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.
• 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
We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.
We’ve been receiving dozens of book orders by email and phone, and sending them out by post. Our special cycling volunteers are helping with local deliveries in Newham, Wanstead and Leytonstone.
Apart from many orders from our local customers, we’ve been sending signed copies of Polly Samson’s new novel A Theatre for Dreamers to fans across Europe, the USA and Australia! Your local independent bookshop is going global.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.