 - 1000 , Soho House, 76 Dean Street (Members' Event)

The game of chess, like the game of life and business, is about more than winning and losing. It is a set of relationships, an ever-shifting puzzle to be solved, an unfolding drama, and an arena that compels people to think, feel and decide under pressure. In this talk with Bookomi's Richard Kilgarriff, three-time British Chess Champion/Grandmaster and former director of the RSA's Social Brain Centre, Jonathan Rowson shares his original, memorable insights on what it means to love, think and care deeply in our day to day lives.

Please note this is a private event for members and guests of Soho House and Bookomi subscribers.

Guest list is subject to availability.

BOOKOMI X ANNABEL'S: Reset Your Image of Mental Health, with Rankin and Suki Thompson

November 28, 2019

Thursday, 0830 - 1000, Annabel’s Club, 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair

Join us for an exclusive preview of a stunning new book of photography 'Let’s Reset', which looks at the relationship between mental wellbeing and success in business. Specially commissioned portraits of all contributors have been taken by iconic British photographer Rankin to explore the modern preoccupation with FOMO [Fear of Missing Out] in both our professional and public lives.

Best known as the founder of Dazed and Confused magazine and for his photography of models and celebrities including Kate Moss, Madonna and David Bowie, and his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Rankin’s work has appeared in global magazines such as GQ, Vogue and Marie Claire. Hosted by bookomi’s Richard Kilgarrif

Please note this is a private event for members and guests of Annabel's and Bookomi.

Guest list is subject to availability.

BOOKOMI X MINISTRY CLUB: This Could Be Your Future, with Kickstarter Founder Yancey Strickler

October 16, 2019

THURSDAY, 08.30 - 10.00 Ministry Club, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN

Yancey Strickler is the co-founder of Kickstarter, the mission-driven global Public Benefit Company that helped to pioneer crowdfunding. He was one of Fortune’s ‘40 Under 40’, on Vanity Fair’s ‘New Establishment’ List, and World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’. The Spectator called him "one of the least obnoxious tech evangelists ever."

In this talk with Bookomi's Richard Kilgarriff, Yancey explains how the relentless pursuit of financial gain, above-all-else, has become the new world order.

We have become bystanders to a system that benefits the few, debilitates the rest, and paves the way to a bland, ‘samey’ culture. This is what our future looks like.

 

So how do we build a values-based society together?

Bookomi email subscribers - please use your members' booking code to get a 25% discount.

BOOKOMI X ALLBRIGHT: Indistractable - How to Control Your Attention and Choose Life, With Nir Eyal

October 15, 2019

WEDNESDAY, 1830-2000, The Allbright Club, Maddox Street, London

Meet the man who taught the tech giants how to get (and keep) your attention in his global bestseller Hooked. Who better, then, to teach us how to break our technology compulsions and lead a more intentional, fulfilled life? 

Among many insights you'll learn:

  • - 67%  of  men  and  25%  of  women would rather electrocute themselves than sit alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes.

  • - A third of Americans would rather give up sex than their smartphone.

  • - Why the solution to distraction is not a digital detox

Nir will be hosted by BBC Journalist Rachel Schofield.

Bookomi email subscribers - please use your members' booking code to get a 15% discount.

BOOKOMI X ALLBRIGHT: Killer Women - With Melanie McGrath, Grace Harrison and Abiola Ogunbiyi

November 12, 2019

TUESDAY, 1830-2000, The Allbright Club, Maddox Street, London

It’s 2019 and the crime genre is hotter than ever. We dissect the latest true crime podcasts in endless detail, boxset binge on tv series from around the globe and gripping new thrillers on the page. Crime has become the new water-cooler moment and women are the biggest consumers, yet, we’re frequently still seeing ourselves as the victim, on the page and on the screen. 

As the first ever literary prize to award novels with no violence towards women launches and we become increasingly aware of the media we consume, we find ourselves questioning -- can you really enjoy reading about crime and still be a feminist? And why is it that women are particularly fascinated by true crime and pyschological thrillers?

Join Melanie McGrath, award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction and co-founder of Killer Women, Grace Harrison, co-founder of Foul Play, the first ever non-sensational and female-led true crime magazine and actor / writer / bookomi curator Abiola Ogunbiyi as they discuss feminism and crime, the trope of the female victim and how women crime writers are reclaiming the narrative.

BOOKOMI X CONDUIT: How China's Tech Sector is Challenging the World As You Know It, with Rebecca Fannin and Tahir Basheer

October 21, 2019

TUESDAY, 0800-0915, The Conduit Club, 40 Conduit Street London, W1S 2YQ

In a constantly changing world of global alliances and disputes, Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for anyone seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is. Rebecca Fannin is a leading expert on the Chinese tech sector. Through her company, Silicon Dragon, Fannin hosts regular events for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in the Chinese tech industry.

