Events 2019

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Tom Bower on Jeremy Corbyn

10/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Acclaimed investigative journalist and bestselling biographer Tom Bower, author of 24 books including the lives of Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Tony Blai...
Kafka’s Last Trial? Contested Literary Legacies and Cultural Property

10/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal champion Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil his friend’s last instruction: to burn his remaining manus...
Forty is a Fearsome Age

10/03/2019 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Forty, it has been said, is ‘the age when we become who we are.’ But does it ever feel like everyone — except you — is a proper adult? Do you wonde...
The Book of Sarah

10/03/2019 - 1:30 pm

Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Sarah Lightman noticed that The Book of Sarah is missing from the Bible, so she set out to make her own. In this stunning visual autobiography from ...

Free. Unticketed Fringe Event

Truth, Love, Jews and Food

10/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Food: a subject close to our hearts and souls, as well as our stomachs. Two award-winning foodies —  journalist and Spectator restaurant critic, ...
Voices on the Page

10/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras

Critically-acclaimed memoirist and author Alba Arikha joins poet and translator Yvonne Green in an exploration of how the literary voice represents the multi...
Opening the Drawer: The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews

10/03/2019 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

In Opening the Drawer: The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews, Barry Cohen has brought together illustrated profiles of three generations of Poles who...
The Book Smugglers

10/03/2019 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 2

In a history book that reads like a thriller, The Book Smugglers charts the incredible story of the ghetto inmates who rescued thousands of rare boo...
The Cut Out Girl

10/03/2019 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, St Pancras

Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018, and described by Philippe Sands as ‘Luminous, elegant, haunting’, The Cut Out Girl tells...
Philip Roth: His Life and Legacy

10/03/2019 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, Hall 1

‘Literature isn’t a moral beauty contest’, claimed Roth, ‘The belief it inspires is what counts.’ Literary titan and multi-awar...
Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred

09/03/2019 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Judeophobia, the great hatred. Is it a psychic aberration, a 2,000 year-old disease? Loathing of Jews has been a feature of Christendom since the first accus...
Bertolt Brecht: The Poet Now

09/03/2019 - 7:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

David Constantine and Tom Kuhn have, for the first time, translated and edited the complete poems of Bertolt Brecht, the greatest German playwright of the 20...
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: Addressing the Bundestag

09/03/2019 - 7:15 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

In January 2018, cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a survivor of Auschwitz, and then of Bergen-Belsen, addressed the Bundestag to commemorate Holocaust Memoria...
Is Humanity in Denial?

07/03/2019 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

The Holocaust never happened. The planet isn’t warming. Vaccines cause autism. All of us deny inconvenient truths sometimes, but what happens when denial b...
Descent into Darkness

07/03/2019 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

In Insomnia, Marina Benjamin has produced an unsettling account of an unsettling condition, treating our inability to sleep not as a disorder, but a...