Talks in London May 2017

Talks in London in May

Our guide to talks in London during May 2017.

Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner

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Speakers’ Corner Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Talk in London at Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
 
Talk in London at Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
Talk in London at Guildhall

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to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
 
Talk in London at Alan Bennett at Foyles

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Foyles Celebrated playwright Alan Bennett will be interviewing Nicholas Hytner about his time as director at the National Theatre.
Art exhibition at Michael Palin at National Gallery

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National Gallery Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.
 
Talk in London at Alan Ayckbourn at British Library

British Library Alan Ayckbourn will be talking about his long and successful career as a playwright with the Sunday Times writer, Peter Kemp.
Theatre show in London: Brian Cox at SSE Arena Wembley

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SSE Arena Wembley Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
 

We don’t have any more talks listed, but there are plenty more events during May including:

Walking in Charles Dickens’ footsteps around LondonMay 2017Explore some of the streets and locations that influenced Charles Dickens, in the company of Dickens expert Richard Jones.

Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin HouseMay 2017Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House after hours, home to one of America’s Founding Fathers.

Charles Dickens Museum after dark, with music and a barMay 2017Walk around Charles Dickens’ Bloomsbury home after hours, lit with lamps and candles, and with a candlelight bar,

The poems of Brodsky, performed by BaryshnikovMay 2017Mikhail Baryshnikov’s one-man show will bring Joseph Brodsky’s poignant and eloquent poems to the Apollo Theatre.

Old Palaces Tour, at Somerset HouseMay 2017The “Old Palaces Tour” at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England’s Stuart Dynasty queens.

Mansion House tour (the Lord Mayor’s home)May 2017Have a look inside Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and see inside the Egyptian Hall.

The Wipers Times — WW1 paper for the troopsMay 2017Ian Hislop’s ‘The Wipers Times’ tells the true story of a trench newspaper written by the soldiers during the Battle of the Somme.

Westminster Cathedral’s bell towerMay 2017Westminster Cathedral’s campanile is one of the city’s best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.

An American in Paris — music by GershwinMay 2017“An American in Paris” uses the music of George and Ira Gershwin to tell the story of an American GI in post-war Paris.

 
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