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April 2016

Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

11 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

Co-founder of The Author School, Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Helen will guide you through The 'dos' and please 'do nots' of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote your book  How to get publicity  Why national media coverage still works…

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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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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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YA Salon

12 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, 292-294 Saint John Street
London, EC1V 4PA

YA Salon is a brand new book event, celebrating the very best in YA writing. For our first salon, we’ll be joined by award-winning author Ann M Martin, who will be talking about her latest book How to Look for a Lost Dog, as well as looking back on her much-loved Baby-Sitters Club series with acclaimed YA authors – and BSC fans – Holly Bourne and Laura Dockrill and host Anna James. #YASalon #LBSW16  

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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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After Frankenstein – The Young Romantics Prize 2016

13 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Raod
London, SE1 8XX
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'Poetry is the great adventure of the young’ (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate) Hear the 2016 winners of one of the most exciting literary prizes for young people. The Young Romantics Prize was launched in 2014 by Dame Carol Ann Duffy with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. On 16 June 1816, Mary Shelley conceived the idea for her extraordinary novel, Frankenstein. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of this literary milestone, the 2016 prize invites submissions of poems and short stories exploring…

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Book Design Uncovered: Creating Books for Independent Publishers

14 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clays, One Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0AH United Kingdom

As a self-publishing consultancy specializing in print and distribution, we help authors to produce more than just a book, but a beautiful product. It is often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but, without question, we do. Design is the first thing that your readers will notice about your book and as the author, you are the creative director, from conception to creation. As the creative director, you are in full control of what you want…

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Alisa Ganieva: Challenging Russia’s Narrative

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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On the edge of the continent, Russia nevertheless makes its presence felt in Europe. This event will be a unique opportunity to hear from a young voice with much to say about Russian ethnic tensions, gender roles and the current state of Russia. Russian writer and journalist Alisa Ganieva published her first novel, Salam Dalgat! under a male pseudonym, so that she could write about the male-dominated world of today’s Dagestan without censure. She won the 2009 national Debut Prize…

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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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My Nazi Legacy + Q&A

16 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street
London, E8 2PB United Kingdom
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While researching East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, international lawyer and writer Philippe Sands came to know two men whose fathers were high-ranking Nazi officials during World War Two ̶ Niklas Frank, whose father Hans Frank was governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland, found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials, and Horst von Wächter, whose father Otto von Wächter was governor of Krakow and Galicia. Both their fathers were responsible for the deaths of…

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Exclusive Screening of Despite the Falling Snow

17 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street
London, E8 1HE United Kingdom
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Join us for this special screening of Despite the Falling Snow at Picturehouse Hackney, based on the acclaimed novel by Shamim Sarif. Sit back and enjoy this breathtaking story of love and betrayal in Soviet Russia starring Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible), with title song by Ella Henderson and score by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolate). The film will be followed an exclusive Q/A with Shamim Sarif, the author, scriptwriter and director of the…

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March 2017

Backstage Tour

13 March, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:45 am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

National Theatre SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the backstage life of the National Theatre. The National Theatre is a working building, producing over 20 new productions every year. Preparation for the shows, including rehearsals, prop and costume-making all happen on site. No two tours are ever the same, so come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today. Backstage Tours Tours run Monday - Saturday, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

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Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

13 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

The Author School, co-founder Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Founders Helen and Abiola Bello are The Great British Entrepreneur Finalists 2016. They will guide you through The ‘dos’ and please ‘do nots’ of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote…

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Cultural Agenda of Well Being

13 March, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
National Theatre SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

In the UK the well-being agenda has exploded in the past few years. A discussion with Breathe AHR research leader Dr. Daisy Fancourt explores the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing and explores the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing. Clore Learning Centre: The Cottesloe Room

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017: Complicit (15*) + ScreenTalk

13 March, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Complicit follows the journey of Chinese migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, a Foxconn factory worker who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While struggling to survive his own work-induced leukaemia, he teaches himself labour law to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. But in his struggle to try and save lives and improve working conditions for millions of Chinese people, he confronts some of the world’s most profitable and…

