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The London's Burning talks programme explored how cities past and present have responded to crisis. Download and listen again to a selection here.

Produced by Artichoke with thanks to 5x15.

London's Burning Talks Series artichoketrust

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The London's Burning talks programme explored how cities past and present have responded to crisis. Download and listen again to a selection here.

Produced by Artichoke with thanks to 5x15.

    The City From Above: The Great Fire in Verse

    The City From Above: The Great Fire in Verse

    At the top of The Monument, actor Simon Callow reads extras from John Dryden's poem, Annus Mirabilis and reflects on life in London 1666.
    Part of the talks series for London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350, a season of events commemorating the Great Fire of London.

    • 10 Min.
    Art and Crisis

    Art and Crisis

    During the London’s Burning festival, audiences were invited to experience 'Holoscenes', a five hour underwater performance installation inspired by the threat we face from rising sea levels.
    Join Artichoke Director Helen Marriage as she discusses art and crisis with artist Lars Jan and Judith Knight (co-Director of ArtsAdmin), exploring how each of them use art to respond to issues impacting the world today.
    Part of the talks series for London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350, a season of events commemorating the Great Fire of London.

    • 44 Min.
    Fire: Threat and Saviour

    Fire: Threat and Saviour

    Three speakers each share their own responses on the theme of 'fire' for 15 minutes each.
    Featuring:
    Actor and writer Joshua Levine, author of 'The Secret Blitz'.
    Becci Bryant, the first female Chief Fire Officer to have risen through the ranks.
    Ed Galea, founding director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group.
    Part of the talks series for London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350, a season of events commemorating the Great Fire of London.

    • 53 Min.
    When things go wrong: 21st century responses to world trauma

    When things go wrong: 21st century responses to world trauma

    Recorded at the Barbican, hear from three speakers:

    Dr John Drury, is Deputy Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange (Impact) in the University of Sussex’s School of Psychology.

    Philip Collins, a British journalist, academic, banker and speechwriter. A columnist and chief leader writer for The Times, Phil is also the chair of the board of trustees at the independent think tank Demos and a visiting fellow at University College, Oxford. Prior to joining the national newspaper, he was the chief speechwriter for the former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    Elif Shafak is Turkey's most-read woman writer and an award-winning novelist. She has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels, blending Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the voices of women, minorities, subcultures, immigrants and global souls.

    Hosted by 5x15’s Eleanor O’Keeffe.

    Part of the talks series for London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350, a season of events commemorating the Great Fire of London.

    • 54 Min.

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