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2019 events

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Tuesday 3 September 2019

19:00

Crusaders: Dan Jones in conversation

 

Bestselling author and historian returns with a major new history of the Crusades that offers an unprecedented wide scope.

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Thursday 19 September 2019

18:45

Stephen Green: The Human Odyssey

 

A multi-layered exploration of individual, cultural identity and the search for universal human values in our world today.

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Tuesday 1 October 2019

18:45

Babita Sharma

Generations Apart? Reflections of a Second Generation Immigrant

 

An examination of the changing role of the British corner shop and British attitudes towards immigration.

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Thursday 10 October 2019

18:45

Azadeh Moaveni

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

 

A gripping account of thirteen women as they joined, endured and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State.

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Thursday 17 October 2019

18:45

Hanif Kureishi: What Happened?

Hanif Kureishi returns to Asia House to discuss his new collection of comic, dark and insightful essays and fiction.

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Thursday 24 October 2019

18:45

Dom Joly: Hezbollah Hiking Club

 

A hilarious travelogue in which comedian Dom Joly and his two best friends hike across Lebanon.

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Monday 11 November 2019

19:00

Things No One Can Teach Us

Spoken word artist Humble the Poet, shares share raw and honest stories from his own life.

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Saturday 7 September 2019

14:00

Great Goddesses: Nikita Gill Book Launch

 

The UK's most followed poet returns to Asia House to launch her new book, offering empowering life lessons from myths and monsters.

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Tuesday 24 September 2019

18:45

British Asian Women and Shakespeare

 

Shobna Gulati and Dr. Koel Chatterjee will discuss the impact of British Asian women on creating popular culture Shakespeare productions.

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Monday 7 October 2019

18:45

Claudia Roden and Yasmin Khan: Exploring Middle Eastern Food and Identity

 

The renowned food writers will discuss how an understanding of food can reveal rich, nuanced perspectives.

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

18:45

The Stories We Tell: Nikesh Shukla, Nish Kumar, Tanika Gupta, Vinay Patel

 

A discussion on creative freedom, literary acts of defiance, and the stories writers are encouraged to tell.

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Saturday 19 October 2019

14:00

Jung Chang in conversation

Bestselling author of Wild Swans returns with a gripping new story Big Sister, Little Sister.

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Tuesday 29 October 2019

18:45

Asia House Poetry Slam 2019

 

Eight shortlisted poets perform for the chance to be crowned the 2019 Poetry Slam champion.

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Monday 16 September 2019

18:45

Shashi Tharoor: Books That Shaped My Life

 

The prominent Indian politician and bestselling author will be discussing the books that have most influenced him in his life.

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Thursday 26 September 2019

18:45

Follow Me Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims

 

Exploring how a new generation of young Muslims are using the internet to determine their religious identity on their own terms.

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Wednesday 9 October 2019

18:45

Karl reMarks

The Middle East - A Year in Review

 

Online satirist looks back at the media's depiction of key moments in the Middle East this year.

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Wednesday 16 October 2019

19:15

Poetry, Language and Heritage

 

An evening of rich multilingual spoken word and storytelling from award-winning poets exploring identity, heritage and the Asian diaspora.

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

18:45

Shiv Malik: The Messenger

 

The true story of an unlikely friendship between a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist.

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Thursday 7 November 2019

18:45

Superstars of Singapore Fiction

Celebrating contemporary Singaporean writing with authors who have captured the essence of Singapore.