In this final London instalment, our host Jonathan Heaf orders room service with award winning journalist and broadcaster Emma Barnett.
Emma became the youngest person to host Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 at just 26 years old. She now hosts her own show on Radio 5 Live, writes a column for the Sunday Times and she can regularly be seen putting politicians through their paces on Newsnight. Emma and Jonathan chat about her career, surprising radio phone-in guests, and why she needed to write her...
In this instalment of Eat, Drink, Chat, DJ and broadcaster Tiffany Calver joins GQ's Jonathan Heaf for dinner at Little House Mayfair in the heart of London. Described by i-D as 'the future of the music industry', Calver has broken through barriers, most recently becoming the first female host of the iconic BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra Rap Show. Jonathan and Tiffany discuss everything including her musical education, her friendship with Drake, and how she nearly abandoned her first Radio 1 show.
British artist Thomas J Price is best recognised for his figurative sculptures of everyday - predominantly black – people. His work challenges his audience to think about their responses to what they see. In this instalment of Eat, Drink, Chat Price joins our host Jonathan Heaf to wind down over some cocktails in London’s White City House, discussing the London creative scene today and what it was like to lick an entire exhibition wall in the name of art.
In this episode, actor and musician Laurence Fox joins GQ's chief content officer Jonathan Heaf for a spot of lunch at The Ned, Soho House’s City Mile destination situated a stone’s throw from the Bank of England. Having risen to prominence back in 2001 with breakout roles in the The Hole and Gosford Park, Fox has been a staple on British television screens ever since. He has now successfully turned his hand to music, having penned two albums with a new release imminent. Jonathan and Laurence...
Joining British GQ’s chief content officer Jonathan Heaf for a mid-morning pick-me-up at London’s White City House is Sam Taylor-Johnson. First rising to prominence in the 1990s as one of the Young British Artists, Taylor-Johnson has since carved out a career as a filmmaker, making her debut with the celebrated John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. Over tea and cake, Heaf and Taylor-Johnson discuss everything from life after art to Taylor-Johnson’s latest film A Million Little Pieces.
In the first instalment of Eat, Drink, Chat, British GQ’s chief content officer Jonathan Heaf tucks into breakfast with BAFTA award-winning actor Kayvan Novak at 76 Dean Street in London. From Fonejacker to Four Lions, Novak is best-known for his impersonations and comedic roles, most recently starring as Nandor the Relentless in the FX series What We Do In The Shadows. Heaf and Novak discuss life, work and what makes a good sausage.
In 2010, Allan Mustafa, an aspiring MC began filming comedy sketches on his phone with friends Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp and Asim Chaudhry. Eight years later and they’re putting out the fifth and final season of what went on to become the multi-award winning series People Just Do Nothing.
Join George and Allan as they discuss how the characters came to be, the importance of collaboration and most importantly why you should always think of yourself as a piece of s**t.
Social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende knows a thing or two about ‘good’ business. From the early days of making flyer packs in his bedroom to founding a youth-led creative network in a Brixton warehouse, his work has always centred around making an impact in the world. With the release of his recent book, ‘Be More Pirate’, Allende explores how to challenge the big ideas of our time.
Join Sam and George as they discuss the importance of rule-breaking, how he unwittingly followed...
In 2015, Juno Calypso travelled with a suitcase full of wigs, masks & lingerie to a lovers-only resort in the middle of Pennsylvania. Spending a week on her own, she created a striking but surreal photo-series called “The Honeymoon”, which would earn her the The British Journal of Photography International Award that same year.
Join Juno and George as they discuss the formative experiences that inspired her photos, spending 3 days in a Nuclear bunker in Vegas and everything in between.
Following a crushing diagnosis with a life threatening disease Kiko Matthews faced a world of personal and physical challenges. Fighting for her life was to be the first of many challenges ahead and in 2018 in a bid to test herself yet again, both mentally and physically, Kiko took on a solo row across the Atlantic. The feat not only helped her achieve a world record but also gave her the opportunity to give back to the very people that helped her survive.
Join George as he finds out...
Explorer, author, award-winning filmmaker and former Marine Lieutenant, Bruce Parry rose to fame through the BBC series Tribe, travelling from Indonesia to Ethiopia, Siberia to New Guinea, immersing himself in the lives of others. After 10 years of enjoying incredible success and a hedonistic lifestyle he finally recognised and confronted his addiction to excess stimulation.