Hosted by Tahir  Basheer

Tahir Basheer is a Partner in the Digital Media, Music, Fashion and Brands Groups at Sheridans law firm.

Tahir’s clients include international corporate entities, start-up technology companies, creative and digital agencies, entrepreneurs, high net-worth individuals, musicians, designers and creative industry management teams.  Tahir is a guest lecturer at Queen Mary University and has appeared as a judge on various Technology Strategy Board competitions.

 

Bookomi email subscribers - please use your members' booking code to get a 25% discount.

BOOKOMI X SOHO HOUSE : How to Build Your Brand Without Apology - with Kubi Springer and Richard Kilgarriff

October 22, 2019

Wednesday, 0830 - 1000 , Soho House, 76 Dean Street (Members' Event)

After her career as a dancer for the Spice Girls was cut short at 17, Kubi has gone on to become one of the most influential brand builders in the UK, and has worked with P.Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Facebook, Nike, and Santander.

 

Kubi has interviewed women across the world in sectors including retail, creative, banking, beauty and technology, who are responsible for a range of roles. Refusing to let anything get in her way, Kubi has transcribed many of the techniques in the book from the training she does on personal branding, in order to work with her dyslexia.

Please note this is a private event for members and guests of Soho House and Bookomi subscribers.

Guest list is subject to availability.

BOOKOMI X MARK'S CLUB : The Science of Storytelling With Will Storr and Richard Kilgarriff

October 14, 2019

Tuesday, 1830 - 2000 , 46 Charles Street Mayfair, W1J 5EJ (Members' Event)

Will Storr is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. His journalism has appeared in titles such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. His prizes include a National Press Club award for excellence and the AFM award for Best Investigative Journalism. 

He teaches popular storytelling classes in London and the rest of the world - from Bangkok to Istanbul to the European Parliament. As a sideline, he's an extremely sought after ghostwriter whose books have spent months at the top of The Sunday Times bestseller chart.

In his latest work, The Science of Storytelling, he demonstrates how master storytellers manipulate and compel us, applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths, he shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories – and make sense of our chaotic modern world.

This is a private event for members and guests of Mark's Club and Bookomi subscribers. Guest list is subject to availability.

Will Storr will be appearing at SCREENOMI on December 6th as part of CONTENT LONDON 2019.

BOOKOMI X ANNABEL'S: Messengers, Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, And Why, with Stephen Martin and Richard Kilgarriff

October 02, 2019

Thursday, 0800 - 0930, Annabel’s Club, 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair

In this ground-breaking look at influence and communication, behavioural expert Stephen Martin (and co-author Joseph Marks) pinpoints the eight powerful traits that determine who gets heard and who gets ignored; how trust is won and lost, often regardless of the truth.

Analysing the nature of the charismatic speaker and the verbal and physical cues they employ and how the tiniest of signals – from the shoes we wear, to the pitch of our voice and the warmth of our smile – can transform how others perceive us and so determine whether they are prepared to pay heed to what we have to say. 

Together with Dr Noah Goldstein and Dr Robert Cialdini, Steve Martin is co-author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week International bestseller Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion, which to date has sold a million copies and has been translated into 26 languages. Yes! was long-listed for the Royal Society’s annual prize for science writing and featured in Harvard Business Review’s prestigious ‘Breakthrough Ideas for Business’ list.

Please note this is a private event for members and guests of Annabel's and Bookomi subscribers.

Guest list is subject to availability.

BOOKOMI X SOHO HOUSE : The Science of Storytelling With Will Storr and Richard Kilgarriff

September 17, 2019

Wednesday, 0830 - 1000 , Soho House, 76 Dean Street (Members' Event)

Will Storr is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. His journalism has appeared in titles such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. His prizes include a National Press Club award for excellence and the AFM award for Best Investigative Journalism. 

He teaches popular storytelling classes in London and the rest of the world - from Bangkok to Istanbul to the European Parliament. As a sideline, he's an extremely sought after ghostwriter whose books have spent months at the top of The Sunday Times bestseller chart.

In his latest work, The Science of Storytelling, he demonstrates how master storytellers manipulate and compel us, applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths, he shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories – and make sense of our chaotic modern world.

This is a private event for members and guests of Soho House and Bookomi subscribers. Guest list is subject to availability.

Will Storr will be appearing at SCREENOMI on December 6th as part of CONTENT LONDON 2019.

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