Events

Events

Dame Vivienne Westwood has made an indelible mark on British culture since she came to prominence in the 1970s, designing clothes that enshrined the iconoclastic aesthetic of the Punk movement. Since then, her work has broadened beyond fashion, encompassing a commitment to human rights and environmental activism; she is the founder of Climate Revolution. Her new book Get A Life! The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood gives a very special insight into her world, her thoughts and the ideas that underpin her fierce sense of integrity and campaigns. At this special event Vivienne will be in conversation with journalist Deborah Orr. Tickets £25 to include a copy of Get A Life or £12 ticket only. Please note: we do not expect a book signing at the event.Read More
The authors of two of the most lauded historical novels of 2016, Sarah Perry and Francis Spufford, discuss their books with Sunday Times Literary Editor Andrew Holgate. The Essex Serpent follows a widow on the trail of a mythical beast at the turn of the 20th century while Golden Hill is a twisting narrative of a mysterious young man reinventing himself in 18th century New York.Read More
Ever-provocative, ever-rebellious, Britain's punk dame talks to Kirsty Wark about Get a Life!: the product of six years of blogging from the forefront of climate change, fashion and social activism.Read More
Incomparable in both style and substance - MLF are proud to present an evening with one of Britain's most iconic and pioneering women, Dame Vivienne Westwood. Her forthcoming book, Get A Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood, brings together the best of her much-loved online diaries, granting us an insight to the intellectual curiosity and playfulness that underpins her fashion design, her ideas and her way of life. A passionate activist committed to human rights and the environment, she has travelled up the Amazon to draw attention to tribal communities' struggles to maintain the rainforest, driven a tank to David Cameron's house to protest about fracking, and created the ongoing Climate Revolution campaign. Join us as Vivienne discusses her diverse career, her work as a campaigner and her urgent concerns about climate change and the planet with ethical writer and broadcaster Lucy Siegle.Read More
Max Décharné presents his new book Vulgar Tongues, celebrating the launch with an illustrated talk on the surprising and enlightening alternative history of English slang. The talk will be followed by drinks, a book signing and Max-curated set that will showcase some of the most imaginative uses of English slang ever committed to record. Over several centuries and across international borders, Vulgar Tongues is the story of how the English language of Shakespeare's day fragmented and twisted into all kinds of shapes, as people like pickpockets, beggars, sailors, musicians, gangsters, whores, politicians, gypsies, soldiers, gays and lesbians, policemen, rappers, cockneys, biker gangs and circus folk seized the King's or Queen's English by the throat and took it to places it would probably regret in the morning. Max Décharné is an author, songwriter and musician. He has recorded numerous albums and singles, and eight John Peel Sessions as the singer with The Flaming Stars. A regular contributor to Mojo magazine since 1998, his books include Hardboiled Hollywood, King's Road, the jive-talk dictionary Straight From The Fridge, Dad, and A Rocket in my Pocket, a history of rockabilly music (Serpent's Tail 2010). FREE ENTRYRead More

5 Item(s)

per page