Irvine Welsh, Leslie Ash and Mark Wingett with Carl Barât, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Ray Loriga, Dani El Rojo and Linda Quinn
TV Chef Luke Thomas to host special Blacks Club London Pikes takeover dinner
‘Join acclaimed writers Irvine Welsh and Linda Quinn, among many others, at the three-day Pikes Literary Festival 2019’ – FT How To Spend It 2019
For the second year running, the three day annual Pikes Literary Festival will take place 10-12 September 2019. This year’s event will be headlined by screen writer and critically acclaimed author, Irvine Welsh with The Libertines front-man Carl Barât and teacher and author Linda Quinn, plus very special guests, Quadraphenia’s leading actors Leslie Ash and Mark Wingett.
The unique three day event promises to be an absolute sell-out. Highlights will include an exclusive ‘Blacks takeover’ dinner hosted by celebrity chef Luke Thomas, (owner of Soho’s Blacks Private Members Club). Luke Thomas of Blacks says ‘The menu for my dinner at Pikes is inspired by my travels, flavours from around the world underpinned by locally sourced products, an eclectic spread of dishes inspired by the culinary melting pot of today. A few nostalgic flavours adapted to create a social and sharing supper club experience’.
During the three day festival visitors will be able to enjoy a unique open air cinema on Pikes famous neon pink tennis court – Celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year Pikes will be showcasing the iconic 1979 British drama ‘Quadrophenia’ preceded with a special Q and A with actors including Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett and special guests. There will also be a chance to watch a screening of the Spanish documentary ‘De Donde no se Vuelve’ – a profound film about the award-winning Spanish photographer Alberto Garcia-Alix. Debby Lee who produced the highly commended Sky Arts documentary ‘The Who’ will be interviewed by Stephen Armstrong about the documentary and there will be a chance to see a clip from it. Throughout the three days Sa Cultural Montse, a local bookstore will be on-site at the festival selling books to visitors and to add a quintessentially English twist you can also book a place for afternoon tea with Virginia Feelgood for some poetry reading.
Pikes Literary Festival is one of Europe’s most sought-after and below the radar cultural events each year. This year as part of the programme there will be courses, high profile author discussion panels and book readings. For the first time ever, there will also be a dedicated Spanish language day. As well as being one of the few places worldwide genuinely steeped in a unique pedigree of rock n roll history, Pikes has proudly been trail-blazing as a true cultural hub of the Island over the past few years. Today, the hotel represents the original creative, Balearic energy of the island and hosts a raft of cutting-edge art, food and music and popup collaborations and events throughout the Ibiza season.
Dawn Hindle Co-Owner of Pikes says ‘’The Pikes Literary Festival has established itself as one of the jewels in the Ibizan summer landscape. No-one could be better than Irvine Welsh to spearhead our music influenced literary festivities. I’m delighted this year that Pikes are collaborating with Blacks – I have always loved this iconic old school members club in the heart of Soho, with a strong literary influence. Hedonism & sophistication, an exquisite pairing set in the Ibizan hills. We even have a black gate to walk through!”
Blacks takeover dinner: 10th September:
Blacks Private Members Club dinner with celebrity chef Luke Thomas will be taking over the Pikes kitchens for an unmissable three course dinner and cocktails – Blacks famous club in Soho’s Dean Street is renowned for its great food, and art/ literature/ music events. The festival’s opening night dinner is €80, and includes a delicious Blacks signature cocktail. The three-course menu by the club’s chef and owner Luke Thomas, designed as a social supper club experience, will pair global flavours with local produce. Shared starter plates include cured bass with chorizo, barbecued corn, lime and coriander; mains will range from slow-cooked lamb with cumin and smoked garlic to spiced monkfish with citrus and apple. For dinner bookings prices visit Open Table or telephone: +34 971 342 222
Evening Events throughout the festival:
10th September – Blacks Takeover Dinner from 9pm
11th September – Pikes Presents – Screening of Quadrophenia plus a very special guest appearance by Klaus Blatter
12th September – Alberto Garcia-Alix, Ray Loriga and Ana Olivia Fiol. Interviewed by Victor Guerrero and documentary screening of ‘De Donde no se vuelve’
Tickets and info:
Early Bird Tickets start from:
20€ per day
45€ for three day ticket
Includes: Access to all the panels* and talks throughout the day and night time events
*some courses have limited capacity and require registration as well as ticket purchase.
Please note: (Ticket price does not include accommodation at Pikes or reservation for the Blacks Dinner)
Authors, Speakers and Guests:
- Irvine Welsh Author of Trainspotting
- Leslie Ash – Star of Quadrophenia
- Mark Wingett – Star of Quadrophenia
- Carl Barât – The Libertines
- Linda Quinn – Author and Teacher at City Lit
- Matt Trollope – Owner of independent publisher MT Ink & author of Mr Pikes
- Stephen Armstrong – Journalist & Author of iconic Ibiza book THE WHITE ISLAND: (The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean’s Capital of Hedonism)
- Debby Lee – Sky Arts Documentary about ‘The Who’
- Virginia Feelgood – Ibiza Quills
- Alberto Garcia-Alix
- Ray Loriga
- Dani El Rojo
- Carl Loben
- Jose Morella
- Jaqui Love-Brown
- Jordi Pereyra
- Nora Albert
- Pilar Ruiz Costa
- Ricardo F Colmenero
- Ana Olivia Fiol
- Christina Amanda Tur
Notes to Editors:
Listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the world’ by Sunday Times Travel and winner of ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ by the prestigious White Ibiza Awards for three years running as well as ‘Best restaurant award ‘in 2018.
Co-owned by co-founders of the Ibiza Rocks brand, Dawn Hindle and Andy Mckay, Pikes was originally created in the late 1970’s by the late Tony Pike. For the last few decades Pikes has been a playground for the music and film elite with regular guests including artists such as Grace Jones, Tony Curtis, Spandau Ballet, George Michael (who filmed ‘Club Tropicana’ in the pool) and Freddie Mercury who held his 41st birthday party at Pikes .
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