Porridge and Knowledge
Nestled in a quiet enclave in the heart of East London, Porridge & Knowledge is the Saturday morning breakfast club that brings you world-shaping speakers and spirited musicians.
Free and unlimited porridge, tea & coffee!
Making ‘Cruel Britainnia’ into caring Britain: how stopping trashing our planet can also make life better for all.
Natalie Bennett lives in Sheffield, having recently been the Green Party candidate for the Sheffield Central constituency. She was the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2012-16, and is a long-time feminist. She has an academic background in agricultural science, Asian history and mass communications, and a particular interest in food security, bioabundance and the rights of vulnerable women.
Feedback is committed to putting a stop to the global food waste scandal. They are a small, but far-reaching, environmental campaigning organisation that aims to inspire the global community to implement positive solutions to the problem of food waste. They work with governments, businesses and civil society at the international level to catalyse change in social attitudes and demonstrate innovative solutions to tackle food waste at the global scale.
Gwyneth Herbert is an award-winning composer and lyricist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Drawing on influences from the worlds of jazz, folk, contemporary classical music and storytelling, she has released 6 critically acclaimed albums to date on major, independent and self-owned labels.
The past few months for Gwyneth have seen her tour across four continents, as well as a six week run voicing the title role in the Bristol Old Vic theatre’s hugely successful production of The Snow Queen (for which she was also composer, lyricist and musical director), and a collaborative concert performing her own work with the London Sinfonietta to a sold out Kings Place, London. In recent weeks she has recorded a session for the BBC Radio 2 Jamie Cullum show and performed live on BBC Radio 3 from the Edinburgh Festival, and EastEnders fans will have seen her song “Boxed Up Broken Heart” performed on the show by the character Bex, for whom Gwyneth wrote it.New work Letters I Haven’t Written – due 2018, and her first major new live and recording project since 2013’s highly acclaimed The Sea Cabinet – will be, in Gwyneth’s words, “a musical, narrative and visual journey exploring the lost art of letter writing. Through blots of heartbreak, strokes of curiosity and scribbles of whimsy, the show unearths the emotional complexities of putting pen to paper, and, in a climate of status updates and limited characters, seeks to find a more meaningful dialogue with the world”.
“Her voice is a thing of beauty” The Times
“Her lyrics are consistently engaging … singing with a rare balance of passion and control … one of Britain’s brightest talents” The Telegraph
“Brilliantly original” MOJO
“One of the country’s most exciting talents” Sunday Times
St Mark’s Church, St Marks Rise
Colvestone Crescent, Dalston, London E8 2LJ
Nearest stations are Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction on the Overground (both 10 minutes walk). The entrance to St Mark’s Church sits on Colverstone Crescent just east of St Mark’s Rise, postcode E8 2LJ.