This is what we’re all about
TableTalks is a national collection of conversations… born out a bunch of friends’ desire to talk and share opinion about stuff that matters and occasionally stuff that doesn’t much.
Peter Boughton – his words
Kate Bamber – her pictures
Richard Brett – his beard
Richard Upton – immaculate Tweed
Philippa King – her panache
Sam Gregory at Wise Buddah for his nifty dance moves
The Bell Inn - for being our inspiration
The Bell In Ticehurst
February 21st "This house believes you are kidding Mrs Merkel"
March 21st "This house believes in passing the parenting test"
April 18th "This house believes charity is a convenient crutch"
The Sir Richard Steele Belsize Park London
February 14th "This house believes we should come together"
March 14th "This house believes the kids are alright"
April 11th "This house believes in the event of the end of the World we should save no-one"
The Warrington Maida Vale London
February 13th This house believes that perfect love is rare indeed
March 13th This house believes the kids are alright
April 10th This house believes beauty is the beast
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Need To Know
None of our guests get paid
(they get £20 expenses and some dinner)
No-one pays to come and watch
None of the guests are elected party officials
There are no microphones
Nothing is recorded or broadcast
There is a host and 6 guest speakers who get 2 minutes un interrupted to respond to the motion
The floor is invited to get stuck in
The debates are an hour long with a vote at the end
The next debate is announced at the end
Latest Table Talks
The topic is - "This house believes you are kidding Mrs Merkel" 21st February 2013 The Bell in Ticehurst, E Sussex With Matt Forde and Caroline Feraday
Forthcoming Table Talks
"This house believes you are kidding Mrs Merkel" The Bell in Ticehurst, E Sussex 8pm.
With Matt Forde, Caroline Feraday
"Talking About A Revolution"
The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes - A series of Table Talks on the future of music
"This house believes that music has lost it's
With Alexis Petridis, Eddy Temple Morris, Twin B, Rich Clarke
"This house believes in 2013 music can't be owned"
With Kim De Ruiter, Kuljit Bamhra MBE, Tom Ravenscroft, Riad Hawa (Spotify)
"This house believes we are a 'Live Nation'" With Paul Latham Live Nation, Melvin Benn Festival Republic, Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1