5:45 pm17:45

Proms interval talk for BBC Radio 3

At Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, Kensington London SW7

Inspired by tonight's performance of David Sawer's The Greatest Happiness Principle, the second in a series of talks about mood and emotion in art and literature, with Charlotte Mendelson.

About This Event

Novelist Charlotte Mendelson asks why writers seem reluctant to engage with happiness and why so much literature is full of unhappy people. She’s joined by psychologist and broadcaster Claudia Hammond, presenter of Radio 4’s All In The Mind programme and author of Emotional Rollercoaster: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval.

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

Image: Charlotte Mendelson © Graeme Robertson

Part of

Proms 2017

7:00 pm19:00

Rhapsody in Green at the Chelsea Physic Garden

To celebrate the launch of her first ever non-fiction book, Rhapsody in Green, Charlotte will be starting our 2017 series of Thursday Supper Talks with a talk and book signing. Rhapsody in Green is a portrait of Charlotte’s “laughably tiny garden” which she approached with no prior knowledge and high hopes before becoming a “slave to an urban jungle”! She grows over one hundred things to eat in her garden.
Charlotte Mendelson is a British novelist and editor who was chosen as one of Waterstone’s 25 authors of the future in 2007.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine. You can also make a reservation for supper at the award-winning Tangerine Dream Café for either before or after the talk, costs an additional £19 to be paid on the night of the talk. Please call the cafe directly: 020 7349 6464

Supper: additional £19 to be paid on the night of the talk (5.45pm or 8.30pm sitting) buffet includes mixed salads, meat or vegetable dishes, dessert and a drink.

Please select ‘Supper Talks’ and choose which talk you would like to book:http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/event/rhapsody-in-green-charlotte-mendelson/

7:15 pm19:15

Highgate library


Charlotte will be talking at Highgate Library about Rhapsody in Green, gardening and fiction.  More information: http://www.dartmouthpark.org/FOHL/events

7:30 pm19:30

Rhapsody in Green event at West End Lane Books London NW6


Best described as a love letter to her garden, Rhapsody In Green by award-winning novelist Charlotte Mendelson is helpfully and succinctly subtitled ‘A novelist, an obsession, a laughably small excuse for a vegetable garden’, and is a thing of beauty as well as being a gardening book like no other.

And, as luck would have it, Charlotte has agreed to tear herself away from her weeding to spend time with us on 12th Oct reading, answering questions and signing copies of Rhapsody In Green from 7.30. Entry is free, but please book your place via 0207 431 3770 or info@welbooks.co.uk

10:00 am10:00

Creative writing masterclass with the Guardian

Twenty years as an editor, twenty years as a novelist...it's rare to have so much experience of fiction from both ends of the publishing process.  Come on my next creative writing masterclass, and I'll help you make your novel as strong as it can possibly be...details to follow
11:00 am11:00

In conversation with Andrew Solomon

Charlotte will be interviewing Andrew Solomon, author of the astonishing book about about families FAR FROM THE TREE, at JW3 as part of their Alternative Families Brunch.  Book tickets at: https://tickets.jw3.org.uk/booking/production/bestavailable/11524?performance=

2:00 pm14:00

Proms at St Jude's


The Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 7BN, Sunday 22 Jun 2014, 2pm

Sathnam Sanghera and Charlotte Mendelson interviewed by Giles Fraser. The two authors’ works have a common theme of identity and marriage when one culture is transplanted into another. 

12:00 pm12:00

Gransnet live webchat

I'll be doing a live webchat on Gransnet.com on Wed 30 April.  Join me! Chat! Ask questions! Be answered!



2:00 pm14:00

Talk to Faber Academy

You can't buy a ticket, but if you were a pupil on one of the brilliant Faber Academy's fiction courses, http://www.faberacademy.co.uk/Courses, I might be talking to you on 22 March.