Boisdale Life magazine will today host the first Boisdale Editor's Lunch.
Founded in 2014 and available online, on subscription or free at Boisdale's four London restaurants, the magazine is said to have a readership of "400,000 free thinking individuals".
According to Harry Owen, managing director of Boisdale Media, Boisdale Life was founded two years ago "partly to promote the ideals of libertarianism and and address real or perceived infringements by government on individual liberties".
Today's event at Boisdale of Belgravia will feature the presentation of the first ‘Forest Boisdale Life Libertarian of the Year’ award.
The private lunch will be hosted by Boisdale MD Ranald MacDonald and the guest list includes many of those who have contributed to the magazine, among them Christian May (City AM), Nick Ferrari (LBC), Bruce Anderson (The Spectator), Con Coughlin (Daily Telegraph), Peter McKay (Daily Mail), Dominic Midgley (Daily Express), Matthew Bell (Tatler), Jonathan Young (The Field), Claire Fox (Institute of Ideas), Jonathan Isaby (Brexit Central), Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs), Paul Staines (Guido Fawkes), Baroness Trumpington, Stanley Johnson (father of Boris), Nikolai Tolstoy, Tom Parker Bowles and many more.
I shall be presenting the 'Libertarian of the Year' award so check back here later to see who won it.
Update: I was supposed to present the award to Mark Littlewood, director-general of the Institutevof Economic Affairs.
Inevitably, perhaps, he couldn't make it and an IEA colleague received the award on his behalf.
Apart from that, it was a pretty good event ...