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5x15 - 5 speakers, 15 minutes each - October 2021

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Join 5x15 for a thought-provoking evening with an eclectic lineup of writers, thinkers and activists.

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Join us in October for an evening that will realign your relationship with time, send shivers down your spine, and inspire new finds by the banks of the river.

Four thousand weeks is the amount of time the average person can expect to spend on this planet. But what, exactly, should we do with our brief spell on earth? That’s the question that broadcaster and author Oliver Burkeman, author of the Guardian’s much-loved ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’, explores in Four Thousand Weeks. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, he sets out to realign our relationship with time – and in so doing, liberate us from its tyranny.

With Halloween on the horizon, John Lanchester, the celebrated journalist and Booker prize-nominated author of Capital and The Wall, is here to summon shivers with his new collection Reality, And Other Stories. Deliciously chilling – and thoroughly modern – journeys into the macabre, these are stories made for when the nights are drawing in, revelling in the spookiness of the everyday and the absurd, uncanny horrors of contemporary life.

Sarfraz Manzoor is a British journalist, documentary maker, broadcaster, and screenwriter of Pakistani origin. Growing up in a working-class Muslim family in Luton, he was raised to believe that ‘they’ – white people – would never accept him. In today’s Britain, we are often told that ‘they’ – Muslims – will never accept this country. In his new book, They, Manzoor tells the story of modern Muslim Britain, and searches for a more positive future that bridges the chasm of mutual mistrust. 'Extraordinarily researched and courageously confronting, Sarfraz Manzoor writes with a rare blend of historical depth and personal authenticity.’ - David Lammy MP.

Lara Maiklem is the founder of The London Mudlark and author of Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames, which was the story of the river told through the objects she has found - a tale of obsession, tide-watching, mud-walking and endless hours of searching in all weathers. Mudlarking was a Sunday Times Bestseller, an Observer Book of the Year, Radio 4 Book of the Week and Winner of the 2020 Indie Book Award for Non Fiction. Her new book is A Field Guide to Larking - a practical, interactive and inspiring guide to exploring our environment with a fresh pair of eyes.

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