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Events 2019

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The Cut Out Girl

13/03/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place,

Bart van Es’s The Cut Out Girl, described by Philippe Sands as ‘luminous, elegant, haunting’, tells the true story of the author’s grandpare...
Jewish Voices

10/03/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

The grand finale of Jewish Book Week 2019, in partnership with World Jewish Relief, is a celebration of the power of words. A stellar line-up, featuring Henr...
Live Relay of Jewish Voices

10/03/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

This is a Live Relay of the event taking place in Hall 1. The grand finale of Jewish Book Week 2019, in partnership with World Jewish Relief, is a cel...
Gleaning Whitechapel’s Yiddishe Histories

10/03/2019 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

A stone wall or an iron gate reveal stories of community and schooling. An expression in a Cockney-Yiddish music-hall song or a union anthem from an 1889 tai...
The Creation of a Female Writer

10/03/2019 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Is the novel an inherently feminine form? And is it a distinctive thing to be a female novelist or is that in itself a misogynistic idea? Focusing on the wri...
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

10/03/2019 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Steven Zipperstein retells the shattering story of the Kishinev riot of 1903 in late-Tsarist Russia. It dominated the headlines in the western press for week...
The Writing in the Stone

10/03/2019 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Life into death, magic and demons. The landscape of this dark and powerful story is ancient Assyria some 3,000 years ago. It is a world where writing is in t...
To Kill the Truth

10/03/2019 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Acclaimed journalist Jonathan Freedland presents a gripping new thriller, the latest from his blockbuster novelist alter ego Sam Bourne. Somebody is murderi...
Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power

10/03/2019 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Munich, November 1918: in the final days of WWI, revolutionaries occupied official buildings and overthrew the monarchy. At the head of the newly declared Fr...
Saul Bellow: A Legacy

10/03/2019 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Zachary Leader presents the second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow. Arguably the greatest of American writers, Bellow’s enduring appeal perh...
The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience

10/03/2019 - 4:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Dr Guy Leschziner, in conversation with sleep psychiatrist Hugh Selsick, takes a look at what really happens to our brain at night, taking us on a fascinatin...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

Ben Hecht: The Greatest American Screenwriter

10/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Ben Hecht was, according to Jean-Luc Godard, ‘a genius’ who ‘invented 80% of what is used in Hollywood movies today’. Besides produci...

This event has live speech-to-text subtitles provided by Stagetext

The Monstrous Child

10/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Bestselling children’s author and librettist Francesca Simon, with composer Gavin Higgins, produced an opera of her stunning epic Norse tale, The Monst...

A children's/ young adult's discount is available for this event.

A Weekend in New York

10/03/2019 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Paul Essinger, a tennis professional in his 30s, is about to play his final US Open. The bookies give him 1,200-1 odds on winning the title. Anxiety-ridden, ...
From Infinity to Man: The Fundamental Ideas of Kabbalah

10/03/2019 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Eduard Shyfrin, in a fresh and innovative exploration, reveals how the ideas of Jewish mysticism — or Kabbalah — resonate with 21st century science....

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event