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July 2019

Black Feminist Week: In conversation with Stella Dadzie

Friday July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Descent) and the creation of Black feminist/ radical/ womxn/ womanist/ lesbian centred spaces in the 70s and 80s - why did they exist? What were…

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Black Feminist Week: What is Black Feminism in Britain?

Tuesday July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 carve out spaces for marginalised voices; and shows us how to build a community from a place of resistance. In offering a radical perspective on…

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Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960 with Kimberley Reynolds, Jane Rosen, and Michael Rosen

Wednesday July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kim Reynolds, Jane Rosen, and Michael Rosen present a new anthology of radical writings for children from the first half of the twentieth century. In the years 1900 to 1960, large sections of the British population embraced a spectrum of left-wing positions with a view to maintaining peace and creating a more just, less class riven, more planned, and more enjoyable society for all. Children's books and periodicals were a central part of radical activity since the young were expected…

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Who Was Radclyffe Hall?

Monday July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To celebrate Pride month, Housmans and Lon-art.org are pleased to present a very special event on LGBTQ+ icon and author Radclyffe Hall. Hall expert Jana Funke will discuss Hall's life and place in LGBTQ+ history, focusing initially on Hall's visionary LGBTQ novel The Well of Loneliness and its reception both at the time of publication (e.g. the censorship trial and obscenity charges) and its legacies throughout the 20th and 21st century. Jana will show why the novel needs to be…

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AUTONOMY NOW presents: ‘How I Became An Anarchist’ with Peter Marshall

Thursday July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

Peter Marshall is a philosopher, historian, biographer, travel writer and poet. He is the author of sixteen highly acclaimed books, which include the essential 'Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism' , 'William Blake: Visionary Anarchist' and 'William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary' . His work has provided a major contribution to fields as diverse as anarchism, ecology, alchemy and archeology. This evening Peter will be presenting his autobiography 'Bognor Boy: How I Became an Anarchist', reflecting on how his early…

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Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle with Jamie Woodcock

Wednesday July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Marx at the Arcade" is a groundbreaking study of not only the politics and history of videogames, but also of their production: of the terrible working conditions that force horrendous hours during the “crunch”, the intensified exploitation made possible by the supposed glamour of many people’s “dream job”, the atomisation and deskilling of the workforce in the search for greater profit. And, crucially, of the growing efforts of workers across the globe in the industry to organise collectively to demand…

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August 2019

‘Curious King’s Cross’ with Andrew Whitehead

Wednesday August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sex, pubs and rock'n'roll – King's Cross has it all, and so much more ... from a fish-and-chip shop once bugged by MI5 to London's most enduring radical bookshop! Inside the main line station, there's the magic of platform 9¾ ... and just outside, the every bit as magical Keystone Crescent. The locality has a lighthouse ... a Welsh tabernacle where services are now conducted in Amharic ... social housing with a fairy-tale feel ... a canal-side well built to…

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‘Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of Laurie Cunningham’ with Dermot Kavanagh

Wednesday August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

Book launch for ‘Different Class: The Story of Laurie Cunningham’. Author Dermot Kavanagh hosts an illustrated talk on the life of Laurie Cunningham : footballer, dancer and dandy. Cunningham blazed a trail for black footballers at a time when racism was rife on the terraces and won over hostile crowds with his mercurial style. A glamorous outsider, he was also a soul boy who danced on the 1970’s Soho funk scene in bespoke suits. ‘Different Class’ follows his remarkable journey…

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September 2019

‘The Twittering Machine’ with Richard Seymour

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

In surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. Leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media. Former social media executives tell us that the system is an addiction-machine. We are users, waiting for our next hit as we like, comment and share. We write to the machine as individuals, but it…

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‘Prison: a Survival Guide’, with Carl Cattermole and Erika Flowers

Wednesday September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

Carl presents his essential guide to life in UK prisons – now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside. Carl will be joined by Erika Flowers who will share her experience of Holloway women’s prison. Carl Cattermole is a young ex-inmate and legal reform campaigner. He spent time in five different UK prisons and, sharing cells with international gangsters, drug addicts, psychopaths and sex offenders, he formulated his idea…

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