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Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom

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May 2018

A Hero for High Times with Ian Marchant

Thursday 3rd May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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A Hero for High Times: a Guide to the Beats, Hippies, Freaks, Punks, Ravers, New-Age Travellers and Dog-on-a-Rope Brew Crew Crusties of the British Isles, 1956–1994, with Ian Marchant Ian Marchant wins – something – for our longest ever event title. And that title, dear reader, tells you everything this illustrated talk is about. Ian Marchant is originally from Newhaven in East Sussex, and now lives with his family in the no longer extant Welsh county of Radnorshire. He has…

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Champions of equality with Peter Purton

Wednesday 9th May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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Champions of Equality: Trade unions and LGBT rights in Britain with Peter Purton There is a big hole in the history of the LGBT movement in Britain. Each step towards equality for LGBT people, every positive move in public opinion, was the result of campaigning. But while individuals and lobby groups loudly promote their role in the victories, one major player has been written out of this history: the unions. This book fills the gap. From the first strike action…

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May Made Me with Mitchell Abidor

Thursday 10th May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervour, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution. Fifty years later, here are the eye-opening oral testimonies of those young rebels. By listening to the voices…

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Nottingham Poetry Society w/ Zayneb Allak and Rory Waterman

Wednesday 16th May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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We are pleased to host this reading organised by Nottingham Poetry Society, part of the NPS relaunch events programme. Zayneb Allak has travelled and worked all over the world, and is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. Keine Angst (New Walk Editions, 2017) is her debut pamphlet. She recently left Nottingham. While here she was well known on the local poetry scene. Rory Waterman will be reading from his latest Carcanet poetry collection, Sarajevo Roses, together with…

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Workers’ Movements and Strikes in the 21st Century w/ Jorg Nowak

Thursday 17th May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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While workers’ movements have reduced in size and considered out of date in most parts of the world during the 1990s, this century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers organisations. This talk spans countries across global North and South and provides an account of working class resistance in the 21st century. Is there a potential for solidarity among workers in different parts of the world? What has caused the return to strike action,…

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New Walk Poetry book launch with Polly Atkin and Alan Jenkins

Tuesday 22nd May @ 18:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and brought up in London. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 1981 and the Cholmondeley Award in 2006. He has worked for the Times Literary Supplement since 1981, as poetry and fiction editor, then deputy editor. He was also a poetry critic for The Observer and the Independent on Sunday from 1985-1990. His poetry collections include Harm (1994), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year); The…

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酷儿同志 Queer Comrades, with Hongwei Bao

Wednesday 23rd May @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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Please join us to launch Hongwei Bao’s new book on queer China, the first book to look at gay identity and queer activism in the People’s Republic of China from a cultural studies perpective. Hongwei Bao’s book is a not just a study of ‘queer China’ through the lens of male homosexuality; it also examines the PRC’s socialist legacy and considers how the country is undergoing rapid transformations under the influence of transnational capitalism. He examines queer films, fiction and…

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June 2018

Alicia Kopf reads from Brothers in Ice

Monday 4th June @ 19:00 - 20:30
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row
Nottingham, NG1 2DH United Kingdom
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Alicia Kopf’s Brother in Ice, translated form the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem, and published by independent publisher And Other Stories, won the English Pen Award and the Premi Documenta literary award. We are delighted to welcome Alicia to read from and talk about her book. This hybrid novel—part research notes, part fictionalised diary, and part travelogue—uses the stories of polar exploration to make sense of the protagonist’s own concerns as she comes of age as an artist, a daughter,…

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