Listen: Stories of Each Other: Do We Care?
On 22 June 2016, Free Word, in association with Counterpoints Arts and Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, presented a read-a-thon and panel discussion with writers, poets and newly arrived communities. Catch up by listening to an audio recor…
Listen: Illiberal Democracy: The Future of Freedom
On 15 June 2016, Free Word, in partnership with Index on Censorship, presented a panel discussion on the future of freedom in Europe with cultural figures from Hungary, Poland and Turkey. Catch up by listening to the recordings below.
Listen: Translating ‘The Book of Pearl’
On 13 June 2016, Walker Books presented imaginative adventure story 'The Book of Pearl' at Free Word Centre. Missed it? Catch up with an audio recording.
Listen: Translating Scent
On 2 June 2016, Free Word welcomed translators and a perfume expert to explore the concept of "translating" scent. Missed it? Smell the roses and catch up below.
Listen: Do You Miss Your Country?
On 19 May 2016, Free Word welcomed Polish visual artist Monika Szydłowska to talk about her new comic collection 'Do You Miss Your Country?' that evokes a whole spectrum of the immigrant experience. Missed it? Catch up below.
Listen: Weatherfronts: Climate change and the stories we tell
Across 14 - 15 May 2016, TippingPoint and Free Word brought together writers and climate change experts to explore one of the most politically relevant and urgent issues of our time. Catch up by listening to recordings below.
Listen: Adventure Stories for a Wild World
On 8 June 2016, we welcomed environmental activist and author Diana McCaulay and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner Piers Torday to explore environmental writing for younger readers. Missed it? Catch up with an audio recording.
Listen: Love and Revolution: Fariba Hachtroudi in conversation with Alex Preston
On 9 May 2016, we welcomed French-Iranian journalist and civil rights activist, Fariba Hachtroudi, to Free Word Centre to discuss her novel 'The Man Who Snapped His Fingers'. Missed it? Catch up with an audio recording.
Listen: Winning the War on Words
On 4 May 2016, Quilliam Foundation, in collaboration with Free Word, presented an evening of rhyming, rapping and rhythm about radicalisation, race, Islamic State, integration, stereotypes and the story of us. If you missed it, you can catch up by li…
Listen: Alisa Ganieva: Challenging the Russian Narrative
On 14 April 2016, Russian writer and journalist, Alisa Ganieva, spoke at Free Word Centre on Russian ethnic tensions, gender roles and the current state of Russia. If you missed it, you can catch up by listening to the audio recording below.
Listen: Is there an alternative to the growth imperative?
On 16 March 2016, Free Word and Rethinking Economics asked 'Is there an alternative to the growth imperative?' in an evening of discussion and spoken word poetry around economic exploitation, climate change and the arts. If you missed it, you can cat…
Listen: Few Women in the History: Tackling imbalances in international literature
On 10 March 2016, as part of our celebrations around International Women's Day, Free Word's Translator in Residence, Marta Dziurosz, chaired a panel discussion on women in translation that sought to address the gender imbalance in international liter…