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Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary (Revolutionary Lives)
Wednesday 25 May 6.30pm

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation - battling both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.

Gerald Horne's new biography uses Robeson's remarkable and revolutionary life to tell the story of the 20th century's great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, and for international socialism. This critical and searching account provides an opportunity for readers to comprehend the triumphs and tragedies of the revolutionary progressive movement of which Robeson was not just a part, but, perhaps, its most resonant symbol.

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Bookmarks Bookshop
1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE
Food Worth Fighting for: From Food Riots to Food Banks
Tuesday 14 Jun 6.30pm

Expect food riots, music beer and bread!

This book takes a look at some of the food riots of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and other food related social conflict in the UK and tells the story of those involved. Using words and verse from contemporary broadside ballads and folk song, which emerged in the years that followed on from events, the author looks closely at the evolution of the modern food system.

Drawing on some of the actions of food rioters of earlier centuries, the author suggests that the spirit of the food riot is still very much alive today, and is apparent in the practise of some of those engaged in providing food charity in modern Britain.
As the issue of food poverty rears its hungry head once more, from the fair price forced sales in the market squares of old England, to the pay as you feel cafes of inner cites today, it appears little has changed when it comes to Food Worth Fighting For. 

Josh Sutton is a freelance writer and illustrator with a focus on food and travel. He writes and illustrates a regular column in Camping Magazine and his features have appeared in The Guardian, The Yorkshire Post, The Big Issue and Green Parent Magazine.

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