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Novelist Lionel Shriver in conversation with Angela Joyce

Friday 15 June 2007

Analysing Shriver's novel We Need to Talk About Kevin

Novelist Kate Grenville in conversation with Margot Waddell

Thursday 12 July 2007

Exploring the interior: novelist Kate Grenville talked about her journeys through fiction and history

Biographer Brenda Maddox in conversation with Ken Robinson

Friday 21 September 2007

An exploration of the art of biography and the life of Freud's own biographer, Ernest Jones

Novelist Barry Unsworth in conversation with Ken Robinson

Friday 5 October 2007

Barry Unsworth talked about the art of writing and about his latest novel, A Ruby in her Navel

Novelist Salley Vickers in conversation with Michael Parsons

Friday 23 November 2007

Salley Vickers talked about her work including her latest novel, Where Three Roads Meet

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion in conversation with Denis Flynn

Friday 7 December 2007

The Poet Laureate talked to psychoanalyst Denis Flynn about private thoughts and public expression

Novelist Esther Freud in conversation with John Tydeman

Friday 25 January 2008

Novelist Esther Freud talked about the themes of the absent father and coming-of-age explored in her latest novel, Love Falls

Playwright Diane Samuels in conversation with Ruth Barnett

Thursday 28 February 2008

Diane Samuels talked to Ruth Barnett about her new play, 3 Sisters on Hope Street

Author Lisa Appignanesi in conversation with Margot Waddell

Thursday 6 March 2008

A discussion about women's mental health conditions - are they a product of their era?

Children's author Martin Waddell in conversation with Jenny Stoker

Sunday 16 March 2008

Theme: Children's books series

Author Martin Waddell talked about the art of writing - and reading - for children

Novelist and psychoanalyst Gregorio Kohon in conversation with Ignes Sodre and Leon Kleimberg

Friday 25 April 2008

Gregorio Kohon talked to fellow psychoanalysts about his novel Red Parrot, Wooden Leg

Directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett (Frantic Assembly) in conversation with Mary Morgan and Philip Stokoe

Friday 23 May 2008

Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett (Frantic Assembly) talk about the portrayal of an unravelling relationship in their latest production, Stockholm

Writer and director Stephen Poliakoff in conversation with Margaret and Michael Rustin

Friday 20 June 2008

The writer and director talked about his work, how he creates his offbeat characters and the importance of family ties and secrets in his dramas

Director Penny Woolcock in conversation with Nicola Abel-Hirsch

Friday 27 June 2008

The director of Exodus talked about her obsession with extremes and with life on society's margins

Director Mike Leigh in conversation with Andrea Sabbadini

Sunday 29 June 2008

Mike Leigh on his films and plays, his working methods and influences

Children's author Julia Donaldson in conversation with Fatima Martinez del Solar

Sunday 13 July 2008

Theme: Children's Book Series

Julia Donaldson talked about her work, including a performance of The Gruffalo

Director Carrie Cracknell and actress Cara Horgan in conversation with Helen Taylor Robinson

Saturday 20 September 2008

The reimagining of Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen in conversation with Hannah Solemani

Thursday 25 September 2008

Theme: Children's books series

Michael Rosen talked about his work and the part reading plays in children's education and emotional lives

Director Carrie Cracknell and writer Jenny Worton in conversation with Mary Morgan and Philip Stokoe

Saturday 1 November 2008

The director and writer discussed their production of I Am Falling

Writer and literary critic Al Alvarez in conversation with Ted Jacobs

Sunday 2 November 2008

Al Alvarez talked about the writer's search for a voice.

Director, writer and actor Steven Berkoff in conversation with Estela Welldon

Sunday 9 November 2008

Steven Berkoff talked about his fascination with the villainy of Shakespeare

Directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett (Frantic Assembly) in conversation with Mary Morgan and Philip Stokoe

Saturday 22 November 2008

The artistic directors of Frantic Assembly discussed their latest production, Othello, playing at the Lyric Hammersmith

Children's author Geraldine McCaughrean in conversation with Gerry Byrne

Sunday 7 December 2008

Theme: Children's books series

The author of Peter Pan in Scarlet discussed the role of the storyteller and the effect of stories on children's lives.

Children's author David Almond in conversation with Viviane Green

Sunday 11 January 2009

Theme: Children's books series

The author of Skellig explored the transformative power of the imagination

Author Gillian Slovo in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Friday 16 January 2009

Gillian Slovo talked about her new book Black Orchids

Novelist Elisabeth Russell Taylor in conversation with Ruth Barnett

Sunday 25 January 2009

The author talked about her fiction, and how it takes readers beyond their comfort zone

Illustrator Quentin Blake in conversation with Avi Shmueli

Sunday 8 February 2009

Theme: Children's books series

Quentin Blake talked about the emotional power of images in storytelling

Author David Grossman in conversation with Orna Hadary

Sunday 1 March 2009

The leading Israeli writer talked about his fiction

Dancer Tamara Rojo in conversation with Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra

