Events

  • 19 September, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 September, 2021

    The Arab British Centre, arabbritishcentre.org.uk

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 February, 2020 , 18:30 – 20:00

    SOAS, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

    Join us for an evening with Political Cartoonist/Artist, Mohammad Sabaaneh, featuring an exhibition of his work and exclusive artist talk. Mohammed Saba’aneh is a Palestinian cartoonist whose artwork depicts the Palestinian struggle. His work has been published in Arabic newspapers such as Al-Etehad, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, and Al-Ghad Al-Ordani. Sabaaneh’s work been exhibited all over the world, most recently in the […]

  • 17 February, 2020 , 18:00 – 19:30

    SOAS, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

    Join us for an evening discussion with Dr Atef Alshaer, the editor of A Map of Absence: An Anthology of Palestinian Writing on the Nakba (2019), presenting the finest poetry and prose by Palestinian writers over the last seventy years. Featuring writers in the diaspora and those living under occupation, these striking entries pay testament to one of the most […]