About The Milking Stool
The Milking Stool is an evening of complete relaxation in the company of fascinating speakers and of people, like you, who enjoy exploring ideas.
These aren’t talks, debates or lectures. This is the pleasure of listening to three wildly different opinions on the same subject from three wildly interesting people – film-makers, farmers, writers, executives, persuaders, chefs, environmentalists, musicians, activists.
We can’t promise you’ll leave the evening as a more interesting, sexier, more open version of yourself, but it’s a damn fine place to start.
Podcast coming soon.
We all love the movies, but have they become a cultural battleground? Critics love Nomadland but Thor packs in the audiences. Women Oscar nominees are a talking point. Studio heads (yep, Harvey) have been ousted. Coppola calls comic-book movies ‘despicable’, while Scorsese says they aren’t even cinema. Are the Hollywood days over, or are the movies as good as they ever were?Read More
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The Food & Farms
The winemakers, olive growers, oyster farmers and veggie providers who supply us are also ready to welcome you. We hope you’ll stay around to visit them and take home some local produce for when you can’t be in the Valley in person.