SALON North: Crime

  1. September 11, 2015 12:11 pm

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Date(s) - 25/09/2015
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


The Crown Hotel

Crown Place



Ever since Harrogate International Festivals brought London’s most talked about evening to the town, it’s been a sell-out sensation.

SALON North is a revolutionary movement for the heart and mind. The SALON events consist of a night of the most stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology designed to change your life for the better.

The format consists of an evening of three speakers, each given 30 minutes to engage the audience with their subject, interspersed with intervals allowing time for a well-crafted gin and tonic. Expect the remarkable.

Three brilliant expert speakers will take to the stage on Friday 25th September to launch our ‘Crime, Punishment and Retribution’ Salon North series, with a focus on forensics, criminology and the cultural representation of crime both in the media and throughout history. Our Autumn series will make its home in the magnificent Crown Hotel, which occupies a stately 18th-century mansion house; the perfect backdrop to join us to explore some big ideas in a beautifully intimate space. Coupled with Gin, Glorious Gin, join us for a thirst quenching and criminally good night of intellectual stimulation!

Join us as we delve into the relationship between crime and culture, looking in particular at representations of crime and criminals in all our favourite media. Diana Bretherick, practised as a criminal barrister and now is a criminology and criminal law academic at Portsmouth University, and will be on hand to put Criminal Myths under the microscope.

Vice President of the Forensic Science Society Lynda La Plante’s chief advisor Callum Sutherland is no stranger to the grittier side of crime. He spent over twenty years in the Metropolitan Police London as a Detective Sergeant on the Murder Squad and as a real-life Crime Scene Investigator. Understand the realities, pressures and sensibilities of solving the most serious crimes of all both at home and abroad from Callum’s first hand experience.

And as promised…Gin, Glorious Gin! Understand the role gin played in the criminalisation of Georgian women, in the clashes between classes in Victorian England, and how prohibition created the UK’s cocktail scene. This intimate in conversation with Helen Bagnall and cultural historian Olivia Williams gives the lowdown on gin, glorious gin accompanied by the drinks that caused all the trouble. Could there be a better way to ingest history?

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