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Newham Bookshop by Pete Fallan

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Newham Bookshop by Pete Fallan, March 2021. Click here for the stunning B&W image, more of Pete’s work and to buy a print.

We are now open and pleased to welcome our customers


Open Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 5 pm.

Face coverings, four customers at a time.

Newham Bookshop exterior


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

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? 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.


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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

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.


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