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The Fair Intellectual Club – Book to Screen via Radio…and other stories

13 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Galley Club at The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road
London, WC1X 8BZ United Kingdom
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Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy, actor, writer, producer, tells us the true story of these young ladies of repute in pre-Enlightenment Edinburgh of who form a secret society to engage in forbidden topics of science, philosophy, politics and how the trail led Lucy Porter, comedy artist and writer, to bring the story to Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, thence to a much re-imagined comedy series on BBC Radio 4 produced by Gordon for Absolutely in 2016. Gordon also shares with us his thoughts on…

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The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Sara Pascoe and Clémence Poésy

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each episode Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. The podcast has been a huge success with over 800,000 downloads since it started at the end of last year. For this episode, Deborah will be joined by co-host Sarah Pascoe…

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My Country; a work in progress

13 March, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until 17 March, 2017

Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue
London, SE1 United Kingdom
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In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. A team of interviewers spoke to people around the country – from Leicester to Derry/Londonderry and Merthyr Tydfil to Glasgow – to hear their views of the country and town they live in, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

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Myths and Latin American reality in post-truth times – Conversation with Elmer Mendoza and Peter Watt

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute of Latin American Studies, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The new series Thinking Ibero-America invites personalities from this vast cultural region and British experts to share and discuss their visions. The first instalment brings together Mexican novelist Èlmer Mendoza, a representative of the so-called narco-literature, and Dr. Peter Watt, a Hispanist from the University of Sheffield who specialises in human rights and organised crime. The theme of the talk is the reality of crime and corruption in Mexico and Latin America, its effects on those societies, and how these issues are…

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Natural Born Storytellers ‘Barking up the Wrong Tree’

15 March, 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Camden Head, 100 Camden high Street
Camden, London NW1 0LU United Kingdom
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True stories about going in the wrong direction, missing something obvious or heading down the wrong path with no brakes and no way to stop! Perhaps you'll hear a story about a mystery unfolding, a family pet or someone's favourite tree. Tonight's true tales will be about misunderstandings, false positives, misguided intentions or something more literal as all our storytellers will be telling us stories about the time they went barking up the wrong tree.  Anyone from the audience is…

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In Context: How Do We Remember?

16 March, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Theatre SE1 9PX United Kingdom + Google Map

An afternoon session which explores the process, role and function of memory in everyday life as well as for use as a creative tool. Professor Martin Conway (City University London) has researched human memory for over 32 years publishing numerous papers, books and media appearances. Martin will lead the afternoon involving colleagues from arts and theatre.

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Olga Tokarczuk and Deborah Levy

16 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map

One of the most acclaimed Polish writers of her generation, Olga Tokarczuk has won multiple prizes, most recently for her novel The Books of Jacob, which explores an important moment in 18th-century Polish history. Two recent novels, The Books of Jacob and Flights, will shortly be published, for the first time in English, by Fitzcarraldo Editions. Tokarczuk will be in conversation with Man Booker shortlisted novelist Deborah Levy. This event is part of the Poland Market Focus programme at The…

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The Bluestocking Club and English PEN present: Fahrenheit 451

17 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road, 19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BW United Kingdom

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it — Ray Bradbury In an unnamed town, at an unnamed time, a repressive government hopes to keep its citizens blind and unquestioning by outlawing the one…

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Partners in Crime

18 March, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Harlow Library, Cross Street Harlow CM20 1HA United Kingdom + Google Map

Tajemnica Domu Helclów (The Mystery of Helcel House) is a deliciously camp pastiche of a period crime story published by Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczynski under the name Maryla Szymiczkowa. The adventurers of their main protagonist, Mrs Szczupaczynska, often referred to as the Miss Marple of Polish crime fiction, will be shared with leading UK ‘partners in crime fiction’ Nicci French. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Meet the Neighbours Day in Harlow on Saturday 18 March. FESTIVAL 4…

