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People Love Dead Jews: Dara Horn in Conversation

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

A two-time National Jewish Book Award winner for her fiction, Dara Horn, author of the Eternal Life and The World To Come joins us live from the US for our inaugural Live On-Screen Event at Kings Place.

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Billy Wilder: From Vienna to Hollywood (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

An unmissable discussion of one of cinema's most influential and best-loved figures with author Jonathan Coe and cinema historian Noah Isenberg chaired by The Film Programme host Francine Stock.

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People Love Dead Jews (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

A two-time National Jewish Book Award winner for her fiction, Dara Horn, author of the Eternal Life and The World To Come joins us live from the US for our inaugural Live On-Screen Event at Kings Place.

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Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery & Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

 An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe from two of the world’s most respected thinkers, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Elif Shafak.

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Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

Historian and biographer Helen Fry tells the story of the remarkable British Secret Service operative, Thomas Kendrick. Journalist and author, Robert Hutton chairs.

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Bernard-Henri Lévy & Elif Shafak: Misery, Hope, and the Humanitarian Crisis (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

 An unflinching look at the most urgent humanitarian crises around the globe from two of the world’s most respected thinkers, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Elif Shafak.

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Arena at Jewish Book Week: Featuring I Thought I Was Taller. A Short History of Mel Brooks

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

Arena producer Sally Angel and editors Anthony Wall and Alan Yentob discuss the many Jewish subjects featured in the multi-award-winning arts documentary series.

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Arena at Jewish Book Week: Featuring I Thought I Was Taller. A Short History of Mel Brooks (Online Streaming Event)

Words / Jewish Book Weekend

Arena producer Sally Angel and editors Anthony Wall and Alan Yentob discuss the many Jewish subjects featured in the multi-award-winning arts documentary series.

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ADG7 K-Music Festival Opening

Contemporary at Kings Place

With the explosions of a pop rock cabaret and the grooves of funk, ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) draw on the sacred shamanic and secular ritual music and folk song of the Hwanghaedo region in western North Korea.

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Kris Drever

Folk at Kings Place

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

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Fara

Folk at Kings Place

‘Torch-bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition. . . one of the most exciting Scottish folk discoveries in recent years’ AllMusic ‘Gifted, imaginative, complex and engaging. . . a sound that just exudes joy’ FRUK ‘Bring

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Gabriela Montero

Classical / London Piano Festival

In this glittering programme, ‘The Immigrant’, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero views early works of Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, all of whom emigrated to America, through the prism of Charlie Chaplin’s legendary film.

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Laura Jurd & Huw Warren

Jazz / London Unwrapped

First outing for a new and exciting collaboration by two of the most eclectic free spirits in UK Jazz, Laura Jurd and Huw Warren.

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Katya Apekisheva plays Schubert

Classical / London Piano Festival

Pianist Katya Apekisheva explores the world of late Schubert through her close affinity with the three Klavierstücke, D946, and Sonata in B flat, D960, revealing compelling facets of the Viennese composer by turns turbulent, obsessive, otherworldly and dance-like.

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Pre-concert Talk: Sally Beamish

Classical / London Piano Festival

Owen Mortimer, Editor of International Piano, will interview composer Sally Beamish in this pre-concert talk ahead of the Two-Piano Gala.

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Two-Piano Gala

Classical / London Piano Festival

The Two Piano Gala forms the heart of the London Piano Festival where five internationally acclaimed pianists will team up in various formations to celebrate the joys, challenges and sheer brilliance of pianistic collaboration.

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The Goldberg Variations with Charles Owen & Marcus du Sautoy

Classical / London Piano Festival

In this special lecture-recital, famous mathematician Marcus du Sautoy will explain how ideas of symmetry are at work throughout the variations. Like an audible Alhambra, Bach plays with different symmetrical ideas to create the 30 variations that make up the piece, here played by the pianist Charles Owen.

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Steve Richards presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics (Live in Hall One)

Words / Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics

Political commentator and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents his latest behind-the-scenes guide to the epic dramas and the characters shaping seismic events.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Restoration Music

Classical / London Unwrapped

A programme featuring a collection of short and thrilling pieces of music written during the period of the second English civil war that draws parallels with our experience of restoration after Covid-19, and our determination to see the arts flourish once more.

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Sam Carter: How The City Sings

Folk / London Unwrapped

In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances.

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Brodsky Quartet: Schubert Hour – ‘Death and the Maiden’, D810

Classical at Kings Place

In the second edition of the hugely popular hour-long series, the Brodsky Quartet perform Schubert’s last three quartets and his quintet, lovingly set up with musical preludes.

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Bach B Minor Mass

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

From the opening primal scream of the Kyrie to the gentle blessing of the Benedictus, the Mass in B minor has an almost operatic intensity. Bach completed the final version of his greatest choral masterpiece shortly before

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Midnight Skyracer

Folk at Kings Place

Award nominated bluegrass band, Midnight Skyracer have been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago and are bringing a thrilling show to Kings Place.

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Martin Simpson

Folk at Kings Place

45 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. His next album was going to be a live one.  But the lockdown put paid to all that.  Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining.  Unable to play to audiences (Martin can average over 100 gigs a year) or go into a recording studio, the only solution was to record a new album at home.

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