• JUN 21

    Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World

    • 21 Jun 2017
    • Hong Kong Theatre

    Post-truth is bigger than fake news and social media. This is the story of bullshit: what’s being spread, why it works – and how we can tackle it.

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  • JUN 16

    Spring Mischief Festival: R&D Work in Progress Sharing - #WeAreArrested

    • 16 Jun 2017
    • Michel Saint-Denis rehearsal space at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

    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...

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  • JUN 08

    Fact, Fiction And The Rise Of Fake News

    • 8 Jun 2017
    • EDF Energy Arena

    Last year saw a vote for Brexit, the election of Trump as US President and an unprecedented rise of fake news. Mulling over actual vs alternative facts, author James Ball, comedian Dara Ó Briain, experimental psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky, NASA’s former Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and writer and producer Eliane Glaser attempt to make sense of the dawn of a post...

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  • JUN 06

    E. J. Clery at John Smith Southampton

    • 6 Jun 2017
    • John Smith Student Store, Southampton

    Emma Clery is a professor here at Southampton University and specialises in Eighteenth Century Literature. She has a captivating new book that gives an intriguing and fresh insight into the world of Jane Austen. Emma is a well-respected expert in this field and already has a few book titles under her belt including the best-seller The Rise of Supernatural...

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  • MAY 13

    Ann Clwyd at Waterstones Cardiff

    • 13 May 2017
    • Waterstones Cardiff, 2A The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1WB

    During these exciting and uncertain political times, Waterstones are hugely excited and proud to host an event with Welsh Labour Party politican Ann Clwyd, who will be in store promoting her book 'Rebel With a Cause' Saturday afternoon.

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  • APR 19

    The Summer of Brexit: Harry Mount in conversation with Joy Lo Dico

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • St Stephen’s Church Hall, Talbot Road, W2 5QT

    In the three short weeks between the EU referendum on 23 June and Theresa May’s entrance to Downing Street on 13 July, Brexit morphed into a murderous monster, swallowing David Cameron and George Osborne whole. Michael Gove stabbed fellow Brexiteer, Boris Johnson, squarely in the back, while Jeremy Corbyn was deserted by more than twenty Shadow Cabinet...

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  • MAR 05

    Matti Friedman at Jewish Book Week

    • 5 Mar 2017
    • Kings Place, Hall 2

    In an astute and moving exposé of war’s futility – part memoir, part reportage –  award-winning writer and journalist Matti Friedman, in conversation with Hugo Rifkind recounts in his nonfiction work Pumpkinflowers the fate that befell an Israeli military outpost on the Lebanese borders in the 1990s. A lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-to-day...

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  • JAN 19

    Is Anything Happening? An Evening with Robin Lustig in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • Waterstones Piccadilly, London

    During a career spanning more than forty years, the award-winning journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig has lived in, worked in and reported from more than eighty countries. He was in Berlin on the day Germany was re-unified, and in Moscow for the final day of the Soviet Union. He also met some of the world's most revered, and reviled, political leaders...

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  • DEC 12

    Book launch of Black Flag Down, with author Liam Byrne and Michael Gove

    • 12 Dec 2016
    • King's College, Strand, London Anatomy Theatre, Level 6 WC2R 2LS

    The New Statesman presents: Exclusive book launch of Black Flag Down – featuring a riveting debate on the battle against ISIS with author Liam Byrne MP and Michael Gove MP. Liam Byrne warns the Government must not 'dither in the face of danger’ as a ‘new age of ISIS’ threatens Britain. He makes this compelling case in a new book, Black Flag Down, which...

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  • OCT 23

    Bel Mooney at Yeovil Literary Festival

    • 23 Oct 2016
    • Manor Hotel, 6 Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1TG

    Agony aunt, author and one of Britain's most successful journalists, Bel Mooney, was astonished at the depth of her sorrow and the emptiness in her life when her beloved small dog died. Social media posts and then a newspaper article about her feelings brought a deluge of responses. People sent pictures of their dogs and cats, personal anecdotes, and...

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