British Sign Language Events

We work with experienced British Sign Language interpreters to offer signed events for both adults and children.

If you are booking an interpreted event and need a clear view of the interpreter, please let us know either when you are booking or sometime before the event so we can make sure you are seated in the most suitable area of the auditorium.

British Sign Language Interpretation by request
We also offer British Sign Language Interpretation by request for any other event in the programme. Please see our How to Book page for details about how the scheme works.

Rachel Hosker & Ruth Reed

How We Store Our Stories

Saturday 12 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

In our age of internet clouds and dropboxes, the way we record ourselves has multiplied but the way we store our memories has become more intangible. Two leading archivists, Rachel Hosker, from the Centre for Research Collections, University of...

Jess Phillips

Telling the Truth

Saturday 12 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Journalist Julie Burchill calls her 'a breath of fresh air, with a dirty laugh'. In Everywoman, Labour politician Jess Phillips shouts long and loudly about the things she cares most about: poverty, equality, the rights of refugees and serving her...

Get Galloping with Clare Balding

Families & 8+

Sunday 13 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Charlie Bass has bought a racehorse but there's a big problem - he won't leave the stable and he certainly won't gallop. How will Charlie win the Derby and save the farm with a racehorse who won't run? Much-loved broadcaster and horse expert Clare...

Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes & Charles Withers

Top of the Charts

Monday 14 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Scotland: Mapping the Islands by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles Withers, is not only the first full-length study of the subject but a work of great beauty too. Let them lead you on a journey of understanding, from 16th century Italian...

Richard Reed

Innocent Advice

Thursday 17 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Successful business people such as Richard Reed will always have good advice to offer. But the man behind Innocent, the juice brand, is here to discuss the words of wisdom that kept him motivated to transform a smoothie stall into a multi-million pound...

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Opening Up the Race Debate

Friday 18 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s impassioned blog on Britain’s failing debate on race and racism went viral. Entitled Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, it touched a nerve and sparked fierce discussion. It galvanised Eddo-Lodge into...

Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Thordis Elva & Courtney Sina Meredith with Jackie Kay

21st Century Women

Saturday 19 August 8:45pm - 9:45pm

Today, Jackie Kay brings together guests from three remarkably different continents. Argentinian novelist Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s Slum Virgin tells the story of Cleopatra, a transvestite who renounces prostitution after the Virgin Mary appears...