The Brixton Bard, Alex Wheatle, and actress Clarrie Mae Bent invite you to join them for an interactive event full of discussion, storytelling and live performance exploring Alex’s acclaimed Crongton sequence of YA novels: Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights, Straight Outta Crongton and Home Girl. Set on the fictional South Crong estate, Alex’s books explore family, friendship, love, and loyalty put to the test. The event will focus on the importance of language, style and dialogue, inspiring young writers and performers alike.
Nixey tells the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately subjected and annihilated the teachings of the classical world, and opened the way to centuries of unconditional adherence to "a single true faith”. The Roman Empire had been generous in welcoming new beliefs, but the arrival of Christianity changed everything. This new religion, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and decidedly intolerant. Catherine Nixey studied Classical History in Cambridge, worked for many years as a teacher before turning to journalism. She talks to the journalist Guillermo Altares.
Psychiatrist Dr. Luis Rojas Marcos, one of the most internationally respected science communicators and a highly-reputed doctor and health system manager was closely involved with 9-11. He is the author of Más allá del 11 de septiembre, where he narrates his experience and analyses the key for overcoming trauma. He is also an author of books on happiness and coexistence, for example Todo lo que he aprendido: 303 ideas para una vida mejor. He talks with Margarita Mayo, an expert on leadership, author of Yours Truly, Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life.
No hay placas que lo conmemoren, pero el movimiento más importante de la literatura en español durante el siglo XX se abrió al mundo desde Barcelona entre 1967 y 1976. Xavi Ayén, periodista cultural del diario catalán La Vanguardia, nos presenta Aquellos años del Boom. García Márquez, Vargas Llosa y el grupo de amigos que lo cambiaron todo, obra ganadora del Premio Gaziel de Biografías y Memorias 2013.
Vuillard’s gripping The Order of the Day, a mesmerising work of black comedy, won the Prix Goncourt in 2017 and is regarded as one of the great contemporary novels. It tells the story of the pivotal meetings that took place between the European powers in the run-up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships and the catastrophic momentum that led to conflict.
This event will be conducted in French, with consecutive translation by Amanda Galsworthy.
Frédéric Martel (Francia) es autor de Cultura Mainstream y Global gay. Cómo la revolución gay está cambiando el mundo. Escritor, periodista, investigador y con experiencia en labores de gestión cultural y asesoría, Martel estudia en su libro Smart. Internet(s): la investigación los distintos usos de internet y las redes sociales en diferentes países, analizando el impacto de la red en diversos contextos socioeconómicos e imaginando un internet múltiple, con muchas variantes.
Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del francés al español
Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, worldwide expert on education, gathers three relevant voices around the theme of the role of culture in our societies today. The award-winning photographer and artist, Hannah Collins, the international philosopher A.C. Grayling and the composer and musician William Kingswood discuss the impact of the humanities in our daily life.
Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959 and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno, through cutting-edge detective work and the frontline of drug-related crime and violence on London’s most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the London community, and was later appointed Chief Constable of Kent. His memoir Kill the Black One First is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK, from Britain’s first black Chief Constable.