What's On At Esquire Townhouse: Thursday 13 October

​Schedule of the day's events and where to buy tickets

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Esquire is coming to life for four days of talks, events and masterclasses and we'd like you to come along.

All tickets allow you access to the Esquire Townhouse on Carlton House Terrace in London's St James, where you can relax, explore, have your haircut, and much more besides.

Alternatively you could settle in at the bar, or dine at the in-house restaurant that is open for lunch, dinner and drinks from 12 noon until 11pm. Scroll down for more details about each event.

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*All tickets purchased for events after 6pm include a complimentary drink.  All tickets marked 'Montblanc cardholder ticket' will receive a complimentary leather Montblanc card holder. 

The first day of events at the Esquire Townhouse features an exclusive talk with Heston Blumenthal, as well as a screening of Inferno where you will have the chance to put your questions to the film's director, Ron Howard.  Scroll down for more details about each event.

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12:30pm: Masterclass And Lunch With The Ginger Pig courtesy of Tart London

Join us for a special butchery masterclass and lunch from expert London butcher and all-round meat masters, The Ginger Pig courtesy of Tart London, focusing on what makes their beef so special, how to recognise, cut and cook good beef, and importantly how best to enjoy it.  Lucy Carr-Ellison will put on a cooking demonstration using beef broken down by Ginger Pig's butcher.  This will then be followed by an intimate two-course lunch starring Ginger Pig prime beef cuts, and hosted by the Ginger Pig team.

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3pm: In Conversation With Heston Blumenthal

Heston is the British chef who thinks big. Whether it's masterminding the recipes at his restaurants, most famously the Fat Duck in Bray, or presenting mind-blowing TV programmes, Blumenthal has revolutionised how we think about food and what it can be: a feast for the taste buds, but also for the eyes and even - in the case of his famous dish 'Sound of the Sea', which came complete with an iPod inside a conch shell - the ears.  Come and hear a fascinating talk from Blumenthal as he explains the genesis and future of his extraordinary food philosophy.

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3pm: First-look Screening of Oasis: Supersonic plus Q&A with director Mat Whitecross

Featuring extensive unseen archive and searingly honest contributions from the band itself, Oasis: Supersonic charts their astonishing rise from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just 3 years.  This exclusive preview screening will be followed by a revealing Q&A on the making of the film featuring director Mat Whitecross and executive producer Julian Bird.

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4pm:: In conversation with Jeremy Renner

The Avengers, Bourne, Mission Impossible, The Hurt Locker; Jeremy Renner has been a fundamental player in Hollywood's action genre for the best part of 20 years and, we invite you to an intimate audience with the man himself. His new film, Denis Villeneuve's (Dir. Sicario, Prisoners) ARRIVAL - an unconventional, dark and twisted take on the alien genre which also stars Amy Adams - has been critically acclaimed on this seasons awards circuit and is being hailed as a 2017 awards contender. If you want to be ahead of the curve, then before it's UK release on November 10, come join Renner as he discusses working with one of modern cinemas most exciting auteurs, gives us an insight into contemporary blockbuster cinema and what it takes to make it as a Hollywood leading man. 

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6pm: Men's Style Panel - How To Dress Well Now

How important is dressing well in 2016?  What are the classic mistakes men make?  How have our tastes and habits evolved?  Who are today's style icons?  And what are the simple habits and tricks to becoming more stylish?  We've compiled a panel of industry experts including designers Oliver Spencer and Charlie Casely-Hayford, Jason Basmajian, chief creative officer of Cerrutti 1881, and Jeremy Langmead, the brand and content director at Mr Porter for a lively and informative discussion on all aspects of modern menswear and how to find your own style.

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7pm: Expert Beer And Cheese Tasting With Paxton & Whitfield

Few would argue that beer and cheese are two of life's simplest pleasures.  Put them together and you are really on to something.  Which is why we've asked Britain's leading cheese specialists Paxton & Whitfield to host an intimate tasting on just that subject.  Using a selection of exceptional cheese and craft beers, their expert will guide you through a series of pairings to educate and entertain.  Given Paxton & Whitfield's passion for both cheese and beer, this event will change how you think about both.

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7pm: Inferno Screening Followed By Q&A With Ron Howard And Felicity Jones

Ron Howard is one of Hollywood's most successful directors, the man the studios turn to when they have a big story to tell.  Join him and Academy Award® nominated actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) for a screening of the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.  Following the screening, Howard will discuss his life and career in film, alongside lead actress Felicity Jones - a rare chance to hear two of film's hottest properties in conversation.

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7:30pm: STK Supper Club

Modern steakhouse STK London likes to do things slightly differently, which is why we're hosting the five course STK & Scotch supper club, a unique pairing menu in collaboration with Glenfiddich single malt whisky.  The menu explores the flavour profiles and pairings between single malt Scotch whisky and STK London's USDA steak and wider food menu.  Each of the five courses will be served alongside either a cocktail or neat serving of Glenfiddich, using five different expressions that will increase in age with each course.  All served up in the good company of STK London's Culinary Director Barry Vera as well as their Head Sommelier.

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