[Wed 11th Jul 2012] London’s Burning – a season exploring the capital’s radical past,... (N1 9DX)

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London’s Burning – a season exploring the capital’s radical past,...
Start Date: Wed 11th Jul 2012 07:00 PM
End Date: Wed 26th Sep 2012 07:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

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Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road, London
N1 9DX

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  1. Housmans

    Housmans radical booksellers since 1945

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    Housmans are very proud to announce this year’s London’s Burning programme, which as ever will be exploring the stories of rebellion, counter-culture and free-thinking that have made London the vibrant city it is today.
    For full details on the events please visit http://www.housmans.com/events.php. Entry for all events is £3, redeemable against any purchase.

    ‘A People’s History of London’ with Lindsey German and John Rees
    7pm, Wednesday 11th July
    Authors Lindsey German and John Rees discuss London’s forgotten history as a world capital of revolution.

    ‘Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London’ with Simon Webb
    7pm, Wednesday 18th July
    Join Simon Webb for a discussion of the history of terrorism in London, and the opportunist response from successive governments.

    ‘Peace Trails Through London’ with Valerie Flessati and Bruce Kent
    7pm, Wednesday 1st August
    Campaigners Valerie Flessati and Bruce Kent explore peace landmarks in London, as mapped in their new booklet.

    ‘The London Olympics: challenging the neo-liberal games’ with David Renton
    7pm, Wednesday 8th August
    Join writer, historian, and activist David Renton to discuss the politics behind the Olympic games.

    ‘Acquired for Development by...: A Hackney Anthology’ with Gary Budden, Kit Caless, Sam Berkson, Tim Burrows, Ashlee Christoffersen, and Garreth Rees
    7pm, Wednesday 15th August
    Editors and contributors to the anthology, ‘Acquired for Development By… A Hackney Anthology’ will be reading from the book and discussing the art of documenting urban life.

    ‘Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom
    7pm, Wednesday 5th September
    Clive Bloom discusses the past, present, and future of unrest and rebellion in London, as explored in his latest book.

    ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis
    6:30pm, Saturday 8th September
    Photographer Angela Inglis will be presenting her new book, ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’, which examines the area’s ever-changing landscape.

    ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home
    7pm, Wednesday 26th September
    Join Stewart Home for a discussion of Terry Taylor’s 1961 novel, ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ – a lost London classic exploring drug and youth culture in London from the period.
     
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Looks good, I'm hoping to get that Hackney anthology for my birthday. Will try to come down.

    Isn't it "Stewart" Home, btw?
     
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  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Stewart is now calling himself an artist is he? :D
     
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  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    :D well he's been exhibiting stuff since the eighties!

    I thought "activist" was pushing it a bit, personally. ;)
     
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  5. Housmans

    Housmans radical booksellers since 1945

    A People’s History of London’
    with Lindsey German and John Rees
    7pm, Wednesday 11th July
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    Authors Lindsey German and John Rees for a discussion London’s
    forgotten history as a world capital of revolution.
    In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John Wycliffe to Karl Marx. It has been the site of sometimes violent clashes that changed the course of history: the Levellers’ doomed struggle for liberty in the aftermath of the Civil War; the silk weavers, match girls and dockers who crusaded for workers’ rights; and the Battle of Cable Street, where East Enders took on Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts.

    ‘A People’s History of London’ journeys to a city of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles and revolutionaries, where millions of people have struggled in obscurity to secure a better future.

    This event is part of the London’s Burning series at Housmans.

    Event information
    Housmans Bookshop
    5 Caledonian Road
    King's Cross
    London N1 9DX
    Tel: 020 7837 4473
    Email: shop@housmans.com
    www.housmans.com

    Entry: £3, redeemable against any purchase
    Nearest tube: King's Cross
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    ‘Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London’
    with Simon Webb
    7pm, Wednesday 18th July
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    Terrorism has been a regular feature of life in Britain for at least a hundred and fifty years. The most deadly bombing in London before the 7/7 attacks of 2005 took place in Clerkenwell in 1867, when twelve people were killed. The first tube bombings were in the 1880s.

    Successive governments in this country have used the threat of terrorism as an excuse to erode civil liberties. After the Clerkenwell bombing mentioned above, Disraeli claimed that tackling terrorism would require the suspension of Habeus Corpus and more recently we have seen attempts to introduce identity cards, detention without trial, eavesdropping on an industrial scale and secret trials; all in the name of fighting terrorism.

    Simon Webb, the author of 'Dynamite, Treason and Plot; Terrorism in Victorian and Edwardian London', traces the history of terrorism in this country from Victoria’s reign and shows how governments seize eagerly upon the threat of terrorism in order to bring in illiberal and repressive laws.

    This event is part of the London’s Burning series at Housmans.

    About The Author
    Simon Webb specialises in true crime and London. He is the author of the book ‘Unearthing London,’ also published by The History Press, and a contributor to True Detective magazine, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, and the Evening Standard. He lives in London.
    Event information
    Housmans Bookshop
    5 Caledonian Road
    King's Cross
    London N1 9DX
    Tel: 020 7837 4473
    Email: shop@housmans.com
    www.housmans.com

    Entry: £3, redeemable against any purchase
    Nearest tube: King's Cross
     

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