Join Vince Vaughn, Russell Brand, Charlie Brooker And More At Esquire Townhouse

Meet the stars at our annual pop up club this October

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This October 12-15, Esquire is taking over 10-11 Carlton House terrace in St James's for the second annual Esquire Townhouse with Dior – a pop-up members' club featuring four days of live interviews and masterclasses which you're very much invited to.

And if it's interviews you want, then you'll want to run your eye over this year's line-up, the highlights of which we've laid out below. You can reserve your tickets here.

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Vince Vaughn

Friday 13 October, 8:15pm - 9.15pm

With a career now spanning 25 years, Vince Vaughn entered our mainstream consciousness in 90's cult hit Swingers and has since carved out a career as one of the most successful actors, comedians, screenwriters and producers of his generation. Vaughn's body of work includes box office heavy hitters Wedding Crashers, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Break-Up, Mr & Mrs Smith, Dodgeball and more recently critically acclaimed performances in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, True Detective and the forthcoming ultraviolet thriller Brawl in Cell Block 99 which sees Vaughn, 47, reinvent himself as a menacing psychopath; a turn which was applauded by critics at last month's Venice Film Festival. Don't miss the chance to be part of an intimate audience with the Illinois native for an honest, lively and wit-infused chat about life, career and how to maintain your A-game.

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Sir Paul Smith

Friday 13 October, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sir Paul Smith has been at the top of the British fashion scene for the best part of five decades. Known for an approach to menswear that is often described as "British classics with a twist" — but he'd rather call "no-bullshit clothing" — there won't be many Esquire readers out there who haven't worn his designs. He's also a hugely successful businessman of course, who turned a one-man brand into a global mega-empire. Eccentric, engaging and inspiring — and still at the top of his game at 71 — join him in conversation with Esquire's Editor-in-Chief Alex Bilmes.

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Russell Brand

Saturday 14 October, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

We are all addicts. Obvious addictions like drugs and alcohol, all the way to invisible and often endorsed addictions like work, stress, bad relationships and digital media. Russell Brand wants to help you, and his new book Recovery is a self-help book for everyone. With a powerful mix of honesty, humour and compassion, Russell Brand tells his intimate yet universal story in front of a select audience and shares the practical advice and wisdom he has been taught through his fourteen and a half years of recovery. Every attendee will receive a copy of Russell's new book, Recovery - Freedom From Our Addictions.

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones

Friday 13 October, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and showrunner Annabel Jones take us behind the scenes of their multi-BAFTA and Emmy-winning anthology series. The session will explore contemporary themes of techno paranoia and the inspiration behind their sharp, suspenseful and often uncomfortably prophetic televisual phenomenon. Now returning to Netflix for its fourth season. Followed by a Q+A.

Mark Cavendish

Friday 13 October,9:15pm - 10.15pm

With a cycling CV that includes an astonishing 30 stage wins at the Tour de France, world championship wins on track and road, an Olympic silver medal, and even a BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, Mark Cavendish is known all over the world as a true great of the sport. As cycling's popularity has soared over the last decade, "Cav" has been at the heart of it all. Always honest, opinionated and entertaining, don't miss this chance to hear it all from the man himself. Followed by Q&A.

Robert Webb

Friday 13 October, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

You probably know Robert Webb as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the incredible Peep Show. His funny, honest and moving book How Not To Be A Boy has earned brilliant reviews and expect more of the same in this talk, as Robert looks back at his own life while considering the expectations boys and men have thrown at them along the way and how it shapes every one of us.

Bruce Parry

Thursday 12 October, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explorer, author and documentary-maker Bruce Parry made his name living with indigenous populations in remote locations all over the world for his Bafta-winning BBC TV series Tribe and he's revisiting one of them for his first feature-length film, Taiwai, which is released this Autumn. As one of our most authentic and thoughtful explorers with a fascination for what makes people tick, this promises to be an inspiring evening of anecdotes and observations. Followed by Q&A.

Sir Geoff Hurst

Friday 13 October, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Still the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, Sir Geoff Hurst MBE joins us to reflect on an incredible career that saw him clock up more than 400 appearances for West Ham, 49 England caps and 228 career goals before later becoming a successful businessman and coach. Intelligent, funny and a great storyteller, expect a memorable and anecdote-heavy evening with a genuine sporting icon. Followed by Q&A.

Alan Hollinghurst

Sunday 15th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Esquire's Editor-in-Chief Alex Bilmes is joined by Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst to discuss the literature that has influenced his career. A fascinating insight into the creative mind of one of the greatest living prose stylist writers and queer novelists. Hollinghurst also discusses his new novel The Sparsholt Affair, which explores the intimate relationships between friends and gay liberation from the 1940's to present.