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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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Hall One

Rock ’n’ Roll Politics – Election Special

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 7:00pm /

Award winning political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents a special show as the dramatic election campaign reaches its climax.

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St Pancras Room

Global Pillage with Sara Barron, Bisha K Ali, Nimco Ali, Manu Brüggemann, Abigoliah Schmaun, Phil Wang, Rose Matefeo & Leyla Hussein

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 4:00pm /

Global Pillage is a new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms.

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St Pancras Room

Global Pillage with Athena Kugblenu, Paul Sinha, Sindhu Vee & Francesco di Carlo

Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 4:00pm /

Global Pillage is a new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms.

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Hall One

The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Sindhu Vee, Jarleth Regan & Jenny Eclair

Monday, 5 June 2017 - 7:30pm /

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience.

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Hall Two

Poetry London: Summer Readings

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 7:00pm /

Join us to celebrate the publication of the 2017 summer issue of Poetry London – offering the opportunity to hear some of the magazine’s most distinguished contributors reading their poems: Emily Berry, Andrew McMillan, Rachel Allen and Vahni Capildeo.

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Box Office Stage

Kristin McClement

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 6:30pm /

Kristin McClement opens Poetry & Lyrics with her siren sounds. Bridging two worlds with her haunting melodies she evokes the vast shapeshifting landscape of her childhood South Africa, and the melancholic romance of old England. Kristin has collaborated with musicians Jools Owen, Emma Gatrill and Martha Rose across the UK and Europe alongside notable acts such as Benjamin Clementine, Sam Lee, Kathryn Joseph and The Weather Station.

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Hall One

SOLD OUT – Don Paterson & PJ Harvey

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 7:30pm /

Poet in the City present a unique celebration of poetry and lyrics with two of the country’s most iconic wordsmiths, Don Paterson and PJ Harvey.

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Hall Two

Don Paterson & PJ Harvey – LIVE RELAY

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 7:30pm /

LIVE RELAY of Hall One event – Poet in the City present a unique celebration of poetry and lyrics with two of the country’s most iconic wordsmiths, Don Paterson and PJ Harvey.

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Limehouse Room

The Sonic Wall

Friday, 9 June 2017 - Saturday, 10 June 2017 /

Join In the Dark Radio for an immersive audio experience exploring the relationship between poetry and lyrics through an intimate sound encounter. Expect a cinematic encounter without the images.

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Hall Two

Play That Thing – Don Paterson & Tim Garland

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 9:30pm /

An evening of music from Don Paterson with saxophonist and long-time collaborator Tim Garland. He began to concentrate on classical and twelve-string guitars in the late 1980s, when formed the Celtic-influenced jazz group Lammas with saxophonist and Chick Corea sideman Tim Garland.

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