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London, N22 7AY - Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, UK

Organised by The Guardian

Comedians Lenny Henry and Romesh Ranganathan will join us for a special event, live in person and via livestream.

Synonymous with British comedy, Henry’s career began in working men’s clubs, and took off when, at 16, he won a televised talent competition. Since then, he has starred in Hollywood films and award-winning television programmes, won the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux, and helped to raise more than £1bn for good causes.

But it’s not been a straightforward journey. Henry’s memoir, Rising to the Surface, reveals the pain of losing his mother as well as his experiences of a media industry which he works so hard to diversify. He is a champion of new storytelling within television, realised through his upcoming series Three Little Birds, developed with Russell T Davies. A fictional account of three Caribbean women who arrive in the UK with the intention of starting a new life, the story takes inspiration from his own mother’s Windrush experiences and the difficulties of beginning again.

Henry will be in conversation with Ranganathan, himself a Bafta-winning comedian. Join them for a wide-ranging discussion covering life, loss and the legacy of a generation who crossed the Commonwealth looking for a new beginning.
Please note: the ticket price includes a venue restoration levy which goes towards the upkeep and restoration of Alexandra Palace.
For any accessible bookings, please email access@alexandrapalace.com and the team will help place your booking.
If you cannot attend the London event, this event will also be livestreamed. Click here to purchase an online ticket.
8pm BST | 9pm CEST | 12pm PDT | 3pm EDT


Attendees — 5

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Lenny Henry meets Romesh Ranganathan: Live at Alexandra PalaceAlexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, UK