Winterville Talks


Do you want to learn the real story behind Pablo Escobar or how to find love at Christmas? LDN Talks is a new concept, which aims to reinvent after-work drinks and we’ve teamed up with them to bring some unusual talks to Winterville.

The Real Narcos – Monday 18th December
Shaun Attwood – author, activist and public speaker – will be presenting the true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies – some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America’s insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.

Shaun’s story of rave parties and Ecstasy distribution was featured worldwide on National Geographic Channel’s Banged Up Abroad. Shaun spent the last several years writing a War on Drugs trilogy. The first instalment, Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos has stormed the Amazon charts and become an immediate bestseller. It demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of Pablo’s story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking it over.


Finding Love At Christmas –  Tuesday 19th December
Christmas. A time of peace on earth and love for all human kind. But also a time of fabulous parties and the possibility of finding love. In this talk, evolutionary anthropologist and relationship scientist Dr. Anna Machin takes you on a tour of the science of love and dating.
Using the latest research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, genetics and behavioural science she will explain what makes us attractive to others and what gets us hot under the collar about someone else, how we fall in love and what keeps us there, how our genetics and psychology make our experience of dating and love individually unique and, using over ten years of experience in the field of love research, what science can teach us about being a success in the dating game.
LDN Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We’ve pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.
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