Library activities and events for adults

Events

Regular Events

Aloud in the Cloud online shared reading group – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Monday, 3pm to 4pm. Note: this group will return in April 2022
  • Tuesday, 2pm to 3pm
  • Thursday, 2pm to 3pm

Aloud in the Cloud are online weekly shared reading groups. Come along to hear us read aloud some of our favourite stories and poems. 

Book your free place for Aloud in the Cloud shared reading group on Mondays via Eventbrite.

Book your free place for Aloud in the Cloud shared reading group on Tuesdays via Eventbrite.

Book your free place for Aloud in the Cloud shared reading group on Thursdays via Eventbrite.

Graphic novel online reading group – second Monday of the month

 

  • Second Monday of the month, 7pm to 8pm

The group meets monthly online via Zoom and they talk about adult comics, graphic novels, current events and pop culture. The event is currently chaired by volunteer and long-running member of the group, Mike Belbin. To find out more email: mikelbelbin@gmail.com

Grenfell Memorial Quilt sewing bee at North Kensington Library – Tuesdays
  • 10am to 1.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Come and join Tuesday Greenidge to add your touch to the Grenfell Memorial Quilt.  Join us to sew together, support each other and take part in this celebratory memorial project.  No experience needed and supplies and machines are provided.

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up.

North Kensington Library’s reading group – every third Tuesday
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

North Kensington Library’s reading group is a friendly relaxed reading group which meets once a month in the library. 

To find out more about the group and what they’ll be reading for their next meeting, pop into the library or email us: libraries@rbkc.gov.uk.

Virtual knitting club – Wednesdays

 

  • Wednesday, 3pm to 4pm

Join our weekly virtual knitting club, led by library staff who are expert knitters. They'll inspire you to try a new knitting project or can help you when you get stuck.

Book your free place for Virtual knitting club via Eventbrite

Online English conversation group – Wednesdays
  • Wednesday, 7pm to 8pm

Would you like to speak English with confidence?  Join our free weekly English conversation group.

This group is run in partnership with Rotary Clubs of London and are held on Zoom.

To book a place, email: brompton.library@rbkc.gov.uk

Chelsea Library’s reading group – every third Thursday

 

  • Every third Thursday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Chelsea Library and online 

Chelsea Library’s reading group is a friendly relaxed reading group which meets once a month. The group reads prize-listed and new fiction but will read anything suggested by its group members. Full details of the books they will be discussing each month are on Eventbrite.

Book your place for Chelsea Library’s reading group via Eventbrite

Kensington and Chelsea libraries online book group – Fridays

 

  • Friday, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Join our weekly online book group where we discuss our Books of the Week. Full details of the books we will be discussing each week are on Eventbrite.

Book your place for the RBKC online book group via Eventbrite

Coffee time at North Kensington Library – third Friday of the month
  • 11am to 12 noon
  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library for coffee, cake and a chat. It’s a great chance to meet new people in a relaxing atmosphere.

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up.

Self-Help Book Club (online) – monthly on a Saturday
  • Once a month on a Saturday, 10am to 12 noon

Self-help books are some of the most popular and most borrowed books of all genres. People love to read about how they can improve their health, their attitudes and their lives in general. So many people read self-improvement books, but how many actually attempt to put some of what they've read into practice?

The Self-Help Book Club aims to do just that - help you help yourself by discussing ways in which theory can be put into practice. Each month the group meets online and will discuss a different book; full details are on Eventbrite.

Book your free place for Self-Help Book Club on Eventbrite.

IT help session at Kensington Central Library - Saturdays
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • Kensington Central Library

Need some IT help? Come along to our weekly IT help session at the library. Our volunteer can help with:

  • How to set up an email account
  • Printing
  • Downloading and uploading pictures and documents
  • How to use social media 

You are welcome to bring along your device such as laptop, tablet or smartphone or you can use one of the library computers. 

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up.

