Talks and Events
Many of our authors are available for talks, get in touch if you’d like book a speaker for an event.
Visit the popular touring exhibition HOW THE VOTE WAS WON and attend the launch of The Original Suffrage Cook Book as featured in The Guardian.
A talk on Vegetarianism and the Suffragettes will be given by Louise Quick, author and food historian.
Tickets £10.00/ £9.00 concs.
London Book Fair
10 – 12 April 2018
We’re going to be at the London Book Fair, sharing a stand with Central Books on the first floor, stand no. 4F40. Do stop by and say hello!
Plus Cheryl Robson of Aurora Metro, and Paul Russell Garrett translator of our recent YA translation of Erik and the Gods are taking part in this panel chaired by Daniel Hahn. Sanchita Basu De Sarkar owner of the Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill and Alex O’Connell, Arts Editor and Editor of The Saturday Review at The Times are also on the panel.
If you’re going to London Book Fair, do come to the Children’s Hub at 1pm on 10 April for what will be a fascinating hour of the importance of translated fiction for children.
Now more than ever it is essential that children and YA are exposed to stories from around the globe. But for publishers, this can be a costly and risky business. It can take years from finding the right book, through to raising the funding needed to make the translation happen; to editing numerous drafts of a translation to make a project come to fruition. Only to be often faced with a wall of disinterest from reviewers, booksellers and librarians whose eyes glaze over unless a book is by well-known author or is linked to a popular film or TV franchise.
Where and how can the publishing industry make a difference and encourage more adventurous reading in translation.
Sight/Unseen Drama Conference
The two -day conference at Goldsmiths College and Tara Arts in London will provide a unique opportunity for people to explore and celebrate the plays of writers from both Southeast Asia and from the British East Asian community. A pioneering event that will enable fresh discussion of the various issues affecting theatre-making in the UK and Southeast Asia with the aim of fostering greater mutual understanding and cross-cultural exchange. The speakers will be drawn from our collection Southeast Asian Drama and our forthcoming collection of British East Asian Plays.
Launch of Ashwin Singh’s ‘Durban Dialogues: Then and Now’
Durban Dialogues, Then and Now is a follow up anthology of three hard-hitting plays to Singh’s successful drama anthology Durban Dialogues, Indian Voice (2013) which is now studied internationally. The launch will feature presentations by Shantal Singh and Aurora Metro Books’ co-founder Cheryl Robson as well as a live performance by acclaimed South African playwright Ashwin Singh together with excerpts from some of his Durban Playhouse productions projected on screen.