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Kit de Waal on Common People: Working class voices in literature.
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Kit de Waal on Common People: Working class voices in literature.

7pm, Monday 24th June, The Groucho Club

Is literary fiction too middle class? Possibly. But that’s not to say there isn’t some great working class literature that opens our eyes. Award-winning novelist Kit de Waal has been knocking out bestsellers - her first novel, My Name is Leon won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year in 2017, and her second, The Trick to Time was longlisted for The Women's Prize. While knocking out her bestsellers, Kit has also been a vocal advocate for working class writers. She has just crowdfunded an anthology of working class writing called Common People (sorry Jarvis!). Some names you will be familiar with - Louise Doughty, the author behind Apple Tree Yard and Malorie Blackman, author of The Norts and Crosses series.

This evening we are going to be talking about voice, class and privilege with Kit de Waal and some of her writers.

Price: Non members £20

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Extinction Rebellion
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Extinction Rebellion

7pm, Monday 20th May, Söderberg Soho

We've all forgotten that this lot got naked and displayed their plump young buttocks in front of parliament. They've done a whole lot more to get noticed since then. The Extinction Rebellion gang has been in the news constantly over the last few weeks for their peaceful yet tenacious protests, and we decided that if they’re willing to get clapped in irons to expose the issue, we should at least have a chat about the gloomy reality facing our planet.

Farhana Yamin, the academic and climate change lawyer who glued herself to the Shell building will be joining us along with Tiana Jacout, co-founder of Woman Fest the first female only festival in the UK.

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Where it all went wrong with Elizabeth Day- SOLD OUT
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Where it all went wrong with Elizabeth Day- SOLD OUT

7pm Tuesday 7th May, private venue in Covent Garden

If you don’t know who Elizabeth Day is, Trouble suggests you Google it. Award-winning author, journalist and source of endless wit and wisdom on Twitter, Elizabeth will be joining us to talk about How to Fail, her new book based on her cult podcast series of the same name.

In How to Fail, Elizabeth looks at where it all went wrong, and how to make it right. She’s just sold out the Dalston Rio in 24 hours, but hey - Trouble’s got her too. Copies of the book will be available to buy on the night. We will let you know the venue by email just before the event.

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