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November 2018

Terry Waite: Solitude

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November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
£12/8

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Terry Waite wrote his first book, ‘Taken on Trust' in his head when he was denied pen or paper during his captivity for almost five years in Beirut. It was published on his release. Since then, he has written many books – his latest is ‘Solitude’.  2019 sees a new edition of Terry’s book, 'Travels with a Primate', an account of some of the amusing happenings that occurred when he accompanied the Archbishop of Canterbury on his official visits throughout…

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The Story Exchange

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November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
£6/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms. Stories, and our need to share them, can be the simplest of activities, making connections and creating a sense of unity. How often do we get to spend time with someone who can transport us to another time and place just with the power of the spoken word? Ancient stories like epics, myths, folktales and fairy tales have survived the test of time; each retelling a unique connection between the audience…

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New Writing from Twickenham

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November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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After the success of last year’s event, a welcome return to The Exchange’s Conservatory for this friendly, fun hybrid evening - half showcase for Creative Writing students from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, half open mic event open to all. All to play for, of course, and who knows what to expect, but be prepared for poetry, prose and flash fiction. Come ready to listen and bring along a short piece of your own (max 4 minutes) if you want to…

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Dan Snow: On this Day in History

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November 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
£10/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Dan Snow is a historian, BAFTA-winning broadcaster and television presenter. His award-winning History Hit podcast is downloaded a million times a month, he has over 230,000 followers on Twitter and has recently launched HistoryHit.TV, which was described by Forbes magazine as ‘the Netflix for History’. He has presented shows such as The Vikings Uncovered and D-Day: The Last Heroes. He also has a regular slot on BBC’s The One Show. In On This Day in History Snow will bring to…

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December 2018

The Story Exchange

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December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
£6/7

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Storytelling is one of our most ancient art forms. Stories, and our need to share them, can be the simplest of activities, making connections and creating a sense of unity. How often do we get to spend time with someone who can transport us to another time and place just with the power of the spoken word? Ancient stories like epics, myths, folktales and fairy tales have survived the test of time; each retelling a unique connection between the audience…

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Ideas Exchange Talks

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December 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£5/3

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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St Mary’s are delighted to launch the “Ideas Exchange”, a series of ten quick-fire lectures from a range of top academics. Each thought-provoking talk is only eight minutes long (or short) and will cover a cornucopia of topics from media to sport!   Date: Monday 17th December Time: 1pm – 3.30pm Venue: The Exchange, Twickenham   Talks include: Amy Price Programme Director Physical and Sport Education Amy will discuss ideas around digital video game design and its relationship to sports…

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January 2019

BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?

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January 25 @ 8:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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St Mary’s University to Host BBC Radio 4s Any Questions BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? will be coming to St Mary’s University, Twickenham on 25th January for an evening of political debate and discussion. Hosted at The Exchange Twickenham, located opposite Twickenham Train Station, Any Questions? brings together a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere are posed questions by the audience. Chaired by host of over 30 years Jonathan Dimbleby, so far Secretary of State…

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March 2019

Russell Brand – The Program

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March 4 @ 6:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Russell Brand – The Program Russell is developing a new live project, building on work he has done with his book, Recovery, utilising techniques from the 12 Step Program to help people in all aspects of their lives - work, relationships, sex and more. These events will be an exploration into how we can collectively help ourselves and each other using tried and tested methods. This is not a stand-up comedy show, but it will make you laugh… and it…

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Wretched Strangers – Poetry Reading

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March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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In response to surges of violent British nationalism and political paranoia around borders, and to related social and ethical crises JT Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky have assembled an anthology to mark the vital contribution of non-UK-born writers to this country’s poetry culture. Wretched Strangers brings together innovative writing from around the globe, celebrating the irreducible diversity such work brings to ‘British’ poetry. While documenting the challenges faced by writers from elsewhere, these pieces offer hopeful re-conceptions of ‘shared foreignness’ as Lila Matsumoto describes it, and the…

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Helen Scales & Tim Pond – Wondrous Forms of Life

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March 14 @ 7:00 pm
£8/6

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The Exchange, Twickenham, London

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Helen Scales & Tim Pond – Wondrous Forms of Life Join us for a fun evening exploring the diversity of animal life we share our planet with, both through artistic and scientific observation. The evening will be broken down into two engaging presentations. The first will be given by Tim Pond author and illustrator of the field guide to drawing and sketching animals. In this inspirational book, Tim Pond shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms,…

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