Join us for a very special evening featuring one of the world’s most influential and acclaimed artists, Tracey Emin and the ‘Godfather of Spanish cuisine’, José Pizarro.
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 designed and prepared 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 | Chef: José Pizarro
8 February 2023 - David Olusoga OBE | Chef: Mark Greenaway
5 April 2023 - Inua Ellams FRSL (Coming soon)
12 June 2023 - Rt Hon Lord Mandelson (Coming soon)
On Tuesday 24 January, we welcome guest speaker Tracey Emin. Tracey was born in London in 1963, and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was elected a Royal Academician in the same year. In 2011, Tracey became the Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and in 2013 Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts. Tracey lives and works between London, Margate and the South of France.
The evening will be dynamic and informal, with guests enjoying an array of authentic tapas paired with excellent Spanish wines, personally presented by chef José Pizarro in our elegant Benjamin Franklin Room, and moving to the historic Great Room for Tracey and Andy 'in conversation'.
José Pizarro is originally from a beautiful village, Talaván in Cáceres, Extremadura. José now considers London his home, and is often described as the Godfather of Spanish cooking in the UK. José believes that tapas is for all, and that home cooks don’t have to be scared off by the idea of cooking lots of dishes – it’s all in the prep and keeping it simple. José has appeared on many of our favourite foodie TV programmes: a regular on BBC 1’s Saturday Kitchen, José has also appeared on Sunday Brunch, This Morning on ITV, Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose, Rick Stein’s Christmas, Food Network’s The Big Eat and James Martin's Saturday Morning.
Cinco Jotas Pata Negra Iberico Jamon carved from the leg
Aceituna gordal rellena de naranja
Gordal olives stuffed with orange
Pan con tomate
Toasted bread, Catalan tomatoes and Pizarro extra virgin olive oil
Ensalada de cogollo
Baby gem salad, Idiazábal cheese dressing, hazelnuts and capers
Tomate con Salmorejo
Heritage tomatoes with tomato and garlic dressing
Chorizo al vino
Slow cooked chorizo in red wine with quince
Buñuelos de Gambas, Lemon Alioli
Prawn fritters, lemon garlic mayo
Tarta de queso Vasca
Basque cheesecake with seasonal fruits
Chocolate, sal y aceite
Chocolate pot, Maldon salt and Pizarro extra virgin olive oil
Dietary requirements and allergies will be catered for. We cannot guarantee total absence of allergen traces.
Places are open to everybody, within and beyond our Fellowship community. Numbers are limited and tickets must be booked in advance.
Image of Tracey Emin, credit to Tracey Emin, Self portrait, 3 July 2022