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70 Lower Clapton Road
London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
020 8525 1452 https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk/

Accessibility Information

Events at Pages are held in our basement. Sadly, due to the building's structural limitations, this space is not wheelchair accessible.  The basement is accessed via 12 stairs with a handrail on the left-hand side. Seating at our events is unreserved, but please contact us if having a reserved seat would be helpful to you.

Those speaking will typically use microphones and our small PA system should ensure that they can be heard clearly by all attendees.

There is a gender-neutral toilet on the ground floor (upstairs from the basement).

If we can do anything to facilitate your visit to Pages, please contact us and we will do our very best to help both in advance and during the event.

June 2020

Event - Trans Power: Juno Roche in Conversation with Meg-John Barker

June 16 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road
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Trans Power

Join us as we welcome Juno Roche for a discussion of trans identities and gender empowerment with Meg-John Barker.

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May 2020

Event - Niven Govinden and Paul Mendez in Conversation with Sophia Blackwell

May 19 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Niven Govinden and Paul Mendez in Conversation with Sophia Blackwell

Join us as we welcome Niven Govinden and Paul Mendez discussing their novels, THIS BRUTAL HOUSE, and RAINBOW MILK, with Sophia Blackwell. 

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Feminist Book Fortnight - Sophie Mackintosh and Avni Doshi in Conversation with Octavia Bright

May 13 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road
London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Sophie Mackintosh and Avni Doshi

Join us as we welcome Sophie Mackintosh and Avni Doshi to read from and discuss their new novels, BLUE TICKET and BURNT SUGAR, with Literary Friction's Octavia Bright. 

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December 2019

Event - Live Music, Mulled Wine & Late Night Shopping

December 19, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road
London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Late Night Shopping

Join us for this year's late night shopping event and enjoy some free mulled wine and live music while you browse. Featuring poetry from twin duo Che and an unplugged set from Chris Venables and friends. No need to RSVP, just arrive at 7pm on Thursday 19th December for merriment!

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November 2019

Event - Outspoken: JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes

November 28, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Outspoken

Join us as we welcome JJ Bola and Natalie Fiennes to read from and discuss their new books, MASK OFF and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, the first two titles published by Pluto Press for their new series, Outspoken.

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Event - Hackney, Kansas & Mid-West Dreams: Elissa Cray Exhibition Opening

November 15, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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Hackney, Kansas & Mid-West Dreams: Elissa Cray Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of a new photography exhibition from Elissa Cray. Hackney, Kansas & Mid-West Dreams documents the small towns and monumental structures that once defined industrial America and secretly shaped the development of 20th Century architecture. Grain storage elevators, built first in wood, then steel and finally concrete sprung up in most small towns along the new railways of North America at the start of the last century and more than one hundred years on they are…

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October 2019

Event - SOLD OUT – After the Formalities: Anthony Anaxagorou with Jack Underwood

October 17, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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After the Formalities - Anthony Anaxagorou

Join us as we mark the publication of AFTER THE FORMALITIES, a new poetry collection by Anthony Anaxagorou. Anthony will be reading from the collection before discussing his work with Jack Underwood. A knife is pulled. An Uber driver is racially abused on the day of the Brexit referendum. A father bathes his son in ice water. A schoolboy drives a drawing pin into a map of the world. The threat of violence is never far away in Anthony Anaxagorou's breakthrough…

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Event - Do Something: Kajal Odedra with Minnie Rahman

October 10, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Do Something - Kajal Odedra

Join as for a discussion of people power and grass-roots activism with change.org's UK Director, Kajal Odedra. Kajal will be reading from her new book, DO SOMETHING, before being joined in conversation by Minnie Rahman.

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September 2019

Event - Imperial Intimacies: Hazel V. Carby with Christienna Fryar

September 17, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Imperial Intimacies - Hazel V. Carby

Join us as we welcome Hazel V. Carby to read from and discuss her new book, IMPERIAL INTIMACIES: A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS, with Christienna Fryar. 

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July 2019

Exhibition Opening - PULLED LANDSCAPE by Martina O’Shea & Tara Li-An

July 5, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Join us for the opening of PULLED LANDSCAPE, a two person show by Martina O’Shea and Tara Li-An.

