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November 2019

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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Off the Fence presents: ‘The Troubles with Democracy’ with Jeff Noonan, Rebecca Davnall and Michael Neu

Wednesday November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

Our guests launch a new book series, ‘Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society’ which will be publishing short, sharply argued texts in applied moral and political philosophy, with an interdisciplinary focus. The series constitutes a source of arguments on the substantive issues applied philosophers are concerned with: contemporary real-world issues relating to violence, human nature, justice, equality and democracy, self and society. The point of the series is to demonstrate applied philosophy to be at once rigorous, relevant and…

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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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Autonomy Now presents: ‘Advertising Shits in Your Head’ & ‘Protest Stencil’ launch

Thursday November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

Join us for an evening to celebrate the launch of Advertising Shits in Your Head (PM Press) and Protest Stencil (Dog Section Press). Find out more about subverting advertising, including how to hack advertising spaces and run your own subvertising campaigns. Advertising Shits in Your Head “Advertising Shits in Your Head provides a history of the practice (going back to the early ‘70s), alarming research and theory on the effects of the industry, advice about how to take part (including…

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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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‘Trans Power’ with Juno Roche

Wednesday December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£1 – £5

Join renowned author and campaigner Juno Roche in the shop for the launch of her new book - 'Trans Power'! 'All those layers of expectation that are thrust upon us; boy, masculine, femme, transgender, sexual, woman, real, are such a weight to carry round. I feel transgressive. I feel hybrid. I feel trans.' In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength,…

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

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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