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September 2019

Launch: A Generous Lover and Boy in a Dress by La JohnJoseph

3 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of "A Generous Lover and Boy in a Dress", a double volume of plays by La JohnJoseph, published by Oberon Books. For your pleasure, the event will feature a conversation between La JJ and writer Ben Walters, as well as a short readings from the plays. PLUS copies of the book will be available to purchase at the launch ahead of the official publication date of Sept 5th. This…

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Launch: Soft Fruit in the Sun by Oliver Zarandi

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

Please join us for the launch of Oliver Zarandi's provocative debut collection, Soft Fruit in the Sun, featuring a reading from Zarandi himself, as well as a performance from James Howard from the band Blue House. Drinks will be available alongside copies of the book. Soft Fruit in the Sun introduces a new hybrid genre perhaps best defined as ‘tender body horror’, in which frank and naturalistic explorations of familial, romantic and sexual relationships are juxtaposed with characters who bleed…

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Left Book Club – Big Capital with Anna Minton

12 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Left Book Club and Anna Minton for an open discussion on London’s housing crisis. The conversation will be based on Anna’s book, Big Capital: Who is London for? What happens when housing is used for profit and no longer considered a social good? How does big capital shape London and reconfigure the rest of the UK today? What can we do to change this? We will explore these questions and debate how London can be reclaimed for the…

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Launch: Flat Filters: the debut graphic novel by Chino Moya and Tal Brosh.

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the launch of Flat Filters, the debut graphic novel by London-based writer-illustrator duo Chino Moya and Tal Brosh. A thirty-something year old wakes up one morning, looks through the window of his apartment and discovers that the world is gone. The building where he lives is now surrounded by an endless extension of a flat yellow floor and a monotone, sunless sky. As he runs out of food and water he decides to venture out on…

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My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman: Daniella Shreir and Nicole Flattery

30 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£4

Chantal Akerman’s body of work explores dislocation, in-betweenness and fluidity. Her writing, like her life and work, resists easy categorisation. My Mother Laughs places stills from her films among imperfectly perfect fragments of writing to create a distillation of the themes Akerman pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter. In 2013, Akerman's mother was dying. She flew back from New York to…

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October 2019

Launch: This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim

3 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pleasure join us for the launch of THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES, a new collection of stories by Linda Mannheim. What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable? Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily. Opening with Miami-set political thriller, ‘Noir’, this exquisitely rendered set of stories will leave you reeling. THIS WAY…

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Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone – Astra Taylor in conversation w/ Gareth Evans

23 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£4

Please join us for an event to celebration of Astra Taylor's new book: Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone. The author will be in conversation with Gareth Evans, film and moving image curator of the Whitechapel gallery. Did democracy ever exist? Why is it no longer possible? Democracy is in crisis. In every major company it has been stole by elites or in the hands of strong men. In democracy’s name we see a raft…

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November 2019

Launch: Car Park Life by Gareth E. Rees

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

Please join us for the launch of CAR PARK LIFE, a new book by Gareth E. Rees. ‘I have stood in the psychedelic plains of Patagonia, thumb out in the hope of a passing vehicle; I have walked through a smoking lava flow in Iceland; but here on the central barrier of the concrete access ramp to Herne Bay’s rooftop Morrisons, I am a true pioneer.’ Car parks: commonplace urban landscapes, little-explored and rarely featured in art and music, yet…

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