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20th October 2018

Akala and David Olusoga: Striking the Empire

20th October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters - Omoyele Thomas and Sharan Thind Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures at a conversation between MOBO award-winning hip-hop poet Akala and historian David Olusoga. This timely discussion explores everything from empire and race to culture and class, retracing and contextualising the roots of modern British society. MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who…

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Tales from The Odyssey

21st October 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreter - Tracey Tyer Part of Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival Discover the story of Odysseus and his adventures during his voyage home in a storytelling performance featuring music, song and original illustrations. Hear tales of Odysseus’ encounters with monsters and ghosts, magic and spells, and gods and goddesses while he makes his way home, in an event led by storytellers Wendy Shearer and Andy Copps and illustrator Helena Vaughan

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The Odyssey Live Reading

21st October 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters - Tracey Tyer and Annie Trethewey Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival Hear a live reading of the ultimate oral poem, The Odyssey, in an event inspired by Emily Wilson's groundbreaking new translation of Homer's text. One of the oldest works of Western literature, composed in the eighth century BC, Homer's timeless epic explores universal questions about what it means to have a home and what binds a family together. With a cast of…

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U2

23rd October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The O2 Arena, Pennisula Square
SE10 0DX, London SE18 0DX United Kingdom

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreter - Paula Cox Interpreter will be positioned on the accessible viewing platform W102 (not near the stage) To book tickets: SignVideo - https://www.theo2.co.uk/visit-us/accessibility Email access@theo2.co.uk Typetext 18001 020 8463 3359. Call 020 8463 3359 Live Nation have confirmed dates for the European leg of U2’s upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour. Following last year’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will see U2 return indoors, to pick up…

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Salman Rushdie: From Midnight’s Children to Trump’s America

23rd October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters: Paul Michaels and Adam Archer Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction, Sir Salman Rushdie, on his life in writing and his latest novel, The Golden House. In his first appearance at Southbank Centre in over a decade, Rushdie reflects on the full range of his writing, his remarkable life, the currents and characters in American politics that inspired his latest novel and the value of…

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Guys and Dolls

25th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Queens Hall Theatre, Cranbrook

BSL Interpreted Performance BSL Interpreter: Emma Istead Exciting offer! BSL interpreted performance of Guys & Dolls, for one night only with £10 off the normal ticket price! For a £5 ticket (normal price £15), just contact me, Jo Levett, through Facebook messenger or email jolevettslt@gmail.com. This offer is open to D/deaf BSL users. We have Emma Isted from Performance Interpreting interpreting the show on THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER ONLY

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Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates: Feminism in Trump’s America

27th October 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters: Vicki Lamb and Sharan Thind Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival Get angry at a discussion between US and UK feminist activists Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates on the power of rage in the fight against misogyny. The two influential feminists discuss the idea that, contrary to the barrage of self-help rhetoric about 'letting go', rage is one of the most important resources that women have – and they reveal how women can go…

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Sue Perkins

28th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters: Susan Booth and Tracey Tyer Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival Enjoy a rare chance to share an evening with Sue Perkins, packed full of crackling wit and dubious puns. Plus, join her legendary Q&A sessions where she answers all of your burning questions.* Sue Perkins, the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Spectacles, is here to celebrate the publication of her new travel memoir, East of Croydon, sharing her extraordinary adventures from the…

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Mohsin Hamid on Migration, Magic and Exit West

28th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters: Debbie Lawrence and Paul Michaels Part of Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival Author Mohsin Hamid reflects on why stories of migration have captivated our imaginations, from the Ancient Greeks to his most recent novel Exit West. Hamid discusses why migration and displacement are abiding themes in his fiction, why stories and love and hope are necessary in dark times and how the novel can reflect a rapidly changing world. Nominated for numerous awards including the…

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12th November 2018

Barbara Kingsolver in Conversation

12th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX

BSL Interpreted Event BSL Interpreters - Paul Michaels and Sarah Meeks Barbara Kingsolver discusses her much-anticipated new novel Unsheltered and beyond in an in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. A keen observer of politics and contemporary culture, Kingsolver tackles the uncertainty of the present with her latest novel, Unsheltered. The book follows the modern-day story of Willa Knox, a middle-aged woman racked by career and family crises, with nothing to show for her life’s work and dedication except…

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