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Dine with journalist Edwin Smith, contributor to the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard, Esquire, Vice & Private Eye

at The Happenstance, The City (map)

Who's coming

  • Maila

    Director, Business Sweden

  • Edwin


  • Sangeeta

    CEO/Founder, Serendipity PR & Media

  • Laura

    --, Good Stories

  • Victoria

    COO, Phrasee

  • Sandra

    Director, FRI Friends Recommend It

  • Cate

    VP Marketing, Reincubate

  • Natalie

    Head Balloonista, Miss Ballooniverse Ltd

  • Jacynth

    CEO/Founder, & Ageism Is Never In Style

  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Mandeep
  • Tony

    Director , Stonehouse

  • Umran

    Founder & Creative Director, ÜMRAN AYSAN

  • David

    Executive / Board Advisor, Dunwiley

  • Eglantine

    Founder & CEO, Reset Paris Ltd

  • Julian

    Investor, Founders Capital Ltd

  • Parry

    CEO, Phrasee


The Happenstance

Modern European
1a Ludgate Hill, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7AA

Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Edwin Smith is a freelance journalist, feature-writer and editor. He’s be talking about how to secure coverage for your business and connect with journalists without splashing the cash!

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and those looking for more business exposure.

The dinner conversation will be…
Edwin will be telling it 'how it is', from the journalist’s side of the table, including:
✓ What makes a great story.
✓ How to grab the attention of the press.
✓ Practical tips for approaching journalists.
Expect honest and open advice - and bring those burning questions!

Who’s Edwin Smith?
Edwin is an independent journalist, writer and editor working across national press, magazines, documentary films and branded content. Clients include the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Esquire, Men's Health, Vice, Wired, Private Eye; branded content produced for Google, UBS, Knight Frank and RBS. Edwin writes about everything from culture to business, tech, sport, food & drink, style, politics and 'slebs.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Ed is a freelance journalist, feature-writer and editor who has contributed to the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard, Esquire, Vice, Private Eye and others.

He writes about everything from culture to business, tech, sport, food & drink, style, politics, 'slebs' and is also currently working on a new type of novel, written for the way that people read and live in the digital age.

He tweets @EdwinSmith

More info on Edwin here.

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.


Chicken satay, peanut sauce

Scotch egg, chorizo & paprika mayonnaise

Wild mushroom, on bruschetta (v)

Prawn lollipops, chilli & soy dip


Fish & Chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce

Crispy duck salad, cucumber, wonton, peanuts & hoisin

Bangers & mash, red onion onion gravy

Thai coconut curry, chicken, basmati rice (can also be vegetarian)

This dinner is hosted by Violeta, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.

Violeta fell into the world of start-ups after joining global media agency Starcom Mediavest group to work on their NextTECHnow initiative. She now works to connect big brands with entrepreneurs - particularly in the areas of mobile, content, data, and social.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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