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Spoken Word

(Mostly) Mondays 7pm Hall One

Start your week with lively discussion, lectures and readings in a wide range of genres including poetry, journalism, fiction, drama and politics.

'The first London arts venue to get the atmosphere just right.'
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Hall Two

Poetry London: Summer Launch

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poetry London is one of the UK’s leading national and international poetry magazines where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. This event marks the launch of Poetry London’s summer issue and presents readings from distinguished poets featured in the magazine.

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Hall Two

Rock 'n' Roll Politics: The Post-Election Special

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 7:00pm /

The closest, most exciting election in decades is over and now we, the voters, and they, the elected politicians, face new, epic dramas. Join the award winning columnist and broadcast, Steve Richards, for the first Rock N Roll Politics of the new political era... when politics is still all shook up.

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Hall Two

Agile Working in the City: Algorithms vs Spontaneous Choice?

Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 7:00pm /

London leads as a context for agile work. With office interiors now offering diverse, imaginative work settings, the city spawning an ever-growing range of ‘third places’, and the tech-enabled culture of ‘anywhere working’, can we sync workplace capacity planning and user choice for sustainable resourcing?

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Hall Two

The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 7:00pm /

Join Jim Shepard, author of The Book of Aron, and Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company, for a fascinating discussion about children’s rights and the important role played by people like Doctor Janusz Korczak (a legendary child philanthropist in the inter-war period in Eastern Europe and founder of an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Second World War) in alleviating the suffering of children.

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Hall One

Judy Blume: In the Unlikely Event

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 6:00pm /

Judy Blume talks about her life in books and her brand new novel with writer, broadcaster and academic Sarah Churchwell. The interview will be followed by a Q&A.

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Hall Two

The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 7:00pm /

In this eye-opening and compelling talk, Martin Ford, the author of 'The Rise of the Robots', will offer both an exploration of this new technology and a call to arms to face its implications. The robots are coming, and we must decide – now – whether the future will see prosperity or catastrophe.

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Hall One

My Life in Science: An Evening with Richard Dawkins

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 7:00pm /

Voted by Prospect Magazine as the World's Top Thinker, Richard Dawkins is a pioneering scientist and public thinker who is famous (and infamous to some) around the world. This promises to be a fascinating evening in which Richard Dawkins will discuss his memoir Brief Candle in the Dark.

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Hall One

Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation: Twenty Contemplations

Monday, 12 October 2015 - 7:00pm /

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation is delighted to present this special cross-arts collaboration, featuring the award-winning pianist Cordelia Williams playing a selection of extraordinary piano compositions by the French composer Olivier Messiaen (Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus).

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Hall Two

Rose Tremain: The Art of the Short Story

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 7:00pm /

As part of our Minimalist series, Rose Tremain talks to Alex Clark about the art of the short story. She is the masterly author of several collections, the latest being The Darkness of Wallis Simpson in 2006 and The American Lover in 2014. She manages to conjure up a whole world, characters’ emotions and desires, in just a few pages and she might reveal how she does it so brilliantly.

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Hall One

Ted Hughes: The Art of Translation

Monday, 16 November 2015 - 7:00pm /

Monday 16/11/2015 Hall 1 7pm Poet in the City: Ted Hughes £11.

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