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The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Prize-winning authors and illustrators Stephen Collins and Isabel Greenberg discuss the art of the graphic novel.
£12, £8 concessions
Join Andy Stanton for an hour of joyous nonsense as he talks about the multi award-winning ‘Mr Gum’ series, as well as his new book, ‘Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity’.
£10, £5 concessions
Renowned British portrait photographer David Bailey joins RA Artistic Director Tim Marlow to discuss his creative process, how it has evolved over half a century, his experience of getting older and the art world today.
£20, £12 concessions.
Turner Prize-nominee Yinka Shonibare RA discusses how race, class and cultural identity have shaped his work, with critic and author Louisa Buck.
Thriller writer Nicci Gerrard talks about how everyday creativity can keep a person connected to the world around them. In conversation with academic Hannah Zeilig, Gerrard discusses how the arts can keep people well, aid recovery and support longer lives, better lived.
The historian David Cannadine delivers a lecture on ‘The Statesman as Artist’, taking a closer look at Winston Churchill’s talents as a painter.
£20, £12 concessions
Twenty-five years after the publication of ‘Birdsong’, in the month that his latest novel ‘Paris Echo’ is published, bestselling author Sebastian Faulks examines how the shadow of war has shaped his work.
£16, £10 concessions
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Alex Clark, Booker Prize-winning novelist and poet Ben Okri discusses his latest artistic collaboration with Rosemarie Clunie and reads excerpts.
Cressida Cowell, best-selling author of children’s book series, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘The Wizards of Once’, gives tips on becoming an author or illustrator and does some live drawing.
Michael Morpurgo talks about the importance of creativity, why we must never talk down to children and why it is important for them to read about war.
Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, draws on his experience as an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, neuroscientist and videogame designer to consider the implications of cutting-edge AI research for scientific discovery.