Voices At The Table No.11


Monday 1st April 2019

Carousel, 71 Blandford St, London W1U 8AB

Voices At The Table is a series of curated evenings of readings and performances around food, bringing together an eclectic mix of voices across the literary, performance and food worlds. 


Tim Anderson – chef, food writer and restaurateur, Tim won MasterChef in 2011, and has written three cookbooks, including Tokyo Stories released this month. Tim also owns Japanese restaurant Nanban in Brixton.

Nabhaan Rizwan – actor, poet and rapper from East London, Nabhaan made his TV debut as the lead on the acclaimed BBC drama Informer last year. He has previously worked with the Almeida Theatre and Royal Court.

Chetna Makan – baker and cookbook author, Chetna reached the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off in 2014. She has written three cookbooks with her latest, Chetna’s Healthy Indian, published in January. Chetna also hosts a popular YouTube channel Food with Chetna.

Ella Risbridger – writer, poet and cookbook author, Ella has written for the Guardian, Prospect, Grazia and Stylist. Her debut cookbook, Midnight Chicken, was published in January to much acclaim, with rave reviews from Diana Henry and Nigella Lawson.

Yara Rodrigues Fowler – Brazilian-English novelist, Yara’s newly-released, debut novel Stubborn Archivist explores growing up between cultures. Yara's writing has been published in Litro and received a Special Mention in the 2015 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Competition; she is also a trustee of Latin American Women's Aid.

Kay Plunkett-Hogge – food and drinks writer, Kay has written six books, with her seventh, Baan: Recipes and stories from my Thai home, out next month. Kay has written for FT Weekend, Food52, The Times and Olive Magazine, and has a monthly column in Delicious Magazine.

Ahsan Akbar – poet and literary festival founder, Ahsan was born in London, but grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He moved back to the UK to study and pursue a career in the City, but eventually gave up the corporate world and founded the Dhaka Literary Festival. Ahsan published his first book of poetry, The Devil’s Thumbprint, in 2013.

Laura Goodman – food writer and author of cookbook Carbs, Laura has written about food and travel for The Sunday Times, Eater, Lucky Peach, Foodism and The Pool, among others. In 2015 she won The YBFs food writing award.

Lizzy Barber – novelist, Lizzy’s debut thriller My Name is Anna was published in January by Penguin. Lizzy also works as head of branding and marketing for a London restaurant group.

Alissa Timoshkina – chef, writer and KinoVino founder, Alissa’s first cookbook Salt & Time: Recipes from a Russian kitchen is out this month. Originally from Russia, and with a PhD in film history, Alissa curated film festivals in London before launching her cinema-supper club project KinoVino.

Nigel Ng – comedian, originally from Malaysia, Nigel has appeared in comedy shows all over the UK. He won the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and was runner up in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year. Nigel made his TV debut on Comedy Central’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, shortly followed by Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.

Tickets include the performances, snacks from Carousel and drinks from XECO Wines.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable but you may transfer your ticket if desired.

Tickets - £20