Literary Programme 2018

Coffee & Chat with Allan Jenkins

Coffee & Chat with Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins

Bantry House Tearoom

Tue 17 July 2018




Join Allan Jenkins for a Coffee & Chat about Morning and mornings.

‘This is my manifesto for morning. There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today’s world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don’t need to chase the day.’

In Morning – How To Make Time: A Manifesto, Allan shows how getting up earlier even once a week or month can free us to be more imaginative, to maybe read, to walk, to write. He talks to other early risers such as Jamie Oliver and Samuel West, to poets and painters. We hear from a neuroscientist about sleep, a philosopher about dawn, a fisherman about light. Allan wakes early, he listens, he looks. He introduces us to a secret world. This is a celebration of dawn and morning: the best time of day. 

Allan Jenkins is the award-winning editor of Observer Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish Sea. He is the author of the Baillie Gifford 2017 and Wellcome Book Prize 2018 longlisted Plot 29 and lives in northwest London.

This coffee and chat is earlier than usual – in the spirit of making the most of the morning. And if you really want to get your day off to a great start, join Allan for an 8am walk. The walk is free but ticketed as we need to have a sense of numbers. For further details on the walk click here.

Allan will also be reading from his memoir Plot 29 at 2.30pm today alongside Richard Beard. 

Allan’s photo is by Colin John Seymour