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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

23rd November, 10:30am

Strange Concords: Words & Music Time Machine EventsCampo Santo by W G Sebald, read by Toby Jones and selected Cello Suites by J S Bach, performed...

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Story Machine Productions Presents: Kerry Hudson & Sam Ruddock - Writing Your Life Workshop

23rd November, 11am

*Update 04/11/19: We’re very sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Kerry Hudson is unable to participate in this...

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Richard Dawkins: Outgrowing God

23rd November, 12pm

Should we believe in God? In his new book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer...

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Anastasia Dukakis & Marijam Didžgalvytė: The Future of Gaming

23rd November, 12pm

From the early days of black and white 2D games, to online games with incredible graphics, the gaming industry has been at the heart of technological...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

23rd November, 1:30pm

Strange Concords: Words & Music Time Machine EventsCampo Santo by W G Sebald, read by Toby Jones and selected Cello Suites by J S Bach, performed...

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Helen Czerski: Exploring the Physical World

23rd November, 2pm

As part of the festival’s Climate Change & Environment theme, and based on the H G Wells quote "adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature’s...

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Tim Waterstone: The Face Pressed Against a Window

23rd November, 4pm

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one shop in 1982....

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Kerry Hudson: Lowborn (Down the Chipper)

23rd November, 4pm

*Update 04/11/19: We’re very sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Kerry Hudson is unable to participate in this...

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Johny Pitts: Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

23rd November, 6pm

TV presenter, photographer and writer, Johny Pitts, sets out to explore “black Europe from the street up” in his new book, Afropean: Notes...

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Lemn Sissay: My Name Is Why

23rd November, 8pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H.G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesAt the age of seventeen, after a childhood of being...

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Philip Hoare: Facing the Sea

24th November, 9:30am

From the edge of England, in a special festival commission, Philip Hoare reads his address to one of his great passions - the sea. Philip...

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John Browne: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

24th November, 12pm

Inspired by the quote: "Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsPart of the Globalisation, Nationalism & Migration – Futures strand of...

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Dorian Lynskey - 1984: Window to our Future

24th November, 2pm

George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1819: England & Austria

24th November, 2:30pm

Odes by John Keats, read by Greta Scacchi and The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert performed by Julius Drake (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin),...

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Insight: Discussion on Keats and Schubert

24th November, 3:45pm

Inspired by Wells’ The Time Machine, we travel back in time in this year's Strange Concords: Words and Music Time Machine Events to alight...

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Gaia Vince & Fred Pearce - Our Changing Earth

24th November, 4pm

The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history....

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1819: England & Austria

24th November, 5pm

Odes by John Keats, read by Greta Scacchi and The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert performed by Julius Drake (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin),...

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Steve Jones: Here Comes The Sun!

24th November, 6pm

Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels – but sometimes destroys – the creatures that live upon it, controls...

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Insight: Requiem - Hope For Our Future

24th November, 7:45pm

'The Shape of Things to Come' concludes with a film of one of the most profound, yet uplifting, ‘operatic’ achievements of our lifetime,...

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