Life Lessons with MARINA

The School of Life was established in large part to help us understand the role that emotions play in shaping our lives. This spring, multi-platinum selling artist MARINA (formerly Marina and the Diamonds) will visit The School to provide her own unique perspective on this same idea.

MARINA’s upcoming album LOVE + FEAR is a musical exploration of two contrasting emotions and the ways that they define how we see and act in the world. Taking inspiration from psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross belief that “there are only two emotions: love and fear”, the album arranges its songs into two collections (titled “Love” and “Fear”) to examine how both have influenced her songwriting, her career, and her life in general.

MARINA will be in conversation with Tanya Byron to talk about her experiences making her new album and how the process has helped her reflect on her experiences up to this point. Join us for a wise and insightful conversation about music, the creative process, and the lessons learnt along the way.  



19.00           Venue opens
19.30           Talk begins
20.40           Audience Q&A (times may vary)
21.00           Event ends 

Please be aware when booking that all attendees under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult in order to attend this event. 

More about the speakers


MARINA is an award-winning, platinum-selling artist. She has released three UK Top 10 albums including Gold certified ‘The Family Jewels’ (2010), ‘Electra Heart’ (2012) and, ‘FROOT’ (2015). She has accompanied each album release with global sell-out headline tours, with shows at prestigious venues and world-renowned festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Governors Ball and more. Amassing a staggering 800 million worldwide streams and over 400 million video views, MARINA is a socially engaged spokeswoman with an unparalleled global fan base and an online following in excess of 6 million.

Tanya Byron

Professor Tanya Byron is a clinical psychologist specialising in working with children and adolescents. Drawing from her many years of professional experience, she will explore with Robert the assumptions that shape our idea of masculinity, especially in early life. Their conversation will look at the expectations placed on young men, the normalising approach to gender roles which influence us in our development and affect our ideas about identity and acceptable behaviour.  


Across a host of beautiful venues in central London, leading thinkers from the UK and abroad join TSOL’s Faculty in conversation to share their wisdom for living well. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.

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Life Lessons with MARINA

Special event
Fri 5th Apr 2019 (19.00)
Emmanuel Centre 9-23 Marsham Street Westminster London SW1P 3DW
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