This year’s theme for London Writers’ Week is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of writing for and using Digital Media in the UK. With the growth of Netflix, Amazon, BBC Three going online and theatre productions use of digital media, we hope the week provides an insight into and advice on some of the best new ideas in the UK.

Just announced: This year’s London Writers’ Week is also a benefit for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help victims, supported by The Tabernacle, Notting’s Hill theatre and arts centre at the heart of the community – previous events at The Tabernacle include events with Adele, Lily Allen and others. If you are not able to attend the week in person, you can purchase a Donation ticket and receive email highlights from the week.

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How can writers respond to and help with recent London and world events?

July 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| £10



In this panel discussion, leading London writers and others will discuss how writers can respond to and help with recent events in London and in the world.


This year’s London Writers’ Week is dedicated to helping the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help the victims.


This session will look at the power of language to change, challenge and question and will discuss what are the different ways writers can help, from using their skillset to run campaigns such as Fin Kennedy’s In Battalions campaign which led to government changes, to responding to and advocating for change via their creative work.


The session will be chaired by Australian Academy Award nominee David Evan Giles, whose films include “Paradise Road” which launched the career of Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett, and whose nephew was born in Grenfell Tower.


This discussion is for you if…


  • You’d like to talk more about how we help with recent terrible events in London


  • You’d like to explore the role writers can play in responding to and helping with crisis


  • You would like to listen to leading London writers speak on this subject


  • You would like to help generate ideas for practical ways writers can help with the Grenfell Tower fire which can be embarked upon after London Writers’ Week


Artist profile


David Evan Giles’s professional focus has been on writing in many forms, including Feature Films and Television Series. Turning to directing, David wrote and directed the award-winning short film, Waiting For The Turning of the Earth. The film stars Barry Otto (Bliss, and all of Baz Luhrmann’s Australian films – Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Australia and The Great Gatsby) and Anne Louise Lambert (The Draughtsman’s Contract and most unforgettably Picnic At Hanging Rock). For the script of this film, David received a nomination for an Australian Academy Award (AACTA).


David also co-wrote and co-produced Paradise Road (Fox Searchlight), raising a major proportion of the finance for what was then the largest budget in Australian film history ($26m). Paradise Road starred Oscar nominees Glenn Close and Pauline Collins and Oscar winner Frances McDormand. The film also launched Oscar-Winner Cate Blanchett’s feature film career.


David also co-wrote and produced the feature film, Under The Lighthouse Dancing, starring award-winning actors, Naomi Watts, Jack Thompson and Jacqueline Mackenzie.


David teaches screenwriting and is also an accomplished acting coach who has worked with actors in the UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada and Australia.



Date:  Friday July 7th 017

Times: 4pm – 5pm
Location: The Tabernacle, 34 –  35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
Price: £10 (or included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass)

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July 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


London Writers Week


The Tabernacle
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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