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5 speakers, 15 minutes each. No script. The world's leading figures in the arts, science and media give talks about their enduring achievements, wildest moments or deepest passions. It's inspiring, informative, provoking, and above all, entertaining. Based in London but making forays to Sydney, New York and Milan, 5x15 has featured Joanna Lumley, Brian Eno, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jung Chang, Ruby Wax and Alain de Botton.
(Podcasts produced by Russell Finch)

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    • Performing Arts

5 speakers, 15 minutes each. No script. The world's leading figures in the arts, science and media give talks about their enduring achievements, wildest moments or deepest passions. It's inspiring, informative, provoking, and above all, entertaining. Based in London but making forays to Sydney, New York and Milan, 5x15 has featured Joanna Lumley, Brian Eno, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jung Chang, Ruby Wax and Alain de Botton.
(Podcasts produced by Russell Finch)

    Under the Wire - war photographer Paul Conroy on his time in Syria

    Under the Wire - war photographer Paul Conroy on his time in Syria

    Paul Conroy is a British freelance photographer and filmmaker who works in the British media. A former soldier with the Royal Artillery between 1980 and 1987, he has since worked extensively as a journalist in combat zones, producing footage from conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East and Libya. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the PRX Bayeux TV report along with Marie Colvin, the war correspondent with The Sunday Times. On 22 February 2012 during the Syrian uprising, Conroy was injured while covering events from the Syrian city of Homs, a stronghold of Syrian opposition forces, after the building where he and other journalists were based was shelled by Syrian government forces. Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in the attack, while Conroy was injured along with another journalist, French reporter Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro. His book (now also an award-winning documentary) Under the Wire is the epic, untold account of Conroy and Colvin’s last, tragic assignment together. @reflextv

    Stories from the 5x15 special recorded in aid of Hands Up for Syria Foundation at The Tabernacle 7th November 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
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    • 16 min
    The Wichita Lineman: the World’s Greatest Unfinished Song - Dylan Jones

    The Wichita Lineman: the World’s Greatest Unfinished Song - Dylan Jones

    New York Times best-selling author Dylan Jones has written twenty books on subjects as diverse as music and politics and fashion and photography. He has been an editor at The Observer, The Sunday Times, i-D, The Face and Arena, a columnist for The Guardian and The Independent, and is currently the Editor-In-Chief of GQ. He has won Magazine Editor of the Year eleven times.

    Story recorded live at 5x15 at The Tabernacle in October 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
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    • 16 min
    How to Have Feminist Sex - Flo Perry

    How to Have Feminist Sex - Flo Perry

    Flo Perry is a writer and illustrator who has managed to make a career out of her passion for drawing breasts and penchant for quizzing people on their sex lives at parties. She’s a proud bisexual who fancies nearly all human beings and assumes everyone fancies her. As such, she’s good at dealing with rejection. Perry is a former BuzzFeed editor and expert on making illustrations go viral. Before that she did a degree in chemistry; we can all agree that was a mistake. She was born and raised in the wilds of North London and still lives there with two lovely homosexual housemates and a terrible cat.

    Recorded live at the Tabernacle in London in October 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 13 min
    The book of play - Michael Rosen

    The book of play - Michael Rosen

    “Play for me is trial and error without fear of failure" Michael Rosen talks at 5x15 about his new work: The Book of Play. Michael Rosen is one of the best-loved figures in the children’s book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and education campaigner. His bestselling books include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book and Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry. He is a poet, broadcaster, former Children’s Laureate and a recipient of one of France’s top honours: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has sold over 8,000,000 copies. He has presented Radio 4’s Word of Mouth since 1996. He is Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

    Stories from the 5x15 recorded live at The Tabernacle in London in October 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 16 min
    David Nott - The War Doctor - Surgery on the Front Line

    David Nott - The War Doctor - Surgery on the Front Line

    David Nott is a Welsh consultant surgeon, specializing in general and vascular surgery. He works mainly in London hospitals, but for more than twenty-five years he has also volunteered to work in disaster and war zones. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours and in 2016 he received the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award and the Pride of Britain Award. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line, his first book, was published to great critical acclaim. The Times called it: “one of the most brutally vivid evocations of modern warfare that you will read.” @NottFoundation

    Recorded live at The Tabernacle in London on 7th November 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: www.5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
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    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 23 min
    A Short History of London - The Creation of a World Capital - Simon Jenkins

    A Short History of London - The Creation of a World Capital - Simon Jenkins

    Simon Jenkins is a journalist, author and chairman of the National Trust. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and weekly for the London Evening Standard. He edited the Evening Standard and The Times, was political editor of The Economist, and worked on Country Life and The Sunday Times. He has served on the boards of British Rail, London Transport and the Museum of London, and was deputy chairman of English Heritage. His books have ranged across London, the press, Welsh architecture and British politics, and include England’s 1,000 Best Churches, England’s 1,000 Best Houses, A Short History of England, and England’s 100 Best Views. His latest book is A Short History of London: The Creation of a World Capital. @simonjenkins4

    Stories from the 5x15 recorded at The Tabernacle on 18th November 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 18 min

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