Talks in London October 2016

Talks in London in October

Our guide to talks in London during October 2016.

Talk in London at Speakers’ Corner


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


to 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


to 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


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 Owen Jones at London School of Economics


London School of Economics The left voted to remain, but Britain voted for Brexit -- so what went wrong, and what position should they take going forward?
Talk in London at Rowan Williams at British Library

British Library The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will be giving a talk called 'Gildas and the Invention of Britain'.
Talk in London at Louis Theroux at Royal Festival Hall


Royal Festival Hall Louis Theroux will be screening and then talking about his new Scientology documentary at the Royal Festival Hall.
Talk in London at Richard Dawkins at Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Richard Dawkins will be talking about his four landmark books, from 'The Selfish Gene' up to 'The God Delusion'.
Talk in London at Rowan Williams at British Library

British Library The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will be giving a talk called 'Bede and the Invention of England'.
Museum exhibition in London at Petrie Museum


Petrie Museum The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
Talk in London at Vivienne Westwood at St. James’s Piccadilly

St. James’s Piccadilly Fashion designer and campaigner Vivienne Westwood will be talking to Deborah Orr at St James's Piccadilly church.
Talk in London at Michael Crawford at Victoria & Albert Museum


V&A West End and 'Phantom of the Opera' star Michael Crawford will be talking about his career at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Talk in London at Sadiq Khan at City Hall


City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayor's Question Time, in their monthly meeting at City Hall.
Talk in London at Graeme Swanns Great British Spin Off at Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off will feature tales from his England cricket career, alongside commentator Henry Blofeld.
Talk in London at Alan Bennett at Union Chapel

Union Chapel Celebrated playwright Alan Bennett will be reading extracts from his latest collection of diary extracts, 'Keeping On Keeping On'.
Art exhibition at Antony Gormley at National Portrait Gallery


National Portrait Gallery Hear Antony Gormley sharing his thoughts on portraiture and some of his own works at the National Portrait Gallery.
Talk in London at British Library


British Library The British Library will be hosting a debate between Democrats and Republicans, just days before the US elections.

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

Slacktivist Action Group, with Andy ParsonsOctober 2016Andy Parsons will be leading his Slacktivist Action Group, with guests Russell Howard and ex-Lib Dem MP Vince Cable.

Family-friendly ghost tour of Hampton Court PalaceOctober 2016Take your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.

Ghost Tour of Hampton Court PalaceOctober 2016Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards, whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.

Scary Halloween Tales, at the Petrie MuseumOctober 2016Listen to some spooky Halloween tales about Egyptian mummies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Achaeology.

Alan Partridge book signing at WaterstonesOctober 2016Steve Coogan (in the guises of Alan Partridge) will be at Waterstones in Piccadilly to sign copies of his latest book, ‘Nomad’.

Museums at Night — The Craven Street BonesOctober 2016Discover the story of the Craven Street bones, which were uncovered in the basement of the Benjamin Franklin House.

Jimeoin — at the O2 Forum Kentish TownOctober 2016Irish stand-up comic Jimeoin is coming to London this October, and playing one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two AdorationsOctober 2016The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘The Adoration of the Kings’.

Puccini’s Tosca — at the London ColiseumOctober 2016The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.

Look for events in the next month
Talks in London during November 2016
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