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The Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.
Free, no booking required
Meet in Front Hall of Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, no booking required.
The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people facing barriers accessing the art world to share their practice with others.
The Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
The Architecture Studio, The Dorfman Senate Rooms, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Drop in on Wednesday lunchtimes and Friday evenings for a free 15-minute talk to discover this year’s Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Sir Peter Blake will discuss the many ways an image can be created, with particular reference to his new project ‘Ways of Making’, in conversation with Helen Rosslyn, Director of London Original Print Fair.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for a hot drink and a discussion about artworks from the RA Collection.
Free, booking required.
Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Poet and architect duo, Kreider + O‘Leary, take a closer look at boundaries and borderlands across the world in an exploration of how we ought to live together.
Join Grayson Perry RA and psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, for a conversation about art, sex and creativity.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Award-winning director, Ken Loach, joins writer and critic Francine Stock to talk about his 50 year career in film and the widely differing reactions his films have provoked, particularly in Britain.
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.
Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson talks about the secrets behind creating her memorable characters and why she’ll never stop writing.
Recently appointed Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah talks about his lifelong passion for theatre and the joys and challenges of opening it up to a wider audience.
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.
The Turner Prize nominated artists, identical twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson discuss their fascination with politics, surveillance and conflict.
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.
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.
Join award-winning writer, director and video artist, Clio Barnard, in conversation with writer and broadcaster, Matthew Sweet, as she talks about her experimental style and the social and political inspiration behind her work.
Internationally-acclaimed dancer, choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter talks about his work and how it feels to be an artist in a highly politicised world.
Actor, writer, comedian and presenter, Michael Palin, discusses with journalist and broadcaster, Martha Kearney, why he fell in love with painting and why he thinks the medium is so perfect for the small screen.
Professor Ann-Sophie Lehmann examines the meaning behind materials both historically and in contemporary art, exploring how artists use materials to inform their practice.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
From Ireland and Mexico to Niger and Thailand, watch the finalists of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award present their work to our jury, and be the first to hear about the winner.
Join us for a celebratory lecture by this year’s winners, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, who will discuss the ongoing relevance of their early work and influences for current projects.
£20, £12. Includes drinks reception
Explore the relevance of teaching and research for architectural practice in an afternoon conversation inspired by the work of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists.
Free, booking required
The winner of last year’s Royal Academy Dorfman Award, Alireza Taghaboni, returns to the RA for a conversation with BBC journalist Razia Iqbal on how architects can overcome the challenges presented by global politics.
Join us for a panel discussion looking at the performative side of architecture – learn more about how an active arts practice can develop and drive spatial ideas.
A lecture by Chris Wilkinson RA where he uses the work of his practice to interrogate the relationship between arts and sciences.
Gain an insight into the day-to-day at the RA with Chief Red Collar, Mick O’Halloran, as he shares stories from the Academy past and present.
Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
In 2018, the RA completed the biggest transformation in its 250-year history. Join us for a free afternoon of learning to reflect on the successes and challenges of this transformational project, one year on.
The Keeper's House, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join Keeper of the RA Schools and Royal Academician, Rebecca Salter for a tour of her studio in the Keeper’s House.
Meet at the entrance to the Keeper's House, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join art handler, Simon Streather, as he reveals the technical secrets and inner workings of realising the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Join leading thinkers and designers as they explore the positive potential in architecture and take a closer look at how it can overcome boundaries of race, gender, or ability.
This year’s LFA symposium at the Royal Academy offers a rich exploration of the role and application of boundaries in architecture and placemaking.
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.
Are architects at their most creative when they are allowed to demolish and work with a clean slate? Perhaps it’s when they have to preserve and integrate? Hear both sides and make your decision.