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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 13th Feb 2012

The Arts Club

7pm

SoldOut

Natalie Clein

Natalie Clein

Natalie Clein is firmly established amongst Britain's leading artists and has performed with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, Royal Scottish National, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Lyon, and Stavanger Symphony. As a chamber musician she has collaborated with artists including Martha Argerich, Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Imogen Cooper, Lars Vogt, Isabelle Faust, Anthony Marwood and Pekka Kuusisto. Natalie has also commissioned and premiered works by Thomas Larcher, Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Fyfe Dangerfield. Born in the UK Natalie first came to widespread attention at the age of sixteen when she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians. As a student she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music before completing her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Natalie records for Hyperion Records and has recently released a CD of works by Kodály. She recorded three CDs for EMI Classics including the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vernon Handley.

Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer is the co-founder, with Sandi Toksvig, of the Women’s Equality Party and is now its President. She published her bestselling biography of Prince Charles, Charles: The Heart of a King, in February 2015. She is also the author of the 2011 book Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly. An award-winning journalist, she started her career as a journalist at the Economist and also worked as a foreign correspondent for the German newsweekly Focus. She joined TIME magazine as Senior Editor in 2004, and during a 11-year tenure went on to serve as London Bureau Chief, Europe Editor and Editor at Large. She was President of the Foreign Press Association in London from 2003-2005. She is on the founding committee of the Women of the World Festival (WOW) and is a trustee of the medical charity, the National Migraine Centre.

Sam Roddick

Sam Roddick

Sam Roddick is the founder of Coco de Mer a British 'erotic emporium' dedicated to the celebration of sexual pleasure, empowerment, dignity and discovery. Sam is regarded as having spearheaded the transformation of the sexual retail environment and has a background in radical activism, having worked on campaigns on pornography, feminism, exploitation, human rights. She founded Bondage for Freedom in 2008, providing a free creative service for organisations fighting for human and environmental rights. It works on a number of projects with partner organisations creating campaigns, films, art and protests to raise awareness for a number of issues including rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sex slavery and trafficking, teenage sexual pressure and abuse and the plight of the honey bee.

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, and The Ongoing Moment. His collection of essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. He is also the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. A new book, Another Great Day at Sea, about life aboard the USS George H W Bush, will be published in May. Dyer currently lives in Venice, California.