Welcome to the home of innocent inspires, a series of events curated by innocent, to discuss and get inspired about five topics that we care a lot about. Health, ethics, creativity, taste and entrepreneurialism. Over the course of five separate evenings, we will hear from and speak to some very interesting, talented and possibly quite attractive people.

We'll hear inspirational tales and tips on making these topics a part of our lives, no matter how small, from people who are doing just that.

Each event is designed to really immerse us all in the evening's point of discussion, so expect laughing, smelling, listening, tasting, jogging, drawing, thinking and above all, lots of inspiration.

  • Creativity

    where do great ideas come from?

    Rob Da Bank

    Kate Moross

    Benjamin Zephaniah

    John-Paul Flintoff

    Nathan 'flutebox' Lee

     

  • Creativity

    where do great ideas come from?

    Rob Da Bank

    Kate Moross

    Benjamin Zephaniah

    John-Paul Flintoff

    Nathan 'flutebox' Lee

     

  • Taste

    a guide to good taste

    Ollie Dabbous

    Florence Knight

    Bompas and Parr

    Emilie Baltz

    Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover

     

  • Taste

    a guide to good taste

    Ollie Dabbous

    Florence Knight

    Bompas and Parr

    Emilie Baltz

    Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover

     

  • Entrepreneurship

    how to be your own boss

    Richard Reed

    Sophie Cornish

    Bec Astley Clarke

    Jeremy Gilley

    Eben Upton

    Martin Morales

     

  • Entrepreneurship

    how to be your own boss

    Richard Reed

    Sophie Cornish

    Bec Astley Clarke

    Jeremy Gilley

    Eben Upton

    Martin Morales

     

  • Ethics

    leaving things better than you find them

    Laura Bailey

    Arthur Potts Dawson

    Guerrilla Gardening

    Good for Nothing

    Henrietta Ludgate

     

  • Ethics

    leaving things better than you find them

    Laura Bailey

    Arthur Potts Dawson

    Guerrilla Gardening

    Good for Nothing

    Henrietta Ludgate

     

  • Health

    how to live well and die old

    James Cracknell

    Dr Pixie McKenna

    Run Dem Crew
     

  • Health

    how to live well and die old

    James Cracknell

    Dr Pixie McKenna

    Run Dem Crew
     

Health

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how to live well and die old

James Cracknell

Dr Pixie McKenna

Run Dem Crew
 

Lace up your trainers and join us for an evening session at the innocent sports hall. Under the (indoor) floodlights, we'll hear how we can all get a little bit healthier. What role does the mind play in health? How can we stay alive that little bit longer? How many squat thrusts is it possible to do in thirty seconds?

Ethics

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leaving things better than you find them

Laura Bailey

Arthur Potts Dawson

Guerrilla Gardening

Good for Nothing

Henrietta Ludgate

 

It's back to nature at the innocent yurt (yes, really), where the outdoors came indoors and we discussed some of the things we can all do to make a difference to the world. Discover how to tread a little more lightly, and leave things a little better off than when you found them.

Entrepreneurship

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how to be your own boss

Richard Reed

Sophie Cornish

Bec Astley Clarke

Jeremy Gilley

Eben Upton

Martin Morales

 

Ever wanted to turn an idea into a business? Well you're in luck. You are formally invited to a meeting (of minds) here at Fruit Towers, to hear from some of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. Learn how to turn passion into profit, the highs, lows and lessons that they've learnt along the way, and why the electric bath was never going to take off.

Taste

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a guide to good taste

Ollie Dabbous

Florence Knight

Bompas and Parr

Emilie Baltz

Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover

 

This August, make a reservation at the innocent kitchen for a sensory night out to discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about good taste.

Creativity

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where do great ideas come from?

Rob Da Bank

Kate Moross

Benjamin Zephaniah

John-Paul Flintoff

Nathan 'flutebox' Lee

 

Expand your mind, treat your eyes and experience a one-night-only exhibition at the innocent gallery. How can we see the world in new ways, solve problems with creativity, think a little differently? Well, we’ll show you, and we’ll see if we can change your brain, with words, pictures and ideas.

Half-time oranges, the smell of deep heat and absolutely no heavy petting. Expect all of this as we work over this evening's topic of 'How to live well and die old.'

Our talks begin with James Cracknell. Legendary Olympian, real life adventurer, man of steel and father of three. James will be talking about the huge role that the mind has to play, in everything from winning gold medals to being in a kayak with Ben Fogle for ages.

