Election All-Nighter
Jun
8
Jun 9

Election All-Nighter

  • The Groucho Club
Election Night
0.00

Where will you be for the count? To commemorate (an)other historic election night, The Trouble Club will host a screening of all the news, as it happens, at The Groucho Club. The show begins from the moment the polls close and will continue all night, following all the counts from St Ives to Shetland and Orkney and every swingometer from the Toriest of home counties to the bubbliest of the liberal metropolitan elite's enclaves. People of all political persuasions welcome.  

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Touch
Jul
13
7:00 pm19:00

Touch

  • Soho Theatre
Touch
0.00

The Trouble Club has 15 free tickets to Soho Theatre's new play, Touch. Written, directed and starring Vicky Jones, the co-creator of Drywrite, the drama company behind Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hugely successful Fleabag, it follows the secret life of a 33-year-old who has everything and nothing at the same time. 

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Trouble goes to Istanbul
Oct
11
Oct 14

Trouble goes to Istanbul

  • Istanbul
Istanbul Trip
from 180.00

Wednesday 11th October to Saturday 14th October

Three nights of Trouble in Istanbul, a delicious mix of the political, the cultural and the culinary as a way into on the meeting point between Europe and Asia. Historical tours of the city, keynote speakers (TBA) and a grand dinner all included.

We will be based in Soho House Istanbul, a modern palace of delights and we will be holding many of our events there. They've also kindly offered us some seriously reduced rates on their rooms. 

Options for accommodation are:

1. Before June 15th, book through Trouble for reduced rate rooms at Soho House Istanbul (£110/£125 per night) 

2. Booking directly from Soho House Istanbul after that (rooms start at £130) 

3. Booking at a nearby hotel, for example the Elan Hotel or the Rose by Molton Hotels - a bit cheaper, but not quite as smart! 

You will also have to pay a delegates' fee of £180 to attend the three day trip. It will be worth it! 

Please note, the reduced-price Soho House rooms booked through us are non-refundable, but you can pay your delegates' fee at a later day if you want to spread payments. 

We also recommended booking your flights early - some flights are as little as £80 return if booked well in advance. 

Any questions? Email joy@thetroubleclub.com

 

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Make Love, Not War
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Make Love, Not War

  • Lights of Soho

We've been waiting a decade for this. Rowan Pelling, columnist and former editor of the Erotic Review, is back with a delicious new magazine on love and sex, The Amorist. 

She will be presenting an evening of romance and sauciness with some of the contributors, and how to talk about sex in a time when internet porn dominates. 

£8 for 2017 members - you can also bring a guest for £8.

£20 for non-members

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Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Fully Connected, with Julia Hobsbawm

Fully Connect
from 8.00

When everyone is competing for our eyeballs and our head space through mobiles and computers, there comes a point when you ask: "how did we come to this?" Providing the answer is Professor Julia Hobsbawm, the founder of Editorial Intelligence.  

Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload, out in April has already been named as one of the "big books" of 2017 by the Financial Times. 

She will join Trouble to talk about drowning in data and how we manage our lives in response to it. 

If you'd like a copy of Fully Connected signed, keep an eye on Trouble emails closer to the date for a special discount code on advance orders of the book. 

2017 members and one guest: £8

Non-members: £20

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Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Le Diner Francais

  • The Corinthia Hotel
Le Diner Francais
from 30.00

LE DÎNER FRANÇAIS*
Wednesday 19 April at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall
As the Donald Trump saga rumbles on, all eyes are now on France where Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls with anti-EU and pro-sovereignty agenda. With elections just months away, will it be floundering Francois Fillon, smooth Macron, or will France get its first female president?  And, if so, whither Europe? 
Buzzfeed's Marie Le Conte and Benedicte Paviot, UK correspondent for TV channel France 24, lead the discussion. Come and join in. 
*conducted in English, over a slap-up three-course dinner at the Corinthia Hotel on Whitehall Place, wine included. 

