An evening with Gary Kemp

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RSA House, 8 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6EZ

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Join us for a special evening with guest speaker Gary Kemp and a menu designed and prepared by renowned chef Will Bowlby.

We are delighted to launch an exciting series of ‘An evening with...’ events. Come together with Fellows and friends for insightful perspectives, fascinating conversation and delicious food and drink in the inspiring setting of RSA House. Each event will feature an eminent guest in conversation with Andy Haldane, our CEO, accompanied by a meal curated and cooked by a celebrated chef.

Our series will run as follows:

3 October 2022 - Guest speaker: Dame Prue Leith, DBE | Chef: Ollie Dabbous
22 November 2022 - Guest speaker: Gary Kemp | Chef: Will Bowlby
24 January 2023 - Tracey Emin, CBE, RA (Coming soon)
8 February 2023 - David Olusoga OBE (Coming soon)
5 April 2023 - Inua Ellams FRSL (Coming soon)
12 June 2023 - Rt Hon Lord Mandelson (Coming soon)

On Tuesday 22 November, we welcome guest speaker and RSA Fellow Gary Kemp. A singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Gary is best known for his time in Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful British bands of the 1980s New Pop generation. Spandau Ballet enjoyed global success, with Gary writing the lyrics and music for all 23 of the band’s hits. Gary continues to make and perform music, as well as presenting a podcast interviewing iconic musical artists, and has authored a critically acclaimed autobiography.

The event will begin with prosecco or soft drinks on arrival for all guests, before moving to the historic Great Room for a meal specially curated by chef Will Bowlby.

Will Bowlby is co-founder of Kricket, a collection of modern Indian restaurants combining British ingredients with the flavours and aromas of India. Will fell in love with Indian food whilst working in Mumbai and travelling around India to learn about its regional cuisine. After returning to the UK and further developing his experience at Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen, Will grasped the opportunity to open Kricket - initially in a 20-seater shipping container at Pop Brixton. Kricket now operates three permanent locations in Brixton, Soho and White City.


Bhel puri, raw mango, tamarind, sev, yoghurt

Smoked haddock & corn kichidi, blistered corn & hazelnut chaat

Venison laal maas, salli potatoes, laccha onions

Baked tamarind custard, arrack dates, pistachio nankathai

Dietary requirements and allergies will be catered for.

Places are open to everybody, within and beyond our Fellowship community. Numbers are limited and tickets must be booked in advance.

Image of Gary Kemp, credit to Malcolm Venville, 2021. 

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