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April 2016

Coffee & Conversations with Gary Edward Gedall

11 April, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rustique – The Literary Café, 142 Fortess Road
London , NW5 2HP United Kingdom
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Rustique – The Literary Café, is pleased to welcome Gary Edward Gedall to read from some of his books, and to respond to questions about the subjects that he writes about; psychology, hypnosis, shamanism, EMDR, and equine, (horse), assisted therapy Gary is a psychologist and state registered systemic psychotherapist, with formal training in all the subjects listed above. He writes books that aim to be; inspirational, informative, interesting, and imaginative. His range includes: self-help, (for relationships), inspirational and spiritual novels,…

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Polari Soho Special

11 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR GB
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London's award-winning LGBT literary salon goes back to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book Fair Cocktails and chat from 6pm. Readings from 7pm Bookstall kindly provided by Gay's The Word Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from author Diana Souhami, playwright and actor Alexis Gregory, poet and spoken word performer Keith Jarrett and author and comedian VG Lee.  

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All in your head – The power of your mind to create your story

11 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street
London, London E1 5JL United Kingdom
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A conversation between neurologist and author Suzanne O'Sullivan and psychologist and writer Charles Fernyhough, chaired by BBC Click's Bill Thompson on the power of your mind to create your story. Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan has been a consultant in neurology since 2004, first working at The Royal London Hospital and now as a consultant in clinical neurophysiology and neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and for a specialist unit based at the Epilepsy Society. In that role she has…

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An evening with Marian Keyes and Good Housekeeping

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1 Wimpole Street, 1 Wimpole St
London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of fun with Irish best-selling author Marian Keyes. She’ll be talking to Good Housekeeping about Making It Up As I Go Along, her new collection of essays on modern life, filled with her witty and wise thoughts on everything from breaking up with your hairdresser to turning 50. An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. She has written 13 novels, been translated into 33 languages, and sold…

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Shakespeare Special – CANCELLED

13 April, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO CANCEL THIS EVENING'S EVENT. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email sandy.mahal@reedexpo.co.uk Shakespeare Special with Howard Jacobson and Henry Goodman An event in partnership with Digital Theatre to discuss one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays: The Merchant of Venice. Howard Jacobson, who recently reinterpreted the play for Hogarth’s Shakespeare Retellings series with Shylock is My Name, will be joined by British actor, Henry Goodman in a special…

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London’s Voices – Life in the global city

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Princelet St, 19 Princelet St
London, , London, E1 6QH United Kingdom
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An intimate evening at London's Museum of Immigration spotlighting the city's breadth and diversity at 19 Princelet St, featuring readings, performances, and talks from writers including Sathnam Sanghera, Nikesh Shukla, Ben Judah, Ayisha Malik, and Amanda Paul. 19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields is a unique cultural institution in one of London's most magical buildings. Beyond our timeworn front doors are secrets and suitcases, poems and potatoes, and threads of history that connect with today's Londoners, and their experiences of migration…

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Growing up with Bob Hoskins

15 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soho House 76 Dean Street, 76 Dean Street
London, W1D 3SQ GB

Growing Up With Bob Hoskins - Rosa Hoskins discusses her moving memoir Remembering the times they shared together, join Rosa Hoskins in conversation with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh about her memoir, IT’S ALL GOING WONDERFULLY WELL, a revealing portrait of one of the country’s best-loved actors, and a moving story of a close bond between father and daughter. Rosa Hoskins is the daughter of Bob Hoskins and grew up hanging out on movie sets with her dad. She is a writer and…

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March 2017

LIVING DANISHLY: AN EVENING OF COSINESS AND SCANDI CRIME

14 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Hygge

Hyyge (“hoo-ga”), the Danish concept of cosiness and comfortable conviviality, has become a sensation in the UK. In search of the secret ingredients that have made Denmark the world’s happiest country, people everywhere have been lighting candles, wrapping up warm in shearling slippers and thick blankets, and reconnecting with loved ones over games, food and music. London Book & Screen Week is collaborating with Waterstones Piccadilly to put on an evening of Scandi crime, followed by a discussion panel with…

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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With Paper For Feet

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom

Reading from poet Jennifer A  McGowan from her new collection, With Paper For Feet With Paper for Feet  is themed and narrative, drawing together Jennifer A. McGowan’s poetry of myth and folktale, and the frailties – human and otherwise – behind them. With Paper For Feet explores, mostly from a female persepctive, the guts it takes to live or – often - die, un-heroically. Her characters laugh, argue, complain, suffer, curse, …Gold is heavy, and it chafes… aware that more…

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April 2018

An evening with UK Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)

9 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, 19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BJ
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£5

Waterstones TCR and Image Comics are pleased to present an evening with Charlie Adlard, UK Comics Laureate and artist and co-creator of the Eisner-award winning series The Walking Dead. Alongside the ongoing publication of the Skybound series The Walking Dead, Charlie has co-created books such as Rock Bottom, Codeflesh, White Death, and many more in his twenty plus year career to date. He’s drawn the French album Breath Of The Wendigo and plans to continue working for that market with…

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Conversations with Film-Makers: An Evening with Jonas Mekas

10 April, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Peckhamplex London, 95A Rye Lane
London, SE15 5EX
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£4.99

In partnership with MUBI and Serpentine Cinema, the Lithuanian Culture Institute is proud to present an evening with Jonas Mekas. The evening features a screening of his 2012 film OUTTAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN, followed by the avant-garde pioneer in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, and a signing of CONVERSATIONS WITH FILM-MAKERS (published by Spector Books), which gathers his many interviews for his weekly column in the Village Voice between 1958 and 1977.. The Jonas…

