Getting Lost with Julian Slawinski Knight of Lost Lectures
While I have a science background, I work in the creative industries. I've always been fascinated with new ideas; and I wanted to create an experience that served a generation who don't want ideas wrapped in a corporate banner! Lost Lectures was born out of a need to present ideas in a social, creative, and imaginative way. To be a source of inspiration for people who want more from an evening out, value new experiences, and want to discover new corners of their city.
We are fiercely experimental as a business; and so we are lucky that our guests are both understanding (and forgiving)! We had 300 people sat on inflatable rubber rings in a lighthouse once (these would pop throughout the show), it was very silly and a lot of fun. We were the first to access Ally Pally Theatre after more than 72 years of closure; that was huge for us and a tough act to follow.
Strangely, it’s the parks. I love to walk and think. I'm a bit of an anxiety bunny so having leaves, trees, grass, nature, and being on the move really help me clear my mind and focus.
EartH in Dalston is an absolutely incredible project. It's located in an old abandoned art-deco theatre, that is being brought back from closure. Where music venues are closing down constantly (30% in the last 15years I believe), having this type of facility opening, and with a capacity of 2000 seats, in East London is a huge deal, and really great for the community.
I am a creature of comfort. My local, George and Monkey is a fave on Amwell Street and Indian Veg on Chapel Market is great for a cheap, guilt free munch. Both in the Angel area.
I love Primeur in Stoke Newington. It has amazing food and such a beautiful vibe inside. Haringey Warehouse district is the quintessential pre-developer area where artists mix with locals. It's an exiting creative district that reminds me of Hackney Wick about 10 years ago. New River Studios is worth a visit on a Friday night, even just to see where the night takes you. Another area I'm fascinated with is Silvertown. It's industrial, messy, and there's tons of space still available; so I’m very excited to see how it evolves over the next few years.
Makers Hotel, Seoul
STORY in Stockholm and MAKERS HOTEL in Seoul.