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January 2020

Repeater Takeover: ‘Steal as Much as You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity’ with Nathalie Olah and Vicky Spratt

Wednesday January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 53 tickets left

Join journalists Nathalie Olah and Vicky Spratt to discuss the current state of today’s arts, media and cultural industries, at a time when a radical cultural response to our political moment is needed more than ever. Steal as Much as You Can is the story of how a generation that was lost for most of the 2010s – mired in debt, stressed by precarious work, prisoners to capitalist realism –came back at the end of the decade to kick against…

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Repeater Takeover: ‘New Model Island: How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England’ with Alex Niven and Juliet Jacques

Wednesday January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 59 tickets left

Join Alex Niven and Juliet Jacquesto discuss the problem of “Englishness” and England, and explore the themes of Niven’s recently-published book New Model Island. 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, history and utopian conjecture, Alex Niven paints a perceptive picture of the continuities and contradictions of England today. New Model Island encourages us to think about new ways of dividing up…

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Repeater Takeover: ‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’ with Grace Blakeley and Aaron Bastani

Wednesday January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£1 – £5 53 tickets left

Join Grace Blakeley and Aaron Bastani to discuss how finance capitalism has been allowed to steal our economies, our environment, and even the future itself, and how we can – and must – change course. We are at a critical juncture. The ‘recovery’ since the 2008 financial crisis has masked wage stagnation and the growth of precarious work, with political turmoil rife. In STOLEN Grace Blakeley masterfully sets the historical record straight and offers an inspiring way forward. STOLEN argues…

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February 2020

‘The Clamour of Nationalism: Race and the Nation in Twenty-First Century Britain’ with Sivamohan Valluvan

Wednesday February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£1 – £5 59 tickets left

Nationalism has reasserted itself today as the political force of our times, remaking European politics wherever one looks. Britain is no exception, and in the midst of Brexit, it has even become a vanguard of nationalism's confident return to the mainstream. Intellectual attempts to account for nationalism's resurgence have however floundered. Desperately trying to read nationalism through one overarching cause - as capitalist crisis, as cultural backlash, or as social media led anti-Establishment politics - these accounts have proven woefully…

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