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June 2019

Event - So We Live – The Novels of Alexander Baron

June 13, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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London, E5 0RN United Kingdom
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So We Live: The Novels of Alexander Baron

We're very excited to welcome Susie Thomas, Nadia Valman, and Ken Worpole to discuss SO WE LIVE, a new collection of essays exploring the work of Hackney novelist Alexander Baron.

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Event - Look at Us by Daniel Kramb & JJ Bola – Rehearsed Reading

June 6, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Look at Us - Daniel Kramb and JJ Bola

Join us for the first public reading of ‘Look at Us’, a play collaboration by the writers and poets JJ Bola and Daniel Kramb.

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May 2019

Book Launch - Jet McDonald – Mind is the Ride

May 23, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Mind is the Ride by Jet McDonald

Join us as we celebrate the London launch of Jet McDonald's MIND IS THE RIDE, a two-wheeled tour of philosophical thought that uses bike components and the ride to understand our relationship with the world. Jet will read from the book before being joined for a discussion by cycle tourer and Pages of Hackney's manager, Jo Heygate.

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April 2019

Event - Black, Listed: Jeffrey Boakye in conversation with JJ Bola

April 17, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Black, Listed by Jeffrey Boakye

Join us as we welcome Jeffrey Boakye to read from and discuss BLACK, LISTED, his new book celebrating the words and phrases that by choice or by circumstance define the Black British experience.

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Event - Livia Franchini – Our Available Magic launch

April 9, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Livia Franchini - Our Available Magic

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Livia Franchini's new poetry collection, OUR AVAILABLE MAGIC (Makina Books, 2019) with readings from Livia and special guests. “In August the dust was deafening, all things dry. Small anxieties of high summer. Drops of water from your plastic bottle cutting circles like coins on the pavement. Eating a tomato from the hand in an empty apartment. Stand in the corridor, think of all the other flats stacked below you, the ones above…

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March 2019

Event - Harana Poetry Issue 1 Launch

March 16, 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00 GMT
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Harana Poetry Issue 1 Launch

harana poetry: resisting singleness of tongue Join us as we celebrate the launch of the inaugural issue of harana poetry, a new online magazine for poets writing in English as a second or parallel language. The event will be hosted by editors Kostya Tsolákis and Romalyn Ante and reviews editor Alice Hiller. There will be readings by issue 1 poets Iulia David, Natalie Linh Bolderston, L Kiew, Norman Erikson Pasaribu and Danne Jobin. You can read issue 1 of harana…

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February 2019

Event - Desire! Desire! – a solo exhibition from Ross Head

February 21, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Join us for the opening of a new exhibition from multidisciplinary artist Ross Head. Using human sexuality as a starting point, this exhibition includes works on paper depicting human figures either alone or in groups, that are folded, abstracted, and interlocked. Exploring his ongoing fascination with the motivations of desire and excessive behaviours, this new body of work includes painting, collage and a series of drawings inspired by highly masculinised homo-erotic art and queer culture. Ross Head was born in…

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Event - Raymond Antrobus and Rachel Long

February 7, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Raymond Antrobus and Rachel Long

We're very excited to welcome poets Raymond Antrobus and Rachel Long to the shop to read from their recent work. The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance is the remarkable debut book by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. The Perseverance is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditations on the d/Deaf…

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January 2019

Event - JJ Bola and Salena Godden

January 24, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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JJ Bola and Salena Godden

We're very excited to welcome JJ Bola and Salena Godden to the shop to read from their recent poetry collections, Refuge (Own It!, 2018) and Pessimism is for Lightweights (Rough Trade Books, 2018).

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Event - On Toxic Masculinity with Andrew McMillan & Matthew Sperling

January 15, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Matthew Sperling and Andrew McMillan

Join us as we welcome Matthew Sperling (author of Astroturf) and Andrew McMillan (author of playtime) to discuss contemporary modes of masculinity in fiction and poetry.