Join Bruce as he talks about the tribes he’s encountered, what they have taught him about happiness and most...
In the summer of 2010, Joe Halligan and a group of architecture friends decided to turn a disused petrol station in East London into a cinema. This project laid the foundations for what would become Assemble, a 15-strong multidisciplinary collective for whom no project is too big or too small; from Chicken Town, a social enterprise restaurant to Granby Four Street, a whole neighbourhood redeveloped in Liverpool (and being awarded the Turner Prize to boot).
Join George Lamb as he talks to Joe...
Former DJ and producer turned poet and creative writing teacher, Charlie Dark, set up Run Dem Crew in 2007, drawing on his life experiences to establish a thriving running crew in the heart of London.
Join George Lamb as he speaks to Charlie about finding joy in treading the tarmac, and how 90s warehouse culture inspired him to build stronger communities in an increasingly divided city.
E.Jean Carroll, the voice behind the longest-running advice column in American publishing, joins a lively audience for an evening of storytelling, anecdotes and real life certified advice.
Authors Syd Moore, Cathi Unsworth and Andrew Martin join host Travis Elborough for an evening of festive frights as they delve into the centuries-old spooky tradition of Christmas ghost stories, and share a few ghostly tales by the fireside.
Co-founder of Utopia & Creative Social, Daniele Fiandaca, is joined by a panel of creatives to discuss their rituals, inspirations and golden rules for gaining headspace in an ever connected (and congested) world.
Featuring; Chris Clarke, Global CCO of DigitasLbi; Juliette Larthe, Co-founder of Pretty Bird; Pip Jamieson, Founder of the Dots; and Resh Sidhu, Creative Director of Framestore.
Ex-Wikileaks hacker turned investigative journalist, James Ball, joins host Heydon Prowse in conversation. Together they discuss this climate of post-truth politics, exploring everything from fake news to Brexit, and Julian Assange to Donald Trump.
In an effort to know the provenance of her food, environmental correspondent, Louise Gray, took matters into her own hands; by only eating animals she killed herself. In this talk, Gray unpacks the ethics of eating meat and recounts her year of killing to eat.
Is it possible to be an ethical carnivore? was recorded as part of the inaugural Food Summit at Soho Farmhouse.
Food artist and anthropologist, Caroline Hobkinson, and head chef and co-founder of The Barbary, Eyal Jagermann, come together to discuss the history of cooking with fire, and how it lit the way for developments in not only gastronomy, but language, arts and culture too.
Experimental psychologist, Charles Spence, joins host and editor of Square Meal, Ben McCormack in conversation. Spence, the head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory, discusses his radical research, gastrophysics, and the surprising ways outside elements can affect our dining experience.
To celebrate Frieze London, Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate and Nancy Spector, Guggenheim Artistic Director, join host and author Thomas Girst in conversation. Together they discuss diversity, initiatives and what the future holds for these constantly evolving institutions.
This event was co-hosted by BMW.
From cookbooks and TV programmes to the latest foodie pictures on Instagram, we are a nation obsessed with all things edible, yet fewer us are actually cooking. Host and cookery writer, Vicky Bhogal is joined by a lively panel of experts to consider how and why food porn is increasingly hijacking our brains and whether it can ever be good for you.
Featuring strategist, Consumer Neuroscientist and Main Nut, Walnut Unlimited, Dr Cristina Balanzo, Chef & Author Oliver Rowe, Food Lifestyle...
Rap superstar and cannabis entrepreneur, The Game joins host Joshua Shelton to discuss his investment in the budding industry of cannabis. As joint owner of The Reserve, a medical cannabis dispensary in Santa Ana, CA, the Game offers an insight into the green rush.
Joshua Shelton is co-founder of the cannabis branding and licensing agency Green St. An attorney by trade, Josh has done some of the most successful investment and celebrity endorsement deals in the cannabis industry to date.
Renowned chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, joins host and Soho Farmhouse head gardener Anna Greenland in conversation. Blanc, chef-patron at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, discusses his formative years, growing his own ingredients and his beloved maman’s cooking.
My Mother’s Garden was recorded as part of the inaugural Food Summit at Soho Farmhouse.