Housmans Books December Update

27 November 2012 — Housmans Books

A final update from Housmans for 2012. Thank you for all your support this year, as ever.

DECEMBER UPDATE

NEWS
1. Shop closing times over the holidays
2. Two late additions to the December events programme

EVENTS
3. ‘Play as Protest in Modern Art’ with Hannah Hull
4. ‘Savage Messiah’ with Laura Oldfield Ford
5. ‘Public Service on the Brink’ with Mark Serwotka, David Wiggins and Jo Edwards
6. ‘Street Music: Poems’ with Mike Marqusee
7. Classwar Games: The Rematch 
8. Poetry readings by French/Occitan poet Aurélia Lassaque, with Amy Key, SJ Fowler, Jessica Pujol and Nia Davies

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NEWS 

1. Shop closing times over the holidays
Tuesday 25 December, Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December, Boxing Day
Tuesday 01 January, New Year’s Day

2. Two late additions to the December events programme
The Classwar Games crew return for another revolutionary game playing session, and there’s a rare opportunity to hear Occitan poet Aurelia Lassaque read her poems from her new book Solstice, alongside poets Jessica Pujol, Nia Davies, SJ Fowler and Amy Key. More details on both below.
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EVENTS

3. ‘Play as Protest in Modern Art’ with Hannah Hull

Wednesday 28th November, 7pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase

A whistle-stop introductory tour through the radical play tactics of three key modern art movements.

click here for more info

4. Savage Messiah
with 
Laura Oldfield Ford

Saturday 1st December, 6.30pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase

Artist and writer Laura Oldfield Ford introduces her psychogeographic take on London, and discusses the politics of gentrification that inform her work.  Refreshments available courtesy of Verso Books.

click here for more info

5. ‘Public Service on the Brink’ with Mark Serwotka, David Wiggins and Jo Edwards

Wednesday 5th December, 7pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase

PCS union leader Mark Serwotka, Oxford Philosopher David Wiggins and Prof Jo Edwards (UCL) will be discussing the crisis facing the public sector. 

click here for more info

6. ‘Street Music: Poems’ with Mike Marqusee
Wednesday 12th December, 7pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase

One of Britain’s best-regarded social observers will be reading a selection from his deeply personal collection of poetry.

click here for more info

7. Classwar Games: The Rematch
Wednesday 12th December, 7pm

Free entry. Taking place in the Housmans basement at the same time as Mike Marqusee’s poetry reading.Classwar Games will be hosting the playing of Guy Debord’s ‘The Game of War’ and Jim Dunnigan’s ‘Chicago! Chicago!’ which replays the 1968 Chicago protests against the Democratic Party convention:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/11502/chicago-chicago 

http://www.classwargames.net/

8. Poetry readings by French/Occitan poet Aurélia Lassaque, with Amy Key, SJ Fowler, Jessica Pujol and Nia Davies

Thursday 13th December, 7pm

Free entry
A rare chance to hear Occitan poet Aurelia Lassaque read her poems from her new book ‘Solstice and other poems’, translated into English by James Thomas. Aurelia will be joined for guest readings from Amy Key, SJ Fowler, Jessica Pujol and Nia Davies

The event is hosted by Francis Boutle, specialists in poetry from endangered language. Entry is free but please email the publisher at info@francisboutle.co.uk, so they have an idea of numbers.
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