Videos & Podcasts
Listen: They're Your Rights - Fight for Them
Listen to the launch of 89up's report They’re Your Rights: Fight For Them, which looks at the potential threat to human rights following Brexit. Hear from the experts about what you can do to fight for your rights.
Listen: Kingdom of Twilight with Steven Uhly
Acclaimed author Steven Uhly and British translator Jamie Bulloch read and discuss Kingdom of Twilight; a ground-breaking thriller that explores identity and home in traumatised post-war world.
Listen: Arguing with Reality
How do writers reflect current pressures in characters, in their work? How do they engage with alleged realities when creating their own fictional versions? Listen to John Freeman in conversation with Benjamin Markovits and Joanna Kavenna.
The Power Of Translation
We believe that translation opens borders and enriches our understanding of other cultures. London is a city in which over 300 languages are spoken and where, for half of our state school students, English is not their first language. The world is filled with inspiring works of literature, but in the UK only a tiny percentage of literature is in translation. We set up The Power of Translation to tackle these issues and more.
Living Dangerously: Stories Of Climate Change
Human activity affects every area of our climate, from the air we breathe and the water we drink, to our ice sheets and glaciers, plants and animals. We see literature and writing as a powerful tool for encouraging people to act on climate change. Living Dangerously brings together writers, scientists, young people and campaigners to explore and discuss the way our climate is changing.
Speaking Freely is a platform for voices which often go unheard. Through this programme we work with communities in the UK and internationally, giving people the chance to explore and challenge attitudes towards political, cultural, religious and environmental issues.
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Listen: The Whole Story - Lessons for “Translating” Reality into Journalism
What are the challenges of telling someone else’s story when you don’t speak the same language? Listen to two experienced journalists share how they tell other people’s stories and answer the question: what is translated through reporting?
Listen: A Nordic Noir - Thomas Rydahl’s The Hermit
Listen to Thomas Rydhal discusses his debut crime novel The Hermit. An instant bestseller in Denmark and winner of the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel.
A New Project: Your Connection is Not Private
We're pleased and excited to announce that we're working with Camden People's Theatre and Coney on a new, immersive theatre show to explore the implications of The Snooper’s Charter.
Listen: Body Politic 2016 - Freedom of Movement
Listen back to Body Politic: Freedom of Movement looking at how censorship affects the language of the body. Dance Umbrella with Free Word, Index on Censorship and One Dance UK.
The History and Future of Climate Change Novels
For the launch of Realistic Utopias – a collection of new writing on our rapidly changing world – we asked Mary Woodbury to take us through the history (and future) of books exploring our environment and climate change.
Listen: Through a Child's Eyes - Swallowing Mercury
Polish writer Wioletta Greg introduced her book Swallowing Mercury, the tale of a girl growing up in communist Poland and trying to make sense of it in her own way.