Gates Cambridge: An Economy for All - an interview with Tom Rippin

Date: TBC

Price: £FREE

Members only

Join us for the interview with Tom Rippin – On Purpose founder and CEO.

On Purpose offers training programs for those professional no longer satisfied with only creating shareholder returns and strongly believe that socially and environmentally-focused business models can help solve society’s toughest problems.

How does social entrepreneurship help shaping an economy “that works for all”? How can single individuals contribute to make meaningful positive impact in the current status of global affairs?

Tom’s interview will be a hosted by Gates Cambridge alumnus Charlie Melvoin, himself an entrepreneur with studies and experience in international development.

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The House of St Barnabas Historical Building Tour

Date: TBC

Price: £5

Join our historical tour for a chance to peek behind our big front door at 1 Greek Street, to explore our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse which is usually only open to our members. The House is notable for its elaborate Rococo plasterwork and rich history, but we’ll save the juicy details for your visit!

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Under the Covers with Claire Fuller

Date: TBC

Price: £12

Members only 

Join us for the first Under the Covers event of the year! Hosted by our resident bilbiotherapist and author of The Novel Cure, Ella Berthoud interviews the UK’s most interesting writers and artists!
This month, we are excited to welcome Claire Fuller, author of Swimming Lessons. Fuller’s second novel, Swimming Lessonsfollows the story of Ingrid who writes letters to her husband Gil about their life together. But instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books Gil has collected. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach.

Your ticket to Under the Covers includes a book and a glass of wine.

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Laura Lees - The Mighty Stitch

Date: Saturday 28th April 2018

Price: £55

Embroider your way to happiness. Join Laura Lees – The Mighty Stitch for a day of creating, stitching and surprising yourself with the results, all in the comfort of The House Of St Barnabas.

Create a piece of machine embroidery that can be turned into patches, cushions, footstool covers or just framed so you can enjoy the amazing results of your labour.

Laura Lees previously ran her renowned fashion label with witty vibrant style. Now with a focus on interiors she’s making headlines with her bespoke furniture and in demand workshops.

Even if you have never used a sewing machine, Laura’ s confidence and encouragement is infectious and you will soon be putting together a unique piece of work to take home.

Starts 10.30. 45min break for lunch (tea/coffee from HOSB) at 1pm before completing your masterpiece for 4pm.

Unleash your creativity and let your ideas emerge in front of your eyes.

All use of machines, tools and materials included.

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Publishing Standards: What’s the Nature of Tomorrow’s Publisher?

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Price: £25

How can we make sure as publishers that we retain the standards the industry is known for. That’s editorial standards, moral standards, design standards, making sure we publish books that mean something and books which challenge the status quo, pushing back against the crazy world we live in, and challenging those who threaten our democratic right to speak freely. Making sure that writers and journalists around the world are given and are not silenced.

Come and listen to a brilliant talk from some great people from across the indusry and have the opportunity to network with authors, agents, publishers and suppliers to the publishing industry before and after the discussion.

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Laura Lees - The Mighty Stitch

Date: Saturday 9th June 2018

Price: £55

Embroider your way to happiness. Join Laura Lees – The Mighty Stitch for a day of creating, stitching and surprising yourself with the results, all in the comfort of The House Of St Barnabas.

Create a piece of machine embroidery that can be turned into patches, cushions, footstool covers or just framed so you can enjoy the amazing results of your labour.

Laura Lees previously ran her renowned fashion label with witty vibrant style. Now with a focus on interiors she’s making headlines with her bespoke furniture and in demand workshops.

Even if you have never used a sewing machine, Laura’ s confidence and encouragement is infectious and you will soon be putting together a unique piece of work to take home. Bring a packed lunch to get the most out of the day, or dine in HOSB or nearby in fabulous Soho.

Starts 10.30. 45min break for lunch (tea/coffee from HOSB) at 1pm before completing your masterpiece for 4pm.

Unleash your creativity and let your ideas emerge in front of your eyes.

All use of machines, tools and materials included.

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The House of St Barnabas Art Tour

Date: TBC

Price: FREE

The Collective at The House of St Barnabas showcases the work of emerging and established contemporary artists in a programme of visual art conceived to inspire and uplift. The Collective encapsulates the essence of The House of St Barnabas, in its ethos of collaboration and its commitment to nurturing talent.

Join us for our next art tour, where you will be guided through our new hang, with guest exhibitions from Flowers Gallery, the Earth Issue, Roberto Cambi, Pallas Citroen and the finalists of our Winter Pride open call. The collection also features donations and loans from celebrated artists such as founding member Hew Locke and artists including Tracey Emin, Jeff Koons, Damian Hirst, Peter Liversidge, Mark Titchner, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cathy de Monchaux and The Chapman Brothers.

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