19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018

Almeida Questions

Have politicians lost the art of persuasion?

in association with New Statesman

Tickets £5
Free to those aged 25 and under 

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A speech can inspire crowds, set out a vision – and change hearts and minds. But in the era of Trump’s tweets and social media soundbites, is there a place for great oratory?

As the Almeida launches its third series of digital film project Figures of Speech, join Helen Lewis as she chairs a panel including Amanda Abbington, Philip Collins, Sam Leith and Darren Siah to discuss what makes great rhetoric – and whether carefully crafted words still have a place in public life.   


Dates & Tickets

Mon 19 Mar

£5 or free to those aged 25 and under. 

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