Special Events

Passports for Life, a display by The Ładoś Group at Kensington Central Library  - Friday 1 April to Tuesday 31 May
  • Kensington Central Library

80 years ago in Bern, Switzerland, Polish diplomats launched the ‘passport initiative’ to save Jews from the Holocaust. Aleksander Ładoś, Konstanty Rokicki, Abraham Silberschein, Chaim Eiss, Stefan Ryniewicz, and Juliusz Kühl, also known as the Ładoś Group, issued fake passports for neutral Latin American countries to Jewish people facing death camps in Europe.

The Pilecki Institute has conducted research on the activities of Ładoś Group and this has resulted in the publication in 2019 of The Ładoś List, with the names of more than 3,000 for whom passports were issued. Visit the display and find out more about one of the largest rescue operations carried out by diplomats during the Holocaust. 

Please check Kensington Central Library’s opening times before visiting. 

Mental Health Awareness Week information stall at Chelsea Library – Monday 9 May
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • Chelsea Library

Find out how we can break down the some of the stigmas around mental health.

In raising awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week 9 to 15 May, Chelsea Library is partnering with Community Living Well.

Come along to this information stall on mental health and find out about the support in and around our local communities for residents. Let us break down the some of the stigmas around mental health and help one another feel valued, connected and not alone. 

There's no need to book, just turn up.

From Bottom Lawn to Top Gate with author Marek Nowina at North Kensington Library - Monday 9 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library to hear author, Marek Nowina talking about growing up in Stanley Crescent Garden.

Marek Nowina spent his post-war childhood at 56 Ladbroke Grove. Join us to hear his delightful childhood memories of garden games and sibling rivalry, among the colourful characters of Ladbroke Grove. Copies of his book,  From Bottom Lawn to Top Gate will be available to purchase on the night, or you can borrow a copy from the library.

Marek was born into a Polish family who moved to North Kensington after the second world war. He studied at Cardinal Vaughan school and, after a long career in commerce, he became a mathematics teacher in both London and Boston. His main focus has been as a writer and as a promoter of young talent and intellect.

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Passports to Paraguay with historian Roger Moorhouse at Kensington Central Library and online - Monday 23 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Kensington Central Library and online

Join us at the library and online to hear this fascinating account of how Polish diplomats tried to save Jews from Hitler’s death camps.

Historian, Roger Moorhouse tells the remarkable story of The Ładoś Group- Polish diplomats and Jewish activists working in Switzerland, who masterminded a passport forgery scheme which is thought to have saved as many as 3,000 Jews from the Holocaust. It gave these individuals a chance to be interned and possibly exchanged for German prisoners of war, rather than being sent to death camps.

Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in the Third Reich and Poland during World War Two. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, the Pilecki Institute in Warsaw and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin.

Book an in-person place for Passports to Paraguay with historian Roger Moorhouse on Eventbrite.

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Local history talk: Colville, Powis Square and Portobello at North Kensington Library - Tuesday 10 May
  • 6pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Interested to hear more about the local history of Colville, Powis Square and Portobello? Come along to the library to hear local historians, Tom Vague and Dave Hucker reminisce about this fascinating part of North Kensington.

There are only limited places available, so booking in advance is essential.

Book a place for Local history talk: Colville, Powis Square and Portobello on Eventbrite.

Star quilt storytelling with author Margaret Bateson-Hill at North Kensington Library  - Tuesday 10 May
  • 11am to 11.45am 
  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library to hear a story of friendship and community overcoming adversity but it is a story of generosity and redemption.

'Shota and The Star Quilt' by Margaret Bateson-Hill, illustrated by Christine Fowler is a contemporary story inspired by the Lakota tradition of star quilts. When their apartment block is threatened with redevelopment, two young girls, Shota and Esther make a star quilt as a powerful celebration of their friendship, the homes and community they love. The remarkable quilt becomes central to their plan to resist the redevelopment.

