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Paul Schrader: Word and Vision

18th November, 6pm

Paul Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. In a special live link-up from Hollywood he discusses his most...

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Granta: Best of Europe II

18th November, 8pm

In 1990 Granta published a groundbreaking issue called New Europe! which looked at how Europe had changed since 1989. Thirty years on, what...

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Joseph Coelho & Sheena Dempsey: How to Create Characters

19th November, 11:30am

Performance poet and playwright, Joseph Coelho, and author and illustrator, Sheena Dempsey, come together to build a story. With your help,...

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Joseph Coelho & Sheena Dempsey: How to Create Characters

19th November, 1:30pm

Performance poet and playwright, Joseph Coelho, and author and illustrator, Sheena Dempsey, come together to build a story. With your help,...

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Adrian Dunbar & Catherine Heaney: Seamus Heaney - A Living Legacy

19th November, 4pm

Part of the legacy of a great writer is that the work lives on and continues to move and inspire both readers and writers. That’s certainly...

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Nick Fraser: Say What Happened

19th November, 6pm

Documentary films are the rock and roll of our times. Why are they made? Who are in the tribe of documentary film-makers? Do their films really...

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Siri Hustvedt: Memories of the Future

19th November, 8pm

In Siri Hustvedt’s most recent novel, Memories of the Future, a character comments ‘I am writing not only to tell. I am writing to discover.’...

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Yomi Ayeni: The Future of the Story

20th November, 11:30am

Yomi Ayeni is an award-winning transmedia creator, producer, filmmaker, and storyteller. A recent project, Clockwork Watch is a multi-cultural...

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Yomi Ayeni: The Future of the Story

20th November, 1:30pm

Yomi Ayeni is an award-winning transmedia creator, producer, filmmaker, and storyteller. A recent project, Clockwork Watch is a multi-cultural...

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Charles Moore - Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone

20th November, 6pm

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How...

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Nicholas Crane: You Are Here

20th November, 8pm

"We all have a world view. It is one of the things that makes us human. Wherever we come from, whoever we are, we all have to engage with...

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Nesrine Malik: Toxic Myths

21st November, 4pm

We are in a unique moment as it is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working. That the narratives used for decades to...

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Tim Bouverie & Timothy Garton Ash - History Lessons

21st November, 6pm

More than ever, we are advised that we must learn from history. Historians Tim Bouverie and Timothy Garton Ash consider key moments of the...

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Nicci Gerrard & Sara Imarisio: Dementia and Future Care

21st November, 8pm

After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions...

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James Burke: The World Tomorrow

22nd November, 4pm

Broadcaster and science historian James Burke became well known to TV viewers as the presenter of the BBC's landmark science show Tomorrow's...

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Gavin Esler: Brexit Without The Bullshit

22nd November, 6pm

Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. His latest book, 'Brexit Without the Bullshit', examines...

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Damian Collins & Peter Pomerantsev: The Truth Is Not Propaganda

22nd November, 8pm

When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. Damian Collins and Peter Pomerantsev discuss the role of truth and lies in the politics...

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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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Graffiti with Sea-Spray

23rd November, 11am

This graffiti workshop provides a fun and inspiring introduction to the art of graffiti, developing a basic range of practical skills such...

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

23rd November, 2:30pm

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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