Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and author. She has presented several documentaries including The Truth about Children Who Lie for BBC Radio 4, Being Bipolar for Channel 4 and How to Be a Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC Four.
As well as continuing her psychotherapy work with an organisation called Talk for Health, Perry is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine and contributes to The Guardian newspaper.
Most recently, Perry featured in highly popular dating show Celebs Go Dating for E4, where she used her expertise to give the single celebrities love advice.
Nihal Arthanayake is a radio broadcaster, podcaster, TV presenter, documentary maker and former Radio 1 DJ specialising in Asian beats.
Arthanayake has played DJ sets at festivals like Glastonbury and Womad in Singapore, and clubs everywhere from America to Zimbabwe. He hosts his eponymous daily show on BBC Radio 5Live and a weekly phone in show on the BBC Asian Network.
With all of his broadcasting work he still finds time to host the Penguin books podcast having interviewed in the last 12 months alone a range of authors including Sebastian Faulks, William Boyd, Baroness Helena Kennedy and Marlon James.
Arthanayake has won a number of awards for his broadcasting including two Asian Media Awards, two Sony Awards and most recently the BBC Radio and Music Awards 2019 for the Interview Of The Year.
For ages 16+
Copies of Philippa Perry’s new book (RRP £12.99) are available for £8.99 when you buy a ticket to the event, to be collected at the event. The author will be signing books after the event.
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.