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Writers' Room: Poems on the Underground
Poems on the Underground have been spreading great poetry around the tube for twenty-seven years. Next week they launch their latest selection of poems to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground. Nii Parkes, regular contributor to Free Wor…
The Olympics, My Grandmothers and Me
Our Politics & Olympics season from the summer featured contributions from, among others, young Hackney resident Joe Mason. As our memories of the Games fade into the past, Joe speaks to his grandmothers about their experiences of the London Olympics…
Writers' Room: Fin Kennedy
Every week we speak to someone close to Free Word with a story to tell. Playwright and teacher-of-playwriting Fin Kennedy joins us this Saturday to chair a panel discussion on new writing in the theatre today. We caught up with him to ask about risk-…
How to Turn Litter into Litterature
Today sees the launch of Throwaway Lines, a playful new exhibition at Free Word that creates new writing and designs around scraps of litter found on the streets of London. We sat down with the team behind the show to discover how - and why - they ma…
Preview: In the Shadow of the Games
Politics & Olympics: A Scrapbook of Ideas
"The black stage" Fagin, Jewishness and the Prison Cell
In his third and final film about Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Professor Robert L. Patten explores the role of Fagin and the Jewish experience in Victorian England.
"Stop Thief!" Oliver & Fagin's Gang
Professor Robert L. Patten continues his exploration of the social and political resonances of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist in the second of our three exlusive short films.
"Twist, I named him"
In the first of three exclusive short films, Professor Robert L. Patten introduces our new exhibition Conversations with a Twist and explores the political and social resonances of Dickens' seminal novel.