16 Sep 2021
“But where are you really from?”
Comedian Phil Wang has been asked this question so many times he’s lost count. So, he decided to write a book about it.
Join him on publication day to celebrate to his debut book Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once, a hilarious and incisive look at being mixed race and belonging to two cultures at once.
In conversation for this exclusive event, Phil will reflect on his experiences as a Eurasian man, having been born in Stoke-on-Trent, raised in Malaysia and came of age in Bath – ‘a spa town for people who find Cheltenham too ethnic’. He’ll explore the contrasts between Eastern and Western cultures and delves into Britain and Malaysia’s shared histories, bringing his trademark cynicism and wit to topics ranging from food, family, cultural cachet and assimilation, to empire, colonialism and soft power.
Covering ground from comedy to colonialism, don’t miss this funny, wry and honest take on being brought up in two very different cultures, whilst also considering wider questions about race, empire and the idea of home.
Age restriction 12+
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Palm Court entrance
East Court entrance
Phoenix B&K entrance
BBC Tower entrance
Ice Rink entrance
Boating Lake Café
Pitch & Putt
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
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