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The Jungle Book adaptation at Derby Theatre

Friday 5 April 2019 - Saturday 20 April 2019
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St. Peter's Quarter
Derby, DE1 2NF United Kingdom
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The Jungle Book

Neil Duffield's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book will be performed at the Derby Theatre in April 2019. In this theatrical version of the much-loved tale, we follow Mowgli, the boy-cub, as he meets Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther and fights the terrifying tiger Shere Khan. After life in the jungle, can […]

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We’ll be at the Richmond May Fair

Saturday 11 May 2019 - Sunday 12 May 2019
The Green, Richmond, The Green
Richmond, TW9 1QD United Kingdom
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Free

Now in its 50th consecutive year, this fantastic community event has something for everyone! Aurora Metro will be there over the weekend with information on our books and projects particularly our recent publication Virginia Woolf in Richmond which is linked to our campaign to raise the funds of a full size statue of Virginia Woolf […]

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A Christmas Carol by Neil Duffield at Derby Theatre

Friday 29 November 2019 - Saturday 4 January 2020
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, St. Peter's Quarter
Derby, DE1 2NF United Kingdom
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£12.50
A Christmas Carol

Neil Duffield's stunning adaptation of Charles Dickens' treasured novel returns to the Derby Theatre stage for Christmas 2019. One from Friday 29 November 2019 - Saturday 4 January 2020. Check Derby Theatre website for events dates and times. On Christmas Eve, the cruel humbug Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business […]

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Not So Silent Women: Women Behind the Camera in Early Film

Friday 12 October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Street Loft Art Centre, 20-22 West Street
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WG United Kingdom
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£6.00
Silent Women

During the first 30 years of filmmaking there were more women working behind the camera as directors, screenwriters, editors, camera operators and film critics than there are now. In this illustrated talk, Ellen Cheshire will discuss the role women had in shaping early filmmaking. She will show how many remarkable women were not included in […]

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Revolutionary Director: Lois Weber

Monday 5 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, St James's Memorial Hall
Bath, BA1 1QR United Kingdom
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£7 – £9

At one time the highest paid director in Hollywood, Lois Weber (1879–1939) made over 40 features and 100 short films. FilmBath and South West Silents are proud to present this evening celebrating her work, with a screening of two Weber classics: her one-reel short Suspense (1913) and feature film The Blot (1921). Both will be […]

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Author Talk: Virginia Woolf in Richmond, Victoria Library

Wednesday 7 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Victoria Library, 160 Buckingham Palace Road
London, SW1W 9UD United Kingdom
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Free
Virginia Woolf in Richmond 4500

Come and meet the Author of this new title about Virginia Woolf and her time spent in Richmond. In this talk Peter Fullagar will provide insights into Virginia Woolf’s life in the town and explores her feelings connected to it, as well as the work she was doing during that period, 1914 – 1924. Many […]

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Author Talk: Virginia Woolf in Richmond, Marylebone Library

Monday 12 November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marylebone Library, 9-11 New Cavendish Street
London, W1G 9UQ
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Free

Come and meet the Author of this new title about Virginia Woolf and her time spent in Richmond. In this talk Peter Fullagar will provide insights into Virginia Woolf’s life in the town and explores her feelings connected to it, as well as the work she was doing during that period, 1914 – 1924. Many […]

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Virginia Woolf in Richmond: Book Launch and Film Screening

Tuesday 13 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Town Hall, Richmond, Whittaker Ave
Richmond, TW9 1TP United Kingdom
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£10

Peter Fullagar, author of a new book on the life of Virginia Woolf in Richmond will be discussing the decade that the Woolfs lived in Richmond. Joining him will be Johanna Coombes, a Richmond Heritage Guide who will share insights into town of Richmond during this period, particularly during WW1. Cheryl Robson from Aurora Metro Books will also […]

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Courage Everywhere: And Others.

