HOUSMANS Radical Books, London – Newsletter of events November 2009

NEWS

1. Peace House 50th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit
2. Housmans Peace Diary 2010
3. End of the decade sale!

EVENTS
4. ‘What is Psychogeography Today?’ with Rich Cochrane
5. ‘Bob Dylan & Babylon: Together through Life’ with John Gibbens
6. ‘People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity’ with Howard Clark
7. ‘Songs of the Land’ with Leslie Ray
8. ‘Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops’ with Graham Jones
9. ‘The Chomsky Effect’ with Robert F Barsky
10. Forthcoming Events

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
11. ‘Listening To Grasshoppers’ by Arundhati Roy
12. ‘Angels Of Anarchy’ by Patricia Allmer

NEWS

1. Peace House 50th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit

If you’re quick you might still be able to get a ticket for the 50th birthday anniversary of Peace House (the building in which Housmans is based). Follow the link to book tickets and get more info: http://www.housmans.com/peacehouse.php

Music will be provided by acts including Raised Voices, Joe Wilkes, Ian Saville, Leon Rosselson, Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band, and Seize the Day, and there’ll be comedy from Robin Ince, Andrew O’Neill, Natalie Haynes, Colin Watson, Martin White, Phil Jeays and Joanna Neary. All followed by djs until 2am! Hope to see you there.

2. Housmans Peace Diary 2010
This year’s diary is here! As ever, this 57th edition includes a World Peace Directory listing almost 2,000 national and international peace, environmental and human rights organisations in 150 countries. To buy a copy please visit this link http://www.housmans.com/diary.php, or pop by the shop.

3. End of the decade sale!
Most people have their sales in January, but we thought we’d get in there early! We’ve got lots of new books on sale for 50% off or more – a good opportunity to pick up a nice present, either for yourself or a loved one. Also, don’t forget that we have a basement full of second-hand books, all at £1 each. Come by the shop and have a browse.

EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
Full listings information can be found at http://www.housmans.com/events.php

4. ‘What is Psychogeography Today?’ with Rich Cochrane
Saturday 7th November 5pm – 6.30pm

Rich Cochrane explores the modern significance of psychogeography. Does modern psychogeography retain anything of the radical agenda of the 1960s? Should it? Does the term really mean much in relation to modern practice?

4. ‘Bob Dylan & Babylon: Together through Life’ with John Gibbens
Wednesday 11th November 7pm – 8.30pm

Drawing on his book ‘The Nightingale’s Code: A Poetic Study of Bob Dylan’, John Gibbens will be discussing the many influences on Dylan’s music, examining his more recent works, and playing some tracks. To purchase this book please follow this link: http://www.shop.housmans.com/BookItem.aspx?item=9780953915316

5. ‘People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity’ with Howard Clark
Wednesday 18th November 7pm till 8.30pm

Author and peace researcher Howard Clark discusses the potential of people power to bring about significant political change through effective acts of nonviolent resistance.

6. ‘Songs of the Land’ with Leslie Ray
Friday 20th November 7pm – 8.30pm

Author and musician Leslie Ray will be discussing folk music, its connection with English history, and its role in forming our sense of identity. He’ll also be performing a selection of songs on these themes.

7. ‘Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops’ with Graham Jones
Wednesday 25th November 7pm – 8.30pm

Graham Jones will be sharing anecdotes about the world of music retail and discussing the future of independent record shop, as explored in his book ‘Last Shop Standing’. To purchase this book please follow this link: http://www.shop.housmans.com/BookItem.aspx?item=9780956121202

8. ‘The Chomsky Effect’ with Robert F Barsky
Saturday 28th November 5pm – 6.30pm

Professor Barsky, on a rare visit from the USA, will be exploring the work of Noam Chomsky, considering his role as both an analyst and activist, and trying to asses why he has come to mean so much to so many. To purchase this book please follow this link:
http://www.shop.housmans.com/BookItem.aspx?item=9780262513166

9. Forthcoming Events
For information on events forthcoming later in the year please visit http://www.housmans.com/events.php

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Don’t forget to check out our new online bookshop at www.housmans.com, with over 500,000 titles available!

10. ‘Listening To Grasshoppers’ by Arundhati Roy

This book examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. This book looks at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world’s largest democracy. Click here to buy: http://www.shop.housmans.com/BookItem.aspx?item=9780241144626

11. ‘Angels Of Anarchy’ by Patricia Allmer

The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available about women Surrealists features an outstanding array of artists from the early twentieth century to modern times. Click here to buy: http://www.shop.housmans.com/BookItem.aspx?item=9783791343655

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