The lecture was organised by The Reading Agency, a charity dedicated to giving everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers.
A sold out crowd of more than 900 people gathered at the theatre and were entertained by Brand’s irreverent humour and passionate treatise on the importance of reading and storytelling and the role of libraries in prisons and schools.
Richard Bull Business Development & Events Manager says: “Russell is just one of many celebrities to take to the stage here at The Logan Hall. We have welcomed a number of performers and well-known personalities over the years including Stephen Fry, Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough and Ewan McGregor, a testament to how our proud space has served as a platform to address some of the world’s leading issues.”
Sue Wilkinson, Chief Executive of The Reading Agency, says: “The Reading Agency Lecture is a platform we designed to stimulate debate and discussion about the transformative power of reading in public and private life. We want reading to be fun, we want it to be challenging and we want it to be inspirational. We have been delighted to receive so much feedback from the people who were at the event; it is clear that they had a wonderful time and that they will be talking about Russell Brand’s engaging and stimulating lecture for months to come.”
The Logan Hall is an imposing theatre with tiered seating to hold a maximum of 933 people, outstanding acoustics and excellent sight lines.
’20 Bedford Way’ was designed by Denys Lasdun, architect of the National Theatre and is one of the finest examples of ‘Brutalist’ architecture in the UK.
The location is one of its chief attractions; Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras railway stations as well as Russell Square, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street tube stations are all a matter of minutes away providing easy access to all parts of central London and connections to the UK and Europe.