#20 EDITION
 
SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 27, 2022

Sunday Papers Live takes place at 

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, NW1 7AY. 

Doors open: 12:30

Show: 13:00 - 21:00 

Full day ticket buyers: Entry from 12:30 

Evening only ticket buyers: Entry from 17:30

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LIFESTYLE
CLAUDIA HAMMOND on KINDNESS

13:00 - 13:20 

 

Claudia Hammond is a science writer, university lecturer, presenter and 'voice of psychology' for BBC Radio 4. She has authored five books, including 2019's best-selling The Art of Rest

Her latest book, The Keys to Kindness, is the result of the largest public science project on the subject of kindness, conducted in collaboration with the University of Sussex and the BBC. The book is an eye-opening exploration of kindness and how adopting more of it can improve mental health and wellbeing. 

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SCIENCE 

DAVID ROBSON on the EXPECTATION EFFECT

13:25 - 13:45

 

Mathematician and science writer David Robson takes us through the ground-breaking research behind his latest book, The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Change the World - revealing the power of expectation to shape our experience. We are hurtling towards the year's end, when attention turns to self-improvement, reflection and taking stock. Robson's easy-to-use exercises will help anyone hoping to live better in 2023. 

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HEALTH

WILLIAM SIEGHART on THE POETRY PHARMACY

13:50 - 14:10

William Sieghart CBE is the man behind The Poetry Pharmacy, one of the bestselling (and most giftable) poetry anthologies of recent decades, once described by Stephen Fry as 'a matchless compound of hug, tonic and kiss'. 

Now, after huge demand from readers and 'patients' alike, he is back. His latest book The Poetry Pharmacy Returns draws on insights from his real-life pharmacy alongside readers favourite poems - all accompanied by his trademark meditations on the spiritual ailments he seeks to cure. 

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UK NEWS

JOLYON RUBINSTEIN on the State of the Nation  

14:30 - 15:15

BAFTA award winning satirist, writer, producer, director and creator of viral alter-ego Dale Maily, Jolyon Robinstein joins our line-up for a special discussion to unpack the (deep breath) state of the nation.

 

Politics has never resembled comedy quite so starkly, so who better to help us make sense of it all than one of the country's finest political satirists.

 

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WORLD NEWS

SHAPPI KHORSANDI and RAMITA NAVAI on IRAN

15:30 - 16:10 
 

British-Iranian comedian and author, Shappi Khorsandi interviews Emmy-award winning British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai to discuss the political turmoil in Iran, drawing on her own extensive research and first-hand experience. 

 

Navai's critically-acclaimed 2014 book, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran, chronicles life in modern Iran through the eyes of eight protagonists. Navai spent years living and working in Tehran, both as The Times' correspondent and school teacher, gaining access to its underworld and close-knit communities. 

 

And the book's prophetic opening line? "Let's get one thing straight. In order to live in Tehran you have to lie".  

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WORLD NEWS
PARAIC O'BRIEN on UKRAINE

16:25 - 16:45

 

Paraic O'Brien is a foreign affairs correspondent with Channel 4 News. His focus has been almost exclusively on Ukraine since the invasion in February 2022. O'Brien's reporting blends the deeply personal and individual experiences of war with the investigative, in particular his forensic research into war crimes. As well as conflict, the other themes in his work includes the experiences of refugees and extremist political ideologies. 

O'Brien joins the Sunday Papers Live line-up with the latest update on Ukraine, as the conflict - intended by Putin to bring a swift Russian victory in a matter of weeks - approaches its second year. 


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TRAVEL

MELANIE WHITE on LUXURY YACHTING

16:50 - 17:15

 

Aged just twenty-two, White found herself plunged into the world of luxury yachting, having only been aboard a boat a handful of times in her life. She had accepted a job as Chef, responsible for devising, developing and delivering fine dining menus for some of the wealthiest people on the planet. But as she soon realised, the job also meant learning quickly how to run, sail and race a multi-million-pound yacht - while living in cramped conditions, hundreds of miles away from dry land. Her debut memoir, Behind Ocean Lines, chronicles the five years she spent living and working aboard luxury yachts and the toil it took on her mental health. 

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GARDENING 
MICHAEL PERRY on STRANGE PLANTS

 17:20 - 17:45

 

Michael Perry (a.k.a Mr Plant Geek) is a horticulturist with an extensive background as a plant product developer of sorts, bringing unusual and strange seedlings to the UK market - like the space saving 'Egg and Chips' plant that can grow both aubergines and potatoes, and the Hanging Basket Blackberries and Ground Cover Lilies. 

Perry has since turned his attention to writing and his latest book Horticurious invites us to celebrate some of mother nature's strangest creations. From the dastardly plants that gorge on insects, to his so-called superhero plants that can move, change colour and even disguise themselves. You'll never look at a garden in the same way again ... 


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THE PUB QUIZ

Hosted by Joe Deeney of Quiz Dog 

18:00 - 19:00

Quiz Dog began in 2019 bringing pub quizzes to venues across London. Their mission statement is to simply host the funnest quizzes around with an irreverent blend of trivia, comedy and gameshow. The head quiz writer, Joe Deeney, has worked for Trivial Pursuit and Nintendo - and his pub quizzes are always lively and challenging. So, get your thinking caps on and enjoy the best pub quiz in London. 

P. S. Use of internet enabled devices, texting AQA, or calling your Dad will result in public humiliation and severe points deducted. 

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CULTURE 

Live Music with Sofar Sounds

SIMEON HAMMOND DALLAS 

19:15 - 20:00 

Simeon Hammond Dallas is a singer-songwriter from London's Camden Town. A unique take on classic genre, Simeon fuses Country, Blues, and Soul music to create her own blend of Americana with unapologetic lyricism and storytelling at its core. 

ENTROPIES 

21:15 - 21:00 

Entropies are a four-piece hand formed of vocals and keys (Sheida Kiran), violin, guitar (Sophie Sanford), cello (Emilia Pearce), and percussion (Fran Lombardelli). They take inspiration from film scores, and describe their music as a fusion of genres, from indie-folk, to cinematic and neo-classical. 

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SUPPLEMENTS

 

THE WALKS 

An Autumnal Walk Up Primrose Hill

13:30 and 15:30* 

The days are short, the sun is low in the sky. Golden leaves fall, leaving the bones of life exposed. This time of year brings distinctive revelations and being outside opens us to such vitalities, which is partly why walks are good for us at any time of year. Join Mark Vernon, psychotherapist and philosopher, to experience the benefits of November's light and shade, as we consider the wonder of the wilderness seasons. 

*Weather Permitting 

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FESTIVE WORKSHOP 

13:00 - 17:00 

Laura Archer, artist and author of How to Change Your Life in an Hour, hosts a festive drop-in workshop, where you can make decorative sequin baubles to add some extra sparkle to the festive season. 

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SEASONAL FOOD AND DRINK 

By chef Danny Jack 

Mywood farm beef goulash with spaetzle dumplings and sour cream £13 

Mushroom goulash with spaetzle dumplings and sour cream (v) 

(Vegan option with no sour cream) 

£12 

Cheese and pickle plate w/ sourdough 

£12 

Pecan pie with pouring cream 

£6 

Mulled wine £6 by the glass 

Bottles of wine, and glasses of Bloody Mary's also available 

No booking necessary - just walk right in