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Words at Kings Place

Words at Kings Place offers an eclectic programme of events offering a wide range of international writers from all genres. Kings Place is home to Poet in the City and Jewish Book Week (the UK’s second oldest book festival), which both draw enthusiastic audiences to their sell-out events. The regular Monday night events have featured novelists Julian Barnes, David Lodge, Ali Smith and Val McDermid, biographers Robert Douglas Fairhurst and Artemis Cooper, scientists Norman Doidge and Alan Ropper, economist Barry Eichengreen, essayist Raymond Tallis, Rose Tremain, Richard Dawkins and Ian Rankin, to name but a few.

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Poetry London – Autumn Launch

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:00pm /

Poetry London launches its Autumn 2017 issue with readings from Nuar Alsadir, Oli Hazzard, Liz Berry and the winners of this year’s Poetry London Competition. The evening will be hosted by the this issue’s Guest Poetry Editor Sarah Howe.

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Hall One

Jewish Book Week Presents: History in the Making – Robert Harris in conversation with Mark Lawson

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 7:00pm /

Celebrating the publication of his latest book, Munich, don’t miss the opportunity to hear award-winning, bestselling author Robert Harris in conversation with Mark Lawson at a special Out-Of-Festival Jewish Book Week event.

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Hall One

Jewish Book Week Presents: History in the Making – Joshua Levine in conversation with Jason Solomons

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 8:30pm /

Dunkirk: The History behind the Major Motion Picture is told by Joshua Levine, the historical advisor to Christopher Nolan, in its full, sweeping context. Joshua Levine is in conversation with film critic Jason Solomons.

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Hall One

Plumbing the Death Star

Sunday, 1 October 2017 - 8:00pm /

Join Plumbing the Death Star for their first ever international live shows! The acclaimed Australian podcast that seek to answer questions about films, TV shows and comic books that you’ve never thought to ask and maybe you don't even want answered have packed their bags and are heading to the UK.

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Hall Two

Iain Sinclair: The Last London

Monday, 2 October 2017 - 7:00pm /

Writing about London has been Iain Sinclair’s life’s work. His new book, The Last London, described by the author as ‘the final tilt at our stretched city’, marks the final chapter of this incredible journey.

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Hall Two

London Sinfonietta: The Story of a New Era

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - 7:30pm /

Now in its 50th year, the London Sinfonietta has never been afraid to take risks. Join us for an exclusive conversation with co-founders David Atherton and Nicholas Snowman and Principal Pianist John Constable as they look back at how the orchestra first came to life.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Howard Skempton with David Wordsworth

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 6:30pm /

Distinguished composer Howard Skempton talks to conductor David Wordsworth about his life and a career which spans 50 years.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Nicholas Collon and Iain Farrington discuss Das Lied

Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 6:15pm /

Collon discusses Das Lied von der Erde with Aurora’s Arranger-in-Residence, exploring the challenges of arranging Mahler’s vast orchestral scorings for small chamber orchestra.

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Robert Lowell and Marianne Moore: Back to the Beginning

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 7:00pm /

In the centenary anniversary year of Robert Lowell’s birth and the publication of the New Collected Poems of Marianne Moore, we partner with Faber Members to explore the processes of revision of these two seminal poets, and the impulse of humanity to revisit the past.

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Women and Words – Poetry and Music

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 7:00pm /

Remarkable women and their poems: Poetry by trailblazing women from the 18th and 19th century will be set to music especially commissioned from selected women composers.

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