Friday, 2 October 2015 - 8:00pm / Hall Two
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embark on an exciting new project with an extended line up, to celebrate the launch of their new album 'Watershed'.
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 11:00am / Hall Two
Discovering Beethoven is a fun exploration of Beethoven for all ages! The concert features a specially commissioned piece for Piano Trio and Narrator.
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 2:00pm / Hall One
Writer and biographer Jonathan Keates, Oxford Professor Helen Small, Emeritus Professor John Sutherland and Simon Grennan, scholar in the field of visual narratology, explore the works of one of the great Victorian novelists.
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 2:00pm / Hall Two
How can you explain the visual arts with language only? Each of us sees a work of art differently and then has to find the right words to convey it. How does one capture the essence of a painting or sculpture in words? Are the two art forms compatible?
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 3:30pm / Hall One
Inequality is the buzzword of our times and, if anything it is growing shockingly. Is it endemic to capitalism? Is it a catch-all term? What exacerbates it? And what happens to our cultural outputs and societal bonds as it increases?
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 5:00pm / Hall One
Why are there no books on television? Adaptations aside, literature has become less and less visible. Why is critical discussion of new books deemed unworthy of the programmers’ – and our – attention? Melvyn Bragg is in conversation with Alex Clark.
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 5:00pm / Hall Two
A discussion on our relationship with animals, the symbolic space they occupy, our own hypocrisies and needs, and why we keep turning to them. With Mark Rowlands ('The Philosopher and the Wolf') and Max Porter ('Grief is the Thing with Feathers').
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 6:30pm / Hall Two
Adam Mars-Jones and Professor Raymond Tallis announce the winner and runners up of the £20k Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize in a prize-giving ceremony. The judges will be in conversation with the winner about the art of the essay.
Saturday, 3 October 2015 - 8:00pm / Hall One
Pianist Lucy Parham focuses on the romantic life of Franz Liszt with Henry Goodman and Juliet Stevenson narrating. 'Lucy Parham's trailblazing evening concerts have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.' BBC Music Magazine
Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 12:00pm / St Pancras Room
Tatiana Salem Levy talks to Devorah Baum about her novel 'The House in Smyrna' (winner of the English Pen Award). A woman goes on a journey to the place where her grandfather came from. But the key he gives her may unlock unexpected doors.