Thursday 15 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

To mark the 100th anniversary of (some) women in the UK gaining the right to vote, the National Theatre is hosting a series of rehearsed readings, talks, and screenings that reflect and celebrate this historic moment. Susan Croft, editor of play collection Votes for Women and other plays, and co-author of our non-fiction book Art, […]

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Film Screening: The Piano + Author Q&A

Friday 16 November 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
NST City, 142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton, SO14 7DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Southampton Film Week is delighted to present the new digital restoration of The Piano to mark it’s 25th anniversary year. ​Ada (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), arrive in a remote part of nineteenth century New Zealand.  Ada, an elective mute has journeyed from Scotland to marry a man she has never […]

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Workshop: Myth and Magic in the Modern Malaysian Story with Dipika Mukherjee

Friday 23 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hikayat, 266 Beach Street
George Town, Malaysia
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RM65

Description Facilitator: Dipika Mukherjee Using two examples of short literary texts set in Asia and the diaspora, this workshop with Shambala Junction author Dipika Mukherjeeexamines ways in which myth and magic can be used to focus on nationalism and indigenous geographies. By rethinking the modern writer's role in a gendered, ageist, urbanised and postcolonial world, […]

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Cinderella, a new play by Matt Beames

Thursday 20 December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Monday 24 December 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Chapel, Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey
Southampton, SO31 5GA United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £8.50

Aurora Metro Plays are publishing the playtext of this witty adaptation of Cinderella by Matt Beames. "No matter how difficult the journey, the right pair of shoes will get you where you need to be" ​The King has decreed that there will be a great Midwinter Ball, and you are cordially invited... As the feast […]

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Keith? Or Moliere Rewired at The Arcola Theatre

Wednesday 13 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 9 March 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street
London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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Our new playtext, Patrick Marmion's play Keith? or Moliere Rewired, opens at the Arcola Theatre on 13th February 2019. Order the playtext from us here. Don't forget to check out Patrick's other play publication with us, The Divided Laing. … A South African gunrunner turned Buddhist monk. … A gullible startup millionaire. … His radical […]

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‘Let us look at the writer’: a talk on Literary Bio-Pics by Ellen Cheshire

Wednesday 1 May 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street
Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 OEE United Kingdom
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‘Let us look at the writer. What do you see – only a person who sits with a pen in his hand in front of piece of paper? That tells us little or nothing?’ Virginia Woolf, The Leaning Tower (1940) There is nothing more dull than filming someone writing. Yet, there have been some great […]

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First Date: Showcase of Indonesian Plays

Tuesday 7 May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 9 May 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Ovalhouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington SE11 5SW United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

Indonesia Dramatic Reading Festival in London is the first chance to see a playreading of Classic and Contemporary Indonesian plays in London. There will be six plays performed, each will present unique world of imagination. From the world of fairytale, and archives of Indonesian history, to the different side of Bali culture, from Chinese-Indonesia culture […]

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Richer Mix Aurora: New plays and writers

Friday 10 May 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ovalhouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington SE11 5SW United Kingdom + Google Map
£7.50 – £10

A showcase of new plays and a discussion with writers from Aurora Metro. Sample the highlights of Aurora Metro’s program of new plays for Spring. Enjoy an array of playreadings and a panel discussion with leading playwrights - an evening of drama, diversity and fun. Playreadings from: Keith? Or Moliere Rewired by Patrick Marmion - […]

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An Evening with Tom McNab

Wednesday 22 May 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
London, SE11 4TH United Kingdom
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£6
1936 BERLIN AND OTHER PLAYS4500

Tom McNab is a leading figure in the sporting world, having coached Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Chelsea FC to the 1970 FA Cup, and the English rugby team to World Cup silver in 1991. He was Technical Director of the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire (1981), and has written several novels including the best-seller […]

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Three Mothers by Matilda Velevitch

Tuesday 4 June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Thursday 20 June 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Three women, two children, one story. Set in present day Senegal, Bavaria and post WW2 Sudentenland, Three Mothers is an award-winning play by Matilda Velevitch that immerses the audience in the personal lives and the dilemmas facing its three heroes.   Buy the playtext. When KHADY’s husband dies, she is forced to sell his goats. Sending […]

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joey by sean burn

Thursday 6 June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 15 June 2019 @ 9:30 pm

  joey is a new play by sean burn touring in June 2019 (see dates and venues below), and we have published the accompanying playtext. ​ A true story about growing up in 80s Britain. A story about playgrounds and care-homes, DMs and red laces, punk and cassette tapes, about smashed up tellies and running […]

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Blu-ray Launch: Early Women Filmmakers Collection

Tuesday 11 June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XT United Kingdom
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£10.20 – £13.75

Ellen Cheshire contributing author to our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema and the accompanying booklet in this new BFI Blu-ray boxset on Early Women Filmmakers and Bryony Dixon, Head of Silent Film at the BFI who wrote the foreword for our book celebrating early women filmmakers, are speakings at this launch, alongside writer and […]

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Reoca Light by Ashwin Singh

Friday 2 August 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Wednesday 7 August 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Tara Arts Theatre, 356 GARRATT LANE
London, SW18 4ES United Kingdom
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£17.50

