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In Conversation with Pandora Sykes

This event is cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Modern life is full of choices. We’re told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness. What does the right life even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it wrong?

From the journalist and The High Low podcaster comes How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? – a wide-ranging and witty book that navigates contemporary chaos.

Join Pandora Sykes live on stage with a special guest as they explore the anxieties and myths that consume our everyday lives and the tools that we use to muddle through.

From that Zara dress to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Sykes interrogates the stories we’ve been sold, and the ones we tell ourselves.

Don’t miss out on an evening that will spark a thousand conversations, while encouraging you to find your own path to contentment.

Pandora Sykes is a former editor and columnist for The Sunday Times Style and a contributing editor at Elle, and has written for publications including The Telegraph, Marie Claire and Vogue.

She is the co-host of the weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast The High Low, which has over 1 million monthly listeners. This is her first book.

Presented by Fane in collaboration with Hutchinson.

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Tue 14 July 2020
      • 7:30 pm


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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