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The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Join Grayson Perry RA and psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, for a conversation about art, sex and creativity.
World renowned designer Sir Paul Smith talks with Curator and Head of the RA Schools, Eliza Bonham Carter, about how the world constantly inspires him, and how to look for ideas in everything from the mundane to the extraordinary.
The singing half of the Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant, joins BBC radio presenter John Wilson to talk about pop, poetry and the art of songwriting.
Talented storytellers and illustrators Cressida Cowell and Chris Riddell discuss the art of marrying words and pictures and do some drawing live on stage.
Acclaimed historical novelists Sarah Dunant and Kate Mosse discuss how the past can shed light on the present.
In conversation with journalist Claire Armitstead, Britain’s most famous female cartoonist, Posy Simmonds, reveals her penchant for difficult and dangerous women and why she loves poking fun at the middle classes.
Author, illustrator and Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, with designer, David Mackintosh, talk about working together and reveal how they go about creating best-selling children’s books.
Author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen examines how the education system is strangling the arts.
The most widely read female author in Turkey, award winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak, discusses gender, politics and identity with journalist and broadcaster, Razia Iqbal.
Leading feminists Yomi Adegoke, Laura Bates, Candice Carty-Williams and Natalie Haynes discuss what it means to be a woman in the in the era of Trump and #MeToo and how they see the future of feminism.
Poet, playwright, broadcaster and educator Lemn Sissay MBE talks to writer and critic Alex Clark about how poetry saved his life and why language has the power to transform society.
The RA and Pin Drop invite you for an evening of short fiction inspired by our exhibition The Renaissance Nude, read by critically acclaimed British actor Russell Tovey.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Royal Academician Mali Morris discusses her latest exhibition and display, both taking place at the Royal Academy, as well as her career and practice, with author and poet, Martha Kapos.