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Tuesday 18 December at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Doreen Fletcher


We welcome the Forest Gate artist discussing the book of her paintings with The Gentle Author.

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Tariq Ali and Vanessa Redgrave protesting against Vietnam war 1968
Tariq Ali and Vanessa Redgrave protesting against the Vietnam war at Grosvenor Square, 1968. Photograph © John Walmsley, who took a number of other photos that day and photographed the sit-in at Guildford School of Art.
Oliver Tambo addressing an anti-Apartheit protest in Trafalgar Square, 1968
Oliver Tambo addressing an anti-apartheit protest in Trafalgar Square, 1968

Thursday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall
Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

1968 was a year of political upheaval and rebellion but those times were also important in culture and education – and not just in rock music! The worlds of theatre, poetry, journalism, film and TV produced radical new work while on campuses and in schools, thousands of students and teachers called for fundamental changes in the structure and content of education.

This event celebrates those times and asks, what is the legacy?

Hosted by Michael Rosen, 68-er, poet, biographer, and education campaigner.

Taking part:

• Tariq Ali, activist, founder of Black Dwarf and Red Mole radical newspapers of the time, novelist, and founder of Tariq Ali TV

• Melissa Benn, author and campaigner for comprehensive education

• Ken Loach, film-maker, whose works include the critically acclaimed films Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1969) and I, Daniel Blake (2016); and

• Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor of Psychology & Gender Studies at Birkbeck, University of London

Michael Rosen taking part in a demonstration in 1968
Michael Rosen taking part
in a demonstration in 1968
Protest against UK support for USA in Vietnam 1968
Protest against UK support for
the USA in the Vietnam war, 1968
Civil rights march in Derry 1968
Civil rights march in Derry, 1968

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 18 December at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

Past events and news

Benjamin Zephaniah
The Life and Rhymes
of Benjamin Zephaniah

in conversation with Cilius Victor

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

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

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

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

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

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

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
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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