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5x15 at EartH Hackney with Martin Rees, Philippe Sands, Bee Rowlatt

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EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)

13 Stoke Newington Road

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5x15 - 5 speakers, 15 minutes each - Hackney - 19 March 2019

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After a sell-out show in October, 5x15 returns to London's newest venue EartH, for another evening of extraordinary stories from the frontiers of human experience.

On the line up: the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees, leads us into the future to look at the prospects of humanity. Can we survive the rise of AI? Or is it human stupidity that we should be really afraid of?

Human Rights lawyer Philippe Sands QC (author of East West Street, and the podcaster behind The Ratline) tells a story that takes us into a Turkish maximum security prison to meet the writer Ahmet Altan. Altan is serving a life sentence for ‘subliminal messaging’ - his "profoundly moving" memoir, written from jail is I Will Never See the World Again.

And the journalist and activist Bee Rowlatt - chair of the Mary on the Green campaign - tells us why we should do more to celebrate one of history’s most neglected icons. Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneering feminist, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and a local hero - she resided for many years in Newington Green.

Two more speakers coming soon.

ABOUT 5x15: 5x15 launched 8 years ago and has organised hundreds of sold-out events across London and around the world. 5x15 specialises in inspiring live story telling, covering personal stories and the issues transforming the world around us. Learn more: http://5x15.com/

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