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Waterstones
82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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The Black Mambas - With Safeena Chaudhry

As part of the Women Against Crimes exhibition currently on show at the GowerSt. Gallery, photographer Safeena Chaudhry visited the Black Mambas - South Africa's Female Anti-Poaching Unit. Join Safeena today as she discusses her trip and the incredible work of The Black Mambas women. Tickets cost £5 (£3 student) and…

Tue 24 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

The Blake Society Presents: Finding Blake

The AGM will be followed by a showing of a rough-cut of a new film provisionally entitled ‘Finding Blake’, with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. ‘Finding Blake’ has been documenting the creation of the new ledger stone for William Blake, from the stone being quarried in Portland, through the process of letter…

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Free / 020 7636 1577

The Blake Society Presents: Jerusalem – Blake, Parry And The Fight For Englishness

While Blake’s stanzas from ‘Milton, a Poem’ that begin ‘And did those feet’ have become well known in the centuries following his death, along with the circumstances of Hubert Charles Parry’s setting during the First World War, there has never been a study of the reception of the hymn better known as ‘Jerusalem’ in the…

Wed 17 Oct

Free / 020 7636 1577

The Blake Society Presents - Joy: On Catherine Blake With Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale will read from her Forward Prize-winning poem ‘Joy’, a monologue written in the voice of Catherine Blake following William Blake’s death, and talk about the process of researching and writing the poem. Sasha Dugdale is a poet, translator and editor. She has published four collections of poetry, most…

Wed 12 Sep

Free / 020 7636 1577

The Bookblast 10X10 Tour: Dedalus Books In London

Dedalus Books was founded in 1983 with the aim of being an alternative to mainstream publishing, and publish books which are well produced and of the highest literary quality, but which do not rely on a mass market. Eric Lane, chairman of Dedalus, will lead a discussion on the theme of Independence with Dedalus author…

Tue 11 Sep

£3 / 020 7636 1577

Echidna's Slime

This fearsome monster goddess from Greek mythology had the head and torso of a woman and the writhing body of a snake! Echidna was the goddess of many things, but most importantly… SLIME! Learn how to mix your very own slime as an offering to this Greek goddess, and take it home for endless slimy fun! Tickets are £3…

Sat 4 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

An Evening Of Historical Romps With Anna-Marie Crowhurst And Anna James

Join the debut author of one of 2018’s most hotly anticipated historical novels, ***The Illumination of Ursula Flight****, *for an evening in the glittering world of Restoration theatre. Over a glass of wine, Anna-Marie Crowhurst will be speaking to journalist and writer Anna James about her new book, as well as exploring…

Thu 26 Jul

£16 book + ticket / 020 7636 1577

An Evening With Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss is the acclaimed author of five novels including ***Night Waking***,** *Signs for Lost Children*** and ***The Tidal Zone****, *as well as a memoir about living in Iceland. Join her on September 20th as she speaks to literary critic Lucy Scholes about her new novel ***Ghost Wall***, a gripping story about the…

Thu 20 Sep

£16 book + ticket / 020 7636 1577

A Feminist Approach To Pregnancy And Birth: Rebecca Schiller And Eva Wiseman In Conversation

Women are bombarded with all manner advice the moment they announce they are pregnant. Much of this advice is confusing, contradictory and often sexist, underscored by a desire to police women’s bodies, minimize their experiences and control the choices they make. Join Rebecca Schiller, CEO of Birthrights, doula and…

Thu 19 Jul

£18 ticket + book / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Fiction Book Club: Stranger Than Fiction

Forgotten Fiction is a monthly bookclub where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Each session is curated around a specific theme and features two books carefully chosen to provide the basis for our discussion. You can choose to read one/both/neither of the books OR you can…

Wed 25 Jul

£8 (general)/ £6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Frida Kahlo Shadow Boxes

Join us in the Gower St Children's department to make shadow boxes inspired by the beautiful artwork of Frida Kahlo. Learn a little bit about the artist and create your own self portrait in a box, complete with bright colours, pattern, animals and plants. This workshop is free but places must be reserved in store or…

Sat 18 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

Gower St Greek Week!

