Tuesday, 3 October 2017

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017



HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017

NEWS

1. Housmans Peace Diary is now available
2. Special late night openings with 20% discount
3. Anarchist Bookfair + FiLiA (previously Feminism in London)

INSTORE EVENTS
4. HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY LAUNCH: ‘The Women's Peace Crusade 1917-1918’ with Alison Ronan
5. ‘We're Queer And We Should Be Here: The perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan’
with Darryl Telles
6. Veterans for Peace Present: ‘The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World’ with Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro

7. ‘The Last London’ with Iain Sinclair
8. ‘Out of his struggles - the poems of Kosuke Shirasu’ with Bruce Barnes, and reader Akiko Shindo

9. Peace News present: ‘1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution’ with Milan Rai
10. Peace education poetry event with the poet Anthony Owen 11. Left Book Club Present: ‘Student Revolt:  Voices of the Austerity Generation’ with Matt Myers 
12. ‘The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation’ with Ian Cobain in conversation with Wail Qasim 
13.  ‘Building Better Societies: Promoting social justice in a world falling apart’ with Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS14. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
15. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
16. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1.  Housmans Peace Diary 

Housmans Peace Diary is now available for purchase in the shop and by post. For those of you who have already pre-ordered the diary, we shall starting posting out your copies early next week. As ever it's in a pocket format, with a week to a view, and gives notable dates and anniversaries as well as a weekly quotation. It includes calendars, a forward planner for 2019 and space for notes. This year's cover designer is Kate Evans.

The retail price of the Housmans Peace Diary is unchanged for the 2018 edition at £8.95. You can pay by debit or credit card using the Paypal buttons here, or you can send a cheque for the amount shown on our website (in UK Pounds only) to Housmans.  Also look out for the launch event on 4th October in the listings below!

2. Special late night openings with 20% discount
We’re pleased to announce that in the run up to Christmas, we’ll have four special late night openings:

Tuesday 31 October, 6.30 to 8.30pmWitchy Night with 20% discount on all purchases between 6.30 and 8.30pm. You can find more information here.
-Thursday 23 November, 6.30 to 8.30pm: Special student evening with 20% discount, a beer and a tote bag for all students.
-Thursday 14 December, 6.30 to 8.30pm: late night Xmas shopping.
-Thursday 21 December, 6.30 to 8.30pm: late night Xmas shopping.

3. Anarchist Bookfair + FiLiA (previously Feminism in London)
Two big events for your diary – catch Housmans at both! For full details check the links:
http://anarchistbookfair.org.uk
https://filia.org.uk
  


IN-STORE EVENTS

4. HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY LAUNCH
‘The Women's Peace Crusade 1917-1918’ with Alison Ronan 
Wednesday 4th October, 7pm – Free Entry

To celebrate the launch of this year’s Housmans Peace Diary we welcome  Dr Ronan to tell the lesser-known tale of the antimilitarist, socialist and internationalist Women’s Peace Crusade, which spread like wildfire across the country during the last years of the First World War.
click here for more info

5. ‘We're Queer And We Should Be Here: The perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan’
with Darryl Telles 
Friday 6th October, 7pm – Free Entry
Darryl Telles discusses his personal experiences of homophobia and racism as a football fan,  and his wider campaign work to change the culture around and within football.  Darryl will be joined by football journalist Anthony Clavane.
click here for more info

6. Veterans For Peace Present: ‘The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World’ with Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
Monday 9th October, 7pm – Free Entry

Veterans for Peace UK host the launch of The Internationalists which tells the provocative history of the men who fought to outlaw war and how an often overlooked treaty signed in 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history.
click here for more info

7. ‘The Last London’ with Iain SinclairWednesday 11th October, 7pm

Housmans are proud to welcome seasoned London chronicler Iain Sinclair on the publication of his latest book The Last London, an angry, poignant and frequently hilarious elegy to a London that Sinclair feels has lost its soul.
**Please note this is a ticketed event. To attend this event, you must book tickets in advance here.
click here for more info

8. ‘Out of his struggles - the poems of Kosuke Shirasu’ with Bruce Barnes, and reader Akiko Shindo
Friday 13th October,7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Kosuke was born in Tokyo, and worked as a journalist and pamphleteer. His involvement in the Japanese Communist was reflected in his work in Akita City producing and circulating a newsletter for local workers as well as documenting the farmers’ riots against local landowners. His poems are influenced by European styles of free verse and often explore multiple perspectives; however his main concern appears to be a desire to record the day to day experience of workers in struggle.   click here for more info

9. Peace News present: ‘1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution’ with Milan Rai
Wednesday 25th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Milan Rai highlights the crucial role of mass nonviolent action in the Russian Revolution, and focuses attention on the grassroots workers' revolution that was crushed by Lenin.
click here for more info

10. Peace education poetry event with the poet Anthony Owen Thursday 2nd November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A participatory evening of poetry with Anthony Owen, inspired by his experiences of growing up during the Cold War, and travelling to Hiroshima in 2015 to hear testimonies of atomic-bomb survivors.
click here for more info

11. Left Book Club Present: ‘Student Revolt:  Voices of the Austerity Generation’ 
with Matt Myers 
Wednesday 8th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Left Book Club launch their most recent title Student Revolt: Voices of the Austerity Generation which focuses on the 2010 student protests. Author Matt Myers will be discussing his experience as a participant and reflecting on the lessons that can be learned from the movement.
click here for more info

12. ‘The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation’
with Ian Cobain in conversation with Wail Qasim 

Wednesday 15th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
From the birth of the first Official Secrets Act in 1889 to present times, investigative journalist Ian Cobain takes a look at the history of the British Government’s clandestine bureaucracy and its political impact on the nation.
click here for more info

13.  ‘Building Better Societies: Promoting social justice in a world falling apart’
with Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow

Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert contributors outlining what might help to make better societies and which mechanisms, interventions and evidence are needed when we think about a better society.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS 

14. 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 October
‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel tells the story of a young enslaved woman as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Thursday 9th November Four Futures: Life After Capitalism’ by Peter Frase
Frase imagines how a post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail.
If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.comThe Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

15. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club
Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the new Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm, starting Thursday June 1st. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share.
 
Thursday 5th October: ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman
Thursday 2nd
 November: ‘The Bees’ by Laline Paull

Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com 

16. 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. 

We sometimes take a break over the summer - this year we’ll be taking a break from the regular meetings for two months – August and September. When we’re back in the autumn, our plans for OCTOBER and NOVEMBER are to discuss NONVIOLENCE AND SPORT, and to revisit NONVIOLENT ACTIVISM – CONSCIENCE, CONVENIENCE AND COMPROMISE. See you then!

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

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