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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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Friday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

On Women
Of Women
is published in paperback
by Penguin
at £9.99.
Eleanor Marx
Eleanor Marx
is published in paperback
by Bloomsbury
at £12.99.
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Shami Chakrabarti
Shami Chakrabarti
Rachel Holmes
Rachel Holmes

An evening
Shami Chakrabarti
Rachel Holmes

Part of Redbridge’s Fabula Festival

Shami Chakrabarti’s new book, Of Women, makes the case for radical positive action to promote the vindication of the rights of women, worldwide. She details how global gender injustice continues to impact health, wealth, education, representation, opportunity and security in the 21st century. Of Women outlines what needs fixing and makes clear, inspiring proposals about what we do next, putting gender justice at the centre of the progressive political agenda.

Shami Chakrabarti is Britain’s leading human rights campaigner. She is Labour’s shadow attorney general and a member of the House of Lords, and is an honorary professor of law at the University of Bristol and the University of Manchester. She is the author of On Liberty, an impassioned defence of human rights, published in 2014.

Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of a woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century. Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx, 1855-98, was an exceptional force. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers’ and gas workers’ trades unions and for years worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. She set out into the world to make a difference ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which – with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity – reads in part like a novel and in part like the modern tragedy it was.

Rachel Holmes is the author of Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel, The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She is co-editor, with Lisa Appignanensi and Susie Orbach, of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor, with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon, of Sixty-Six Books: Twenty-First Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

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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