Join us in the Gower St Children's department for a week of Ancient Greek activities! From shadow puppets to slime, there is something for everyone. See a full list of the events below: Grecian Treasure Hunt Greek Myth Story Time Twisted Myth Writing Mythological Shadow Puppet Making Make a Greek Sculpture Olympic…

Mon 30 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

…and 4 more dates until 5 Aug

Grecian Treasure Hunt

Follow the string letters to find your way to a bookish prize. Be careful! There might be a minotaur on your tail… Take part in a treasure hunt in our children's section. Ask a bookseller for a clue sheet and follow your answers to spell a word. This event is part of our Greek Week, a week of Ancient Greek themed…

Mon 30 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

…and 4 more dates until 5 Aug

Greek Myth Story Time

We'll be reading a myth a day for our story time in our Children's department on the 1st floor. Come and visit us to hear the stories of Hercules, Persephone and the Underworld and many other Gods, Heroes (and Heroines!). This event is part of our Greek Week, a week of Ancient Greek themed activities! Don't miss the…

Mon 30 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

…and 4 more dates until 5 Aug

The Kung Fu Nuns - With Safeena Chaudhry And Di Cook

As part of the Women Against Crimes exhibition currently on show at the GowerSt. Gallery, photographer Safeena Chaudhry visited the Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal to learn about their self-defence teaching, campaigns against human trafficking and awareness-raising about violence against women. This lunchtime we are thrilled to…

Tue 17 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Make A Greek Sculpture

Join us in our basement Gallery space to create your very own work of Ancient Greek art. Be inspired by classical sculpture and mould your own creation from air drying clay. Tickets are £3 and can be purchased in store or over the phone. This event is part of our Greek Week, a week of Ancient Greek themed…

Wed 1 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

Mythological Shadow Puppet Making

Come and make a shadow puppet of your favourite God, Hero or creature from the Greek Myths. We'll show you how to make a silhouette and add dashes of colour with coloured plastics, then you can take home your creation and perform wonderful shadow shows! Tickets are £3 and can be purchased in store or over the phone.

Tue 31 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

Olympic Board Games

Who is the gold medallist of board games? Find out in our Olympics! We'll be in our café space with a selection of great games to play. Winners get a prize! Tickets are £3 and can be purchased in store or over the phone. This event is part of our Greek Week, a week of Ancient Greek themed activities! Don't miss the…

Thu 2 Aug

Free / 020 7636 1577

#scifisessions With Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers will be talking to Glyn Morgan about her latest and highly anticipated novel, ***Record of a Spaceborn Few***. Becky is the author of the phenomenally successful and popular ***Long Way to a Small Angry Planet*** (2014), which produced an acclaimed sequel in 2016 entitled ***A Closed and Common Orbit***.

Mon 23 Jul

Tickets £8 / 020 7636 1577

#scifisessions With Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest will be talking to Glyn Morgan about his highly anticipated new novel, An American Story, in September's instalment of our #SciFiSessions series. Chris is the legendary author of The Inverted World, The Prestige, and more, and winner of four BSFA Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and the James Tait Black…

Wed 5 Sep

Free / 020 7636 1577

She Must Be Mad: Poetry And Mental Health With Charly Cox

Join poet, producer and mental health campaigner Charly Cox as she speaks to poet, writer and journalist Rosalind Jana about expressing mental anguish on the page, poetry as a form of therapy and reads from her powerful new collection ***She Must Be Mad***. At the start of the year, Charly was chosen as one of 2018’s…

Wed 1 Aug

£13 book + ticket / 020 7636 1577

Swan Song: An Evening With Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Join us for an evening in Manhattan high-society for a very special evening celebrating one of Summer 2018’s most talked-about debut novels: ***Swan Song***. Over a gin ">author Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott** will be talking about her dazzling literary debut, based on ten years of research and probing into the rise and…

Tue 24 Jul

£14 ticket + book / 020 7636 1577

Twisted Myth Writing

Pick your favourite Greek myth and turn it upside down! Come join us in our kids department where we'll provide worksheets and inspiration to plan your very own twisted myth retelling. This event is part of our Greek Week, a week of Ancient Greek themed activities! Don't miss the other events: Grecian Treasure…

Mon 30 Jul

Free / 020 7636 1577

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