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November 2019

Goldsmiths Shorts – Launch

7th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Goldsmiths Shorts – Launch 7 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths. The alumni were asked to consider the pamphlet as an introduction to their work so far, as a unit that requires brevity, but also allows room for them to declare themselves. They were also invited…

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BOTH AND: Artist talk and performance

9th November 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As part of their ongoing exhibition BOTH AND, artists Calum Storrie and Geoffrey Winston will be giving a guided tour, before hosting a musical performance by Alan Wilkinson and Douglas Benford. The talk will take place at 3, with the performance taking place at 4.30. It is free to attend but please register for a ticket using the link above. ALAN WILKINSON (alto, baritone saxophones, bass clarinet) has for many years been a leading figure in the British Improvised Music Community.…

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Launch: Car Park Life by Gareth E. Rees

14th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of CAR PARK LIFE, a new book by Gareth E. Rees in conversation with Gary Budden (Influx Press). ‘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…

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New Model Island: Alex Niven and Dawn Foster in conversation

15th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join Alex Niven and Dawn Foster to discuss Alex's new book: New Model Island: How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England (Repeater Books). --- “Looking for a new England? Alex Niven draws on our diverse identities to forge a radical vision of a once and future land.” — Billy Bragg New Model Island is essential reading for those who want to critically understand “Englishness” and the twilight of England. Masterfully ranging across poetry, pop music, memoir,…

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

22nd November 2019 @ 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

24th November 2019 @ 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

27th November 2019 @ 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

3rd December 2019 @ 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

5th December 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FREE TO ATTEND

  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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LONDON: Facades, shopfronts, thirteen walks and freedom of movement: The Gentle Author, Eleanor Crow, Dan Cruickshank and Reuben Lane: Reading and Christmas Shopping.

19th December 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night all about London detailing the rise of 'Facadism', its variation of ever-changing shop fronts, the walks it winds us on and the many existences of people in our capital city. Our four readers will present their books with a brief discussion and signing. There will be mulled wine and a late opening for Christmas presents! Tickets are free but please book to avoid disappointment. The Gentle Author presents a provocative analysis of facadism - the…

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January 2020

Poetry: Joan Fleming with Richard Scott and Martha Sprackland

14 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a reading from visiting poet Joan Fleming with support from Richard Scott and Martha Sprackland. Joan Fleming is the author of The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems, both from Victoria University Press. Her new collection Dirt is forthcoming with Cordite Books. She holds a PhD in ethnopoetics from Monash University, Melbourne, and is the New Zealand/Aotearoa Commissioning Editor for Cordite Poetry Review. Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won…

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Clemens Meyer in conversation with Stuart Evers

22 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening with Clemens Mayer in conversation with Stuart Evers. Clemens Mayer's new novel Dark Satellites (translated Kate Derbyshire) is a striking collection of stories about marginal characters in contemporary Germany and is published on Fitzcarraldo Editions 20th Jan 2020. Clemens Meyer was born 1977 in Halle and lives in Leipzig. After high school he jobbed as a watchman, building worker and removal man. He studied creative writing at the German Literary Institute, Leipzig and was granted…

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