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December 2018

Event - Late Night Shopping with The Norfolk Broads

December 20, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Late Night Shopping

2018 has been quite a year for Pages; In March we were named London Independent Bookshop of the Year, and in September we celebrated 10 years in business! To say thank you to you, our customers, for all your support, we’re offering an evening of free live music from The Norfolk Broads and mulled wine on the evening of Thursday 20th December... and we’re staying open until 9pm! Come and hear some live music among the second-hand books, and enjoy…

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Event - Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children

December 4, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Mother Country

Join us as we welcome Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Riaz Phillips, and Sharmaine Lovegrove to discuss the new anthology, Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Generation. 

For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home.

This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70 years.

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November 2018

Event - Radical Essex with Gillian Darley and Ken Worpole

November 20, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Radical Essex

An often maligned county, Essex’s recent history has been the subject of many stereotypes. A new book, Radical Essex, seeks to tell another story, exploring the dynamic relationship between London’s East End and radical experiments in living, whether in rural enclaves or on the desolate marshes. This is a story of socialist and anarchist land colonies, Christian and Tolstoyan retreats, and the county as the home of modernist architecture in Britain and model industrial communities. Two of the book’s authors, Gillian Darley & Ken Worpole, discuss the many utopian experiments in living to be re-discovered in the county’s radical history, now too often forgotten.

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Event - Exhibition Opening – Outsider: Photography by Hannah White

November 6, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Amidst the chaos of Brexit, Hannah White wanted to explore a different side of Europe, one informed by the views and experiences of those who live there. She carried out her research by bike. Cycling from Roscoff to Geneva, Rome to Athens, Belfast to Dublin (with another tour planned for Germany in November this year) interviewing and photographing the people and places she encountered. The exhibited photographs are of the landscapes she has passed through. The accompanying words describe her ongoing journey towards a greater understanding of Europe now and what it means to be European. You can find out more at Outsider. 

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Event - Double Launch: Geraldine Snell & Sian Robinson Davies

November 2, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Geraldine Snell & Siân Robinson Davies

Join us for a double launch of Geraldine Snell's overlove and Siân Robinson Davies' Naked and Practical.

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October 2018

Event - Poetry Launch: Nafeesa Hamid & Rupinder Kaur

October 23, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Join us as we celebrate the publication of two exciting new collections by West Midlands poets from South Asian backgrounds (in association with Verve Poetry Press). 

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Event - Writing Women: Sophie Mackintosh and Sharlene Teo

October 11, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Sophie Mackintosh and Sharlene Teo

Join us as we welcome the authors of two of 2018's most celebrated debut novels to discuss their approaches to writing the experiences of women.

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September 2018

Event - Pages of Hackney is 10 Years Old!

September 22, 2018 @ 14:30 - 21:00 BST
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Pages of Hackney is 10 Years Old!

September marks ten years since Pages first opened its doors, and we're celebrating in the only way that feels appropriate - a big old party! Join us from 2:30pm on Saturday 22nd September for author readings, drinks and canapés, and music from 7pm.

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Event - A K Blakemore and Richard Scott

September 13, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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A K Blakemore and Richard Scott

Join us as we welcome two of London's most exciting poets to the shop to read from their celebrated recent collections.

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Event - May-Lan Tan in conversation with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

September 4, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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May-Lan Tan and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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…

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July 2018

Event - Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition – Launch Night

July 14, 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00 BST
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Windrush Game

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…

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Event - Tell Me The Planets with Ben Platts-Mills and Matthew

July 12, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Tell Me the Planets by Ben Platts-Mills

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…

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June 2018

Event - Exhibition Opening – Mirry Stolzenberg

June 28, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Exhibition Opening - Mirry Stolzenberg

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.

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May 2018

Event - Hera Lindsay Bird and Rebecca Tamás

May 19, 2018 @ 15:00 - 16:30 BST
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Hera Lindsay Bird

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.

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Event - Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin – Book Launch

May 3, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Dead Girls, the new novel by Abigail Tarttelin. When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera–fearless and forthright–considers it her duty to find the killer. Aided by a Ouija board, Billie’s ghost, and the spirits of four other dead girls, she’s determined to succeed. The trouble with Thera, though, is that she doesn’t always know when to stop – and sometimes there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and doing something very, very bad indeed. Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy.

