Housmans Radical Books, London Events Newsletter for December 2010 – January 2011

30 November, 2010 — Housmans

NEWS
1. Loyalty cards and events charging
2. The Spirit Level

IN-STORE EVENTS
3. ‘John Lennon’s Poetry and Politics’ with Tim Biancalana
4. ‘Hobson’s Imperialism’ presented by Jeremy Corbyn MP, Alex Callinicos and Nathaniel Mehr
5. ‘Restless Revolutionaries’ with Clive Bloom
6. ‘Ecology & Anarchism’ with Brian Morris

NEWS

1. Loyalty cards and events charging

From January 2011 Housmans will be charging for its events. Admittance for each event will be £3, but the cost will be redeemable against any purchase in-store. We hope that sounds like a fair deal.

In line with this we have been thinking about introducing a loyalty card. The offer would be that for £10 a year you receive a loyalty card that allows you to attend all Housmans events free of charge, and receive a 10% discount on all purchases made in-store. If this is something you would be interested in, please email nik[at]housmans.com with ‘loyalty card’ in the subject field, and if there is enough interest we shall introduce this from January.

2. The Spirit Level

Apologies to customers who have been trying to buy ‘The Spirit Level’ from our website recently. An updated issue of the book has just been released with a new ISBN, and it played haywire with our systems. We hope to have this resolved very soon.

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IN-STORE EVENTS IN DECEMBER/JANUARY

Full listings information can be found at www.housmans.com/events.php
Please note that from January 2011 events will be charged £3, redeemable against any purchase, unless otherwise stated.

3. ‘John Lennon’s Poetry and Politics’ with Tim Biancalana
On the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s death: Wednesday 8th December, 7pm
Free entry

John Lennon aficionado and impersonator Tim Biancalana performs comedic and absurd Lennonesque poems, and will invite the audience to ask ‘John Lennon’ questions regarding his current political stances! Check out Tim in action on YouTube by clicking here.

4. ‘Hobson’s Imperialism’ presented by Jeremy Corbyn MP, Alex Callinicos and Nathaniel Mehr
Wednesday 12th January, 7pm
£3, redeemable against any purchase

To mark the re-publishing of JA Hobson’s 1902 classic study of imperialism, our guest speakers will be discussing the work’s continued influence and relevance to modern political thought.

5. ‘Restless Revolutionaries’ with Clive Bloom
Wednesday 19th January, 7pm
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Clive Bloom will be discussing attempts to overthrow the government and the monarchy from the 1790s to the present day, as told in his new book ‘Restless Revolutionaries – A History of Britain’s Fight for a Republic’.

6. ‘Ecology & Anarchism’ with Brian Morris
Wednesday 26th January, 7pm
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Drawing on his extensive research and travels as a social anthropologist, Brian Morris explains the crucial importance of socialist anarchism as the only political tradition that offers an authentic complement to ecological thought.

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