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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 24th Feb 2014

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan is an actress who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Film credits include: Not I, The Engagement, Walt Disney’s Oliver Twist with Richard Dreyfus and Elijah Wood and John Boorman's Tailor of Panama and Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain. She adapted, produced and performed the critically acclaimed one woman play Beside the Sea at the Southbank Centre and on tour and starred in Goran Bregović’s new music drama, Margot, Diary Of An Unhappy Queen at the Barbican.

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is a writer, director and composer. He has directed over 19 feature films and documentaries as well as a number of television episodes and most recently, the world's first live 3D opera for the ENO, Lucrezia Borgia. Figgis was a pioneer in exploring the possibilities of digital video technology which led him to conceive of and direct Timecode which created an ensemble film shot simultaneously with four cameras all in one take and also presented simultaneously and uncut, dividing the screen into four quarters. His work output is almost exclusively on the cutting edge of creative digital filmmaking.

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is an author and broadcaster. He is best known for the programme The South Bank Show, which he edited and presented from 1978-2010. He is also known for his many programmes on BBC Radio 4, including Start the Week, The Routes of English, (mapping the history of the English language), and In Our Time (1998 to present). Bragg is a novelist and writer of non-fiction, and has written a number of television and film screenplays. He has written 20 novels, 13 non-fiction books and 2 children’s books. His 36th book is The King James Bible: The Book that Changed the World. Bragg was appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Bragg, of Wigton in the County of Cumbria, in 1998. In 2013 he released his novel Grace and Mary, which was inspired by his mother.

Joe Klein

Joe Klein

Joe Klein is Time's political columnist and author of six books, most recently Politics Lost. His weekly Time column, "In the Arena," covers national and international affairs. In 2004 he won the National Headliner Award for best magazine column. In 1996 he wrote Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics - originally published anonymously - a roman a clef about Bill Clinton's first Presedential campaign that was later made into a film with John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton.