Upcoming Events at Bookmarks

Harlem 69: The Future of Soul (The Soul Trilogy)
Tuesday 13 Nov 6.30
With Stuart Cosgrove

Stuart Cosgrove originally from Perth, was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes, as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4's coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. As well as his soul trilogy, he is also the author of Young Soul Rebels (Polygon, 2016).

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Song Of The Stars
Thursday 15 Nov 6.30
With Guus Luijters

With author Guus Luijters. Between 1940 and 1945 over 100,000 Jews were deported from the Netherlands and murdered (three quarters of the Dutch-Jewish population). One of these was Sientje Abram, an eleven year-old girl from Amsterdam who was killed at Auschwitz in 1942. Guus Luijters first came across Sientje’s name when he was writing a book about the 18,000 Dutch children murdered during the German Occupation. But he could find out nothing about her. All those who knew her were also killed. And unlike Anne Frank, she left no written records. Then one night Sientje started a poetic dialogue with Luijters. The result is Song of Stars, in which Sientje recalls the street where she spent her childhood and the lost world of old Jewish Amsterdam. The final section contains the names of the 331 children from Rapenburgerstraat who were killed by the Nazis. Song of Stars is a compelling and terrible book about xenophobia, cultural amnesia and public memory.

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Trico: A Victory to Remember: The 1976 Equal Pay Strike
Friday 16 Nov 6.30
With Sally Groves
Sally Groves was one of the women on strike in 1976 and the Publicity Officer on the Trico AUEW Strike Committee. She worked at Trico from 1975 - 1980 on assembly and then as a trainee tool setter. She later worked at Magnatex, becoming Women's Delegate on the AUEW Southall District Committee. From 1990 until retirement she worked as a mental health social worker in London.

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I Am Lazarus: A Goat Story
Saturday 24 Nov 3

I Am Lazarus: A Goat Story, is an inspiring story of loyalty and friendship that leaves you full of hope and positivity. —E! News Farmer Gord is a mean old fellow. And his goats coming in second place at the Windrush County Fair has him feeling like they are good for nothing! On the way home from the fair, a spunky goat named Lazarus gets thrown off the back of Farmer Gord’s truck. He lands smack-dab in front of a barbershop with a mud-splattered sign that seems to read, “Goat Haircuts!” After a buzz and a style, he’s feeling cool and strutting through town with his new mohawk hairdo. But Lazarus is jolted into action when he discovers that Farmer Gord is about to take his best piglet pals to market for sale! Lazarus has to act fast and get creative. Will he be able to rescue his piglet pals? And can his herd of goat friends help him escape the wrath of ill-tempered Farmer Gord and save the day?

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Antisemitism: The Far Right, Zionism and the Left
Tuesday 27 Nov 6.30

From early 2016, antisemitism emerged as a dominant issue in British politics. The pro-Palestinian left in the Labour party have come under unprecedented challenge. Jeremy Corbyn, despite his long record of principled anti-racism and ant-fascism has come under sustained personal attack. This has extended beyond the Labour Party to pro-Palestinian activists and threatens free speech on Israel. At the same time in Britain a racist and fascist street movement has emerged. Antisemitism has returned to haunt us, and has become an ideological weapon for the far right. Ferguson examines the roots of antisemitism in the context of the rise of the far right and argues that the left must retain a principled defence of Palestine, while urgently addressing the task of building the broadest possible unity against the rising threat of reaction.

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