Suzette Field is The Tribune of The Last Tuesday Society. She was born and raised in Los Angeles where one of her earliest memories is sitting on Michael Jackson’s lap in his studio while he was recording Thriller.
She moved to England to continue her education, but in 1997 dropped out of university to pursue a burgeoning career as an art director and interior designer. In 1996 she took over a 3,000 square foot warehouse on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch and converted it into a vast cinema with pre-war sofas for seating. In 1998 she bought a five-storey derelict building in Shoreditch at a pre-Hoxton boom price and restored it to its former glory with a 25 seat cinema on the ground floor. The renovated building received wide coverage in the style press, including a 10 page spread in The World of Interiors.
Her career as an impresario began in 2000 as a founder of The Modern Times Club, a legendary retro night which Tatler dubbed "the Rolls Royce of cabaret" and launched acts such as the Puppini Sisters and Paloma Faith. In 2007 she brought her expertise to the nascent Last Tuesday Society and helped expand it from organising tea parties and lectures to being one of London's premier promoters, whose balls regularly attract 2 - 3,000 revellers. She is also the creator of its online identity and esoteric invitations. In 2009 Suzette Field and Viktor Wynd opened its first permanent home: a shop, art gallery and museum on Mare Street in Hackney.
Suzette Field is also a graphic artist who works in publishing and multimedia. She lives in North London and has a a thirteen year old daughter, Tilly, whose list
of accomplishments eclipse that of her mother and most of the rest of us.
While not organising glamourous extravaganzas herself, Suzette has been locked away in the bowels of St James's in the London Library's splendid Georgian reading rooms joining the ranks of George Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Agatha Christie and working on her first book, which is naturally on the subject of parties, as seen through the eyes of literary luminaries. A Curious Invitation: The 40 Greatest Parties in Literature will be published by Picador next autumn. And of course there will be one hell of a launch party...
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