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An Evening with Gordon Brown

Hear former Prime Minister Gordon Brown reflect on four decades on the front line of UK and global politics.

Southbank Centre’s literature and talks programme, in partnership with Fane Productions, presents Gordon Brown in candid conversation with Sarah Brown.

Gordon Brown discusses the turning points of his career and offers a behind-the-scenes account of the key events that have shaped our times.

As Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997 – 2007) and Prime Minister (2007 – 2010), Gordon Brown has been a towering figure in UK and global politics and was a key architect of the New Labour movement when the shape and nature of politics itself was changing dramatically.

Now, following the success of his recent bestselling memoir My Life, Our Times, he reflects honestly on the recent tumultuous events that have divided Britain. Examining Britain’s future with Europe and its role on the world stage, he offers decisive and critical insights into the big question: what happens next?

Few interviewers are better placed to ask personal and probing questions about the pivotal moments of his time in power than his wife Sarah Brown, who bore witness to his time in office and now heads up the global children’s charity Theirworld. Sarah Brown has previously spoken at Southbank Centre’s Women of the World festival and is a leading campaigner for global health and education.

The pair appear here in public conversation together for the very first time.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 12+.

Copies of My Life, Our Times are available for £9.99 when you buy a ticket to the event, to be collected at the event. The author is signing copies of his book in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer after the event.