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Paul Johnson – Institute For Fiscal Studies

As the TV and radio “go to man” for all issues related to the nation’s finances, Paul Johnson, director of the highly respected Institute for Fiscal Studies, makes a welcome return to his home town of Shoreham, giving an exclusive talk at Ropetackle.

The IFS has established an enviable reputation for its authoritative analysis and independence, cited regularly by all party leaders despite its readiness to question, and where necessary, criticise their pronouncements. Since the Brexit vote, the IFS has provided extensive analysis and warnings of the likely impact on the UK’s economy.

As well has being head of the IFS, Paul Johnson is a member of the statutory Committee on Climate Change and the Banking Standards Board, the remit of both being hugely important, not least at the present time. His wide ranging previous roles have included the Cabinet Office (advising on pensions and welfare reform), the Financial Service Authority (advising on financial regulation), and HM Treasury (director of public services).

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Friday 10th February 2017 -

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Fish pie served with vegetables / Butterbean and vegetable casserole served with vegetables (v)

Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more