The Guardian Open Weekend 24-25 March 2012, Kings Place - London


Agenda - London, Kings Place

Print Agenda

10:00 - 11:00
Charlie Brooker
Chair: Katharine Viner
Charlie Brooker, journalist, screenwriter and broadcaster
An opportunity to experience the acerbic wit of popular G2 columnist Charlie Brooker first hand, and ask for his take on your burning questions.
Zac Goldsmith MP in conversation with Ian Katz
Guardian kitchen: breakfast with Felicity Cloake
Heathen's Manifesto
The leader room: politics
The role of women in the Arab Spring
The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the terror began
How to take a great picture
Digital revolution 1: how digital is revolutionising news gathering
How to speak Mandarin Chinese
The Magnificent Moon Hare with Sue Monroe (Ages 5-7)
My Life and My Henry with Judith Kerr (Age 8+)
How to write a column with Lucy Mangan (Age 14+)
11:15 - 12:15
Vince Cable MP in conversation with Will Hutton
Why is gender equality taking so long?
Hungry world: who is going to feed us?
Open Guardian 1: what might the Guardian's future look like?
What are the Guardian's open digital platforms?
Writing with the left hand?
How to use data
How is he doing? The Cameron mid-term report
What can the arts offer in an age of austerity?
How to tweet
How to change your career
How to Train your Dragon with Cressida Cowell (Age 7-10)
A country diary walk... in Kings Cross (11.15am - 1.15pm)
How to draw: live with Tony Ross (Age 7-10)
12:30 - 13:30
Question time: what is the future of capitalism?
What English history do we need?
Guardian kitchen: lunch with Allegra McEvedy
The art of crosswords
Open Guardian 2: what defines the Guardian?
Is global warming melting the Himalayan glaciers?
Brown-bag lunch: does it matter who runs our schools?
What can the government learn from the Guardian's research on the 2011 riots?
Brown-bag lunch: Is this the end of the NHS?
Brown-bag lunch: Europe and the rise of the far right
Brown-bag lunch: dark arts – the secret state in the post-9/11 world
How to make a photograph tell a story (Age: 14+)
How to write a column with Lucy Mangan (Age 12+)
How to make a video
13:45 - 14:45
G2 Interview Live: Decca Aitkenhead interviews Grayson Perry
What will the 2012 presidential election mean for America and the world?
What it takes to create a successful British fashion label with Matthew Williamson and Joseph Velosa
The Guardian's ringside seat on history
Araucaria: master of the crossword
How to start a community food business
Adapting the news with Richard Norton-Taylor
Brown-bag lunch with physicist Jim Al-Khalili
How to write a winning CV (Age 15+)
Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson
How to speak Hindi
How to keep bees in the city
14:00 - 17:00
How to make radio with the Roundhouse (Age: 14+) (2pm - 5pm)
15:00 - 16:00
Martin Rowson's workshop on the secrets of caricature
How to be happy (3pm - 4.30pm)
Guardian Review Book Club: Fatherland, with Robert Harris
Adrian Searle interviews Steve McQueen
Guardian kitchen: bread-baking with Dan Lepard
Taking stock of the Arab spring with Adhaf Soueif
The leader room: social policy
Global badlands: the rise of organised crime
Can free speech be global?
Tricks of the trade: how the politics lobby keeps some secrets and reports others
Guardian young critics workshop (Age 11+)
Life: An Exploded Diagram with Mal Peet (Age 14+)
16:15 - 17:15
What does the phone-hacking scandal tell us about Britain?
The Guardian and Britain's progressive dilemma: Liberal or Labour?
Open Guardian 3: what would you give the Guardian? Money time or data?
How I did it: Charlie Alcock and Uffe Elbaek
A life in writing: Jo Shapcott in conversation with Kira Cochrane
How to blog
Russia: the mafia state
Remembering William Golding
How to grow your business idea (Age 14+)
Blue-skinned heroes, black goddesses and ten-headed demons (Age 10-14)
How to publish your own book
17:30 - 18:30
The US economist Jeffrey Sachs talks to Larry Elliott
Football Weekly podcast live
Jez Butterworth in conversation with Andrew Dickson
How I did it: Rory Stewart & Sally Becker
How policing protest goes wrong
Duwayne Brooks talks to Simon Hattenstone about the Stephen Lawrence murder
An hour with Simon Hoggart
Name that tune: Sounds of wildlife quiz (All ages)
How the Guardian has gone multimedia
How to make your own jewellery
Big Ideas podcast: what is the perfect society?
Life as a correspondent: News from the frontline
18:45 - 19:45
Keynote debate: Are we facing crisis of democracy?
Mike Figgis in conversation with Simon Hattenstone
Under fire: reporting from the frontline
How I did it: Zoe Margolis and Luke Concannon
The pictures we think we know
The Guide's comedy show
How I Did It: Doc Brown & Sara Shamsavari (Age 12+)
20:00 - 21:00
Michael Kiwanuka
Green Gartside on the 30th anniversary of Songs to Remember
Steve Coogan talks to Alan Rusbridger
Screening: 'In Transition 2.0' (8pm - 9.30pm)
Images of war with Sean Smith
21:15 - 22:15
Marcus Mumford interviewed by Laura Barton
The Guardian's pop quiz with John Harris


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