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April 2018

Event - On Swimming and Anxiety with Joe Minihane and Jessica J. Lee

April 12, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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We are excited to welcome Joe Minihane, author of Floating: A Life Regained, and Jessica J. Lee, author of Turning: Lessons from Swimming Berlin's Lakes, to discuss wild swimming and conquering anxiety.

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March 2018

Event - Xenofeminism: Helen Hester in conversation with Joanna Walsh

March 29, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Xenofeminism by Helen Hester

Join us as we welcome Helen Hester who will be talking about her new book, Xenofeminism, with Joanna Walsh.

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Event - Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs and Zosienka – Book Launch Party

March 14, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Baby Bird poster

Join us for the launch of Baby Bird, a beautifully illustrated children's book by Andrew Gibbs and Zosienka.

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Event - Sight: Jessie Greengrass in conversation with Sarah Shaffi

March 8, 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Sight by Jessie Greengras

We're thrilled to welcome Jessie Greengrass to the shop where she'll be reading from her debut novel, Sight, before chatting with Sarah Shaffi.

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December 2017

Live Folk Music, Mulled Wine, and Late Night Shopping

December 21, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Late Night Shopping

To say thank you to all our lovely customers, we’re offering free live folk music and mulled wine on the evening of Thursday 21st December… and we’re staying open until 9pm! Come and hear the wonderful Norfolk Broads, Elizabeth Forrester, Sarah Lloyd, and Ian Kennedy performing some wintry folk ballads among the second-hand books, and enjoy a glass of mulled wine on us! <input type="hidden" value="{"instance":{"title":"","host_type":"external","video":{"self_poster":0,"external_video":"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=QpmcAzzVdjo","so_field_container_state":"open","self_sources":

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November 2017

Event - The Hackney Society at 50

November 27, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Hackney: portrait of a community 1967-2017

Join us as we mark 50 years of The Hackney Society with a panel discussion from Julia Lafferty, Ian Rathbone, Alan Rossiter, and Laurie Elks, four of the contributors to Hackney: portrait of a community 1967-2017. Hackney is one of the London boroughs that has changed most radically over the past fifty years. In 1967 it was one of the poorest areas of the capital, the home of a combination of light industry and much inadequate housing, with a largely working-class…

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October 2017

Event - Being a Writer: Travis Elborough & Helen Gordon in conversation

October 17, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Travis Elborough and Helen Gordon

Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors is an inspiring anthology of hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. Join its editors, the authors Helen Gordon and Travis Elborough, as they discuss the particular highs and lows of the writing life from the time of Samuel Johnson and Grub Street to the age of silicon roundabout and…

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Event - Telling Stories – Children’s Book Illustration Private View

October 12, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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MA Children's Book Illustration

Join us as we launch a new exhibition featuring the work of three artists from Middlesex University's MA Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels programme. Elena Topouzoglou has spent her time from a very young age painting and drawing. Her education at the Rhode Island School of Design and Vancouver Film School led her to build a career as a Visual Effects Compositor. Over the last 10 years, she has worked on the Oscar-winning movies Gravity and Hugo, and many other films including Beauty and the Beast, Paddington and Harry Potter.

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Event - Dispersal – Picturing urban change in East London

October 5, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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*Please note that this event will take place at Pages of Hackney, and not at Sutton House as previously advertised* Join Marion Davies, Juliet Davis and Debra Rapp as they discuss their new book, Dispersal: Picturing Urban Change in East London, with Hackney resident and former Guardian journalist, Dave Hill. Unparalleled in its detailed investigation into the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games on London’s East End, Dispersal paints a dramatic picture of the people and businesses displaced and affected by the development…

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September 2017

Event - Don’t Drink from the Mainstream

September 21, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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On the Cusp of Greatness by Mark Waddell

An evening of live music & poetic intoxications. Mark Waddell performs from his collection On the Cusp of Greatness with music from The Astonished Man and R.W Hedges. Mark Waddell is a new breed of comedy-poet-libertine for a modern generation. More at home in a bar than a library, Mark takes his poems to the masses with his live shows. Sometimes he is thrown off stage, sometimes people fight over his poems; some of his poems have punchlines, sometimes no punches…

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Event - Indigo Donut with Patrice Lawrence

