Meet Ai Weiwei at Waterstones Piccadilly

Saturday 30th October 2021
12:00 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

One of the world’s most renowned artists and activists, Ai Weiwei, will be signing copies of his much-anticipated memoir 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows days before its publication.

Be one of the first to land yourself a copy of this powerful memoir, which tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of Weiwei’s own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation’s most celebrated poet. Join us at Waterstones Piccadilly as we celebrate this important publication.

Ai Weiwei's sculptures and installations have been viewed by millions around the globe, and his architectural achievements include helping to design the iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. His political activism has long made him a target of the Chinese authorities, which culminated in months of secret detention without charge in 2011.

Ticket option 1: entry for one customer + one book (£25)

Ticket option 2: entry for one customer + two books (£50)

Further details for ticketholders will be released nearer the time.

Please note that Ai Weiwei will be signing copies of 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows only. Copies of the book will be limited to 2 per person. Signed copies will be available to ticketholders who attend on the day.

Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 (these are listed on the NHS website) or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.

If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell, please contact [email protected] before, or on the day of the event to organise a refund. Refunds will be processed within a week of the event.

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Saturday 30th October 2021

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Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
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