Salon is a collaboration between Rachel Lichtenstein and arts organisation Metal, to create a series of stimuating cultural evenings at Chalkwell Hall, with invited guest literary speakers. 
The Salon series began in Spring 2010 and is ongoing. 
The idea for Salon is loosely based on the informal evenings once held in Rachel's grandparent's house on the nearby Chalkwell Hall Estate, where they would invite the artists, poets and radicals of the former Jewish East End to eat, drink and share ideas in their tiny front room. 
The contemporary take on these evenings has seen the former drawing room of the Chalkwell Hall Manor House packed out on many occassions, as people came to hear well known authors, poets, playwrights, artists, historians and broadcasters in conversation with Rachel. 
Speakers so far have included:
Naomi Alderman
Robert Macfarlane
Sukhdev Sandhu
Iain Sinclair
Craig Taylor
Jerry White
Sarah Wise
Ken Worpole
For a full archive of Salon events please click here