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Starlite Urban Drive In

Who is behind it?

Silent Cinema was dreamed up by Damian Barr—journalist, writer, cultural entrepreneur and Salonierre. He works with a crack team of technical, legal and production experts.

As the world’s first reader-in-residence, he was shortlisted for the Lloyd’s Innovation Prize at the Arts&Business Awards.  For his lifestyle features at the Times he was shortlisted for a British Press Award.  He runs the phenomenally successful Literary Salon at Mondrian London and other venues, most recently Sydney Writers Festival. Join him and celebrated guest authors on a Reading Weekend holiday.  He has worked with big and boutique brands including Motorola, Soho House group, Orange, Hendrick’s Gin, Vodafone and Heal’s.  With Volvo he produced the sell-out hit Starlite: the world’s first urban drive-in.

His stories and projects have repeatedly been featured in the Times, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Independent, Independent on Sunday, Mail, Mail on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Grazia, GQ, Glamour, Guardian, Observer, NY Times, TIME, Time Out, USAToday, Fantastic Man, House Magazine and on CNN, ABC and BBC.

He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling Maggie & Me.  He lives between London and Brighton where he keeps some fancy urban hens.