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Words at Kings Place

Words at Kings Place offers an eclectic programme of events offering a wide range of international writers from all genres. Kings Place is home to Poet in the City and Jewish Book Week (the UK’s second oldest book festival), which both draw enthusiastic audiences to their sell-out events. The regular Monday night events have featured novelists Julian Barnes, David Lodge, Ali Smith and Val McDermid, biographers Robert Douglas Fairhurst and Artemis Cooper, scientists Norman Doidge and Alan Ropper, economist Barry Eichengreen, essayist Raymond Tallis, Rose Tremain, Richard Dawkins and Ian Rankin, to name but a few.

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Hall One

Rock ’n’ Roll Politics Special

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 7:00pm /

Award-winning columnist and broadcaster, Steve Richards, presents a special Rock ’n’ Roll Politics in the month Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50. Is May heading for a hard Brexit? Will Boris and others help or hinder? Can Jeremy Corbyn survive Brexit and dark opinion polls?

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Hall One

Word/Play – Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin

Sunday, 2 April 2017 - 11:30am /

Lucy Parham’s Composer Portraits have become internationally acclaimed. Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one of the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Professor Amanda Bayley on Bartok's Fifth Quartet

Sunday, 2 April 2017 - 5:15pm /

Professor Amanda Bayley, distinguished Bartók scholar and author of the Cambridge Companion to Bartók discusses his fifth string quartet.

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SOLD OUT – The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Pippa Evans, Poppy King, Jess Thom & Rebecca Bunce

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

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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SOLD OUT – The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Susan Wokoma, Dawn O’Porter & Jess Phillips

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

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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Hall Two

The Guilty Feminist presents Loud Voices

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

In this special episode, four diverse writers present four hilarious sit-com pilots. Hear the comedy stars of tomorrow today!

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Hall Two

The Further Adventures of Monsieur Robinet

Friday, 21 April 2017 - 7:00pm /

John Hegley returns to Kings Place with his dad’s paintings, his own drawings and a quartet of musicians. Monsieur Robinet will be accompanied by his long-suffering dog Chirac, and there will be additional adventures on The Supersonic Sofa, which will visit the Pyramids, Ancient Rome and Dunstable.

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Hall Two

What Women Want featuring Amy Annette, Jessie Cave, Lolly Adefope & Tom Allen

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

Join a new episode of Amy Annette’s comedy talk show as she talks misconceptions, misadventures, misogyny, and mystique (the feminine one) with her guests Jessie Cave, Lolly Adefope, and Tom Allen.

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Hall One

Martin Creed

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 8:30pm /

An evening of songs and talk with Martin Creed. Those familiar with the Turner Prize-winning artist will know that one of the many engaging aspects of his live performances, regardless of the venue and context, is the unpredictability of the proceedings.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Nicholas Collon on Ligeti’s Piano Concerto

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 6:15pm /

Nicholas Collon talks to Aurora Orchestra’s Chief Executive John Harte about the work at the heart of the evening’s concert programme – Ligeti’s extraordinary Chamber Concerto.

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