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April 2018

Baltic View: Film Event – ‘Miracle’ with Q&A

8 April, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street
London, E8 2PB United Kingdom

Join us in celebrating Lithuanian centenary of restored statehood and come to the London premiere of a Lithuanian filmmaker's Egle Vertelyte debut film! It is 1992 and Lithuania has shifted from communism to capitalism, leaving the small collective pig farm managed by Irena, in dire straits. Irena struggles to keep the farm and her workers afloat when a handsome American, Bernardas, arrives pledging to save the struggling enterprise and turns Irena‘s family life and routine of the village upside-down. As…

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Being Baltic: at the crossroads of influence

9 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£10

Explore the literary influences of European, Russian and Nordic cultures on contemporary Baltic authors Three leading Baltic writers - Mihkel Mutt (Estonia), Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Kristina Sabaliauskaitė (Lithuania) - join us to discuss the literary influences of European, Russian and Nordic cultures on their work. Mikhel Mutt is an Estonian writer and versatile columnist, writing about domestic and world politics. Prose writer and essayist Nora Ikstena is considered one of the most influential prose writers in Latvia, known for…

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Frankenstein: The Reincarnations

10 April, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a themed evening to celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein in popular culture. Written by Mary Shelley, the novel first published in 1818 when the author was just 20 years old and has since become a cult classic, inspiring countless adaptations for both stage and screen. Biographer Fiona Sampson will be in conversation with novelist Nick Harkaway, chaired by novelist Kim Newman, to discuss Mary Shelley and her ground-breaking book, regarded by many as the first work of…

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Re-writing Europe: Rein Raud in conversation with David Szalay

10 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street
London, W1U 4QW United Kingdom
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£5

Booker prize shortlisted novelist David Szalay joins us to talk to acclaimed Estonian writer Rein Raud. David Szalay’s 2016 book All That Man Is deals with European masculinity in crisis. In it, nine different men in scattered parts of Europe try to understand what it means to be alive. Rein Raud’s work engages with, among other things, Europe as a cultural and political ideal - and as a utopia. His most recent novel in English, The Death of the Perfect…

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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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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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Baltic View Film Event: ‘Knutification’ with Q&A

11 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
cine lumiere, Queensbury Place 17
London, SW7 2DT United Kingdom
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Join us in celebrating Latvian centenary of restored statehood and come to the London premiere of a Latvian documentary film Knutification. Directed by Ivars Tontegode. Ticket Price: £12.00 Knutifiction – a process of learning, metamorphosis. This film provokes to review one’s own existence and being in this world through the prism of the Zeitgeist and personality of the poet Knuts Skujenieks. The film reveals the eternal struggle of a strong personality’s coming to terms with the society and system in…

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Baltic View: Film Event – ‘November’ with Q&A

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London , W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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Join us in celebrating Estonian centenary of restored statehood and come to the UK premiere of an Estonian feature film November. Directed by Rainer Sarnet. Ticket Price: £12.00 The film is based on Andrus Kivirähk’s novel “Rehepapp”. Awards: Best Cinematography TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Best Film RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Official selection: KARLOVY VARY, STIGES, SHANGHAI Estonian pagan and European Christian mythologies come together in this film. Both mythologies look for a miracle; for an ancient force that gives one a…

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Children of History with Nora Ikstena, Alvydas Slepikas & Sara Taylor

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

How does a country’s history or identity affect its ideas of family and family life? The Baltic countries of Lithuania and Latvia have lived through some tumultuous 20th century history. Two writers from these countries, Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Alvydas Šlepikas (Lithuania) join Sara Taylor, whose novels The Shore and The Lauras both explore families and place, to unpick the thorny connections between national history and the intimate relationship of the family with Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Nora Ikstena is a prose writer…

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World Poets Series: Poets from the Baltics

12 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Southbank Centre – Poetry Library, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Join us for this one-off event with visiting Baltic poets. The evening will showcase three of the most celebrated poets from the Baltic states, Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) and Tomas Venclova (Lithuania). The poets will read from their work and then discuss the poetry scene in their respective countries with a Q and A that will open up to the audience. The event will be hosted by Clare Pollard, UK poet and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.…

