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Vivienne Westwood: Get a Life

Date: 24 Sep 2017

Delve into iconic fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood's love of great literature in this keynote talk. Drawing on her own diaries, which began as online posts in 2010 and then grew into Get A Life, this event explores Westwood's life in culture and her involvement with arts, politics and the environment. In her own words, Westwood offers an insight into the importance of classical art. In this keynote talk on why reading matters, she shines a light on the novels and literature which have had the greatest influence on her work and life.Read More
A Clerkenwell ARTSLab presentation with John Hegley, Beatrice Parvin, David Gunawardana, Chris Dowding and Diego Brown and the Good Fairy.Read More
The former Keats House resident poet performs from his new paperback edition, Peace, Love and Potatoes, published on this day. John and his accomplices will be singing and speaking verses which centre upon his family life and heroes; two of the pieces are about John Keats.Read More
Alex Christofi will read from his new novel Let Us Be True at Brixton Book JamRead More
Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members'. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.Read More
Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members' (Poetry London).Read More
An evening with ......... The writer and performer John Hegley has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time, and as 'awesomely mundane' by The Independent ., and illustrate his chaotic comedy, his rapport with an audience, and his hilarious struggle with words as they threaten to twist and turn out of his grasp. John Hegley was born in North London in 1953 but soon moved with his family to Luton. Before attending Bradford University to study European Literature and Sociology, he worked as a bus conductor and as a civil servant. He began his performing career at Interaction (a tiny campus in North London which specialised in playful participatory theatre out-reach and goat-care), was discovered in 1983 by John Peel as part of the band The Popticians, and now enjoys a cult following among fans of subversive comedy. His surreal poetry is often heard on BBC radio and widely performed 'live', often set to music that is played by the poet himself. He has published ten books, including Glad to Wear Glasses (1990) and other titles of verse, prose and drama, several of which are illustrated with his drawings. He has also published a collection of photographs of potatoes.Read More
Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members'. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.Read More
Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members'. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.Read More
Recalling sultry summer evenings in the Deep South, when moths fluttered to lit porches as friends gathered to spin spellbinding yarns, this is a live experience like no other. From modest origins in New York, The Moth is now an international phenomenon dedicated to celebrating the power of unscripted, first-person storytelling. From ordinary folk to celebrities and cultural giants, the stage is open to anyone with flair for the telling of tales. Join us for one special night of true live stories.Read More

John Hegley: I AM A POETATO

Date: 14 Oct 2017

Join John in this family friendly show as he dips into an animal alphabet of poems about people, pets and other creatures.Read More
Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members'. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.Read More
As the nights get longer and chillier, join us as we look forward to All Hallows' Eve with an evening of ghost stories. October's Short Story Salon will feature original ghost stories by a line-up of debut writers: Rebecca F. John, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Kate Murray-Browne and Catriona Ward. We look forward to an evening of conversation, spooky treats wine and readings, as we explore what makes the perfect gothic tale! About the authors Rebecca F. John is the author of The Haunting of Henry Twist. Set against the rich backdrop of 1920s London, this novel draws us into the intimacy of a tight circle of friends reeling after the unexpected death of the ebullient Ruby Twist. The Upstairs Roomby Kate Murray-Browne is a chilling, clever ghost story for the Housing Crisis era. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like Youwhich was won the 2017Authors Club First Novel Award , The Betty Trask Award, and was longlisted for the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction. Rawblood is the debut horror novel by Catriona Ward, winner of Best of Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2016. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE WINE AND SPOOKY TREATS, AND ARE REDEEMABLE AGAINST BOOKS PURCHASED ON THE NIGHT. BUY TICKETS ONLINE, IN STORE OR BY PHONING 020 7636 1577.Read More
Adrian McKinty, Stella Duffy, Abir Mukherjee and Louise Welsh reflect on questions around identity and how crime fiction explores sexuality, gender, race, culture and religion.Read More
Waterstones Gower Street presents a deliciously dark evening of gothic storytelling, wine and conversation with two authors from the historic heartland of the Essex Witchhunts, Syd Moore and Cathi Unsworth. Join us this Halloween as we explore pitch-black themes of intrigue, mystery, murder and witchcraft. Syd Moore is the author of the Essex Witch Museum novels, Stange Magic and Strange Sight, as well as two other novel about witches Witch Hunt and The Drowning Pool. Cathi Unsworth is the author of Weirdo, The Not Knowing, The Singer, Bad Penny Blues, and most recently Without the Moon, set during the long, dark days of the Blitz and based on real-life murders. Her forthcoming novel That Old Black Magic (Serpents Tail, 2018) is the story of a sinister murder bearing the hallmarks of ancient murder. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE WINE AND HALLOWEEN TREATS. BUY TICKETS ONLINE, IN STORE OR BY PHONING 020 7636 1577.Read More

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