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November 2019

Launch: Above the Fat by Thomas Chadwick. With Michael Conley and Deirdre Shanahan.

22 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of ABOVE THE FAT, the debut short story collection by Thomas Chadwick (Splice). Chadwick's stories have been shortlisted for the White Review prize and the Galley Beggar prize, and ABOVE THE FAT is one of this year's "Book of the Month" selections for the Republic of Consciousness Prize. Combining gentle lyricism with absurdity and biting humour, and finding poignancy in slippages between past, present, and foreboding future, these stories conjure up rare magic and…

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BOTH AND exhibition (Calum Storrie and Geoffrey Winston) ‘finissage’ (closing event): Live music by Steve Beresford and Mandhira de Saram

24 November @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the closing party of BOTH AND by Calum Storrie and Geoffrey Winston. There will be live music by Steve Beresford and Mandhira de Saram. Please book a ticket (free) to avoid disappointment. This exhibition, the second from Storrie and Winston, will be the continuation of a long-running conversation. They are both designers – one of exhibitions and the other of graphics – but they have never collaborated in these capacities. So the 2-D designer assembles and evokes…

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Launch: How to Disagree by Adam Ferner and Darren Chetty

27 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Adam Ferner and Darren Chetty's new book How to Disagree. A co-authored effort, How to Disagree opens up conversations about conversations and discusses how disagreements are structured and the ways social prejudices manifest. How can we disagree productively? Disagreements are a fact of life. Productive disagreements are a rarity. We find ourselves living in a divided world in which it's increasingly difficult to have productive arguments. In 20 thought-provoking discussions, philosophers Adam Ferner…

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December 2019

Left Book Club – Authentocrats with Joe Kennedy

3 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re very excited to host Joe Kennedy at our next LBC meeting to discuss his book, Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness. Joe’s book is a brilliant and incisive read that provides a useful way of thinking about debates on Brexit, nationalism and what's really going on when politicians and pundits refer to the 'traditional' working class. Joe will briefly discuss his book before facilitating an open discussion on many of its themes. Participation in the conversation is very…

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Launch: The Still Point Journal Issue 4

5 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  Traces. Traces as an indication of existence; traces of the past and/or future; traces that are visible or geographical; invisible traces; traces as inspiration; traces as a narrative. In this collection we see a wide range of interpretations of the theme, ranging from the evocation of linguistic memories of childhood to tidal erosion, the metaphorical cannibalism of the act of translation and quite a few beyond. The Still Point Journal is a literary journal for Arts and Humanities researchers…

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