Fane presents a series of curated spoken word events at Opera Holland Park with speakers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Anne Reid and Sir Derek Jacobi.
Sunday in the Park with Anne Reid & Sir Derek Jacobi
Sunday 26 June, 3pm
Two of the most celebrated British icons of stage and screen, Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid meet on stage in conversation.
With gilded acting careers spanning several decades, Jacobi and Reid are universally known for their remarkable performances in theatre and television. And yet, the pair met only when they were brought together on the set of Sally Wainwright’s phenomenal BBC One romantic drama series, Last Tango in Halifax. This led to them recording a debut album, You Are the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – a gorgeous collection of duets from The Great American Songbook.
Born into a non-theatrical family in the East End, a founding member of the Royal National Theatre, winner of two Olivier Awards (Cyrano de Bergerac and Twelfth Night), one Tony Award (Much Ado About Nothing), a BAFTA (I, Claudius), holder of two knighthoods – British and Danish, as well as their experience of working together, Anne has much to explore with Derek.
Anne Reid is one of Britain’s most loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Dinnerladies, The Mother, Years and Years and Sanditon.
Expect an evening of glorious anecdotes and penetrating insight into two exceptional careers.
Sunday in the Park with Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously
Sunday 24 July, 7.30pm
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Oceans, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.
In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge – his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes’s many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.
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