A discussion on the Brexit campaign whether you were for, or against the decision to leave the European Union. Including many guest speaks offering their view on the way the election was handled, and the unlikely outcome.More info
Two men of God reflect on their amusing and challenging paths. Having been an agony uncle, prison chaplain and nightclub bouncer, Rabbi Jonathan draws on his wide life experience: attempted seductions, multiple murders, Machiavellian families, hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals and more are revealed in Confessions of a Rabbi. A quiet Yorkshire...More info
Sue Elliott and co-author Steve Humphries will be talking about their new book, ‘Not Guilty’, written to accompany a Channel 4 documentary of the same title. Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The 1967 Sexual Offences Act changed that in part, but it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality in the eyes of the law, in society...More info
On the eve of the Chiswick Book Festival, we showcase the wealth of local talent that Chiswick has to offer. Each author has just two minutes to speak about their book, making this a fast-paced, fun and fascinating evening. Watch here for details of authors and updates.More info
Waterstones, 220-226 Chiswick High Road. Free admission.
Rebel with a Cause, just published, is Ann Clwyd’s remarkable story of battling for her principles, regardless of wounds inflicted on her political career. Despite having faced constant opposition over the course of her parliamentary career, Ann has always fought back fiercely and continues to do so to this day.More info
The Institute for Government is delighted to welcome Lord Owen and David Ludlow authors of the book British Foreign Policy After Brexit. The authors will discuss key themes from the book and will be in conversation with Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the audience. The Rt Hon Lord Owen...More info
The authors of three critically acclaimed books on the post-truth era will meet in public for the first time to discuss what the ‘war on truth’ means for science. With Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre, they will probe the implications for climate change policy, evidence based government, and a wide range of research, from reproductive...More info
Join us as we celebrate the publication of Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries. Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning...More info
The R&D work in progress sharings are a chance to see inside the creative engine room of The Other Place where the RSC explores new ideas and exciting theatrical opportunities. Our sharings for the festival include #WeAreArrested written by journalist Can Dündar. This is his enthralling account of his arrest and subsequent exile from Turkey following his newspaper’s decision...More info
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