07 06 2017

In Conversation
Dominic Cools-Lartigue
Matt Munday

We will be talking food and culture with two of London's industry figures who met on the dance floor in the early 90's. Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast and Matt Munday, Journalist for the Sunday Times and The Observer. Through the 90’s Dominic Cools-Lartigue was putting on raves in a venue on Portobello Road with the likes of Roni Size and Daft Punk. Matt Munday was a DJ playing at some of the same parties, kicking off a friendship that has endured.

Dominic Cools-Lartigue is the man cited as kickstarting and leading a new night time street food culture in London. Following the birth of his son he moved away from the club scene and set up Street Feast in 2012. It went from strength to strength, growing in size and sites with restaurateurs, musicians, thinkers and entrepreneurs all congregating at these events. Dominic is currently working on his next big thing, which is due to launch next year.

Matt Munday was a DJ and promoter in the Nineties, but eventually decided to change career path and retrain as a print journalist. Initially combining his understanding and appreciation of the music industry with a love of words he become a writer and copy editor for seminal publication The Face, going on to freelance for The Sunday Times and The Observer amongst many others, as well as edit niche culture magazines including Town and &Co. He’s interviewed everyone from Bruce Dickinson to Forest Whittaker along with writing commentary of our times on subjects as diverse as pirate radio, World Cup football, maker culture, the rebirth of Southend, digital vs print media, US hip hop and UK street food. He has worked part-time at The Sunday Times Magazine for 15 years, specialising in subbing and copy-editing long-form features, and has been lucky enough to work with many of journalism's biggest names, including AA Gill, David James Smith, Christina Lamb and Trevor Phillips. He compiled the Sunday Times Travel's Ibiza guide in 2015.

Dominic and Matt have recently come together to work a project involving the collected passion of culture and words. We look forward to hearing more about their journeys and choices.


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