Margaret Bateson-Hill, author and storyteller, has made quilts as gifts for her family to celebrate special moments and people. When she heard about the Grenfell Memorial Quilt she wanted to come and share this story. 

This event is open to all ages.

Book a place for Star quilt storytelling with author Margaret Bateson-Hill on Eventbrite. 

Mental Health Awareness Week information stall at Kensington Central Library – Tuesday 10 May
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • Kensington Central Library

Find out how we can break down the some of the stigmas around mental health.

In raising awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week 9 to 15 May, Kensington Central Library is partnering with Community Living Well.

Come along to this information stall on mental health and find out about the support in and around our local communities for residents. Let us break down the some of the stigmas around mental health and help one another feel valued, connected and not alone. 

There's no need to book, just turn up.

Mental Health Awareness Week information stall at North Kensington Library – Tuesday 10 May
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • North Kensington Library

Find out how we can break down the some of the stigmas around mental health.

In raising awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week 9 to 15 May, North Kensington Library is partnering with Community Living Well.

Come along to this information stall on mental health and find out about the support in and around our local communities for residents. Let us break down the some of the stigmas around mental health and help one another feel valued, connected and not alone. 

There's no need to book, just turn up.

Notting Hill's creative side, a local history walk – Saturday 14 May
  • 11am to 1pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join local resident Carlos Izsak, for a local history walk from North Kensington Library through Portobello Road and Grand Union Canal. This walk will take two hours (approx.) and together we will explore the colourful local history of Ladbroke Grove and Portobello.

Carlos Izsak is an Education Officer for Urbanwise.London, an environmental education charity. Carlos is a local resident with interests in the environment, local history, art, culture and coding. He recently made a short film 'Portobello Road's Black History' (in partnership with film maker Alex Diaz and Manny) and leads discovery walks in the local area.

Book a place for Notting Hill's creative side, a local history walk on Eventbrite. 

Local history talk: Notting Dale Rag Fair and Latimer Road Laundry Land at North Kensington Library - Tuesday 17 May
  • 6pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Interested to hear more about the local history of Notting Dale Rag Fair and Latimer Road Laundry Land? Come along to the library to hear local historians, Tom Vague and Dave Hucker reminisce about the legendary street market and Latimer Road's Laundry Land.

There are only limited places available, so booking in advance is essential.

Book a place for Local history talk: Notting Dale Rag Fair and Latimer Road Laundry Land on Eventbrite. 

Grenfell Memorial Quilt Project with creator Tuesday Greenidge at North Kensington Library  - Tuesday 17 May
  • 11am to 12 noon
  • North Kensington Library

Every Tuesday, the Grenfell Memorial Quilt sewing bee meets at North Kensington Library. Join us for a sewing bee special to hear Tuesday Greenidge talk about the project.

Artist Tuesday Greenidge, founder of the Grenfell Memorial Quilt Project, will talk about her own journey from creating memory quilts for her grandchildren, to creating the Grenfell Memorial Quilt. Realising that the memorial walls created after the Grenfell fire would not last forever, Tuesday decided to turn these walls into the squares of a quilt that will eventually be laced together to create a quilt that is the same dimensions as the tower. Find out about the stories held in the quilt, as well as what Tuesday has learnt from the V&A Museum regarding the preservation of this incredible memorial.

The quilt is a celebration of the lives that were lost and an ongoing project that brings the community together to remember, to grieve, to make new friends and learn new skills. You are welcome to stay and join in with the sewing bee after the talk - you don't need to know how to sew to join in.

Tuesday Greenidge is a London-based artist. Her work has been showcased in group exhibitions across the world including the Museum of Everything, the Tate Modern 10th Anniversary ' No Soul For Sale' exhibition and with Cafeart.org 'Where we live'.

Book a place for Grenfell Memorial Quilt Project with creator Tuesday Greenidge on Eventbrite.