Sunday 15 March 2009

The Royal Ballet's principal ballerina talked about her work

Artist Rachel Whiteread in conversation with Lesley Caldwell

Friday 26 June 2009

The artist talked about evoking the interior dimensions of social experience

Graphic designer Storm Thorgerson in conversation with John Woods

Friday 3 July 2009

The designer talked about translating music to images

Novelist Marina Lewycka in conversation with Geraldine Shipton

Sunday 5 July 2009

The bestselling author talked about her use of comedy and the crossing of cultures

Novelist Sebastian Faulks in conversation with Monica Lanman

Sunday 15 November 2009

The author discussed his novels Human Traces and Engleby

Playwright Nicholas Wright in conversation with Helen Taylor Robinson

Friday 4 December 2009

An exploration of Wright's play Mrs Klein

Actor Juliet Stevenson in conversation with Andrea Sabbadini

Friday 15 January 2010

The acclaimed actor discussed the challenges of portraying roles on stage and screen

Poet Wendy Cope in conversation with Stephen Grosz

Saturday 26 June 2010

Exploring the relationship between psychoanalysis and creativity

Artist Grayson Perry in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Sunday 27 June 2010

The Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry explored the use of his own identity in his art, and the way his early life shaped his creativity.

Author Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Peter Fonagy

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Hear the creator of Alex Rider talk about his books. Ages 9+

Ballerina Loipa Araújo in Conversation with Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Leading Cuban ballerina and a much sought after teacher in the UK and worldwide, Loipa Araújo explores the parallels between her role as a ballet teacher and the role of the psychoanalyst.

Artist Grayson Perry in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Thursday 31 March 2011 8-9.30pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry and psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason meet to continue their conversation, this time focusing on his artistic practice and the challenging and often dark themes conveyed by his decorative, colourful works.

The Composer, Librettist and Director of the ENO’s new Opera ‘Two Boys’ in conversation with psychoanalyst Sara Flanders

Friday 10 June 2011 7.00 - 8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Composer Nico Muhly, Librettist Craig Lucas and Director Bartlett Sher meet with Psychoanalyst Sara Flanders. More details to come.

Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon in Conversation with Psychoanalyst Joshua Cohen

Thursday 16 June 2011 7.30 - 9.00pm (doors open 7pm)

Choreographer Jasmin Vardimon meets with Psychoanalyst Joshua Cohen, Reader in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University.

Artist David Blandy in Conversation with Psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason

Monday 18 July 2011 7-8.30pm

Artist David Blandy meets with psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason to screen his latest film 'Child of the Atom' and discuss making the work, memory and family legends in relation to historical traumas.

Writer and Theatre Critic John Lahr in conversation with Psychoanalyst Don Campbell

Thursday 9 February 2012

John Lahr, senior drama critic of The New Yorker, meets to discuss his work with psychanalyst Don Campbell

The Ballet Boyz in conversation with Psychoanalyst Dr Luis Rodríguez de la Sierra

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Founders of pioneering dance company Ballet Boyz in conversation with psychoanalyst Luis Rodríguez.

Comedienne Jo Brand in Conversation with David Bell

Friday 19 October 2012 7.30-9pm

Jo Brand, former psychiatric nurse turned BAFTA-winning comedienne, writer and actress and David Bell, psychoanalyst, meet again after 25 years to explore the nature of comedy.

Novelist Gillian Slovo in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Friday 9 November 2012 1.45-3pm

In her writing, whatever the setting, Gillian Slovo understands from lived experience the impact of external turmoil on individual lives. Here she discusses her work and reflections with psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason

Writer Howard Jacobson in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Thursday 13 December 2012 7-8.30pm

Howard Jacobson will explore with psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason his views on the creative process of writing, his feelings about his work and how he sees the role of cultural identity.

Photographer Martin Parr in conversation with Susie Godsil

Thursday 24 January 2013 7-8.30pm

Susie Godsil talks to photographer Martin Parr about his work and observations over the last forty years.

Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz in conversation with Author John Lahr

Sunday 24 March 2013 4-5.30pm (doors open 3.30pm)

Telling Stories: John Lahr talks to psychoanalyst and author Stephen Grosz about his recently published book 'The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves' and about his work over the last 25 years

Author Deborah Levy in conversation with Valerie Sinason

Sunday 2 June 2013 3 - 4.30pm

5 years ago young poet Deborah Levy attended Poetry West Hampstead run by poets Valerie Sinason, Bernard Kops and John Horder. Today, award winning playwright, poet and author Deborah Levy and psychoanalyst Valerie Sinason pick up their conversation.

Disturbing Hedda: Director Terje Tveit and Composer Kaja Bjørntvedt in conversation with Phil Stokoe

Saturday 28 September 2013 5-6.30pm

Director Terje Tveit and Composer Kaja Bjørntvedt explore with psychoanalyst Phil Stokoe some of the enduring themes in Hedda Gabler. The main character is one of 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s best known and most flawed characters.

The Reverend Giles Fraser in conversation with Group Analyst Sue Einhorn

Monday 14 October 2013 7.30-9pm

Group Analyst Sue Einhorn talks to The Reverend Giles Fraser about