Type of event

Evenings of literature, conversation, dinner and wine.

@ Peirene Premises, 17 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BB

The booking for our Winter Salon on 7th December 2013 is now open peirenesalon2013.eventbrite.com 

'A combination of fringe theatre, psychiatrist's couch, conversazione society and flirtation parlour, the Peirene salon is unlike any other literary gathering. It was intellectually stimulating but full of laughter, argumentative but friendly, seriously focussed on the Novel but without forgetting the Wine. And Meike Ziervogel -- gracious, beautiful and just slightly wicked -- is the best salonniere since Madame Geoffrin in 18th century Paris.' John Walsh, The Independent

'The salons have fast become literary London’s most enjoyable Europhile event.' The Economist

Featuring in our Winter Salon, 7th of December:

Ruth Padel, British poet and writer. Ruth has published eight poetry collections, a novel, and eight books of non-fiction, including three on reading poetry. Her theme is nature and its connections with science, music and conservation. Her most recent book The Mara Crossing presents a sweeping, unconventional, experimental volume of mixed poetry and prose about migration. Migrants, cellular, animal or human, migrate to survive: but human migrations are inextricably mixed with trade, invasion, conquest and empire."Home is where you start from, but where is a swallow's real home? And what does "native" mean if the English Oak is an immigrant from Spain?"

'Her poems and essays are a lyrical tribute to the instincts and whims, trials and beauties that catalyse movement.' Economist


Time: 7.30pm
The evening starts with drinks. The reading commences at 8.15pm, followed by dinner and wine. Whisky and coffee will be served at 11pm.

Ticket prices

Individual Salon: £12 for Peirene 2013 Subscribers - to find out how to become a Peirene subscriber, click here

£20 for non-Peirene Subscribers

To book tickets, click here

Past guests have included: Andrew Motion, Melissa Benn, Pia Juul, Richard Weihe, Sarah Hall, Sophie Hannah, David Harsent, Alois Hotschnig, Jan van Mersbergen, Matthias Politycki, David Flusfeder, Robin Robertson, Friedrich Christian Delius, Veronique Olmi, Jacob Polley.

The wines for the Salons 2013 are kindly sponsored by WineBear, a local wine merchant offering over 3000 carefully chosen wines from the world's most interesting wineries. www.winebear.com

The 2013 Peirene Salons are kindly sponsored by The Finnish Institute in London and Polish Cultural Institute in London

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