Go Back Tue 27 Nov 18:30 - 21:00
Go Back Tue 27 Nov 18:30 - 21:00

Speeches of Note LIVE with Shaun Usher

The Hoxton, Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

Speeches hold enormous power. They can expose truths long hidden. They can contain advice profound enough to alter lives. They can celebrate the legacies of those departed and persuade a nation to change course. A speech delivered at the right time can bring together people from the most disparate of backgrounds and, if only for the duration of the speech itself, unite them.

Join us for an unmissable evening with author and curator Shaun Usher in this celebration of speeches old, new and unspoken.

Listen to recordings of some of the greatest speeches ever delivered and hear actors perform them live, including some that were never spoken, like President Nixon's chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon. Discover speeches that altered the course of history or watch as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium. From Tilda Swinton celebrating "fellow freak" David Bowie to contemplating the Queen's announcement in the event of nuclear war, Shaun Usher unpacks their significance.

Shaun Usher is the author of the international bestseller Letters of Note and co-founder of sell-out events series Letters Live. This event coincides with the release of his obsessively curated, richly illustrated new collection, Speeches of Note.

Shaun will be in conversation with award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, Anita Sethi.