Olivia de Havilland: the woman who fought Hollywood and won (online) – Wednesday 18 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Join film historian, Steven C Smith online as he tells the story of how Olivia de Havilland changed Hollywood.

What do Courtney Love, Jared Leto and Johnny Carson all have in common? They took greater control of their careers by using 'the de Havilland law' - the result of a landmark legal battle between a movie star and a studio that would change not just the film industry, but music and TV as well. Join acclaimed film historian, Steven C Smith online for the story of one of Hollywood’s most resilient stars: two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland.

Together we’ll go inside Hollywood dream factories of the 1930s and ‘40s, and explore the exciting, sometimes brutal challenges of making movies now considered classics. Steven will cover the dramatic court case Olivia brought against Warner Bros. that changed not only her career, but countless others.

He will also take us behind the scenes of her legendary onscreen teaming with Errol Flynn, for films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, and find out why the two, who shared an off-camera passion, could never be a couple. And finally we’ll find out why Olivia, at age 101, took producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, Feud) to court, making headlines around the world.

Steven C. Smith is an award-winning author and four-time Emmy-nominated producer. His over 200 documentaries for television and other media include Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood. He is also the author of two biographies Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer, and A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann.

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Stories of Us: The history of social justice campaigns in North Kensington at North Kensington Library - Thursday 19 May

  • 6pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library to revisit the history of social protest in North Kensington.

From the Hippodrome protests of the 1830s, to present day campaigns to save the Wornington trees, come along to revisit the history of social justice campaigns that have helped to form the unique character of North Kensington.  Local community members Tom Vague, Toby Laurent Belson and Edward Daffarn will host a talk and slideshow, that will remember the multitude of movements and protests from the 1800s to today that help tell the story of who we really are.

Audience members will be invited to contribute to the event by recalling their own memories of previous campaigns.

Book a place for Stories of Us: The history of social justice campaigns in North Kensington on Eventbrite.

Stories of Us: writing for well-being at North Kensington Library - Saturday 21 May
  • 10am to 12.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Explore memories and the imagination in this mindful, creative writing workshop with Narayani L Guibarra.

How do stories of the pioneers venturing into the New World in the 1800s relate to our journeys into the uncharted territory of the pandemic? Through referring to a poem about travelling in the 'Wild West Midlands' in the twentieth century, a humorous modern day take on the pioneering spirit, participants will build a brief portrait of themselves that describes them and their lives and what ordinary and extraordinary events have shaped them and their community throughout the pandemic.

You will explore creative writing with mindfulness, through poetry and the imagination to create their portraits and using will explore memories to mine the gold of their experiences and find their unique and common experiences within the group. This will all be done in a non-critical and supportive environment with no pressure on participants to share what they have written.

Narayani L Guibarra has a creative writing BA from Birkbeck University where she specialised in poetry and has a Masters in creative writing for therapeutic purposes from the Metanoia Institute. She enjoys the synergy between art and poetry and collaborates with artists to create poems from art and art from poems. he has facilitated classes, workshops, retreats and holidays in yoga and sound for many years and now utilises this experience to help participants access their creative voice for self-discovery.

Book a place for Stories of Us: writing for well-being on Eventbrite.

Mental Health Awareness Week information stall at Brompton Library – Monday 23 May
  • 12 noon to 2pm
  • Brompton Library

Find out how we can break down the some of the stigmas around mental health.

In raising awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week 9 to 15 May, Brompton Library is partnering with Community Living Well.

Come along to this information stall on mental health and find out about the support in and around our local communities for residents. Let us break down the some of the stigmas around mental health and help one another feel valued, connected and not alone. 

There's no need to book, just turn up.

IT help sessions at Chelsea Library - Monday 23 and 30 May
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • Chelsea Library

Do you need some IT help? Do you have questions like how to print and how to set up an email address or use social media?

Come along to our drop-in help sessions. You are welcome to bring along your device such as laptop, tablet or smartphone or you can use one of the library computers.

