An Evening With Alastair Campbell

06/06/17 18:00

This event has been cancelled

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

TAF are delighted to launch a new series of networking evening events. The first will be taking place on Tuesday, 6 June in London.

The first in the series of networking events will take place in Saddlers Hall, London.

Our first guest speaker is the fantastic Alastair Campbell - British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author. This unique event is primarily a networking event. Alastair will provide a speech and network with guests throughout the entire evening, before signing copies of his latest book.

Time:
18.00 - 20.30

Date:
Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Ticket Price:
TAF Member rate - £145 + VAT per person

Venue:
Saddlers Hall
40 Gutter Lane
London
EC2V 6BR

Alastair Campbell:
Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. Still active in politics and campaigns in Britain and overseas, he now splits his time between writing, speaking, charities and consultancy.

He has written eleven books in the past eight years, including six volumes of diaries, three novels, a personal memoir on depression and the pursuit of happiness, and most recently Winners and How They Succeed, a Number 1 best-selling analysis of what it takes to win in politics, business and sport.

He has for many years been chairman of fund-raising of Bloodwise, Britain’s main blood cancer charity, but in recent years has become increasingly involved with mental health charities and causes. A former ‘Mind Champion of the Year’, he is an ambassador for the Time to Change campaign to raise awareness about mental illness, ambassador for Alcohol Concern, patron of Maytree, the country’s only charity for the suicidal, and of Kidstime, which supports the children of mentally ill parents. He co-founded the all-party campaign, Equality4MentalHealth, which was credited in Parliament by Chancellor George Osborne with securing an extra £600million for mental health services in the 2005 spending review.

Though he left a full-time role with the Blair government in 2003, he returned for the subsequent three general elections to help first Blair, then Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband. He also advised the Better Together campaign against independence for Scotland. He continues to advise left of centre parties, in particular in the Balkans, where he has for some years been a strategic director for the Albanian Socialist Party, who won a landslide victory in June 2013, making Edi Rama Prime Minister. Campbell has been Humanitas Visting Professor on media at Cambridge University, and has been honoured by both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin for his contribution to the Northern Ireland Peace Process. He is on the advisory board of Portland PR, and in addition independently acts as an advisor to governments, businesses, charities, sports organisations and high profile individuals. He helped to found the world’s first university in football business, UCFB, in Burnley, Lancashire, which has since extended to Wembley and Manchester City’s Etihad stadium.

For further information on Alastair's background and expertise, please visit http://www.alastaircampbell.org/about/

Spaces are limited for this unique event. Please email jshein@taforum.org to reserve your place(s) now.

Cancellations must be made in writing to jshein@taforum.org by Monday, 8th May 2017 we cannot offer a refund after this date.

Saddlers Hall
EC2V 6BR