Wed, 4 September 2019

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

A Night to Remember

with Jeremy Paxman, Joanna Lumley and many more


The Tabernacle (Off Portobello)

34-35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AY

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A night of glamour and big ideas featuring Jeremy Paxman, Joanna Lumley, Rachel Johnson, Selina O’Grady, Katherine Rundell and Hannah MacInnes.

Join a veritable Who’s Who of British media and culture in this gathering at The Tabernacle.

From Jeremy Paxman’s reflections on the world in 2019 to Rachel Johnson’s life and career at the heart of British politics, Joanna Lumley’s acting and activism to Katherine Rundell’s reflections on the unexpected wit and wisdom of children’s literature, and with an abridged history of religious intolerance from broadcaster Selina O’Grady to remind us of the value of pluralism and empathy in our increasingly polarised age, this charitable evening of curated short talks and conversations will delight and enlighten in equal measure.

How To Academy is funding all costs for this event as a charitable contribution to the Meanwhile Gardens Community Association. All ticket income will be donated to the project. In the heart of an inner-city neighbourhood, the Gardens are used by people from all walks of life to plant, garden, play and embrace the many benefits that outdoor green space can provide to the mental and physical health of young and old, rich and poor alike. Find out more about the space here.

This event is held with the generous support of The Tabernacle.


Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley is a BAFTA award-winning actress and activist whose credits include THE NEW AVENGERS, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman is an award-winning journalist, author and television presenter, best known for presenting Newsnight and UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a novelist and editor and appears on political television including QUESTION TIME and THE PLEDGE, and recently stood as a lead candidate for Change UK.

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children’s novels, for which she has won the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize amongst many others.

Hannah MacInnes

Hannah is a regular interviewer for the How To: Academy and at other major literary festivals and events, chairing interviews, panels and debates across a wide range of subjects and current issues.

Selina O’Grady

Selina O’Grady is the author of AND MAN CREATED GOD and has written for the GUARDIAN, MAIL ON SUNDAY, LITERARY REVIEW and THE OLDIE.