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Votes for Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

13 April, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Don your sash and join us to celebrate the centenary of the women’s vote. 2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. In honour of this milestone we’re bringing together Dr Helen Pankhurst, author of Deeds Not Words and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, gal-dem contributor and host of the popular Mostly Lit podcast Raifa Rafiq, and ordained Anglican Priest, Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey and…

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Latvia: Image Music Text

13 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
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Free

Participants: Latvian writer Kristīne Ulberga, Latvian author and director Maira Dobele, musician Anete Graudiņa Acclaimed author Kristīne Ulberga will be reading from her astonishing new novel "The Green Crow", published by Peter Owen, followed by a series of 12 short films created by writer and filmmaker Maira Dobele, and traditional Latvian music from Anete Graudina. The event will be followed by reception where guests will have a chance to talk to the artists.   More information

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EstLitFest – The Estonian Literature Festival – Day Two

14 April, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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£6

As an extension of the London Book Fair, a weekend celebration of Estonian writing will be taking place at the EstLitFest (13 – 14 April 2018). This exciting event is part of the centenary celebrations of the Estonian Republic, Estonia 100, and will bring together some of the country’s finest writers and familiar faces from the UK for a festival of words, food, drink and live music. Stories and songs | A family morning with Veronika Kivisilla 11.00-12.00, Family event…

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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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Isaiah Berlin, philosopher of freedom: Film screening and Q&A with the director Judith Wechsler

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£10

“Isaiah Berlin, philosopher of freedom”, a 72 minute documentary completed in 2018, traces the intellectual development of a leading 20th century public intellectual in the context of his life and  times, through archival film and recordings of its subject, as well as interviews with his biographer Michael Ignatieff, his principal  editor Henry Hardy, and pianist and writer Alfred Brendel,  among others.  From Berlin’s early life in Riga, to his family’s move to London in 1921 when he was 11, through…

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Guantánamo Kid: Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc and Jeremy Harding

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan. Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one…

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line with Dr David Nott

13 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The MCT at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road
London, SE22 8SU United Kingdom
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Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with David Nott who will be discussing his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line. David Nott is a consultant surgeon for the NHS but for more than twenty five years, he has taken unpaid leave from his job to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations…

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Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic

14 March, 2019 @ 8:15 am
Senate House Library, University Of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU
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£5

Join us on Thursday 14 March for a unique combination of magic show, book launch and talk by Gustav Kuhn on his new book Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic About the book: How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind. What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that…

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The Rise of the Modest Revolution

14 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Dian Pelangi, Professor Reina Lewis, Kulsum Patel and Raishma Islam in conversation #AsiaHouseArts FREE FOR STUDENTS! Modest fashion is a billion dollar global business that is now influencing the mainstream market. Brands such as Dolce & Gabbana are catering to the modest buyer, hijab-wearing models are appearing in high-profile fashion and beauty campaigns and Muslim digital influencers command as many millions of followers as their non-covered counterparts. We are thrilled to welcome digital influencer, designer and author of Hijab Street…

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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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An Evening with Edith Sitwell

14 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Keats Community Library, Heath Branch Library, 10A Keats Grove
Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR United Kingdom
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Dame Edith Sitwell, who lived in Hampstead (in Greenhill and Keats Grove) in her later years, was one of the leading figures of the 20th century literary scene. A highly regarded poet, she was a member of a most distinguished family and was regarded as something of an eccentric. Her best known work is Façade which was set to music by Sir William Walton and is still frequently performed by an actor with an orchestra. The evening comprises biographical details…

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Blackmail: The Story of Alfred Hitchcock and Britain’s First Talkie

15 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road
Willesden, NW10 2SF
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It's the 90th anniversary of a thriller that changed British cinema forever: "Blackmail". Directed by Alfred Hitchcock when he was only 29 and planned as a silent movie, it was finally released as a talkie, the first from Britain. We'll be showing this terrifying and innovative tale of deceit and murder in Depression-era London in full, with an introductory talk by our regular film historian, Will Bird.

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