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745-747 Barking Road
London E13 9ER
Telephone: 020 8552 9993
Tuesday – Friday
10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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Andy Beckett Promised You A Miracle Ken Livingstone in the 1980s
Thursday 8 October at 7.30 pm
at Bishopsgate Institute

Red Ken’s GLC: Loonies or Visionaries?

Between 1981 and 1986, Ken Livingstone led the most experimental, controversial and influential city government in modern British history. In Promised You a Miracle, a new and revelatory book about Britain in the early 1980s, acclaimed historian and Guardian journalist Andy Beckett uncovers the forgotten triumphs and disasters of Livingstone’s Greater London Council: from its doomed attempt to make the capital a citadel against Thatcherism to its far-sighted efforts to transform London for women and ethnic minorities. In conversation, Andy Beckett and Ken Livingstone will discuss the GLC's brief and dramatic life under ‘Red Ken’, how it was linked to the other radical forces altering Britain in the tumultuous early 1980s, and how it helped create the London of today.

This event is run in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute. Click here for more details and to book tickets.

Tessa McWatt praises Newham Bookshop at the launch of Higher Ed
Tessa McWatt

“…my deep thanks to Vivian Archer, and the wonderful Newham Bookshop, for generously hosting us. This bookshop is a local institution with a global perspective, and has a remarkable legacy in east London, running independently for the last 37 years. From what I can gather it is thriving, and in the current climate for publishing and bookselling this is remarkable indeed. Vivian has supported our creative writing programme and events at UEL over the years, and I’d like to thank her for her generosity and for her tenacity and courage in bookselling.”

Monday 9 November at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap
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Michael Rosen
Don’t Tell the Children

Our great friend and supporter, Michael Rosen, introduces his first collection of poems for adults since 2007. Click here for more details. Tickets £5 from Newham Bookshop or The Wanstead Tap.

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