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Legacy: Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

The legendary Alice Coltrane was born in Detroit, as was fellow jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby. Both made a lasting contribution to the development of contemporary jazz and continue to inspire musicians today.

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Fatimah Asghar: If They Come For Us

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Rising US poet Fatimah Asghar brings her powerful debut collection If They Come For Us to the UK for the first time.

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Criminal Improv: Dom O'Keefe, Francesca Forristal, Phil Whelans and Max Dickins

Comedy at Kings Place

Produced and hosted by Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse, Criminal Improv is a comedy night and podcast. Join a line-up of wonderful comedy talents as they solve a murder in front of your eyes.

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Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Rachel Podger is joined by mezzo Ciara Hendrick for this alluring sequence featuring vocal and instrumental music of the Italian Renaissance and French Baroque.

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Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Acclaimed singer-songwriter/cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson returns to Kings Place with a bespoke one-off performance exploring the theme of love.

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The Top 10 Podcast LIVE!

Words at Kings Place

Hosted by John Rocha and Matt Knost, The Top 10 show is a movie podcast where each week they select a topic, create personal top 10 lists, discuss the resulting films, and compile the show’s final list from their selections.

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Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Step inside the Green Leaf Forest to tightrope walk across a dancing river, tame a furry lion cub and make music with some very rascally frogs. Join Pepper the mischievous monkey as he embarks on an adventure to join the Rainbow Circus.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Cosmic Dawn

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: A cantata written when Bach was very busy – he was expected to produce six over the course of a month at the same time that he was writing the St John Passion. The science: How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us more...

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Consone Quartet with Gillian Keith

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The Consone Quartet explore and recreate the soundworld of the classical and early Romantic string quartet repertoire on period instruments.

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The Guilty Feminist

Comedy / The Guilty Feminist

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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A Tribute to Amos Oz

Words / Jewish Book Week

Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author and peace activist, was one of our most important and compelling writers.

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LIVE RELAY: A Tribute to Amos Oz

Words / Jewish Book Week

Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author and peace activist, was one of our most important and compelling writers.

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Poetry London: Spring 2019 Readings

Words at Kings Place

Poetry London is one of the UK’s leading national and international poetry magazines. This event will offer the opportunity to hear poets from its Spring 2019 issue.

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Joanna MacGregor

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Joanna MacGregor is one of today’s most invigorating of all high-profile musicians. Her remarkable programme brings together Beethoven with three outstanding female composers.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Laura Jurd in conversation with Soosan Lolavar

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Join the curator of this evening's performance, musician, composer and bandleader, Laura Jurd as she discusses the art of composition with British-Iranian composer Soosan Lolavar.

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Laura Jurd & guests featuring the Ligeti Quartet, Dinosaur, Heida Mobeck & Anja Lauvdal

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

Curated by trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd, Stepping Back, Jumping In is a celebration of new sounds featuring world-class improvisers and contemporary music-makers from Norway and the UK.

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Love Is...

Words / Jewish Book Week

Love rules our lives. Philosopher Simon May, in a radically new theory of love, examines its real aim. Clinical psychologist Frank Tallis takes a look at the darker side of love – obsession.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: An Experience of India

Words / Jewish Book Week

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a German-Jewish refugee educated in England, made her name as a novelist in India. This event weaves together two of her finest stories.

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Israel: A Jewish State or a State for Jews?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Seventy years on, at the heart of one of the world’s most volatile regions, in a country that still struggles to define itself, was it ever possible for Israel to become the moral super state?

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A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology

Words / Jewish Book Week

In a world transformed by technology, where does humanity figure? Our expert panel discuss.

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Reckonings: Who Cares About Bringing Nazis to Justice?

Words / Jewish Book Week

Seventy years after the Nuremberg Trials, this panel discussion explores whether justice has, or could ever have, been done.

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What Have the Plantagenets Ever Done for Us?

Words / Jewish Book Week

The 11th and 12th centuries, from William the Bastard’s conquest in 1066 to the death of Henry II in 1189, have been described as a golden age for Anglo-Jewry. But was it really so good for the Jews?

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Bitter

Free / Jewish Book Week

Francesca Jakobi talks about the perils and pitfalls of fictionalising a family story. In Bitter, it is 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past.

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Doing Nothing

Words / Jewish Book Week

Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen explores the paradoxical pleasures of inactivity, and asks how we might live a different and more fulfilled existence.

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