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October 2019

‘Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined’ with JJ Bola

Wednesday October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

What is masculinity? Dominating the world around us, from Trump's twitter outbursts to deadly gun violence, from male suicide rates to incels on Reddit and 4chan, masculinity is perceived to be 'toxic', 'fragile' and 'in crisis'. In Mask Off, JJ Bola exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, he shines light on historical narratives around manhood, debunking popular myths along the way. He explores how LGBTQ men, men…

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FREE EVENT: Mental Health Discussion Group

Monday October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
Free

A safe space for people to express, vent and share their fears, worries and concerns about the current political climate in the UK and globally and the impact it has on our collective psyche - and maybe even come up with some constructive ways of coping, convened by licensed therapist Hal M. Both in the course of his practice and in discussion with friends, Hal has noted that political anxieties - such as Trump, Brexit, Boris Johnson, racism, elitism, sexism,…

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FREE EVENT: The Third Annual Housmans Witchy Night

Thursday October 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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 Pomeroy - check out more of her work here!

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November 2019

AUTONOMY NOW presents: ‘Louise Michel, a French anarchist in London’ with Constance Bantman and Martyn Everett

Friday November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re delighted to announce that Constance Bantman and Martyn Everett will share and discuss new research on one of the most influential French political figures in the second half of the 19th century plus one of the most powerful women political theorists of her day. If you have never heard of Louise Michel before, or are merely curious about anarchism, then this is also an ideal way to get into the topic. You have two excellent speakers who really know…

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David Rovics + Steve White and The Protest Family

Friday November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Rovics + Steve White and The Protest Family Tickets £8 Waged / £6 Unwaged / £10 Solidarity Price  Tickets @ tiny.cc/rovicshousmans Advance booking recommended David Rovics is returning to London, for an intimate unplugged show at Housmans. A truly global favourite amongst those who enjoy folk and radical songcraft, this is a show not to be missed. Supporting him will be  the much loved Steve White & The Protest Family. It's a small bookshop show, so tickets are limited and advanced booking…

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‘Happy 50 ‘Weatherman’: From Rebellion To Extinction’ with Jeff Laster

Wednesday November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

The radical WEATHERMAN group (a.k.a. WEATHER UNDERGROUND) was created 50 years ago this year and for the next several years played a leading role in the radical left in the U.S. It took its name from the Bob Dylan's lyric, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". That Dylan line was also the title of a position paper distributed at an Students for a Democratic Society convention in Chicago on June 18, 1969. This founding…

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Book launch in aid of charity ‘Help Refugees’

Friday November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anne M Jones will be launching her book 'How long , How long?', which contains  personal diary extracts, and shares her experiences as one of the numerous volunteers in Calais since 2015. At this moment in time over 600 refugees, including many children, remain stranded camping by hedgerows and in patches of woodland. The ongoing work is a significant counterculture to the hostile environment in the UK and France. All profits from sales of the book (RRP £7) will go…

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Free event: Mental Health Discussion Group

Monday November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A safe space for people to express, vent and share their fears, worries and concerns about the current political climate in the UK and globally and the impact it has on our collective psyche - and maybe even come up with some constructive ways of coping, convened by licensed therapist Hal M. Both in the course of his practice and in discussion with friends, Hal has noted that political anxieties - such as Trump, Brexit, Boris Johnson, racism, elitism, sexism,…

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December 2019

Warrior Nation: Militarism, War and Resistance. Lowkey in conversation with Maya Evans and Joe Glenton

Wednesday December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

A discussion on militarism, war and resistance through culture, presented by ForcesWatch This event will be a live recording of ForcesWatch’s Warrior Nation podcast with renowned political hip-hop artist Lowkey, co-hosted by anti-war activist Maya Evans and author and former soldier Joe Glenton. Topics will include the current state of militarism in the UK, Britain's love affair with war at home and abroad and how we can resist through culture. You can hear our previous episodes on topics like the…

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FREE: Post-election Celebration/Commiseration

Friday December 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
An emoji mash-up of a face with a party hat, party blower and confetti, celebrating while crying.

We're dreaming of a Red Christmas... Whether we're celebrating or commiserating, Housmans will have your back this December 13th. Join us between 2pm and 4pm for emoting, catharsis and like-minded company, with drinks, snacks and 20% discount on selected UK politics titles. No booking needed, just show up!

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