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Badvertising: Andrew Simms and Leo Murray with Clive Lewis

February 29 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Join us on Thursday 29th February upstairs at the Louis Marchesi where we uncover the devastating psychological, social and environmental costs of advertising.

Advertising is selling us a dream, a lifestyle. It promises us fulfilment, tells us where to buy it and we consume like there was no tomorrow. And if advertising succeeds in keeping us on our current trajectory – there may not be a tomorrow.

In Badvertising, Andrew Simms and Leo Murray raise the alarm on an industry that is making us both unhealthy and unhappy, and that is driving the planet to the precipice of environmental collapse in the process. The book asks what is the psychological impact of being barraged by literally thousands of advertisements a day? How does the commercialisation of our public spaces weaken our sense of belonging? How are car manufacturers, airlines and oil companies lobbying to weaken climate action? And most crucially of all, what can we do to stop it?

Andrew and Leo will be in conversation with Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South. There will time for an audience Q&A, and an opportunity to have your copy of the book signed.

Andrew Simms is the author of many books including The New Economics, Tescopoly and Cancel the Apocalypse. He has been a frequent contributor to the Guardian and BBC.

Leo Murray co-founded Plane Stupid, where he played a central role. He also designed and co-founded Possible in 2009, where he is currently director of innovation. Murray is the brains behind the Frequent Flyer Levy.

Badvertising: Andrew Simms and Leo Murray with Clive Lewis
Thursday 29th February 2024
Upstairs at The Louis Marchesi
FREE (suggested donation of £2 on the night to cover wine and heating)
Refreshments available
Doors 6:30pm for a (prompt) 7:00pm start
Limited to 60 places —  book your spot now to avoid disappointment!


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February 29
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Louis Marchesi
17 St. George Tombland
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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01603 763099
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