What is to be Done? series. Hegemony Now – Jeremy Gilbert & Alex Williams: Launch Tuesday 30th August, 6.30pm Event Ticket £5
Two of the UKs leading contemporary political thinkers are joining us to launch their new book in what will be an exciting event. How did we come to live in a world dominated by big tech and finance? Today power is in the hands of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. How do we understand this transformation in power? And what can we do about it?
Join us to find out! Tickets are £5, which include a glass of wine or soft drink and £2 off the book. Pre-order here.
Ottessa Moshfegh – Lapvona Launch: Wednesday 31st August, 6pm Event ticket £5
We are thrilled to be hosting an event with one of the most exciting young writers at work in the USA, Ottessa Moshfegh. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot in a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet. Join us to hear Ottessa discuss her most recent novel, Lapvona in conversation with Professor Madhu Krishnan (University of Bristol).
Tickets are £5. This event will take place at Strange Brew (10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB) rather than at the bookshop, as the demand exceeds our capacity. PRE-ORDER HERE.
What is to be Done? series. James Schneider – Our Bloc Launch: Tuesday 13th September, 6pm Event ticket £5
A plan to win for the British left, from the co-founder of Momentum
In Our Bloc, Momentum co-founder James Schneider lays out an action plan for the British left. To move from defeatism to renewed confidence, he proposes a Left Bloc: an explicit alliance of socialists in Parliament, the Labour grassroots, the trade unions and social movements.
We will feature a panel of speakers from different parts of the movement to discuss James’ proposition. Tickets cost £5 and include a glass of wine or soft drink and £2 off the book.
What is to be Done? series. Andrew Murray- Is Socialism Possible in Britain? Launch: Tuesday 20th September, 6pm Event ticket £5
The lessons of the Corbyn years for the future of left politics
Is Socialism Possible in Britain? analyses Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-Corbyn Britain. Lively and insightful, it is informed by an insider’s view of the most radical period in Labour’s history. The problems that beset Corbyn are likely to confront any similar political project. Is Socialism Possible in Britain? explores how they can be more effectively addressed in the future—a future which we must hope is not so far away.
Tickets are £5, which includes a glass of wine or a soft drink and £2 off the book.
What is to be Done? series. Alex Prichard – Building Social Power through Anarchism: Tuesday 27th September, 6pm Event ticket £5
Dr Prichard is Associate Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. He is a leading authority on anarchist political thought and history, with particular interest in how anarchists theorise war, peace and global order. He will be here to discuss his two new publications; Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP) and the new translation of War and Peace (AK Press) by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Alex will discuss the influence and impact Anarchism has had on social change, and argues that you cannot have social change without Anarchists.
Tickets are £5, which includes a glass of wine or a soft drink and £2 off the books under discussion.
Building Social Power through Anarchism – Alex Prichard: Tuesday 27th Sept 6-8pm£5.00
Andrew Murray – Is Socialism Possible in Britain? launch. Tuesday 20th Sept 6-8pm£5.00
James Schneider – Our Bloc launch. Tuesday 13th Sept 6-8pm£5.00
Jeremy Gilbert + Alex Williams: Hegemony Now Launch – Tuesday 30th August 18:30-20:00£5.00
Ottessa Moshfegh – Lapvona launch: Wednesday 31st August 18:00-20:00£5.00
Bring Down the Haus: Poetry of Borders, Homelands + Revolution – Friday 5th August, 19:00-21:00£5.00
Everybody Needs Beauty: in conversation with Samantha Walton – Tuesday 26th July 18:30-20:00£5.00
Socialist literature in 21st Century Britain: Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Keiran Goddard and Holly Pester in conversation – Friday 15th July 19:00 -21:00£5.00