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January 2021

The Truth About Modern Slavery with Emily Kenway in conversation with Dawn Foster [online event]

Wednesday January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Emily Kenway and Dawn Foster join us online to discuss the issue of modern slavery in the UK. This event is free, simply register below to attend. In 2019, over 10,000 possible victims of slavery were found in the UK. From men working in Sports Direct warehouses for no pay, to teenaged Vietnamese girls trafficked into small town nail bars, we're told that modern slavery is all around us, operating in plain sight. But is this really slavery, and is…

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**RESCHEDULED** In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life with Jamie Windust in conversation with Gina Martin [online event]

Friday January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£1 – £12.99

'There is no one way to be non-binary, and that's truthfully one of the best things about it. It's an identity that is yours to shape.' **Please note the new date of this event is Friday 29th of January at 7pm** Housmans and JKP are delighted to present Jamie Windust, award-winning non-binary writer, public speaker and model, an author of In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life. Jamie will be in conversation with activist Gina Martin. Combining light-hearted anecdotes with their…

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February 2021

Protest: Stories of Resistance with Christopher Eccleston, Martyn Bedford and David Waddington

Tuesday February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£1 – £12.99

Housmans Bookshop and Comma Press are delighted to host two online events with renowned British actors Christopher Eccleston and Maxine Peake reading from protest-inspired stories published in Comma’s History-into-Fiction series, Protest. The two events will take place on two consecutive dates, with Christopher reading on the 9th of February and Maxine on the 10th. Both readings will be followed by a conversation between authors and historians discussing the events depicted in the stories read by Christopher and Maxine. Christopher will…

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Protest: Stories of Resistance with Maxine Peake, Maggie Gee and Sally Alexander [online event]

Wednesday February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£1 – £12.99

Housmans Bookshop and Comma Press are delighted to host two online events with renowned British actors Christopher Eccleston and Maxine Peake reading from protest-inspired stories published in Comma’s History-into-Fiction series, Protest and Resist. The two events will take place on two consecutive dates, with Christopher reading on the 9th of February and Maxine on the 10th. Both readings will be followed by a conversation between authors and historians discussing the events depicted in the stories read by Christopher and Maxine.…

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Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted and Alone, with Sarah Jaffe [online event]

Wednesday February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

When you love your job so much that you’ll work for next to nothing, then nothing is exactly what you’ll get. We're very pleased to welcome Sarah Jaffe to Housmans to discuss the 'labour of love’ myth: the idea that certain work is not really work, and should be done for the sake of passion rather than pay. Whether it’s working for free in exchange for ‘experience’, enduring poor treatment in the name of being ‘part of the family’, or…

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Introduction to Degrowth with Vincent Liegey, Anitra Nelson and Derek Wall [online event]

Friday February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Vincent Liegey, Anitra Nelson and Derek Wall join us online at Housmans to provide an accessible introduction to the degrowth movement. A sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism, and the degrowth movement is bursting into the mainstream. As climate catastrophe looms closer, people are eager to learn what degrowth is about, and whether we can save the planet by changing how we live. As politicians and corporations obsess over growth objectives, the degrowth movement demands that we must slow down…

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March 2021

Possible Keren David YA Event

Wednesday March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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