September 20, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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We're excited to welcome 2017 YA Book Award winner and Hackney-resident, Patrice Lawrence to the shop when she'll be reading from her latest novel, Indigo Donut, before chatting with Fen Coles.  Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey…

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Event - Debut Author Night: The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

September 7, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

We’re thrilled to introduce new author and Hackney resident Kate Murray-Browne to Pages to discuss her debut novel, The Upstairs Room. The discussion will be chaired by Sarah Savitt, publisher at Virago.Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is making…

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August 2017

Event - Launch screening of The Adventures of Richard Spruce, an animated graphic novel by Gemma Burditt

August 9, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Adventures of Richard Spruce by Gemma Burditt

We are delighted to be hosting the launch screening of The Adventures of Richard Spruce, a highly innovative and evocative animated graphic novel by Gemma Burditt, which tells a truly remarkable story about a little known botanical explorer Richard Spruce . This intrepid explorer made huge leaps in the botanical understanding of the Amazon region collecting over 7000 new species and made a key contribution in cultivating the quinine bark in the Amazon which was the first antidote in the prevention…

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July 2017

East London with Charles Saumarez Smith

July 17, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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East London by Charles Saumarez Smith

Charles Saumarez Smith, who has lived in the area since the early 1980s, will give a presentation of his explorations, which are both historical and geographical, describing the unique character of East London's spaces and places new and old. He guides the reader around shops, churchyards, parks, pumping stations and cemeteries, up the Regent's Canal and across Victoria Park. Each of the old villages and neighbourhoods that make up East London is shown, through photographs taken on his travels, to offer unexpected…

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Event - Client Earth – James Thornton & Martin Goodman

July 6, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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We're excited to host Hackney based activist lawyer James Thornton and writer/poet Martin Goodman to discuss their new book Client Earth.Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists?…

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June 2017

Short Ride on a Fast Machine with Magnus McGrandle

June 15, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Short Ride on a Fast Machine by Magnus McGrandle

Short Ride on A Fast Machine is a quirky and engaging caper, the story of a young cycle courier from London who goes on an improbable journey to Norway, to pick up a stuffed owl for a mysterious client. For his oddest job to date, Sam enlists the help of his friend and fellow courier Poyntz. But as they make their haphazard journey to Mr Sorensen’s mountain hut, its owner is attracting the attention of the Norwegian police. Have Sam…

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Island People: The Caribbean and the World with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and Jonathan Ali

June 12, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Island People by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

We're excited to welcome Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and chair Jonathan Ali to Pages to discuss Joshua's debut non fiction book, Island People: the Caribbean and the World. Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has…

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May 2017

Cory Doctorow and Olivia Sudjic in conversation

May 24, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Cory Doctorow and Olivia Sudjic

Cory Doctorow and Olivia Sudjic discuss their new novels, Walkaway and Sympathy. In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do. But there is another way.

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Book Group: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

May 15, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

Join us for something a little different this time; we're reading the classic 1975 Hugo Award winner, The Dispossessed. The first part of Le Guin's Hainish cycle explores a political dichotomy which remains incredibly relevant today, as well as offering an illuminating and compassionate insight into the intricate ways in which humans are shaped by the forces of power which surround them. Powered by document.getElementById("billetto_tickets_widget_embed_188635").src = "https://billetto.co.uk//events/188635/widget/?utm_source=" + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href) + "&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=billetto_widget"

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The Last Wave with Gillian Best

May 4, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Last Wave by Gillian Best

A beautifully rendered family drama set in England between the 1950s and the present, following the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with her husband, her children and her close friends.Debut author, Best, a native of Toronto, presents a wholly authentic tragicomic portrait of family life as it is buffeted by illness, intolerance, anger, failure and regret. A mature, accomplished and compelling new voice; a novel soaked…

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April 2017

Heaven is Under Our Feet: Jonathan Ashworth Exhibition Launch

April 21, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Jonathan Ashworth - Leo

For the past year Jonathan Ashworth has been working with Paravion Press NYC to illustrate a new publication of Walden by Henry David Thoreau for release later in 2017.We are thrilled to show a selection of Jonathan's extraordinary woodcuts and wood engravings, and we welcome you to meet the artist at the launch on 21st April. Powered by document.getElementById("billetto_tickets_widget_embed_187879").src = "https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/187879/widget/?utm_source=" + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href) + "&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=billetto_widget"

