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Writeidea Festival 2018 with Live Subtitles


Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 7:00pm
Michael is everyone’s favourite children’s novelist and poet, the author of over 140 books. In this humorous and moving memoir, Michael recalls the first twenty-three years of his life.


Suresh Singh: A Modern Living, Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 1:00pm
In the first London Sikh biography, Suresh Singh tells the candid and sometimes surprising story of his father Joginder, who came to Spitalfields in 1949.


Melanie McGrath - Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 2:30pm
The award-winning author’s latest book, Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road, is the nonfiction account of the lives and loves of residents living around one East End market. 


Joyce Hampton - The Story of the Huguenots: A Unique Legacy
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 4:00pm

Fleeing oppression after 1685, tens of thousands of French Protestants, the Huguenots, came here to start again.


Dina Begum - Brick Lane Cookbook
Sat 17 Nov 2018, 5:30pm
Come and hear Dina Begum as she celebrates Brick Lane’s diverse food cultures, from the home-style Bangladeshi curries she grew up eating, to her own luscious and indulgent cakes.


Jason Cowley - Reaching for Utopia
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 1:00pm
The New Statesman editor will be discussing his new book Reaching for Utopia which chronicles the remarkable political and cultural transformations of the last decade.


Neil Faulkner - A Radical History of the World
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 2:30pm
Join Marxist historian, Neil Faulkner in conversation about his book A Radical History of the World. This is a sweeping history starting with the hunter-gatherers two million years ago.


Diane Atkinson - Rise Up Women!
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 4:00pm
Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this talk charts women’s fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a celebration of an extraordinary struggle.


Viv Albertine - To Throw Away Unopened
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 5:30pm
The legendary Punk guitarist Viv Albertine talks about her new memoir, To Throw Away Unopened, a fearless dissection of one woman’s obsession with the truth.




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