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Tuesday 23 April at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

The Festival of Brexit

Cold War Steve
The Festival of Brexit

in conversation with Martin Rowson

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Wednesday 8 May at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

David Adam
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop
and The Genius Within

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Thursday 14 March at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Paradise Street
The lost art of playing outside

Nostalgic photographs that celebrate the lost freedom of children playing on the streets

Paradise Street
Paradise Street is published in hardback by Hoxton Mini Press at £16.95 on 21 February.
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Tickets £6 online
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Dog Show 1961-1978

Dog Show 1961-1978
Dog Show 1961-1978 is published in hardback by Hoxton Mini Press at £14.95.
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Historian and author Lucinda Gosling discusses the work of photographer Shirley Baker.

Lucinda Gosling

Lucinda Gosling
discusses Shirley Baker
and Vintage Britain

Half a century ago, ‘playing out’ was expected of British kids who came together, in all weathers, to run, jump, skip, swing, kick, fight and climb – usually unsupervised. With growing fears over children’s vulnerability in modern society much of this has been lost.

Paradise Street brings together the work of seven photographers including Shirley Baker, Martin O’Neill and Paul Kaye, most who lived and worked among the people they photographed. Spanning the early 30s to the late 1970s, these black-and-white images are a celebration of community, trust and friendship, showing attitudes towards children’s safety have shifted over the 20th century.

When Shirley Baker began taking photographs at dog shows in the 1960s the hairdos of the owners were more impressive than those of their groomed canines. Not only a fascinating portrait of the phenomenon, Dog Show also captures the tender, amusing and at times obsessive relationship between humans and their dogs.

Shirley Baker (1932–2014) was a British social documentary photographer known for her street photographs of working-class areas of Manchester taken in the 1960s and 70s. Her acute observation and artistic eye can be seen throughout her work, which has been exhibited in the UK and around the world.

Lucinda Gosling is head of sales and research at Mary Evans Picture Library and has worked in the picture library industry since 1993. Her main areas of historical interest are 20th century – the First World War, illustration, royalty and women’s history. She has authored ten books inspired by content in the archive at Mary Evans, regularly writes magazine articles, gives lectures and appears on the radio.

● These books are part of the Vintage Britain series published by Hoxton Mini Press, in collaboration with Mary Evans Picture Library.

Forthcoming events


Tuesday 23 April at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Cold War Steve
The Festival of Brexit
in conversation with Martin Rowson

Wednesday 8 May at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

David Adam
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop
and The Genius Within

Past events and news


Lucinda Gosling
Shirley Baker and Vintage Britain

Robert Elms
London Made Us
A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

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Michael Rosen
with Danny Braverman

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Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

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Suresh Singh
with Stef Dickers

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Duncan Barrett
Hitler’s British Isles

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Kate Thompson
and Melanie McGrath

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Regeneration Songs

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Asian Noir:
the new wave of crime fiction

Luke Turner
Out of the Woods

Danny Dorling
Rule Britannia
Brexit and the End of Empire

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

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
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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