From award-winning South African theatre-makers Ashwin Singh, Ralph Lawson and Rory Booth, this unique one-man play combines drama, comedy and physical theatre to examine the idiosyncrasies of an Indian South African family on their evocative Durban odyssey. Exploring many significant periods in the country’s history, the play’s universal themes include racial and ethnic discrimination, intergenerational […]

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Our Founder, Cheryl Robson, shortlisted for National Diversity Award

Friday 20 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Anglican Cathedral Liverpool, L1 7AZ United Kingdom + Google Map
£185

"Each book has its own target audience – there is no one audience for the variety of titles we publish." Cheryl Robson, Aurora Metro's founder & managing editor.   Cheryl Robson has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achiever Award for 2019's National Diversity Awards.   The Award Ceremony is on 20 September, so keep an […]

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Virginia Woolf in Richmond talk at The Kew Society -Postponed

Wednesday 25 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Kew
Richmond, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£3 – £6

Virginia Woolf in Richmond, published by Aurora Metro Books, is a new book exploring how the town and surrounding areas influenced the writer. The book has been published in support of a campaign for a permanent, full-size bronze statue of the writer on the Richmond riverside. Join Peter Fullagar, the book’s author, to learn more about […]

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Booklaunch for The Town with Acacia Trees by Mihail Sebastian translated by Gabi Reigh

Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square
London, Belgravia SW1X 8PH United Kingdom
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Free

In association with the Romanian Cultural Institute we proudly present for the first-time in English translation Mihail Sebastian’s “witty, lyrical coming-of-age novel” The Town with Acacia Trees, translated by Gabi Reigh. Written in 1931, the story is told from the perspective of the heroine Adriana and her lover Gelu, and it follows her transformation from […]

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Book Launch for New Indonesian Plays

Tuesday 15 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square
London, London SW1W 8AS United Kingdom
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Free

Diversify your reading! Come and celebrate with us and get your copy of New Indonesian Plays. This is the first collection of Indonesian plays to be published in English in the UK. Featuring seven plays from new and established Indonesian playwrights selected by Muhammad Abe and Gunawan Maryanto, the collection is edited by Cheryl Robson, […]

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The Polari Book Prize

Tuesday 22 October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£5

Chris Woodley has been shortlisted for the Polari Prize First Book Prize for his #LGBTQ #Section28 themed play, Next Lesson.   Winners revealed on 22 Oct at the Polari Salon at the Southbank Centre. Event features Tracey Thorn. Hosted by Paul Burston.   We've published the playtext https://www.aurorametro.com/product/next-lesson/

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The Colour of Things Unseen Launch in Indonesia

Sunday 27 October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Elephant, Unnamed Road, Sayan
Ubud, Gianyar , Bali 80571 Indonesia
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Free

Annee Lawrence will be her launching her debut novel, The Colour of Things Unseen, at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Indonesia on 27 October, 2pm. The novel is partly set in Central Java, where the Adi leaves to attend art school in Sydney, Australia. After four years of study and a successful exhibition, […]

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Virginia Woolf in Richmond Talk in Twickenham

Monday 4 November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Hall, Church Street
Twickenham, TW1 3NJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Virginia Woolf in Richmond is a new book by Peter Fullagar exploring how the town and surrounding areas influenced the writer. The book has been published in support of a campaign for a permanent, full-size bronze statue of the writer on the Richmond riverside. Join Peter Fullagar, the book’s author, to learn more about Virginia’s […]

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Virginia Woolf in Richmond Talk in Chichester

Wednesday 6 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street
Boxgrove, Chichester PO18 OEE United Kingdom
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£6

Virginia Woolf in Richmond, published by Aurora Metro Books, is a new book exploring how the town and surrounding areas influenced the writer. The book has been published in support of a campaign for a permanent, full-size bronze statue of the writer on the Richmond riverside. Find out more here. Join Peter Fullagar, the book’s […]

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Book Launch 50 Women Sculptors

Thursday 1 October 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors, Online Zoom event London SW73RA United Kingdom + Google Map

In association with the Royal Society of Sculptors the launch of our landmark publication 50 WOMEN SCULPTORS ed. Cheryl Robson. Introduced by Dr Joanna Sperryn-Jones and with a foreword by Melissa Hamnett. This event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope to provide a virtual event in place of this event.       […]

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Ang Lee: actors discovered and re-discovered with Ellen Cheshire

