Family Day 2020 Sunday 02 February - Sunday 02 February | Tickets now on sale

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William Feaver on the Lives of Lucien Freud

24/10/2019 - 6:45 pm

The London Library, 14 St James's Square, St. James's, London SW1Y 4LG

In partnership with the London Library and Insiders/Outsiders Festival, renowned art critic, William Feaver...

In Association with the London Library and Insiders/Outsider

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Chastised: The Dambusters Story 1943 with Max Hastings

13/11/2019 - 6:45 pm

The London Library, 14 St James's Square, St. James's, London SW1Y 4LG

Max Hastings offers his fascinating new perspective on one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.   Opera...
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Family Day 2020

02/02/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place,

Join us for a day of fun family events at Kings Place on the 9th February 2020. We’ll be hosting four of your favourite authors for kids aged 9 and abo...
Believe It or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earths Slimy Creatures

02/02/2020 - 11:00 am

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

What is hyena butter, and would you want to put it on toast? How much slime can a hagfish produce in 60 seconds? Which animal produces a snotty sleeping bag?...
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Brain Fizzing Facts: Awesome Science Questions Answered

02/02/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do t...
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The Great Houdini: the Worlds Most Amazing Escape Artist

02/02/2020 - 3:00 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Harry Houdini thrilled the world with his death-defying stunts and awesome showmanship, but did you know he was actually called Ehrich? Find out how he was i...
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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in WWII

02/02/2020 - 4:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who “went missing” durin...
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Live a Little

01/03/2020 - 12:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

Nonagenarian Beryl Dusinbery, forgetter of her own children and tormentor of her two longsuffering carers, meets the sprightly Shimi Carmelli, last of the el...

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The New Age of Ageing

01/03/2020 - 2:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

We are living in an unprecedented age: this year marks the first time in human history that the number of people aged 65 and over outnumber children aged fiv...

In Association with The Oldie Magazine

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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson

01/03/2020 - 3:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty award-winning bo...

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Barbara: Dis, quand reviendras-tu

01/03/2020 - 5:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

The French chanteuse Barbara, who would have been 90 this year, defined the meaning of relationships for an entire generation. A million people packed the st...

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The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

01/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Nineteenth century Berlin was the creative centre for fashion and ready-to-wear clothing. Berlin’s clothing companies made modern apparel and developed...

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Translating an Epic: Vasily Grossmans Stalingrad

01/03/2020 - 6:30 pm

Kings Place, St Pancras Room

Russian author Vasily Grossman spent four years reporting from the Eastern Front during WWII, where he claimed to read only one book, twice: Tolstoy’s ...

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Conversations with Bach

01/03/2020 - 8:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Reaching across three centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions for solo violin and cello are brought to life with readings of new poetry and prose b...

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

02/03/2020 - 7:00 pm

Kings Place, Hall 1

The journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Adam Gopnik offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time....
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Around the World in 80 Trees: an Illustrated Odyssey

05/03/2020 - 8:30 pm

Kings Place, Hall 2

Author, Eden Project trustee, World Wildlife Fund ambassador and former BBC TV science and nature commissioner Jonathan Drori has produced a...

In Association with Nature Unwrapped

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