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March 2017

Book Group: The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

March 27, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism.At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. As Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy, she explores the challenges and complexities of mothering and queer family making.Writing in the tradition of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag, Nelson uses arresting prose even as she questions the limits of language. The Argonauts is an intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of love, language, and family.As always, everyone is welcome,…

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February 2017

Book Group: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

February 27, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s…

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January 2017

Book Group: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

January 30, 2017 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Born in the ‘agrarian ghetto’ of Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles and raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realises there never was a memoir. All that’s left…

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December 2016

Live folk music, mulled wine & late night shopping

December 22, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Live folk music

To say thank you to all our lovely customers, we're offering free live folk music and mulled wine on the evening of Thursday 22nd December...and we're open until 9pm! Come and hear the wonderful Elizabeth Forrester, Sarah Lloyd, and Ian Kennedy performing some wintry folk ballads among the second hand books and have a glass of mulled wine on us!

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Book Group: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

December 19, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre…

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UQ4: Intimacy | Book Launch

December 11, 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00 GMT
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UQ4: Intimacy

With social networking and dating apps we have started to communicate and relate to each other with more immediacy. We translate our everyday lives into posts and images, creating a curated, and perhaps false, identity. Digital culture has shifted the way we create, experience and share intimate moments. The publication collects a multitude of voices to express the difficulty in grasping a universal understanding of intimacy in today’s context. Poets, writers, artists, and practitioners each approached the topic in their own way, bringing fresh perspectives to ask us to reflect on the way we connect with each other.

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Trans: A Memoir with Juliet Jacques

December 8, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Trans by Juliet Jacques

To mark the recent paperback edition of her book, Trans: A Memoir, we're thrilled to welcome Juliet Jacques to Pages. She'll be in conversation with David Stubbs, author of 1996 and the End of History (Repeater, 2016).In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery—a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing…

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November 2016

Book Group: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

November 21, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman called Ai-Ming, who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests.Ai-Ming tells Marie the story of her family in Revolutionary China - from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao’s ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989. It is a story of revolutionary idealism, music,…

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Interstate with Julian Sayarer

November 17, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Interstate by Julian Sayarer

Julian Sayarer, author, journalist, and ex-cycle courier decides to set out hitchhiking from New York to San Francisco. Revisiting this timeless American journey, he finds an unseen nation in rough shape.Along the road are homeless people and anarchists who have dropped out of society altogether, and blue-collar Americans in forgotten towns and food deserts who seem to have lost all meaning. Helped along by roadside communities and encounters that somehow keep a sense of optimism alive, Interstate grapples with the…

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October 2016

The Politics of Birth

October 28, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Birth Work as Care Work by Alana Apfel

Like any human act, birth and all that goes before and after it exists only in the social context in which it takes place. In this much contested sphere of reproductive labour, birth can be the eye of the storm. Join Alana Apfel, author of Birth Work as Care Work (PM Press) and Marguerite Anne Williams, midwife & local Hackney mother to discuss the medicalisation of birth and the politics of control of the female body, and the movement of…

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September 2016

Alex Booker woodcut print exhibition opening

September 7, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Alex Booker

We're delighted to be exhibiting Alex Booker's beautiful sea themed woodcut prints in our basement space. Please join us on Weds 7th September at 7pm for a glass of wine to launch the exhibition.Alex is a London-based print artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Royal Academy of Arts. He runs the Booker Print House from his studios in Limehouse, where he explores the properties of ink and wood in an ongoing series of experimental works, often…

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May 2016

The Rent Trap with Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj

May 11, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj

Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj offer the first critical account of what is really going on in the private rented sector and expose the powers which are conspiring to oppose regulation. A quarter of British MPs are landlords, rent strike is almost impossible and snap evictions are growing, but in the light of these hurdles The Rent Trap will show how people are starting to fight back. Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability: these are the realities for…

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April 2016

Messengers with Julian Sayarer

April 7, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Messengers by Julian Sayarer

