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Dave Randall: The Political Power of Music

The experienced musician cites remarkable examples of music as a force for social change or social control.

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Friday 28 April

Stratford Artshouse £9

Imagining The Past: Sarah Perry and Susan Fletcher

Meet two award winning writers, including the winner of Waterstones Book of the Year for The Essex Serpent, as they discuss the skills that make such memorable stories.

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Friday 28 April

Stratford Artshouse £9

Food of Love (and Hate): William Sitwell and Bee Wilson

We explore our complicated relationship with our plates with William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Food Magazine, and Bee Wilson, Sunday Telegraph ‘Kitchen Thinker’ columnist.

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Friday 28 April

Stratford Artshouse £9

Bill Emmott and Professor Robert Tombs: The New World Order

The former editor-in-chief of the Economist and the leading expert on European affairs lay out the changes the West must make to survive and thrive.

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Friday 28 April

Stratford Artshouse £9

Salon: 300 Books You Won’t Need To Read

Salon London’s Helen Bagnall and Juliet Russell give you a serious short cut in a lively evening's gallop through the best books.

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Friday 28 April

Stratford Artshouse £15 inc a gin cocktail

How to Write Calligraphy: Eileen Worthington

The expert will guide you through different lettering styles and show you how to use them in different small projects so you take away a skill for life.

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Saturday 29 April

Stratford Artshouse £40 inc refreshments

Scratch Choir with Juliet Russell

Join the hugely talented composer and coach for ITV’s The Voice to learn and perform in just a few hours a special piece to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival.

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Saturday 29 April

Stratford Artshouse £12

Stephen Moss: Planet Earth II

One of Britain’s premier wildlife writers and presenters shares the stories behind the book he wrote and compiled to celebrate the ground breaking BBC TV series.

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Saturday 29 April

Stratford Artshouse £12

 

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