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Dim Sum Talks | On the Run From The Mi5

Dim Sum Talks | On the Run From The Mi5

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  •  34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY
Suitable for: Adults
Annie Machon was an intelligence officer for the UK's Security Service, MI5, in the 1990s, before resigning to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the Br... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Want to feed your brain and your stomach? Join us for a dining experience like no other with MI5 whistleblower and author Annie Machon - at one of our unique Dim Sum Talks.

Delve into a fascinating subject whilst sampling an 8 piece selection of Yang Sing's finest dim sum.

The Talk: On The Run from The Mi5

Ever wondered what it is like to be a spy?

Annie Machon worked as an intelligence officer for MI5 for six years in the 1990s, before resigning to help her former partner and colleague, David Shayler, blow the whistle about a whole series of spy crimes. The case made international headlines.

Facing arrest, they fled the UK hours before the story broke and went on the run across Europe. The next few years involved living in hiding in a remote French farmhouse, living in exile in Paris for two years, arrest, two court cases, and constant surveillance.

The ultimate gamekeeper-turned-poacher story - an analogue version of the Edward Snowden affair.

Venue: Yang Sing, China Town - Manchester

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Dim Sum Talks are a brand new concept, taking our well known Funzing Talks events - and turning them into a dining experience with a difference.

Alongside Yang Sing, we've pulled together an impressive array of leading intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire and re-invent your after work get togethers.

As well as a fascinating talk from one of our top speakers, you will receive a 8 x dim sum tasting platter exclusively put together by the culinary experts at the restaurant.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded Mancunians. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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Experience includes:
  • 8 x piece Dim Sum tasting platter
  • Fascinating lecture on the Russian Hacking Scandal 
  • High profile, ex-MI5 speaker
  • Trendy venue
  • Unique after-work event
  • 1 hour talk, followed by a lengthy Q+A
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