Housmans Radical Books, London Newsletter July 2012

26 June 2012Housmans Books

 

NEWS

1. London’s Burning / Radical London walks

 

COMPETITION

2. One day sale: 30% off all books on June 30th!

3. British Library ‘Writing Britain’ ticket giveaway

IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season

 

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

5. ‘Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London’ with Simon Webb

6. ‘Peace Trails Through London’ with Valerie Flessati and Bruce Kent

7. ‘The London Olympics: challenging the neo-liberal games’ with David Renton

8. ‘Acquired for Development by: A Hackney Anthology’ with Gary Budden, Kit Caless, Sam Berkson, Tim Burrows, Ashlee Christoffersen, and Garreth Rees

9. ‘Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom

10. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis

11. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home

 

BOOK REVIEWS

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NEWS 

 

1. London’s Burning / Radical London walks

 

Housmans is about to kick off its summer-long ‘London’s Burning’ programme of events (see below), and in connection with that we wanted to draw your attention to some great radical history walks coming up, hosted by ‘Past Tense’. Visit the blog for the full details: http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1537

 

2. One day sale: 30% off all books on June 30th!

 

A final reminder that for one day only, on Saturday 30th June, we will be offering a 30% discount on all stock at HousmansThis offer is only available for newsletter subscribers, so please mention ‘Housmans Supporters Network’ at the till to receive the discount.

 

COMPETITION

 

3. British Library ‘Writing Britain’ ticket giveaway

 

The British Library has very kindly offered Housmans supporters 5 pairs of tickets for to each of the following three events, and all you have to do to qualify is email events@bl.uk, with ‘Housmans ticket offer’ in the subject line. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Please say which event you would like to attend, and do check the date and time to make sure you can attend. For information about other events in the series please visit:

http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/writingbritain/events/index.html

 

Swandown

Sunday 8 July 14.30 – 16.00

Taking a Swan Pedalo from Hastings beach to Hackney’s Olympic site via the Channel and then the inland waterways of Kent and the Thames estuary, artist and film-maker Andrew Kötting and the visionary writer Iain Sinclair pursue a suitably English voyage into the heart of place and politics. A one-off performance and multi-media presentation with Kötting and Sinclair, in collaboration will be acclaimed musician Jem Finer and artist Kirsten Norrie.

£7.50 / £5 concessions / Conference Centre

 

On Location: Writers, Sounds and Places

Tuesday 10 July 18.30 – 20.00

At this intriguing event exploring British locations in words, sound recordings and film, Madeleine Bunting, columnist at The Guardian and author of The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre, is joined by leading writers Rachel Lichtenstein, Alice Oswald and Marina Warner for an evocative blending of literary and aural landscapes.

Presented in association with The Guardian and In The Dark

£7.50 / £5 concessions / Conference Centre

 

Journeys through Urban Britain

Friday 13 July 18.30 – 20.00

In his new book A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys through Urban BritainOwen Hatherley finds a landscape where ruination is overtaking regeneration, and yet discovers strange and potentially radical things growing in the wasteland. He is joined by the creator of polemical fanzine Savage Messiah, Laura Oldfield-Ford, and Owen Jones, author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.

£7.50 / £5 concessions / Conference Centre

 

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IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season

 

Housmans are very proud to announce this year’s London’s Burning programme, which as ever will be exploring the stories of rebellion, counter-culture and free-thinking that have made London the vibrant city it is today. For full details on the events please visit http://www.housmans.com/events.php. Entry for all events is £3, redeemable against any purchase.

 

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

7pm, Wednesday 11th July

Authors Lindsey German and John Rees discuss London’s forgotten history as a world capital of revolution.

click here for more info

 

5. ‘Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London’ with Simon Webb

7pm, Wednesday 18th July

Join Simon Webb for a discussion of the history of terrorism in London, and the opportunist response from successive governments.

click here for more info

 

6. ‘Peace Trails Through London’

with Valerie Flessati and Bruce Kent

7pm, Wednesday 1st August

Campaigners Valerie Flessati and Bruce Kent explore peace landmarks in London, as mapped in their new booklet.

click here for more info

 

7. ‘The London Olympics: challenging the neo-liberal games’

 with David Renton

7pm, Wednesday 8th August

Join writer, historian, and activist David Renton to discuss the politics behind the Olympic games.

click here for more info

 

8. ‘Acquired for Development by: A Hackney Anthology’ with Gary Budden, Kit Caless, Sam Berkson, Tim Burrows, Ashlee Christoffersen, and Garreth Rees

7pm, Wednesday 15th August

Editors and contributors to the anthology, ‘Acquired for Development By… A Hackney Anthology’ will be reading from the book and discussing the art of documenting urban life.

click here for more info

 

9. ‘Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom

7pm, Wednesday 5th September

Clive Bloom discusses the past, present, and future of unrest and rebellion in London, as explored in his latest book.

click here for more info

 

10. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis

 6:30pm, Saturday 8th September

Photographer Angela Inglis will be presenting her new book, ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’, which examines the area’s ever-changing landscape.

click here for more info

 

11. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home

7pm, Wednesday 26th September

Join Stewart Home for a discussion of Terry Taylor’s 1961 novel, ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ – a lostLondon classic which explores the drug and youth culture in London at the time.

click here for more info

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Housmans has regularly posted book reviews on our blog. Please visit http://www.housmans.com/blog/?cat=8 

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