Messengers sees Julian Sayarer return to work as a London bicycle courier, after six months cycling around the world. From saddle and kerbside, his stories of delivering flowers to politicians, and administration notices to banks toppled by the financial crisis, make for a social history of a less seen city, written from the perspective of someone stuck in one of London’s most insecure and poorly paid jobs.Underneath the deliveries, we meet London’s bicycle messengers, a family drawn from jaded graduates, jailbirds…

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March 2016

In a Land of Paper Gods

March 24, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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In a Land of Paper Gods by Rebecca Mackenzie

Rebecca Mackenzie will be giving a performed reading from her debut novel, In a Land of Paper Gods, alongside composer and musician Reynaldo Young at the wonderful Pages of Hackney. The novel is selected as an Observer Fiction Highlight for 2016 and it would be brilliant to see you there for an evening of percussion, text, song and imagination as we journey through the novel's vividly realised world.“Echoes of Empire of the Sun and The Poisonwood Bible” — Observer, Fiction…

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February 2016

Building Jerusalem: Designing the houses and communities of tomorrow

February 16, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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New Jerusalem by Ken Warpole

Ken Worpole talks to Andrea Luca Zimmerman about his new book,New Jerusalem: The Good City and the Good Society.On 3 December 1898 at Rectory Road Congregational Church in Stoke Newington, Ebenezer Howard gave his first public lecture on the garden city, which became the most influential idea in 20th century town planning. Writer and historian Ken Worpole introduces his new book on utopianism and town planning, New Jerusalem: The Good City and the Good Society, by re-visiting Howard’s vision, and…

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October 2015

World Politics by Bicycle

October 22, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Come and hear a story that runs from the streets of London, through the insurrections of China to the trailer families of Louisiana. A snapshot of world politics by bicycle, Life Cycles is a 12mph view of the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It's a look at where we are, and sometimes, at how things could be different."On the Road for the Occupy generation" - openDemocracyJulian Sayarer is a round the world cyclist. While working as a…

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Hackney Propaganda with Ken Worpole and Barry Burke

October 17, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Hackney Propaganda

In the heady days of late Victorian London, Hackney was regarded as the most radical – even revolutionary – district of London with a large number of liberal reform and socialist clubs and organisations across the borough. These clubs organised lectures, demonstrations, musical concerts, outings, and education classes, and famous radicals such as William Morris were regular speakers.Barry Burke and Ken Worpole recreate the world of radical Hackney, to mark the publication a new edition of their original 1980 study.From…

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September 2015

The Mythology of Work

September 23, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Mythology of Work by Peter Fleming

Once, work was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation: the farmer ploughed his land so that his family could eat. In contrast, today work has slowly morphed into a painful and meaningless ritual for many, colonizing almost every part of our day, endless and inescapable.In The Mythology of Work, Peter Fleming examines how neoliberal society uses the ritual of work—and the threat of its denial—to maintain the late capitalist class order. Work becomes a universal reference point, devoid of any…

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July 2015

Iain Sinclair in conversation with Mark Pilkington

July 7, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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London Overground by Iain Sinclair

'A walk around the circuit of the elevated railway, that accidental re-mapping of London, in a single day.'The completion of the full circle of London Overground in December 2012 provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the shifting territory of the capital.With thirty-three stations and thirty-five miles to tramp - plus inevitable and unforeseen detours and false steps - Sinclair embarks on a marathon circumnavigation at street level, tracking the necklace of garages, fish farms, bakeries, convenience cafés,…

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May 2015

The Looting Machine with Tom Burgis

May 13, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Looting Machine by Tom Burgis

Africa: the world’s poorest continent and, arguably, its richest. While accounting for just 2 percent of global GDP, it is home to 15 per cent of the planet’s crude oil, 40 per cent of its gold and 80 per cent of its platinum. A third of the earth’s mineral deposits lie beneath its soil. But far from being a salvation, this buried treasure has been a curse.For six years Tom Burgis has been on a mission to expose corruption and…

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June 2014

Against Austerity: How Can We Fix the Crisis they Made?

