Hub Talks is our regular programme of world class writers, thinkers, filmmakers, performers and more.

Over the last 3 years we have been implicitly growing our reputation for convening to hear from deliberate and nuanced writers such as New York Time #1 best selling writer Angie Thomas, Afua Hirsch, Patrick Ness and Patrisse Khan-Cullers, as well as collaborative events with one of the nation’s favourite bakers Nadiya Hussain and The Good Immigrant with Nikesh Shukla and Birmingham Literature Festival, our approach to programming has consistently been about quietly showing a different story.

Check this page to keep up to date with our ongoing programme of Hub Talks.

Hub Talks: Afropean with Johny Pitts

Afropean Notes from Black Europe “Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe’s relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical” – Afua Hirsch   We kick off our July Hub Talks programme with… More

Hub Talks: Reclaiming Narratives

Reclaiming narratives with Zeba Talkhani and Nadine Aisha Jassat   Continuing with our July Hub Talks programme, we have 2 fabulous guest writers; Zeba Talkhani will be in conversation with poet Nadine Aisha Jassat. Both writers will sharing their debut… More