London Lit Weekend 2014 | Kings Place

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London Lit Weekend 2014

10 - 12 October


Small but beautiful, a carefully selected array of talks by some of the most exciting international speakers today. Eclectic and diverse, the London Lit Weekend explores all sorts of topics from religion to rock'n'roll, poetry to crime, money to philosophy, stationery to Woody Guthrie.

Pick the events you want to attend or, even better, take advantage of our day passes and give your brain a great weekend workout. You will laugh, think, sway, debate and most certainly have a great time.

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Hall One

Kevin Eldon and Stewart Lee present cult poet Paul Hamilton

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:00pm / Spoken Word

Paul Hamilton's cousin, Kevin Eldon, stand-up comedian and stalwart of numerous television and radio comedies over the last twenty years, presents a fascinating insight into the life, work and times of a poet who stands in a class all of his own.

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Kings Place

SATURDAY PASS: London Lit Weekend

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am / Spoken Word

Make the most of your day at Kings Place's London Lit Weekend and book a Saturday Day Pass for just £20!

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Hall One

Karen Armstrong: Fields of Blood

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:00pm / Spoken Word

Countering the atheist claim that believers are violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, Karen Armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent and celebrates those who opposed aggression and promoted peace and reconciliation.

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Hall One

Greil Marcus: The History of Rock’n’Roll in Ten Songs

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 2:30pm / Spoken Word

In this musically illustrated talk, Greil Marcus tells a story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Do not miss a rare appearance in the UK of a founder of contemporary rock criticism and its most gifted and incisive practitioner.

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Hall One

James Rhodes: Instrumental

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 4:30pm / Spoken Word

James Rhodes plays the piano and discusses his memoir Instrumental, a tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, as well as a fascinating insight into the lives of some of the great composers.

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Hall Two

Nick Hayes on Woody Guthrie

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 6:00pm / Spoken Word

With a delighted eye, and an ear for a tune, Nick Hayes's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rime of the Modern Mariner brings a legend to life with a generous spirit and crackling moral force its subject would have been proud of.

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Hall One

The Land of Lost Content: Celebrating the Life and Poetry of A E Housman

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 8:00pm / Spoken Word

A ravishing evening of humour, lyricism, nostalgia and romance featuring classic settings of Housman's poems, with Sunny Ormonde, the outrageous Lilian Bellamy in The Archers, soprano Jan Hartley and BBC actor and director David Timson.

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SUNDAY PASS: London Lit Weekend

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 10:00am / Spoken Word

Make the most of your day at Kings Place's London Lit Weekend and book a Sunday Day Pass for just £20!

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Hall Two

Judith Flanders on the Making of Home

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 12:00pm / Spoken Word

The acclaimed author of The Victorian City vividly explores parts the 500-year history of how and why our homes have come to be what they are owing to social, religious and economic factors. Expect thrilling mini histories of many household items from cutlery to the fitted kitchen on the way.

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St Pancras Room

James Ward's Adventures in Stationery

Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 12:30pm / Spoken Word

James Ward is here to tell accidental tales of invention, curious stories, brilliant designs, epic feats of procrastination and bitter rivalry.

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