From the author of the international bestseller Letters of Note, comes Speeches of Note – a collection of speeches from throughout the ages.

In this unmissable multimedia show, you will listen to recordings of some of the greatest speeches ever delivered and hear actors, reading speeches including some that remain unspoken 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, like Nelson Mandela’s on the day he became South Africa’s first black President, and outpourings of much-needed change, such as the impassioned impromptu appeal for women’s rights from Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman born into slavery.

Expect the gloriously unexpected, as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium, and celebrate lives well-lived, including Tilda Swinton’s tribute to ‘every alien’s favourite cousin’, David Bowie.

And finally you’ll hear from Shaun Usher, who compiled the collection, in conversation with Hannah MacInnes, on the importance of each speech.

Join us for an evening to remember.



In association with


Emmanuel Centre

9-23 Marsham Street
London SW1P 3DW

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