Wednesday 11 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Find out more about the actors whose breakthrough role was in an Ang Lee movie and the actors whose finest work has been in one of films About this Event Ang Lee has directed 11 feature films since 1991, from his trilogy of films drawing on Taiwanese upbringing, through to his groundbreaking (if not always […]

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50 Women Sculptors Publication Launch and discussion panel

Tuesday 24 November 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road
Kensington, London SW73RA United Kingdom
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Free

Webinar celebrating the recent launch of publication - 50 WOMEN SCULPTORS, Editor Cheryl Robson. About this Event The evening includes a film exploring the work of a dozen sculptors as featured in the book. There will also be a live talk and discussion about the lives and working practices of women artists in sculpture today […]

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Gala for Virginia Woolf

Saturday 12 December 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£10

An evening of personal reflections and responses to the work of Virginia Woolf from a diverse range of writers, musicians, artists and fans. Listen to Mark Haddon on Virginia Woolf here. Pour a glass of something cheery and join us for an entertaining evening. With readings from a diverse range of fantastic writers, artists and […]

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HUMANE – Book Launch and Panel Discussion

19 January @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£3.50

A celebration of the play publication and an opportunity to explore the themes of environmentalism and diversity within activism. Book tickets on eventbrite About this Event The evening includes a filmed excerpt from the play, followed by a panel discussion, focusing on issues of diversity within activism, environmentalism and the real animal rights protests at […]

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Vita & Virginia Film Screening and Q&A

14 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Starring Elizabeth Debicki and Gemma Arterton, the film explores the passionate relationship between two women writers, namely Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, said to have inspired Woolf's gender-bending novel Orlando. The perfect treat for Valentine's Day - buy a ticket to support the campaign to erect a statue in honour of Virginia Woolf: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vita-virginia-feature-film-screening-and-qa-tickets-135845707167

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Book Launch, Author Talk and panel discussion about THE MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES OF MARY SEACOLE

12 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£4.00

A talk by author, actor and blues singer Cleo Sylvestre about the writing and performance of her one-woman play The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole. Cleo was also involved in the long campaign to erect a statue of Mary Seacole outside St Thomas' hospital. Mary Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton but her achievements were […]

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Volta Booklaunch and talk on writing award-winning Crime Fiction

9 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Free

Join Nikki Dudley for the launch of her psychological thriller, Volta, the recent Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction. There will be a reading from the novel, a raffle and an exclusive Q&A with crime advisor, Graham Bartlett.

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Book Launch and Live Music for On the Trail of Americana Music

14 September @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Greennote Club 106 Parkway, Camden
London, NW1 7AN United Kingdom
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£10.00

Author Ralph Brookfield invites you to join a special launch party for his new book On the Trail of Americana Music. The evening will feature live music from the Dustbowl Sinners and Mandolin Jack, two upcoming UK Americana acts, with a short talk by Ralph in the interval. Based on over two hundred interviews with leading musicians and music industry […]

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7:30 pm

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Hairvolution Book launch and panel discussion

15 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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£3.50

To celebrate World Afro Day we are launching the inspiring new book Hairvolution by two up-and-coming Black authors, Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo. Panel discussion includes: Writer and activist Stella Dadzie Natural hair pioneer Anastasia Chikezie and others tbc About the book: Do you love your natural hair? In this new book some of the […]

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Penetration

23 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street
London, NW8 8EH United Kingdom
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£16

PENETRATION by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies A socially provocative piece of theatre, of particular significance in the light of recent shocking reports about the low incidence of rape convictions. Based on true events, the play follows the stories of Anna, a rape complainant, and Sean, the defendant, with insight and sensitivity. Anna’s manipulative and coercive boyfriend James, […]

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Live discussion and Booklaunch 50 WOMEN IN THEATRE

3 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk
London, London SE19DT United Kingdom
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£4.00

50 Women In Theatre is a new book which celebrates early female pioneers and legends through to the rule breakers and women in theatre today. This exclusive launch event features five of the book’s contributors in a lively discussion on how to rebuild a new kind of theatre with cultural equity, diversity, and a level playing […]

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7:00 pm

Hairvolution: Her Hair, Her Story, Our History

19 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tate Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PN, Streatham SW16 1PN United Kingdom
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Free
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Join Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo, authors of Hairvolution, to discuss all things Hair! About this event Do you love your natural hair? Some of the world's most inspiring black women tell us about their attitudes to, and struggles with, their crowning glory. Kinky, wavy, straight or curly, this book will help you celebrate your […]

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