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Join us as we welcome two of London's most exciting poets to the shop to read from their celebrated recent collections.Find out more »
Join us as we welcome May-Lan Tan to read from her debut short story collection, Things to Make and Break. She'll be joined by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan who will be reading from her own work before a discussion between the two authors. A motorcycle courier finds a cache of nude photos in her boyfriend's desk. The daughter of East German emigrants encounters her doppelgänger, who has crossed another cultural divide. Twin brothers fall for the same girl. When a stripper…Find out more »
Join us for the launch of Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition, a new storytelling board game designed to keep the experiences and stories of the Windrush Generation alive. The event is free to attend and donations to The Windrush Justice Fund will be gratefully welcomed on the night. Cakes and refreshments will be provided. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the MV Empire Windrush arriving in the UK, the game encourages families, friends and communities to share their heritage, history, identity and culture by telling…Find out more »
In Tell Me the Planets, Ben Platts-Mills shares stories about his remarkable work with survivors of brain injury, offering a rare glimpse into the world as seen through their eyes. We meet charismatic Danny, whose criminal past has left him paralysed down one side, but who now helps others worse off than himself, and Sid, whose memory for the present lasts only moments. But above all this is the story of the extraordinary friendship between Ben and Matthew, who suffered…Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate the opening of a new exhibition by Mirry Stolzenberg.
Within this exhibition of mixed media drawings, Mirry Stolzenberg brings together a collection of illustrated studies originating from her artist book 23-29 Market Square. The skeletal narrative was inspired by various passages of fiction all of which describe domestic spaces and the atmospheres alive within them.Find out more »
Following the acclaimed Things I Don't Want to Know, Deborah Levy returns to life writing, particularly writing about how it is to be 'a woman in a world that is not geared to your advantage.' After dismantling her marriage, Levy starts again age 50, deliberately not choosing to be a minor character as a wife and mother, having built a home that is arranged for everyone except herself.Find out more »
70 years on from the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush, which has come to symbolise a generation of Caribbean migrants to the United Kingdom, our event celebrates the cultural legacy of this generation and how it has shaped this country. We'll be asking what constitutes the public memory of this heritage and the cultural amnesia surrounding it. As the Windrush generation have been catapulted into the headlines after years of being ignored, why are so few books being written…Find out more »
What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it?
Ann Pettifor explains history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. She argues that democracies must reclaim control over money production and restrain the out-of-control finance sector so that it serves the interests of society, as well as the needs of the ecosystem.Find out more »
This Spring, Sutton House are working with The Gypsy Caravan Theatre Project, who are bringing a traditional gypsy caravan into the grounds of Sutton House and using it as a stage from which to tell stories. The theme this year is Women and Power and they've asked Pages to host a night of women telling stories, so we're delighted to welcome Meryl Pugh to read from her debut poetry collection, Natural Phenomena, followed by a performance from the Norfolk Broads, a low pitched four-piece female folk ensemble.Find out more »
Join us as we welcome Hera Lindsay Bird and Rebecca Tamás for an afternoon poetry reading. Please note that the event is free to attend but space is limited so please RSVP if you'd like to come. Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington, NZ. She has an MA in poetry from the International Institute of Modern Letters where she won the 2011 Adam Prize for best folio. Her debut, self titled book of poetry Hera Lindsay Bird was published in July 2016 with Victoria University Press and Penguin UK in November 2017 and Pamper Me To Hell & Back was published by the Poetry Society in 2018. She won the Jessie McKay Best First Book Award in 2017, The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2017 and was an Arts Foundation New Generation Laureate in 2017. She has performed with musicians such as Nadia Reid and Aldous Harding. She likes murder mysteries, watching figure skating and pissing in the shower.Find out more »