June 19, 2014 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Against Austerity by Richard Seymour

Five years into capitalism’s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the rich still getting away with it? Why is protest so ephemeral? Why does the left appear to be marginal to political life?In an analysis which challenges our understanding of capitalism, class and ideology, Richard Seymour shows how ‘austerity’ is just one part of a wider elite plan to radically re-engineer…

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December 2013

Storytelling with Jane Grell

December 13, 2013 @ 14:00 - 15:00 GMT
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Jane Grell

For the past three weeks, we’re delighted to have been hosting storytelling sessions for children from three different classes at Millfields School. They’ve been run by Jane Grell, a renowned performer and storyteller who draws heavily on African-Caribbean folk tales that were passed down in the oral tradition. Now Jane’s evocative storytelling magic, along with music and poetry, is open to the public this Saturday.  A great way to while away an hour on a cold December Saturday afternoon with…

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October 2012

London’s Overthrow with Chine Mieville

October 16, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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China Mieville

China Miéville presents a lyrical, powerful polemic about London today, from Occupy and the August 2011 riots through to the Jubilee and the Olympics.

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September 2012

Over the Border: The Other East End

September 20, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Over the Border by Neil Fraser

In 2005 London was awarded the right to host the Olympic Games, and the central location of this extravaganza was to be Stratford. Overnight, this largely unnoticed part of the metropolis was thrust into the global spotlight. But prior to the arrival of the Olympics, Stratford was far from being an obscure outpost on the fringe of the city. It had played a key role at the heart of the ‘new’ East London, an area of huge significance in London’s…

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Who Rules South Africa?

September 5, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Who Rules South Africa? by Martin Plaut and Paul Holden

South Africa is a country poorly understood in the wider world. There are two main views of the country that persist in the international consciousness and which are often propagated by South Africans themselves. One view holds that after the end of apartheid South Africa’s problems were at an end. The other claims that a coterie of criminals is turning one of Africa’s few success stories into another Zimbabwe. Both are inaccurate...This book provides a balanced look at the country…

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July 2012

A People’s History of London with Lindsey German and John Rees

July 4, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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A People's History of London by Lindsey German, and John Rees

A People’s History of London, by Lindsey German and John Rees is a look at London from Roman times t0 today. It is not the story of kings and princes, or of the rich and powerful, but of the people of the city who have time and again campaigned and fought to make the city a better place. Its story is of defeating the fascists at Cable St in 1936, of the Peasants’ Revolt which was played out in London, of the young immigrant women matchgirls…

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May 2012

Spitalfields Life with The Gentle Author and guests

May 22, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Spitalfields Life
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Hackney: An Uncommon History in Five Parts

May 16, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Hackney: An Uncommon History in Five Parts by Margaret Willes
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Acquired for Development By…: A Hackney Anthology launch

May 3, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Acquired for Development By...
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March 2012

The Making of the English Gardener with Margaret Wiles

March 8, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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The Making of the English Gardener by Margaret Willes
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January 2012

Beyond the Tower: A History of East London with John Marriott

January 25, 2012 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Beyond the Tower by John Marriott
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November 2011

Towards Re-Enchantment with Iain Sinclair and Ken Worpole

November 20, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Towards Re-Enchantment
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July 2011

Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project with Iain Sinclair

July 26, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Ghost Milk by Iain Sinclair
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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class with Owen Jones

July 20, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Chavs by Owen Jones
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Embassytown with Chine Mieville

July 12, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Embassytown by China Mieville
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June 2011

Intern Nation with Ross Perlin

June 1, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Intern Nation by Ross Perlin
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April 2011

The Age of Absurdity with Michael Foley

April 20, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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The Age of Absurdity by Michael Foley
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March 2011

Just My Type with Simon Garfield

March 10, 2011 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Just My Type by Simon Garfield
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November 2010

Red Plenty with Francis Spufford

November 16, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Red Plenty by Frances Spufford
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London Triptych with Jonathan Kemp

November 12, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp
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The Meaning of David Cameron with Richard Seymour

November 3, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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The Meaning of David Cameron by Richard Seymour
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October 2010

It’s All About the Bike with Robert Penn

October 29, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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It's All About the Bike by Rob Penn
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Boxer, Beetle with Ned Beauman

October 13, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman
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Manituana with Wu Ming

October 12, 2010 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Manituana by Wu Ming
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