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GOOD GIRLS EAT CHRISTMAS DINNER | 09.12.19

Er, where did this year go? How is it coming up to Christmas already? What is with Mariah Carey starring in a crisp ad? Such things will be discussed, with varied levels of slurring, at numerous Christmas parties this year. But at the Good Girls Christmas event we’ll deliver far more inspiring chat, thanks to our four kick-ass speakers who will be sharing their thoughts, experiences and advice on the theme ‘Good Tidings’. They’ll be doing this between the courses of a very special, multi-course Christmas feast (see menu here), served with a glass of wine.

Speakers:

Rosie Arnold fell on her feet and started at the tiny little hot shop which was Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1984 as a junior art director. She stayed for 33 years creating work on Pretty Polly, Levi's, Lynx , Yeo Valley and lastly the UN for Women’s rights. She went briefly to AMV as Head of Art - but left at the end of 2018 to pursue myriad projects including consultancy, teaching, charity work, sculpting and lately an interest in a start up called Love or Fear. Rosie is nothing short of a LEGEND!

Hanisha Kotecha is former Managing Director at GOOD Agency. She supports people and businesses that want to genuinely make the world a better place. She's helped charities get past their saviour complex and businesses like ESCADA find their purpose. A D&I champion, she co-founded Rally, an intersectional community for the creative industries. Social impact is her passion and she very well might make it yours.

Meena Ayittey is a London based film director. After studying at Central Saint Martins she moved into the world of film, TV and advertisinng, working as a designer and VFX artist for several London agencies including Grey, Fold7 and Saatchi. Meena now spends a fair bit of time behind the camera, with a focus on creating films that both educate and amplify the voices of those who are often unnheard. Her films have been screened at several high profile film festivals across the UK. She is a vocal advocate of women's rights, equality and is passionate about creating films that both resonate and entertain. Meena currently has several film projects in production. Watch this space!

Amy Charlotte Kean uses her middle name wherever possible. Why have a secret hidden name, that you only admit when people ask? She's author of the number 1 bestseller The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks: a modern, weirdass fairytale about what would happen if women worried less. It's an ode to everyday bravery: those little yet powerful decisions we can make that change our lives forever. Her first collection of (serious!) poetry - on the topics of weeds, identity and rebellion - is out next year and on the side, she campaigns for inclusive representation in events and conferences: important because if you can't see someone like you on stage, how can you ever feel represented, or heard? Amy is global head of innovation and creativity for a media agency four days a week and spends most of her time trying to persuade brands to take very unrisky risks. She's worked in strategy and innovation for more years than she'd like to mention, including a lovely stint in Asia.

Theme: Good Tidings

Hosted by Good Girls Eat Dinner founder, Jo Wallace.

Good Girls Eat Dinner is a non-profit event, ticket prices cover costs only.

This event has a higher price point than usual due to the special Christmas menu.

Please note, tickets are non refundable and non-transferable. If you have a specific dietary requirement that is not catered for in the above menu, please inform us at least one week in advance and we will do our best to cater for you: goodgirlseatdinner@gmail.com

Please arrive by 6.30pm to be seated for 6.45pm. Speakers will each speak for 10 minutes between the courses of the meal. The event will end around 9.45pm, guests are welcome to stay on for more drinks / chats.

Address: Concrete (below Pizza East) 56 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JJ. It’s across the road from Shoreditch Overground Station or a short walk from Old Street tube.

Guests are welcome to buy drinks from the fully stocked bar throughout the event.