• 13 November, 2021

    Thought Bubble Festival, Harrogate Convention Centre

    Maliha Abidi will be taking part in Thought Bubble Comic Convention – a HUGE two day celebration of comics, their creators and their fans! She will be exhibiting her work in the main hall as well as speaking as part of a panel discussion entitled Comics are my Therapy. This will take place on the Saturday, at 1.30pm in Room B. […]

  • 16 November, 2021

    Conway Hall, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

    This event will be held with an in-person audience at Conway Hall *AND* online, via Zoom. Everyone wishing to join this event must register for a ticket in advance, using the “Book Now” link ** In 1749, a newspaper advertisement appeared declaring that a man would climb inside a bottle on the stage of a London theatre. Although the crowds […]

  • 7 October, 2021

    C+nto enters the private lives of women from the butch counterculture, telling the inside story of the protests they led in the ‘90s to reclaim their bodies as their own – their difficult balance between survival and self-expression. History, magic, rebellion, party and sermon vibrate through Joelle Taylor’s cantos to uncover these underground communities forged by women. Part-memoir and part-conjecture, Taylor […]

  • 13 October, 2021

    Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE

    Join Lyn Innes at Hatchards this evening to discuss the life and times of the Nawab Nazim, the last Prince of Bengal with Professor Jon Cook About this event The Nawab Nazim was born into one of India’s most powerful royal families. Three times the size of Great Britain, his kingdom ranged from the soaring Himalayas to the Bay of […]

  • 21 September, 2021

    The Arab British Centre,

    Join the Arab British Centre for their latest online course based on the new book Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt’s Roaring ’20s led by the author, historian Raphael Cormack “If you visit a city during the day, you cannot claim to know it. You must see its nightlife” – Jeanette Tagher The 1920s in Cairo were a time […]

  • 14 September, 2021

    Waterstones Canterbury, 8 Rose Lane

    The British deposed Nawab Nazim from his kingdom in 1880. The family tale which then unfolded included a spell in England, a scandalous muslim marriage to a chambermaid, farming in the Australian outback, and eventually a certain Lyn Innes, much loved University of Kent Emeritus Professor of Postcolonial Literature and author of the pioneering History of Black and South Asian […]

  • 15 July, 2021

    Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

    Join us for the launch of We Wrote in Symbols, a collection of writing on love and lust by Arab women writers edited by Selma Dabbagh. From a masked rendezvous in a circus, to meetings in underground bars and unmade beds, there is no such thing as a typical sexual encounter, as this electrifying anthology shows. Catch contributors Sabrina Mahfouz, Selma Dabbagh, Laura […]

  • 12 July, 2021

    Conway Hall Ethical Society - Online via Zoom

    The urge to censor is as old as the urge to speak. From the first Chinese emperor’s wholesale elimination of books to the Vatican’s suppression of pornography, right up to the attack on Charlie Hebdo and the advent of Internet troll armies in this century, words, images and ideas have always been hunted down by those trying to suppress them. […]

  • 19 May, 2021

    Heaven , Heaven Villiers Street London WC2N 6NG

    Join us for the return of London’s multi award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon with a special, socially distanced event at London’s legendary nightclub venue, Heaven. Hosted by Paul Burston with special guests: Joelle Taylor, who will be performing from her upcoming collection C+nto and Othered Poems. Alexis Gregory in a special multi-media performance. VG Lee as you’ve never seen her before […]

  • 29 April, 2021

    Online with The Arab British Centre

    Join us for the launch of We Wrote in Symbols, a collection of writing on love and lust by Arab women writers. It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another – that many of the writers are women. We Wrote in Symbols  celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heritage who articulate love […]