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Newham Bookshop celebrates
40 years’ trading in 2018

Come and visit your local independent bookshop!

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Thursday 22 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Now confirmed for
Thurs 22 November

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745-747 Barking Road
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Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Tuesday 23 June at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

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Tickets £5 from Newham Bookshop
or The Wanstead Tap

London Overground
London Overground:
A Day’s Walk Around the Ginger Line

is published in hardback by
Hamish Hamilton at £16.99.
Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair
London Overground

A Day’s Walk Around the Ginger Line

Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, he begins walking along London’s Overground network — ‘the Ginger Line’. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Iain Sinclair guides us on a tour of London’s trendiest new transport network — and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award; Landor’s Tower; White Chappell; Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky’s Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Radon Daughters; London Orbital and Dining on Stones. He is also the editor of the anthology London: City of Disappearances. His most recent works include American Smoke and 70 x 70: Unlicensed Preaching: A Life Unpacked In 70 Films.

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire is his personal record of the area of north-east London where he has lived for forty years. His 2012 book, Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project, starts out from the east London Olympic site on the trail of the modern ruins created by our recent Grand Projects.

Note for trainspotters and people trying to find it: The Wanstead Tap is in a railway arch underneath London Overground, the Ginger Line. The nearest station is Wanstead Park.

Forthcoming events


Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Friday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Thursday 18 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

Thursday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

Thursday 8 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Thursday 15 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Tuesday 20 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Thursday 22 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Tuesday 27 November at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

Now at Wanstead Library

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

E. Foley and B. Coates
What Would Boudicca Do?

Past events and news


Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Marcus Sedgwick & Dr Sam George
The Battle of the Books:
Frankenstein v. Dracula

Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

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