2017 Members: £30

Non-members: £45

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Mar
24
Mar 26

Trouble In Budapest

Budapest Weekend
from 120.00

24-26 March 2017

Brody House, Budapest

This is Trouble: the Europe Edition. Relations with our continental neighbours have been rather fraught this year. Let's go and make them a little worse by taking Trouble, and its gin-drinking abilities, to Europe. Only joking. Or may only half-joking....

Our first expedition is to Budapest, and it will be as you've never seen it before. And if you haven't been, you should definitely come to one of Europe's great capitals. Our host for the weekend is the stunning Brody House, a hotel and private members' club in the Palace Quarter of the city - quite a special place.

This will be a unique opportunity to see Budapest through the medium of its art, architecture, history and its people, and through personal tours of the city. Over breakfast and dinner we will be talking Brexit, Syria and, of course, women. Confirmed speakers include Jack Monroe and Kate Maltby, with many more to come. There will also be an opportunity to meet some rather special people from Budapest's cultural, political and business worlds. And in case that all sounds a little heavy, the bar at Brody House mixes a fine cocktail from about noon.

For more info, click on the picture of Brody House above and scroll down. If you've held Trouble membership in the past, please choose "Trouble Cardholder" for £120. If not, "Guest" for £135.

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Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

Heads Up

Heads Up
from 8.00

This evening is going to change your life, just a little, and all in the right direction. Two of our speakers. Rachel Kelly and Gemma Cairney have worked out strategies for turning depression and unhappiness into something really positive, while Radio 4 regular Farrah Jarral talks about the meaning of happiness in our culture. The evening will be part-workshop, part-discussion and there will also be chance to share your own experiences. 

Our speakers are, in no particular order of favouritism:

 

Farrah Jarral is a writer, broadcaster and inner-city GP. She made her radio debut in 2013 with a talk on cheekiness as a form of non-revolutionary resistance, and in 2016, wrote and presented a major BBC Radio 4 series on the history of her greatest passion: social and cultural anthropology. She is currently working on a Radio 4 documentary about the acceptability of grown ups playing, and writing a book on the human soul.

Rachel Kelly: fizzes with good energy, throws great dinner parties, loves life and yet, fifteen years ago, while a mother to young children, was floored by severe depression. Her journey back to mental health and well-being came first through poetry - you can read about it Black Rainbow - through simple steps in Walking on Sunshine. Now she’s turned her attention to how food nourishes the mind with her best-selling The Happy Kitchen, written with nutritionist Alice Mackintosh.

Gemma Cairney: You might well have heard Gemma spinning the discs on Radio 1, one of her many talents. No-one texts Joy in such cheery CAPS LOCK. For Heads-Up she’s going to bring out Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be, a guide through the maze of growing up. It's aimed at young people but, actually, we reckon most of us still feel 14 faced with many of life's problems. 

Please note, this is a longer evening than usual, but with a break in the middle. 

Members and one guest: £8

Non-members £20

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Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

No Offence But

No Offence But....
from 8.00

7pm on 31st January

The Groucho Club, Dean Street, Soho

After a year in which many of us discovered we didn't understand our neighbours, now comes the moment to say what you really think. Leading the conversation will be: Nimco Ali, FGM campaigner, outspoken and fearless on her love for Zac Goldsmith; businesswoman and Brexit-fan Michelle Dewberry; and Sonia Sodha, an opinion shaper at the Observer and policy guru.

We want you, the audience, to be truthful - on your politics, feelings about immigration, freedom of speech and whether the EU was a pile of bunkum or not. No reading from a script - come and talk from the heart.  And no earplugs in when you hear something you don't like.

This event is being held in Gennaro room of The Groucho and we are invited to the club for a drink afterwards. 

If you've held Trouble membership in past, please select "Trouble Cardholder" for a £10.00 ticket If not, then "Guest" for £12.50.

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