HOUSMANS BOOKS NEWSLETTER February 2015

17 February 2015 — Housmans

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015

NEWS

1. Come along for a Housmans trip to the movies!

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. ‘Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ with Tansy E. Hoskins
3. [Again] Introductions presents: ‘Feminism’ with Prof. Stella Sandford
4. ‘Playing the Whore:  The Work of Sex Work’ with Melissa Gira Grant
5. ‘Copy Readers Union’ with Vit Hopley and friends

6. ‘Ain’t I A Woman Collective Launch’ with Asabi Hawah, Belinda Zhawi, Annie Rockson, Ayshamar Atkins and Siana Bangura
7. ‘How Corrupt is Britain?’ with David Whyte
8. ‘Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink’ with Polly Toynbee and David Walker
9. ‘Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism’ with Brian Morris
10. ‘The Vegan Book of Permaculture’ with Graham Burnett

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
11. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS 

1. Come along for a Housmans trip to the movies!
In what may become a semi-regular occurrence some of Housmans staff are going to have a trip to the movies followed by a drink in a nearby pub to discuss the film, and you’d be very welcome to join us. In fact the thinking behind this is that it would be a nice chance for us to get to know you, and also for other Housmans supporters to get to know one another.

The film we are planning to go and see is the Martin Luther King Jr film Selma. We’ve got a date set – Saturday 28th February– it will be approximately the 7pm screening at a cinema relatively close to King’s Cross (possibly Angel or Central), but we don’t quite know yet which cinema will still be playing it on that date! Hopefully one of the will.

So if you are interested by this slightly vague prospect please email nik@housmans.com with MOVIE CLUB in the subject title and as soon as we know what we’re doing we’ll send you more accurate information. It’ll be fun! Hope you can make it.

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. ‘Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ with Tansy E. Hoskins
Wednesday 18th February, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

On the eve of London Fashion Week, Tansy Hoskins explores the social, economic and environmental repercussions of the global fashion industry, as told in her recent book Stitched Up (Pluto Press, 2014), which just won the ICA Bookshop: Book of the Year 2014.

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3. [Again] Introductions presents: ‘Feminism’ with Prof. Stella Sandford 
Wednesday 4th March 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Prof. Stella Sandford shares her insights into feminism’s latest debates and challenges, from the perspective of the feminist tradition in philosophy and theory.
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4. ‘Playing the Whore:  The Work of Sex Work’ with Melissa Gira Grant

Thursday 5th March, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

We’re happy to welcome journalist Melissa Gira Grant on a rare visit from the US to talk about her book Playing the Whore (Verso, 2014), which critiques conditions within the sex industry and challenges many of the pervasive myths about sex work.
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5. ‘Copy Readers Union’ with Vit Hopley and friends

Friday 6th March, 7pm
Free entry

The first of a semi-regular series of public interactions between authors and readers from Copy Press, who publish innovative writing that brings together strands of fiction, philosophy and politics. Vit will introduce her book Wednesday Afternoon.
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6. ‘Ain’t I A Woman Collective Launch’ with Asabi Hawah, Belinda Zhawi, Annie Rockson, Ayshamar Atkins and Siana Bangura

Friday 20th March, 7pm
Free Entry

“The Ain’t I A Woman Collective is a black feminist community which aims to centre the voices of women with African ancestry in Europe and beyond. We believe that there is a need for more creative spaces for black women’s voices, writing and well-being, and work to constantly work to carve out such space. Joins us at our launch for a night of spoken word and music.”

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7. ‘How Corrupt is Britain?’ with David Whyte 
Wednesday 25th March, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

David Whyte introduces a new collection of essays published by Pluto Press exploring the range and depth of corruption amongst the British establishment.
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8. ‘Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink’ with Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Wednesday 8th April, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Toynbee and Walker introduce their new book, an incisive and damning journey across the country to see first-hand the effects of the coalition on Britain, and ask are these changes irrevocable?
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9. ‘Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism’ with Brian Morris

Wednesday 15th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Celebrating the publication of ‘Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism: A Brian Morris Reader’ (PM Press, 2014) Housmans are delighted to welcome Brian Morris to discuss some of the key themes of his work.
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10. ‘The Vegan Book of Permaculture’ with Graham Burnett
Wednesday 22nd April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

In time for spring, Graham introduces his new book on permaculture, veganism and holistic environmentalism.
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READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS READING 

11.  The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 12th March
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Vonnegut’s classic satirical WW2 novel, first published in 1969

Thursday 9th April
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

An investigation into, and call to arms against, the oppression of women and girls worldwide.

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com. The Fuse has its own web page here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp.

On Tuesday 14 April 2015,  we’re looking at PACIFISM AND THE GENERAL ELECTION.

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/
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