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Black Feminist Week: In conversation with Stella Dadzie

Black Feminist Week is a week-long event (12th July to 19th July) organised by the Black Feminist Bookshop (a radical space of resistance, sisterhood and community).  Join us for the launch of Black Feminist Week and an intimate conversation with Stella Dadzie. We will begin with talking about OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian […]

Black Feminist Week: What is Black Feminism in Britain?

Black Feminist Week is a week-long event (12th July to 19th July) organised by the Black Feminist Bookshop (a radical space of resistance, sisterhood and community).  Black feminism - born out of the experiences of Black women - gives us a diverse understanding of social, cultural and political thinking; helps us to unapologetically and intentionally […]

FREE EVENT: The Third Annual Housmans Witchy Night

Following the success of the previous two years, your fave feminist witchy night is back! Expect witchy tunes, potions to drink and discount on cool witchy and feminist titles. More info to follow... This event is free, but to help us manage space, please RSVP below to nab your spot. Image credit and copyright Louise […]

Free

BOOK LAUNCH: Disturbing the Body, with Abi Hynes and Irenosen Okojie

Three feminist bookshops have joined forces with Boudicca Press to celebrate ​Disturbing The Body​, a subversive collection of speculative memoir about misbehaving bodies. Disturbing The Body Body ​will launch across three nights, with​ Lighthouse, Five Leaves ​and Housmans​ bookshops each hosting a new pairing of writers. The ambitious three-part launch reflects the creativity and character […]

Free – £3.00

The Marks Left on Her – Di Lebowitz in conversation with Minna Salami **POSTPONED**

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed and will be part of our autumn events programme. More information to follow soon** In The Marks Left on Her, Di Lebowitz explores her experiences growing up with mixed heritage in her Hong Kongese family and attempting to navigate a world in which she is misunderstood and […]

Free – £3.00

Daring to Hope: My Life in the 1970s, with Sheila Rowbotham [online event]

In this powerful memoir Sheila Rowbotham looks back at her life as a participant in the women’s liberation movement, left politics and the creative radical culture of a decade in which freedom and equality seemed possible. She reveals the tremendous efforts that were made to transform attitudes and feelings, as well as daily life. After […]

Claudia Jones: A Life in Exile, with Jade Bentil, Lola Olufemi and Jumanah Younis [online event]

Housmans is delighted to announce this special event in partnership with publishers Lawrence Wishart to celebrate the publication of Claudia Jones: A Life in Exile by Marika Sherwood. Lawrence Wishart editor Jumanah Younis will be chatting to Jade Bentil and Lola Olufemi about the life of visionary and pioneer Claudia Jones. Born in Trinidad, Claudia's […]

Warp & Weft: Psycho-emotional Health, Politics and Experiences, with Lisa Fannen [online event]

Warp & Weft explores radical frameworks to develop new ways of understanding experiences of distress within social and systemic contexts. Warp & Weft gathers together ideas, radical frameworks and reference points to explore consciousness, and ways of understanding experiences of distress as they occur within our social and systemic contexts. It looks at what gets called […]

Abolition. Feminism. Now.

Aviah Sarah Day (Sisters Uncut) in conversation with Gina Dent and Beth Ritchie. Abolition. Feminism. Now. is an urgent call for a truly intersectional, internationalist, abolitionist feminism. The Black Feminist Bookshop and Housmans are very pleased to announce a joint event to celebrate the publication of Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners and Beth Richie’s new […]

Girl Online with Joanna Walsh

What happens when a woman goes online? She becomes a girl. The unwritten contract of the internet, that a user is what is used, extends from the well-examined issue of data privacy and consent to the very selves women are encouraged to create in order to appear. Invited to self-construct as 'girls online', vloggers, bloggers […]

A Black Feminist Book Club

A (monthly) book club for Black women, femmes and non-binary people to focus on self care, empowerment and community connections. This month we're back at Housmans Bookshop. Our July pick is Women Talk Money: Breaking the Taboo by Rebecca Walker. Feel free to bring snacks. We'll hang around after the event for a bit of […]