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The Crick Crack Club presents... Kali

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee take you on a white-knuckled tuk-tuk ride through sun-kissed palaces and fiend-infested forests.

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Workshop #3 – Singing Is Good for Your Lungs with Phoene Cave

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Join Phoene Cave as she demonstrates some of the tools for managing breathlessness.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.

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The Empire Film Podcast – 350th Episode

Words at Kings Place

The Empire Podcast is turning 350, and they want you to help them blow out the candles on their cake. They’re recording this landmark episode of the podcast.

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Standard Issue with special guests Clare Balding & Sara Pascoe

Words at Kings Place

The Standard Issue podcast is a magazine for ears, founded by Sarah Millican, made by women for women, and covering everything women are interested in – so, y’know… everything.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Knock on the Door: Struggling Against Apartheid

Words / Jewish Book Week

In Apartheid South Africa, many desperate parents fought to rescue their children, arrested for so-called ‘anti-apartheid’ activities. The Knock on the Door tells the story of the parents who fought back.

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Workers’ Tales: The Radical Side of Children’s Literature

Words / Jewish Book Week

Explore a collection of political tales selected and introduced by the brilliant critic and author Michael Rosen: socialist fairy tales, fables and allegories from Great Britain.

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Radio Tel Aviv: The Musical Confession of Dr Israel Shine

Free / Jewish Book Week

Edward Evans presents a brilliantly funny novel. Israel has no idea who he is. Tracing his memories, track by musical track, he uncovers a cosmic emptiness at the heart of his being.

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Finding Nemon: The Extraordinary Life of the Outsider Who Sculpted the Famous

Words / Jewish Book Week

Emigré sculptor Oscar Nemon was one of the 20th century’s greatest and most flamboyant sculptors. His daughter Aurelia Young, in conversation with cultural historian Patrick Bade, tells his rip-roaring story.

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