Persia Lawson will be hosting ‘Is Romance Dead?’ with Dolly Alderton, Cosmo Landesman and Sali Hughes at 4.15pm on Sunday 22nd in the East End Tent. Book tickets here.

Persia Lawson is co-author of ‘The Inner Fix’ (Hodder + Stoughton, 2016), a motivational speaker and “one of the UK’s most successful love coaches” – according to The Times magazine. Having once been a serial cheater + obsessive love addict, she’s proud to now be in a healthy, committed relationship and is passionate about helping women attract (+ keep) their own soulmate in the chaos of the modern dating world.

Trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and addiction studies, Persia has supported thousands of women (including some well-known celebrities) in radically transforming all aspects of their lives, gaining her the status of “irreverent British guru” by Marie Claire magazine and being described by Sadie Frost as “refreshingly honest, raw + relatable”.

Her work has featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The BBC, You magazine, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard, and Persia regularly writes and consults for online dating site E-Harmony.

Persia will host ‘Is Romance Dead?’ – a Curious Arts panel discussion.