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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.

Our friends
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

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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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Latitude Festival
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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

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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    


The Grasshopper Inn – November 1st 2012

“This house believes if you wanna keep your soul, don’t play the chords of fame”

Eddy Temple Morris / Dean Piper / Sue Atkins / Martel Maxwell

Motion carried

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The Grasshopper Inn October 11th

“This house believes a Woman’s place is in the home”

Kirsten O Brien / Kate Devito / James Whale / Fleet St Fox / Martin Daubney

Motion denied

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The Bell – Thursday 27th September

“This house believes the party is over”

Ken Livingstone / Charles Moore / Julia George / Andy Zaltzman / Matt Korris

Motion denied

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Westminster University Student Union, Harrow Campus 26th September 2012

“This house believes students are a God awful waste of space”

Sara Cox / Dave Vitty / Ahir Shah / Miriam Hannah

Motion denied

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The Grasshopper Inn – Thursday 6th September

“This house believes the online highway is the new High St.”

Anna Fielding / Beverley Connelly / Bob Davies / Ortis Deley / Clare McDonnell / Teresa Wickham

Motion denied

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Latitude Festival – Thursday 12th July 2012

“This house believes the best sex is literary sex”

Martel Maxwell / Kirsten O Brien / Anna Fielding / Anthony Gardner

Motion carried

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Latitude Festival – Thursday 12th July 2012

“This house believes there are no modern classics” with Emerald St

Grace Dent / Anthony Gardner / Jon Allen

Motion denied

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The Bell – 24th June 2012

“This house believes the chicken came before the egg”

Frog Morris / Father David Houlding / Lucio Buffone / Kiran Stacy / Felicity Davies

Motion denied

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Forthcoming Table Talks

21st February
"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

17th February
"This house believes that music has lost it's
cutting edge"
With Alexis Petridis, Eddy Temple Morris, Twin B, Rich Clarke

18th February
"This house believes in 2013 music can't be owned"
With Kim De Ruiter, Kuljit Bamhra MBE, Tom Ravenscroft, Riad Hawa (Spotify)

19th February
"This house believes we are a 'Live Nation'" With Paul Latham Live Nation, Melvin Benn Festival Republic, Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1