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Half-Term Story Time in the Childrens' Reading Turret

Half-Term Story Time in the Childrens' Reading Turret

London - Gower Street
Monday 12th February 14:00 - Sunday 18th February

Bring your little readers along to Gower Street during half-term week for story-time in our beautiful reading turret. Every day at 2pm, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite new picture books – from a magical and fun take on a classic fairytale to a cockle-warming story about a little boy who stumbles across a special star, we’ve got something to inspire and delight everyone!

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Sci Fi Sessions:Gareth Powell and E.J. Swift

Sci Fi Sessions:Gareth Powell and E.J. Swift

London - Gower Street
Monday 19th February 18:30

In February Sci Fi Sessions takes us on journeys through space and through time, with authors Gareth Powell and E.J. Swift.

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The Blake Society presents: Divine Madness  - The Visions of William Blake

The Blake Society presents: Divine Madness - The Visions of William Blake

London - Gower Street
Wednesday 21st February 18:00 - 20:00

Join composer Graham Treacher and Blake scholar Jason Whittaker for a discussion of Blake's visionary texts "Milton" and "Jerusalem" plus a screening of "Divine Madness: The Visions of William Blake". All welcome!

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Forgotten Fiction Book Club: Frenemies

Forgotten Fiction Book Club: Frenemies

London - Gower Street
Wednesday 21st February 18:30 - 20:00

Forgotten Fiction is a monthly bookclub where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Each session is curated around a specific theme and features two books carefully chosen to provide the basis for our discussion. You can choose to read one/both/neither of the books OR you can search out your own 20th Century gem that fits the theme & bring it along to share with the group. On 2nd with dive into the murky world of friendship gone sour, and discuss Elizabeth Taylor's A Wreath of Roses and Anita Brookner's Look at Me.

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Kamila Shamsie and Penelope Lively present Penguin Women Writers

Kamila Shamsie and Penelope Lively present Penguin Women Writers

London - Gower Street
Monday 26th February 18:30

Penguin Women Writers celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain. Curated by two of the UK’s most acclaimed female writers – Penelope Lively and Kamila Shamsie – this project features four forgotten classics by female authors: Mary McCarthy’s Birds of America, Meatless Days by Sara Suleri, Lifting the Veil by Ismat Chughtai and The Lark by E. Nesbit. Join both authors for a very special evening, as they discuss the importance of the project and the titles they have selected.

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My Body, My Life presents Bump & Grind Theatre

My Body, My Life presents Bump & Grind Theatre

London - Gower Street
Tuesday 27th February 18:30

Waterstones Gower Street and ‘My Body My Life’ - a new exhibition challenging abortion stigma, on display in the gallery from 24th February to 3rd March – are delighted to welcome Bump & Grind Theatre for a very special one night only performance of ‘Bump’.

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World Book Day in the Childrens' Reading Turret

World Book Day in the Childrens' Reading Turret

London - Gower Street
Thursday 1st March 10:30 - 16:30

Journey down the rabbit hole and into a wonderland of books, storytelling and favourite characters! Bring your young readers along to Waterstones Gower Street on March 1st for a celebration of World Book Day, with art & craft activities, a special story time and more.

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Bitch Lit Book Club: Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay

Bitch Lit Book Club: Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay

London - Gower Street
Thursday 1st March 18:30

BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, cheese and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. On March 1st we will be discussing Abandon by controversial Indian writer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (translated from the Bengali by Arunava Sinha).

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Imogen Hermes Gowar in conversation with Alex Peake Tomkinson: An Evening of Historical Romps

Imogen Hermes Gowar in conversation with Alex Peake Tomkinson: An Evening of Historical Romps

London - Gower Street
Monday 5th March 19:00

From the brothels and coffee houses to drawing rooms, join the debut author of one of 2018’s most hotly anticipated historical novels, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock for an evening in 1780s London. Over a glass of wine, Imogen Hermes Gowar will be speaking to critic, journalist and bookseller Alex Peake-Tomkinson about her new book, as well as exploring why a good historical romp delights, excites and entices its readers…

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Forgotten Women: The Scientists with Zing Tsjeng, Roma Agrawal and Angela Saini

Forgotten Women: The Scientists with Zing Tsjeng, Roma Agrawal and Angela Saini

London - Gower Street
Tuesday 6th March 18:30

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are delighted to be hosting ‘The Scientists’ – a panel led by UK Broadly editor and author of the Forgotten Women series, Zing Tsjeng. She will be joined by two outstanding women of science: Roma Agrawal– the structural engineer behind the shard and author of Built–and Angela Saini, science journalist and author of Inferior.

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Reading and Resistance: James Miller, Tony White and Jeremy Gavron in conversation with Max Liu

Reading and Resistance: James Miller, Tony White and Jeremy Gavron in conversation with Max Liu

London - Gower Street
Wednesday 7th March 18:30

Following a year of passionate debate at 2017’s United States of Resistance salons, we’re delighted to launch Reading and Resistance – a new series of salons at which writers and readers will discuss the relationship between literature and politics in the work of authors from all over the world. On March 7th, journalist Max Liu will be joined by authors Jeremy Gavron, Tony White and James Miller.

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The Growth Delusion with David Pilling and Pankaj Mishra

The Growth Delusion with David Pilling and Pankaj Mishra

London - Gower Street
Tuesday 13th March 18:30

Join David Pilling, prize-winning journalist and author of The Growth Delusion in conversation with author and essayist Pankaj Mishra, as they explore how economists and their cult of growth have hijacked our policy-making and infiltrated our thinking about what makes societies work.

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