July 3, 2024

Small Plates

Fancy an evening of tapas-style talks, creative conversation and delicious nibbles? Join us at Espressini in Falmouth on Wednesday 3 July for a tasting menu of speakers, stories and snacking.

What’s happening?

Snackable talks from three of our favourite storytellers, sharing stories, insights and inspiration in ten minute bites, then a chance to sit down and chat with each of them, and other guests, while sharing a selection of Espressini’s delicious Small Plates

Who’ll be there?

Gail Mulleron speaking from the heart and the power of hope in stories 

Sam Blair – on sport as a lens for looking deep into the human psyche

Ian Russell-Hsieh – on how the weird and surreal can help writers find emotional truth in fiction



When is it?

July 3, 2024 

6pm, arrive in time to grab yourself a wine, beer or Espressini signature cocktail and find a seat

6.30pm, speakers’ bitesize talks, before small plate sharing and more free-flowing conversation for afters

Where is it?

Espressini, 39 Killigrew St, Falmouth, TR11 3PW

How much is it?

£15pp – tickets include a selection of Espressini’s delicious sharing small plates, but you’ll need to buy your drinks separately. Bag your ticket now.

More about our speakers…

Gail Muller

In her own words, Gail is ‘an adventurer, author, speaker and life coach’.  Drawing on her personal experiences of overcoming life-changing challenges, Gail uses stories to empower and guide people forward. Her best-selling books Unlost and Do Hope combine a rare mix of wisdom, empathy and inspiration, in a highly accessible and personal way. 

Gail is passionate about the power of storytelling and works with aspiring, new and experienced writers to help find and refine their voice.

Sam Blair

Sam describes himself as “an ego-maniac with a heart of gold”. A critically-acclaimed director and filmmaker, his credits include Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Edge of Everything (2023), Make Us Dream (2018) and Keep Quiet (2016). In a glowing review of The Edge of Everything, The Independent described Sam as “a low key character” – but we’ve also spotted him standing next to David Beckham (Beckham’s Studio 99 production house produced the documentary).

Using sports and sportspeople as a springboard, Sam’s films delve deeply into the human condition, revealing profound insights about identity, ambition, resilience and the impact of external pressures on personal lives.

Ian Russell-Hsieh

Taiwanese-British author and journalist Ian is a contributing writer to Mr Porter, and his work has also featured in The Guardian, Dazed, Highsnobiety and others. Ian’s debut novel I’m New Here (2024), is a deeply moving narrative that explores themes of belonging, identity, and resilience.

Ian’s writing often delves into the complexities of personal transformation and the challenges of adapting to new environments. With a rare ability to convey humour in darkness, Ian will be talking about the weird and surreal, and how this can help writers find emotional truth in fiction.

A small independent venue and intimate audience size means tickets are limited and likely to shift fast. Buy yours now to be sure of a seat (and a plate or two!)… BUY TICKETS