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Rock ’n’ Roll Politics with Steve Richards

Words at Kings Place

Join award-winning columnist and broadcaster, Steve Richards, for his latest behind-the-scenes tour of British politics. An evening of high political drama is guaranteed.

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Women in Folk – Music Panel Discussion

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Rachel Newton brings together a group of women from across the music industry to discuss issues around gender in folk music with questions from the floor.

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Shirley Collins in Conversation with Emily Portman

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

Iconic English folk singer and song collector, Shirley Collins, has had a deep and lasting influence on many contemporary singers. Emily Portman is one such singer. With their shared passion in the source material, this ‘In Conversation’ event promises to be an insightful and engaging conversation about lives lived in song.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Hunting for Aliens

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: This theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection. The science: Professor Lewis Dartnell closes the season with a look at the latest research in astrobiology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Now She's Fairly Altered her Meaning

Folk / Venus Unwrapped

In this talk with musical accompaniment, Emily Portman discusses her own feminist interpretations of the traditional songs she sings and the original songs she writes.

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National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings

Words at Kings Place

Enjoy readings and new commissions from some of the UK’s finest writers – The Poetry Society presents a dazzling line-up of ten poets who have...

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The Crick Crack Club presents... The Son of the Buffalo Women

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Storyteller Jan Blake and drummer John Predare take us on an inspiring tale – The Birth of Sundiata Keita –from its origins in 13th-century Africa to the conflicts in our own time where its telling has been forbidden.

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Sylvia Plath: Life between the Lines

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Blurring the lines between life and art, Sylvia Plath took her personal experiences and wove them into the very fabric of her poetry.

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Ruth Crawford Seeger – ‘Dear Superwoman’

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

The young Ruth Crawford (before she married Charles Seeger) was a highly original artist whose visionary modernist works eventually drew admiration from a new generation of American composers. In this illustrated event, pianist Christina McMaster

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Kate Whitley & The Multi-Story Orchestra

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

A concert intertwining spoken word and music about love, exploring the relationship between sound and text through both sung poetry and live readings interspersed with improvised music.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Ronald Brautigam and Amy Dickson with Nicholas Collon

Free / Mozart’s Piano

Legendary pianist Ronald Brautigam and award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson in conversation with Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra’s Principal Conductor.

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The Black Flamingo Cabaret

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Dust down your feathers for a night of wordplay and gender-defying drag featuring black and queer performers, hosted by poet and drag queen Dean Atta as The Black Flamingo.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Aurora Principal Players reflect on 15 years of Aurora

Free / Aurora Orchestra

Principal Players from Aurora Orchestra reflect on 15 years and look back on the orchestra’s journey of becoming one of the world’s most dynamic and creative forces in orchestral music.

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Women in Frame: Gillian Clarke and Claire Eastgate

Words / Venus Unwrapped

At a time when extraordinary women poets are lighting up the face of contemporary poetry, Poet in the City invites you to the launch of an ambitious project painting the foundations for a new female legacy. Women

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Crick Crack Club presents... The Frog Princess Punked

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and an all-girl band The Swamp Girls weld together punk songs, scratch animation and an epic fairytale about the perils of annexing the wild.

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