Seasons of love - monthly talks & socials


Our monthly socials series is hosted at the fully accessible Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. Open to all people over 18.  Price £5 advance, £3 students/unemployed. £10 on the door.

In the first half of the evening discover something amazing with a talk from someone with a fascinating perspective on love, relationships, sexuality, kink or intimacy. 

In the second meet and team up with other guests on a practical exercise / mini workshop / quiz. Plus general socialising in the breaks. 

For updates specifically on the Seasons of Love talks/socials, join our Meetup group.

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Next event: Wed 15th march 2017, doors 7pm

Mathilda gregory - Talk on 'fatness and fat bodies'

rubyyy jones - mini workshop on shaking off the patriarchy through burlesque


How to be Fat by Mathilda Gregory, a writer and performer who is fat, is about the ridiculous things and the sad things about having a fat body. Gregory explains the irritating details of life as a fat person, records everything she eats on Instagram, tries some popular diets and, as a last ditch attempt, tries to eat exactly what her thin sister eats. Eventually facing the reality of living with a fat body by holding an ill-advised Guess My Weight competition. Prize: one fat middle-aged woman. Mathilda is a writer and a performer who makes work about bodies and popular culture. She writes for The Guardian and Buzzfeed and has made two live shows Werewolf Erotica She Wrote and How to be Fat. 

Rubyyy Jones is a glittering force of nature and an international cabaret superstar. Ranked in the top 50 burlesque performers in the world (21st Century Burlesque Magazine 2015, 2016), profiled in the Sunday Times, Evening Standard and Diva Magazine for her work in queer performance, erotica and neo burlesque, Rubyyy must be seen to be believed! An award winning entertainer with a devotion to the erotic and to education, Rubyyy continues to bring innovation, energy and provocation to her shows and stages across the globe. Rubyyy will be bringing us discussions on queer and feminist identity within burlesque and lessons on how to shimmy and shake off the patriarchy while employing whatever energy and mode of femininity you want to bring.



Tickets are £5 in advance (£3 concessions) or £10 on the door.

(Buttons for tickets are on the right of the page)



Doors 7pm, end around 10.30pm. Feel free to arrive at any time.

Price £10 on the door, £5 advance, £3 students/unemployed. 

Tickets can be booked here on the Hackney Attic website (regular advance and discount student/unemployed tickets)

OR if you want to use PayPal or if you're a Meetup member, join (advance tickets only)

Address: Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE. Nearest transport: Hackney Central Overground.

All areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. The Hackney Attic bar is accessible by an additional wheelchair lift.

In the breaks and afterwards there will be a chance to get drinks and chat to other guests. There is food available downstairs in the lobby of the Hackney Picturehouse, and you're welcome to bring it upstairs.

Tickets are £5 in advance (£3 concessions or £10 on the door.
Tickets here

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future dates

19th April 2017

17th may 2017

21st june 2017