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up. For more information please speak to a member of library staff.

Local history talk: The other side of Notting Hill, Kensal and Golborne at North Kensington Library - Tuesday 24 May
  • 6pm to 7.30pm
  • North Kensington Library

Interested to hear more about the local history of Old Kensal Town? Come along to the library to hear local historian, Roger Rogaowski reminisce about this fascinating part of North Kensington.

There are only limited places available, so booking in advance is essential.

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Black British Ancestry: who do you think you are? at North Kensington Library - Tuesday 24 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.45pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join Paul Crooks at the library as he discusses his journey tracing his family tree from London back 200 years to his African ancestors

Black British family historian Paul Crooks will reveal how he traced his Great Great Great Great Grandmother. His family tree reaches back six generations, a journey that took him back 200 years to the Gold Coast, via Jamaica. In this masterclass, Paul will talk about his journey tracing his roots. He will also discuss how he used his research to reconstruct the historical narrative of Black people enslaved in ex-British colonies in the Caribbean and North America.

You’ll gain an insight into:

  • How you can discover who you are and where you’re from
  • How Paul’s ancestors enslaved in the Caribbean were a collective part of an unstoppable force for change on a grand scale.

Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your ancestry.

Trailblazing family historian, Paul Crooks pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s. He was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his ancestors enslaved on plantations in North America, Undeterred, he embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to North America and ultimately back to the Gold Coast. Paul’s books, Ancestors and A Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African And Asian Caribbean Ancestry brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy. He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in African Caribbean genealogy.

Book a place Black British Ancestry: who do you think you are? on Eventbrite. 

Study skills help at Chelsea Library - Tuesday 24 and 31 May
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • Chelsea Library

Do you have questions such as 'How to structure an essay?', 'How to research effectively?', 'How to use a library catalogue?' Or even 'What is university like?'.

Come along to our study skills help sessions where we answer your questions about studying. These sessions will be delivered by friendly library staff members with experience in tutoring and researching. Only limited places available, so do book in advance. For more information please speak to a member of library staff.

Note: these sessions are suitable for the over 16s.

Book a place for Study skills help at Chelsea Library on Eventbrite. 

Under Fire: the wartime diaries of a Chelsea volunteer ambulance driver (online) - Thursday 26 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm 
  • Online

Join us online to hear the fascinating story of grime and glamour of London’s Wartime Volunteer Ambulance Service with Naomi Clifford.

In the summer of 1940 June Spencer volunteered for the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service (LAAS) in Chelsea. Every night she wrote up the day’s events in her diary, whether it was attending bombing incidents, peeling potatoes for the crews, hosting teas in her room at Lindsey House on Cheyne Walk or dancing in the nightclubs of the West End. Our guest, Naomi Clifford, whose book Under Fire tells June’s story, takes us through her life in Chelsea during the war and looks at the extraordinary work of the LAAS.

London-born Naomi Clifford is an author, editor and podcaster, whose focus is on women in history who have been ignored, misunderstood or forgotten. Her works include The Disappearance of Maria Glenn, Women and the Gallows and The Murder of Mary Ashford.

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Potteries, piggeries and Cope Castle, a local history walk - Saturday 28 May

Join us for a local history walk through Holland Park towards Kensington Central Library.

Join Moya O’Hara for a local history walk from North Kensington Library through Notting Dale and Holland Park Walk to discover what was once a rural area with a thriving pottery. This walk will end at Kensington Central Library, where you can also explore its current exhibitions.

Moya O'Hara is the Director of Urbanwise London, an environmental education charity. Moya is a local resident with interests in local history, wildlife and horticulture. She is a tour guide for the City of London and leads discovery walks also.

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The controlling idea: learning from stories '1984' (online) – Monday 30 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Online

Join us online for a new series discussing ideas in books made into films.