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London Book Fair Book launch: children’s book “Dog Town” by Luīze Pastore

10 April, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - 11 April, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Wales stand (5C129), Olympia, Hammersmith Rd
London, W14 8UX
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Participants: Latvian writer Luīze Pastore Award-winning Latvian author`s Luize Pastore's debut in English, published by Firefly Press Ltd.. More information

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Book launch: “Classical Modernism. Early 20th Century Latvian painting” by Dr Dace Lamberga

11 April, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Calvert 22 Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue
London, E2 7JP
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Free

"Neputns" Publishers art patrons Dina and Jānis Zuzāni (Latvia) and Calvert 22 Foundation invite you to the launch event of the book by art historian Dr Dace Lamberga. Listen about the art book publishing in Latvia by "Neputns", book launch and drinks reception. More information

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Book launch: children’s book “UciPuci”

11 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace
London, W2 3SH
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Free

Participants: Latvian writer Zane Zusta Reading from series of "Ucipuci is looking for home" and "Ucipuci thinks outside the box" by Latvian author Zane Zusta. Children will be able to interact in the workshop after the reading. More information

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Me Before You: A special screening with Jojo Moyes

11 April, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 7:40 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a special screening of Me Before You, the heart-warming box office hit starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), based on the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. The sumptuous one-off screening will be accompanied by an in-conversation with Jojo who will discuss her experience bringing the book to screen with The Pool’s Sam Baker. Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make…

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Re-thinking the family with Nora Ikstena and Alvydas Šlepikas

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell
London, EC1R 3GA
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Participants: Latvian writer Nora Ikstena Grandparents, mothers, fathers and children – at its heart, the idea of a family should be universal. But in reality, how does a country’s history or identity affect its idea of family? Where do different cultures agree on their views of motherhood, fatherhood and childhood, and where do they differ? More information

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Story Cafe: Baltic writers

13 April, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP
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Participants: Latvian Writer Inga Ābele Discover the joy of being read at the legendary lunchtime Story Cafe, immerse yourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe. More information

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Hit the Ode

13 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
£5 – £8

Participants: Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš Apples and Snakes presents Hit the Ode, Birmingham’s premier poetry night. Every month, Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us at our new home, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome for poems from all across the world. We have poems and lots of them. Poems to ruffle feathers and caress your heart strings. Poems that will challenge your nan to a…

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March 2019

The Triumphant Return of Old Baggage

11 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
West End Lane Books, 277 West End Lane
London, NW6 1QS
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Lissa Evans talks about her heavenly, Hampstead-set bestselling novel. We are never knowingly under-hyperbolised and we have loved, adored and evangelised Lissa Evans‘ warm, wise and witty novel Old Baggage since first reading it in hardback. But now, not only is it in paperback, it’s finally achieved its rightful status as a Number 1 bestseller, so we are delighted to welcome Lissa back to the shop to read from and answer questions about her book on March 11 at 7.30…

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Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX
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£15

The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, an homage to hip-hop and the power of storytelling. On the Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities faced by poor and working-class black families. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of…

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Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Writer, poet and host of the hit podcast Mostly Lit Derek Owusu joins us to discuss the position of the Black male in Britain, as told through the rich and varied stories collected in his anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. Featuring essays from poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists, Safe offers personal insight into the Black male experience in relation to schooling, media and community—and  shows us how a new generation of Black voices is inspiring and educating us to re-examine…

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The Good Immigrant USA with Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

13 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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To celebrate the launch of The Good Immigrant USA, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2016's The Good Immigrant, co-editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman introduce some of the voices they've brought together for this new collection. In this urgent collection of essays from first- and second-generation immigrants, Shukla and Suleyman hand the platform over to a panel of writers to explore what it feels like to be othered in an increasingly hostile and divided country. Sharing the stories of lives lived between cultures and journeys in search of personal identity, The Good Immigrant USA is a provocative, multi-vocal portrait of the United…

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Pete Souza – Book Signing

14 March, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Join us for this rare opportunity to meet former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza. Pete will visit Waterstones Piccadily to sign copies of his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, which tells the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Terms and Conditions Tickets are available online only, via this page and Eventbrite. There will be no allocation of tickets at Waterstones Piccadilly. Each ticket includes a copy of Shade, and entitles…

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Pushkin the Radical: The Dystopian Vision of his Masterpiece, The Bronze Horseman

14 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£10

Like many of his contemporaries, Pushkin’s attitude to Tsarism was ambivalent. As he saw it, those periods of Russian history which had seen the most progress had been achieved at the initiative of individual rulers - but often at a heavy cost. Perhaps the most outstanding example of this had been the reign of Peter the Great. Regarded as the ‘miracle-working’ Tsar, he had defeated the Swedish Empire and, against all the odds, founded the entirely new city of St…

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The Freedom Artist: Ben Okri in Conversation

14 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, E8 4AA
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£6

Please join us for an evening to celebrate the release of Ben Okri’s latest novel. Ben will read from the book and take questions on his work. The Freedom Artist is an impassioned plea for justice and a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society. BEN OKRI was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first-hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for…

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The Descenders: Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart in conversation

16 March, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Join author Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell as they discuss the final book in their epic saga The Descenders, and with it the unforgettable conclusion of The Edge Chronicles. Tracing the lineage of a single family, The Edge Chronicles have sparked the imagination of a generation by crafting a world of intrigue, exotic creatures and swash-buckling adventure—all brought to life with intricate illustrations. At the conclusion of a series 21 years in the making, Stewart and Riddell will look…

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