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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star and writer of Fleabag
7:45 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Feeling bereft of the phenomenon that was Fleabag? Hear from the show's creator at a UK-exclusive talk
Feeling bereft of the phenomenon that was Fleabag? Hear from the show's creator at a...
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Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Mon 09 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She...
SKY GOD and The Repeat Beat Poet
8:00 pm
Wed 08 Jan 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 08 Jan 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Seven poets from the London open-mic night perform works that flow out of hip-hop and politics
Seven poets from the London open-mic night perform works that flow out of hip-hop and politics
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop, facilitated by leading UK/US poets.
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop,...
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 30 Jan 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 30 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank Centre
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank...
Marian Keyes, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
Isabel Allende, author
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
british sign language
speech to text
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
Eimear McBride, author
7:45 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's third novel
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's...
Supertato illustration
11:00 am
Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
Illustration of The Little Island
Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
Cressida Cowell, author
10:45 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:45 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Polar bear sitting on arctic ice
1:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger
2:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
An illustration of earth surrounded by nature and animals
3:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Kate Pankhurst, writer
3:15 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate...
Robin Stevens, author
1:00 pm
Tue 18 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create and solve a mystery of your very own with the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series
Create and solve a mystery of your very own with the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series
Sita Brahmachari, author
Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Jennie Poh, illustrator
Various times
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 19 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Dermot O'Leary and Toto the Ninja Cat
12:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
12:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival - Catstonbury!
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival...
Atinuke, author
2:00 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
family & young people
literature & poetry
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
Cerrie Burnell, author
3:15 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Children’s authors explain the wonderful things that can happen when you find yourself in the story
Children’s authors explain the wonderful things that can happen when you find yourself in the...
Konnie Huq, presenter
3:00 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Meet Cookie - funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world!
Meet Cookie - funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world!
A collage of old photographs and envelopes
11:00 am
Sun 23 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sun 23 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
Pippi Longstocking holding a horse
2:00 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 29 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 29 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Caroline Criado Perez
7:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
Laura Ellen Anderson, illustrator
10:00 am
Sat 07 Mar 2020
10:00 am | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Go on a fantastic adventure with the author and illustrator of the wickedly funny series for children
Go on a fantastic adventure with the author and illustrator of the wickedly funny series for...
Various times
Sat 07 Mar 2020
Various times | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
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Emma Dabiri, author
8:30 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
8:30 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Appropriated. Explore why black hair is never 'just hair'
Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Appropriated. Explore why black hair is...
Letters Live at WOW, Southbank Centre
8:00 pm
Sun 08 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 08 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day
Roddy Doyle, novelist
7:30 pm
Wed 11 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
Guppi Bola, writer and activist
8:00 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around us
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around...
Out-Spoken Masterclass workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Find the right words at our monthly three-hour weekend workshop, facilitated by leading poets
Find the right words at our monthly three-hour weekend workshop, facilitated by leading poets
Out-Spoken host poet Joelle Taylor
7:45 pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 26 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
Johny Pitts, writer
7:45 pm
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 30 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
gigs
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and film
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and...
7:15 pm
Mon 06 Apr 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 06 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
David Wallace Wells, journalist
7:30 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Dara McAnulty
7:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 16 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate emergency
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate...

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