Upcoming Events

Florence Knight

Guest Chef: Florence Knight

We’re excited to welcome award-winning chef, Sunday Times columnist and author of ‘ONE: A Cook and her Cupboard’, Florence Knight, to The Conduit in May! Florence made her name at some of London’s top establishments, before opening Polpetto in Soho to critical acclaim. Working alongside our Executive Chef, Merlin Labron-Johnson, and his team, Florence has designed a special menu for The Conduit community, using ingredients from our wonderful local suppliers. A portion of all proceeds will be donated in aid of World Hunger Day.

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An Evening with Michael Rakowitz

From reconstructing an ancient statue for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth to providing homeless people with custom-built inflatable shelters, Iraqi-American artist, Michael Rakowitz, is one of the world’s most political, powerful and provocative creative voices. Join us for a conversation with Michael around the role of the artist in addressing social and material need, the themes of ‘unbelonging’ and displacement that characterise his work, the importance of protecting local craftsmanship and the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures.

Ocean Finance

Innovative Financing for Ocean Conservation

From mitigating climate change to acting as an essential food source, we have never been more aware of the ocean’s significance for humanity – and, with it, of the need to invest in this natural resource’s protection and sustainability. With growing threats such as over-fishing, pollution and warm waters, as well as the possible opportunities presented by the seabed and its inhabitants, how can we be strategic about how we direct funds and manage financial investments in ocean conservation? With Peter Wheeler, Executive Vice President, The Nature Conservancy; Ross Brooks, BD & Finance Associate, Katapult Ocean. This event will be most useful to those with some prior knowledge of financial markets.

Infinite Game

Playing the Infinite Game

When it comes to education, business or life itself, there’s no such thing as winning. These are infinite games: the players come and go, the rules are changeable and there is no defined end point. Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organisations. With the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future. In collaboration with Big Change, join us for a conversation with optimist and author Simon Sinek and Big Change’s Essie North about how adopting an infinite mindset is essential to building our future leaders and the steps we can take to cultivate this thinking ourselves.

From Child Soldier to Global Star: An evening with Emmanuel Jal

Juno-nominated musician, campaigner, entrepreneur and actor Emmanuel Jal is bringing his vibrant, Afrobeat sound to The Conduit this June. From his start in life as a child soldier in Southern Sudan, Emmanuel has come through huge personal struggles to become a recording artist and peace ambassador. In this intimate event, Emmanuel will be in conversation with Mark Somen, CEO of The Conduit, discussing his journey from weapon of war to multi-disciplinary artist, before an exclusive performance of his infectious dance tracks, heavily influenced by the sounds of his childhood.

Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal

From Child Soldier to Global Star: An evening with Emmanuel Jal

Juno-nominated musician, campaigner, entrepreneur and actor Emmanuel Jal is bringing his vibrant, Afrobeat sound to The Conduit this June. From his start in life as a child soldier in Southern Sudan, Emmanuel has come through huge personal struggles to become a recording artist and peace ambassador. In this intimate event, Emmanuel will be in conversation with Mark Somen, CEO of The Conduit, discussing his journey from weapon of war to multi-disciplinary artist, before an exclusive performance of his infectious dance tracks, heavily influenced by the sounds of his childhood.

Clive Anderson

Comedy Evening: Clive Anderson in conversation with Helen Lederer

Comedy, politics, chat shows and novels: how do you build and maintain a successful comedy career in an environment as fickle and fleeting as the entertainment industry? Join comedic icons, Clive Anderson and Helen Lederer, as they deconstruct 30 years of disasters, triumphs and ultimate survival in the cutthroat world of show business, from ‘Whose Line is it anyway’ to ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.