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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

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, 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.

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Hall One

My Life in Science: An Evening with Richard Dawkins

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 7:00pm /

A fascinating evening in which pioneering scientist and public thinker, Richard Dawkins, will discuss his memoir, 'Brief Candle in the Dark'.

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St Pancras Room

London Lit Weekend: Making Sense of the Past

Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 12:00pm /

Tatiana Salem Levy talks to Devorah Baum about her novel 'The House of 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.

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Hall One

London Lit Weekend: Why The Classics Still Matter Today

Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 2:00pm /

Two of the most eminent and exciting classicists in the UK, Edith Hall and Tom Holland share their passion for the ancient world with us and tell us why they think studying the Greeks and the Romans as well as other antique cultures is more than relevant today.

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Concert Level (-2)

Pop-Up Poetry with Jonathan Edwards

Friday, 9 October 2015 - 6:30pm /

Poet in the City presents the next in its series of free pre-concert poetry events at Kings Place. Tonight it's award winning poet and wordsmith Jonathan Edwards.

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Hall One

Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation: Messiaen's Twenty Contemplations

Monday, 12 October 2015 - 7:00pm /

Award-winning pianist Cordelia Williams plays a selection of extraordinary compositions by Olivier Messiaen, alongside poetry and paintings.

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Hall Two

I'm Black so You Don't Have to Be...

Monday, 19 October 2015 - 7:00pm /

Speaky Spokey, the literary cabaret, presents an evening of readings, music and discussion, with a special highlight from Wasafiri Magazine. Pauline Black, Hannah Lowe and Colin Grant investigate whether it’s possible or desirable to 'think black'.

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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.

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Hall One

Rebus returns... Ian Rankin talks to Mark Lawson about his new novel 'Even Dogs in the Wild'

Monday, 9 November 2015 - 7:00pm /

The internationally bestselling author, Ian Rankin talks to Mark Lawson about his latest Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novel.

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Hall One

Ted Hughes: The Art of Translation

Monday, 16 November 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City presents an event exploring the life and work of Ted Hughes, marking the 50th anniversary of Modern Poetry in Translation.

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