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Event Description


Presented by Accidental Records ONE PIG, DEAD AND ALIVE is a collaboration between Matthew Herbert, chef Rosie Sykes, and pop-up dining experts Shacklewell Nights.

The event presents a one-off opportunity to experience Herbert's acclaimed ONE PIG, the album on which he documents the journey of a single animal from birth to plate through debate, sound and taste.

Going straight to the farming and food production issues at the heart of ONE PIG, the evening will begin with discussion between Herbert, Tim Hayward (Guardian, Fire & Knives), Matthew Fort (Guardian) and another soon-to-be-announced special guest.

Then Herbert's band will bring ONE PIG to life in a live performance centering on the StyHarp, a new instrument which plays and manipulates the samples used to make album.

After listening to ONE PIG's life, guests will be served a three-course pop-up restaurant meal in which, among other things, pork from the same family as ONE PIG will be offered.

The menu:

  • Pork rillettes, cornichons and sourdough bread
  • Roast pork loins and legs and braised shoulders with lentils and mustard
  • Bitter winter leaf salad
  • Apple crumble and clotted cream 

Taking place in a small, intimate space in East London only a limited number of tickets are available for this special event.

About the restaurant team

The ONE PIG, DEAD AND ALIVE pop-up restaurant is presented by Rosie Sykes and Shacklewell Nights/Hidden Dining.

Rosie Sykes is The Guardian's former Kitchen Doctor and has been a chef The Sutton Arms, London as well as co-authoring The Kitchen Revolution. 

Clare Roberson is co-founder of Shacklewell Nights/Hidden Dining. She also created Green Onions, one of the UK's first and most respected underground supper clubs.

Seating & booking 

This is a seated performance and will be arranged like a pop-up dining experience where guests sit in groups at banqueting style tables. Seats will be allocated randomly so booking in twos or more is advisable if you want ensure you sit with your friends. Seating will also be on a first come first served basis.

Your ticket

Tickets are £57 each which includes entry to the pre-conert debate, ONE PIG performance, and a three-course meal restaurant meal.


If you have any questions about any aspect of the event please email

Praise for ONE PIG by Matthew Herbert  

“A challenging, hypnotic and haunting experience” (MOJO)

“Herbert remains as significant a musician as we have working in Britain today…” “a remarkable piece of work” (MusicOMH)  

“[His work has] deservedly earned him his status as a pioneering musician” (The Independent)

 “[A] testament to renowned DJ Herbert's skill with a sampler. 'One Pig' is rarely an easy listen… but it is always a fascinating one” (NME)

“One Pig is a fascinating journey from someone at the top of his craft. Thought-provoking, mood-inducing and well worth listening” (Drowned In Sound)  

“A fascinating journey … Gloriously unique and unsettlingly provocative” 10/10 (ClashMusic)

“… this is dynamic, nuanced music — and only occasionally as gross as you would think.” (LA Times)

"... without a doubt the most intriguing and beguiling [album] you will ever hear... disturbing and amazing." (


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December 15th, 2011  7:30 pmDecember 16th, 2011  7:30 pm