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Future Victorians - 35 Marylebone High Street

Event preview

WITH A futuristic theme, Salon asks us to imagine the world in 2062 exploring Future Cities, Future Taste and Future You with a stellar line-up of forward thinkers at 35 Marylebone High Street, an amazing building on the site of the original Victorian Pleasure Gardens.

Boutique salon nights are a real phenomenon in 2012 and Salon London is leading the way. The monthly social event engages both the body and the mind by showcasing leading lights in science, the arts and psychology.

A typical Salon night might include anything from a virtual autopsy to beat-boxing to extreme survival skills, all with a well-stocked bar and vibrant atmosphere.

Curated by Helen Bagnall and Juliet Russell, the enterprising duo has created an event that appeals to the post-clubbing generation. Attracting a switched on and intellectually curious crowd, Salon strikes the perfect balance between a party, a festival and a masterclass.

Salon London is half monthly at intimate venues throughout London including Adam Street Members Club, the University Women’s Club and Foyles bookshop.

Juliet Russell is a singer, composer and vocal coach, most recently on BBC1’s The Voice. She is co-founder of the award-winning music company Sense of Sound and has performed and collaborated with some of the UK’s most illustrious artists and companies including Damon Albarn, Imogen Heap, Paloma Faith, Brian Eno, the BBC, Channel 4, Universal Music, the Royal Opera House, Greenpeace and Glastonbury.

Helen Bagnall is an award-winning writer of screen, books and digital storytelling, having worked with The National Theatre, RTE, Sony Pictures, Penguin Books and Fiver. She has twice won the KidScreen award for best TV film for teens, and is currently knee deep in live action and multi-platform entertainment projects.

Future Victorians runs from August 15 to August 17.

Tickets: £12.

Time: 7.30pm.


Wednesday, August 15

8pm: Leo Hollis – The writer, historian and urbanist tells us why, far from being bad for us, cities are essential for our good health in the future.

8.50pm: Tasha Marks – Food historian and founder of Animal Vegetable Mineral will tell us what and how we may be eating in 2062.

9.40pm: Julian Baggini – This writer is the purveyor of Microphilisophy. He looks at our future selves and relationships through our connections with technology.

Thursday, August 16

8pm: Ben Hammersley – Editor at Large for Wired Magazine and author of 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then explores the new social and technological trends that will be shaping our future.

8.50pm: Sarah Corbett – The founder of Craftivism (activism by creative means) will be telling us how we might need our creative and craft skills in the future and how we go about developing them.

9.40pm: John-Paul Flintoff – The Sunday Times journalist, writer and speaker inspires us as to How we can Change the World and to overcome the obstacles in our way.

Friday, August 17

8pm: Professor Charles Spence – This experimental psychologist and neuro-gastronomer will be revealing how to enhance our sense of taste through a multi-sensory experience

8.50pm: Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley – Authors of Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild, this intrepid pair shows us how to forage the natural ingredients that grow in our cities.

9.40pm: A sherry tasting, describing the history and future of this drink and explaining why the allure of sherry should appeal to a contemporary drinker and how its taste is set to endure.