Wordy: The Show

Simon Schama, Nick Barstow

Chair: Nick Barstow

07/03/2020 9:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

How did Simon Schama get to be so … wordy? Find out in a Jewish journey of 70-odd years (and he does mean odd) with music, stories, and some really embarrassing photos. With Nick Barstow at the piano.

In Association with The London Library

Sponsored by Dangoor Education

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Simon Schama


Sir Simon Schama, CBE is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of nineteen books and the writer-presenter of fifty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2. His art criticism for The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism in 1996; his film on Bernini from The Power of Art won an Emmy in 2007 and his series on British history and The American Future: a History, Broadcast Critics Guild awards. He won the NCR non-fiction prize for Citizens, National Book Critics Circle award for Rough Crossings, the WH Smith Literary Award for Landscape and Memory. In 2015 he received the Premio Antonio Feltrinelli in historical sciences from the Accademia nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. His The Story of the Jews: Finding the Wordswas published in 2015 and the second volume Belongingin 2017. In the autumn of 2016, The Face of Britain, a history of British portraiture appeared as a five-part BBC television series; a book and an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2018, Civilizations, a nine-part BBC television series on world art, of which he wrote and presented five. In May 2019,Wordy: Sounding off on high art, low appetite and the power of memory, was published. His latest television series, The Romantics and Us, is currently airing on the BBC. 

Nick Barstow


Nick Barstow is a musical director, arranger, composer and performer. He has worked extensively with the leading stars of the West-End and is currently lead arranger and musical director for The Cardinals.  His work as arranger and orchestrator has been performed around the world and features on numerous albums.

In Association with The London Library Sponsored by Dangoor Education