In the fifth of a series of six talks, publisher Katie Isbester and her daughter Teddy, a film buff, will discuss the central idea of some of the greatest stories told. Each session will grapple with the big issue embedded in the story, and compare how the book and film treat this central idea. Each session will feature an expert guest and a Q&A with the audience.

Episode 5: George Orwell's 1984 - the dangers of data and the surveillance state

This book and film raises questions modern societies still grapple with today, in a far more literal sense than we might like to. We shall discuss the following themes:

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of data collection, both by companies and by the state?
  • How can we ensure our right to privacy and protect our democracy in a time of unregulated data manipulation?

Join our hosts and their special guest, Nesse van der Meer, for this riveting discussion.

Katie Isbester is the publisher of Claret Press, an independent publishing house specialising in stories that deal with politics, issues and places. Teddy 't Hooft, aged 20, is a student at university, doing an arts undergraduate degree. Nesse van der Meer is a PhD candidate at TU Delft in the Netherlands, focusing on the effects of technology on learning.

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Beyond Windrush: tracing your ancestry with passenger lists at North Kensington Library - Tuesday 31 May
  • 6.30pm to 7.45pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join Paul Crooks at the library for a masterclass that will reveal the secrets of tracing African Caribbean ancestry.

Black British family historian Paul Crooks will reveal how he traced his Great Great Great Great Grandmother. His family tree reaches back six generations, a journey that took him back 200 years to the Gold Coast, via Jamaica.

Through the lens of his pioneering research into Black ancestry, Paul will discuss how:

  • He used passenger lists records to search for his family tree and back story
  • The passenger list complements other sources of ancestry information.
  • You can use the Windrush generation passenger lists to explore your African and Caribbean history, fill a gap in your family tree and bring your family’s Windrush backstory to life.

Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your ancestry.

Trailblazing family historian, Paul Crooks pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s. He was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his ancestors enslaved on plantations in North America, Undeterred, he embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to North America and ultimately back to the Gold Coast. Paul’s books, Ancestors and A Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African And Asian Caribbean Ancestry brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy. He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in African Caribbean genealogy.

Book a place for Beyond Windrush: tracing your ancestry with passenger lists on Eventbrite.

Wall Street on film talk with Jenny Stewart (online) – Thursday 9 June
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Online

Join us online to explore the world of high finance in the movies with film historian, Jenny Stewart.

Wall Street is both geographical and symbolic, home to The New York Stock Exchange and major financial services. What happens in Wall Street affects us all - major stock market crashes, boom and bust economy and ‘cowboy capitalism’. The fall of Lehman Brothers on 15 September 2008 marked the start of the most devastating global financial recession in recent times. This talk explores common tropes and themes across the range of Wall Street films and their key messages, as these morality tales warn of the dangers of excess greed, individualism and toxic masculinity, yet still promote the notion of the American Dream.

Jenny Stewart is a film historian specialising in post-war British cinema. She is a Digital Learning Officer at the Welsh Joint Education Committee. Previously, Jenny taught film at the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham.

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It wasn't all a Carry On - the film career of Kenneth Williams – Tuesday 21 June
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Online

Join Adam Endacott online to explore the film career of one of Britain's best loved comic actors.

Kenneth Williams was a film star and his movie career was predominantly comprised of the Carry On film series, appearing in 26 of these classic comedies over three decades. It wasn’t all a 'carry on' though and from 1952, Kenneth featured in other celluloid treasures and this presentation takes a look at this other side of his life on the big screen.

From his debut in Trent’s Last Case through to The Hound of the Baskervilles, this online talk by Adam Endacott covers all the motion pictures that Kenneth appeared in. He will look at Kenneth's performances as well as highlighting memorable appearances from his co-stars.

Adam Endacott is a Kenneth Williams aficionado and dedicated fan since early childhood. He has spent his life documenting and collecting everything Kenneth! He is the author of The Kenneth Williams Companion which was published in 2018 and The Kenneth Williams Scrapbook published in 2021.

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Last updated: 9 May 2022