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David Lindo in conservation with... Polly Morgan

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Born in 1980, Polly Morgan is a British artist working in London. She rose to attention after learning taxidermy in 2004, when she began to play with and dismantle taxidermy traditions, creating sculptures that have

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Don Black: The Sanest Guy in the Room - Online Event

Words / Online Events

Don Black is the songwriters’ songwriter, a composer's dream collaborator, and the man behind some of the late 20th century's greatest hits. Called 'the Pelé of lyricists' by Robbie Williams, Don has had a stellar

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Steve Richards presents Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics - Online Event

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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Crick Crack Club presents

Words / The Crick Crack Club

Performance story-telling by Hugh Lupton

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Emily Dickinson ‘Success is Counted Sweetest’

Words / Poet in the City

How do we define success in the face of public opinion? Although widely considered as one of the greatest poets in English Literature, Emily Dickinson is just as well known for being something of a proud outsider.

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A Walk with the Urban Birder

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Join David Lindo, ‘The Urban Birder’, as he takes you deep into nature in the middle of London.

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London is a Forest: Walking Tour

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Join Paul Wood, author of London is a Forest, and London's Street Trees on a tour of the remarkable trees found right on our doorstep.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Time Traveler

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Leading physicist in spacetime wormholes Dr Fay Dowker, talks us through the competing philosophies on the passage of time, if, indeed, time passes at all.

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Sounding Symmetry: Bach Goldberg Variations – Charles Owen & Marcus du Sautoy

Classical / London Piano Festival

A lecture recital on Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations featuring acclaimed pianist Charles Owen as well as mathematician and Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy.

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Beethoven the Virtuoso – Illustrated Lecture with David Owen Norris

Classical / London Piano Festival

Beethoven stormed into Vienna in his early twenties, improvising at the piano in a dazzling new way. David Owen Norris explores this phase of Beethoven’s career with the aid of an 1802 Schantz Grand Pianoforte.

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Pre-Concert Talk with Sally Beamish and Owen Mortimer

Words / London Piano Festival

Celebrated composer Sally Beamish talks to Owen Mortimer (International Piano) about her new piece for two pianos, which will receive its European premiere in the Two-Piano Gala.

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Crick Crack Club: Grim Grimms

Words / The Crick Crack Club

Gothic, stark, and beguiling - Ben Haggarty hauls four lesser-known Grimm tales into the dark and full-blooded realm of fairytales for grown-ups. Brimful of forbidden doors, transformations, betrayal, comeuppance, and talking skulls - Grim Grimms combines world class storytelling & exquisite music.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Discovering Brain Dynamics of Music

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The neuroscience of music is starting to elucidate how music contributes to the experience of eudaimonia, a life well-lived.

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The Imaginary Road: Jackie Kay and Julie Brook in conversation

Words / Nature Unwrapped

In this conversation with Skye-based sculptor Julie Brook, Jackie Kay reflects on her experience of the Scottish landscape as she travelled around the highlands and islands in her literary role, and discusses creativity and ownership of land, peat and ideas.

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Tim Dee and Matthew Herbert: Landfill

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Tim Dee discusses his recent book Landfill joined by composer Matthew Herbert who will present his sonic response to the work.

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London is a Forest: Walking Tour

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Join Paul Wood, author of London is a Forest, and London’s Street Trees on a tour of the remarkable trees found right on our doorstep. Paul will lead us around the streets and natural corners of King’s Cross, all

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William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Words / Nature Unwrapped

Join Poet in the City for an evening of poetry, discussion and reflection on life’s big questions through the words of Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

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Edge St Live Presents: Henry Normal – The Escape Plan

Words at Kings Place

An evening of pure escape with stories, jokes and poems from writer, poet and TV and film producer Henry Normal.

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People Family Matinee

Comedy / Christmas

It’s just not Christmas without Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, the groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative. Robin Ince returns to host this annual tradition presented by The Cosmic Shambles

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Comedy / Christmas

It’s just not Christmas without Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, the groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative. Robin Ince returns to host this annual tradition presented by The Cosmic Shambles

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Comedy / Christmas

It’s just not Christmas without Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, the groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative. Robin Ince returns to host this annual tradition presented by The Cosmic Shambles

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Comedy / Christmas

It’s just not Christmas without Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, the groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative. Robin Ince returns to host this annual tradition presented by The Cosmic Shambles

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Comedy / Christmas

It’s just not Christmas without Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People, the groundbreaking variety night that celebrates the curious and the creative. Robin Ince returns to host this annual tradition presented by The Cosmic Shambles

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Through-out history, humans have turned to technology to overcome our own human, physical limitations.

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