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    Visions of the Future

    Sun 26 Sep, 12 noon
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
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    Tade Thompson, the award-winning Rosewater author, and Temi Oh, the artist and writer of Do You Dream Of Terra-Two?, discuss the world as seen through sci-fi in this event chaired by Ellah P. Wakatama, the editor and publisher.

    Together they examine the role sci-fi plays in imagining and challenging future society.

    Inspiration comes from sources including HG Wells, whose work foresaw developments as varied as the Declaration of Human Rights and the World Wide Web, and who was an early president of PEN.

    Produced in partnership with English PEN.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    Dates & times

    Sun 26 Sep, 12 noon

    Price

    • Standard entry£10*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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    Purcell Room

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    Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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    Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

    Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

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    More about Access & facilities 

    An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

    A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

    The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

    Our cloakroom opens around 60 minutes before the start of any show, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It’s at the bottom of the stairs next to the Ticket Desk.