London Finds Itself

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  • From £5 – £10 Members’ priority booking opens 7 March, general sale 9 March

Exploring the city through new restaurant writing.

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event. Please note that the online version of this event is only available as part of the online day pass.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

Part of the British Library Food Season Super Sunday. Day pass and single session tickets available. Please note that the online version of this event is only available as part of the online day pass.

Restaurant writing in London, as well the rest of the UK and the US, has transitioned from an era of reviews and cultural criticism to one of lists and maps, where multiple restaurants are ticked off as places to discover. But what are the successes and pitfalls of this emphasis on trying to find the city, and are there any alternative ways to write about restaurants and food spaces which are more equitable.

Vittles editor Jonathan Nunn is joined by a group of editors and restaurant writers to discuss his latest book London Feeds Itself, as well as the future of restaurant writing in London and further afield.

Jonathan Nunn is an award-winning writer covering food and cities. In 2020 he founded Vittles, a food and culture newsletter that has become one of the most prominent publications about food in the UK.  In 2022 he edited London Feeds Itself, a book of essays by exciting prominent and newer voices in food talking about the myriad food cultures within London. He is the winner of 2021’s FPA Media Award for a report about food delivery drivers, for which he went undercover as one, and in 2022 won the Guild of Food Writers’ Investigative and Food Writing awards. 

This event is part of the British Library Food Season 2023

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Name: London Finds Itself
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £5 – £10
Members’ priority booking opens 7 March, general sale 9 March
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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