Online talks

Our exciting online programme of talks are free for everyone and include a live Q&A with the expert, specialist or guest speaker.

What’s Online in 2021

My name is Why: In conversation with Lemn Sissay
23 April | 14:00
In this highly anticipated event, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will give a reading from his Sunday Times bestseller, My Name is Why. In reflecting on childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, Lemn invites you to explore the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.

Once British, always British: A live audio-play experience
29 April | 19:00
Experience two 30-minute audio dramas exploring migration to British port cities by Yemeni and Indian sailors during the 1920s. Produced by Tamasha Theatre, each story is inspired by real material uncovered at The National Archives. Includes a live Q&A with the playwrights.

Once British, always British: A live audio-play experience
4 May | 14:00
Experience two 30-minute audio dramas exploring migration to British port cities by Yemeni and Indian sailors during the 1920s. Produced by Tamasha Theatre, each story is inspired by real material uncovered during a writing residency at The National Archives. Includes a live Q&A with the playwrights.