Events

Events

Is Video Gaming Killing Us? For years video games have been part of daily life and now two keen players have written insiders' accounts that explore their effects. Cara Ellison (a 'cyberpunk hair-dyed Attenborough') spent a weird year observing game creators to gather experiences for Embed with Games. World-leading video game pundit Simon Parkin presents Death by Video Game, a game-changing overview of gaming as a massive cultural phenomenon.Read More
FRANCES HARDINGE & SARAH PERRY: SERPENT AND LIES Costa Book of the Year-winning The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent are novels set at a time when science clashed with religion. The young heroines in each story find themselves in remote places where their rationality is challenged - by a tree that feeds off lies, and by a serpent that feeds off lives. With grace, intelligence and wit these two novelists tell compelling stories.Read More
Why Shakespeare Still Matters William Shakespeare's plays have remained cornerstones of modern English language and unceasingly inspirational. Why has he been so influential? Meet two authors who can explain: The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is by Andrew Dickson, and The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is co-edited by Stanley Wells. Today they guide us through the plays, the themes, the interpretations and the life of the world's greatest ever playwright.Read More
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
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

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