Next, Dr Pixie McKenna, the TV-GP who's seen it all, will impart her thoughts and tips on how to live forever (or die trying). And amongst all that, London's first and finest street running team, Run Dem Crew, will be keeping attendees on their toes. All under the floodlights at the innocent Sports Hall.

James Cracknell
In his 13 year career, James became one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time, with 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 6 World Championship titles.

Since his retirement, he's become an adventurer, a marathon runner, set records and overcome physical and mental difficulties.

Dr. Pixie McKenna
Dr. Pixie has been practising medicine for over 13 years, currently running a clinic on London’s Baker Street.

You will have first started seeing her in your living room in 2006, and has since contributed to lots of shows, including ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and 'Freaky Eaters'.

Run Dem Crew
One hundred strong and growing daily, the RDC is a collective of creative heads with a passion for running and the exchange of ideas.

Meeting weekly to run and explore the streets of London, Run Dem Crew are approaching the idea of staying healthy in a genuinely new and interesting way.

19th June 2013. The innocent yurt, Paradise Park, London N7.

Welcome to the innocent yurt, where the outdoors came indoors and we discussed some of the things we can all do to make a positive difference. Under canvas, amongst all things reused, rebuilt or recycled, we discovered how to tread a little more lightly.

Hear how to lead a stylish and sustainable life with model Laura Bailey, listen to ethical eating trailblazer Arthur Potts Dawson's thoughts on sustainable food and how we can help people every time we shop, luxury fashion designer Henrietta Ludgate talked about doing business in an ethical way and the future of ethical fashion, before discovering how all our skills could do some good with the Good for Nothing crew. There was even a chance to get our hands dirty, transforming an urban area in to a wildflower wonderland with the Guerrilla Gardeners.

And before the evening was done, we disappeared without a trace as the contents of our yurt were transported back to our guest's gardens.

A truly inspiring evening, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

 

Schedule a meeting for an inspiring evening of learning how you too can be your own boss at Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove at 7pm on 24th July.

A one night seminar with a difference, you'll hear from the great and the good of entrepreneurship. How to turn an idea into a business, how to truly love what you do, why it's hard on the way up, but why you also shouldn't give up. Learn from their stories, be inspired by their lessons, and see first hand what comes from taking a chance on a good idea.

Along with our speakers, meet some innocent alumni and the thriving businesses that they left us to begin. Make some investments at the 'innocent market', and see some of the things that have shaped who we are.

Arrive with a pipe-dream and leave with a business plan, at the innocent school of business. 

This August, make a reservation at the innocent kitchen for a sensory night out to discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about good taste.

Why does taste matter? How does it work? What’s the perfect combination? How can good taste transform your life and career? Join us to break bread with our stellar line-up of culinary stars including Ollie Dabbous, Florence Knight, Bompas & Parr, Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover and Emilie Baltz at the latest innocent inspires session to find out.

Michelin starred chef and culinary genius Ollie Dabbous will be sharing the secrets of setting up the most talked about restaurant in town and how to make your ingredients shine.

Emilie Baltz knows everything there is about why taste happens. She’ll explain what makes something taste good, why some combinations don’t work and the effect of imagination and memory on how we enjoy our food.

Super blogger and creator of the underground supper club, Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover will tell us how she brought good taste to living rooms across the country, took on the big restaurants and inspired a gastronomic revolution.

Florence Knight knows the London food scene. Head chef at Polpetto and recent author of a cook book, she is on a mission to show how you can combine ordinary provisions to create something truly exciting. And then because there is always room for jelly, you’ll get to taste some amazing creations from jellymongers, Bompas & Parr, and hear how they’ve bought molecular magic to the world of party food.

So loosen your belt and prepare to treat your brain and your tastebuds on Wednesday 14th August. You’ll never look at food or drink in the same way again.

We cordially invite you to a one-night-only show at the innocent gallery on October 1st, for a evening about creativity.

What is creativity? How can ideas, words and pictures turn the ordinary in to something extraordinary? How do shapes, sounds and sights affect the way we see the world and live our lives? We'll hear about all this and more from DJ, promoter and visionary of great things, Rob da Bank and play with colour with world-renowned graphic artist and winner of the Creative Future Award, Kate Moross, along with some other special speakers.

So come, peruse our walls of specially commissioned artwork (and take some home). Listen to some music, look back over the best bits of innocent words and pictures, or just hang out looking interesting and brooding whilst enjoying a 'Smoothini'. Whatever you do, be there or be square.