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June 2019

Norwich Refugee Week Open Book Club: W.G. Sebald ‘The Emigrants’

June 19 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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To mark the life, work and legacy of the mighty Winfried Georg Sebald (known as Max to his friends), the Book Hive is running a book club in 2019, from May to October. This is part of a city-wide celebration that marks what would have been W.G. Sebald’s 75th year. We're the very proud sponsors of 'Lines of Sight: Sebald’s East Anglia', an exhibition at Norwich Castle, and this fascinating show is running concurrently with 'WG SEBALD: FAR AWAY—BUT FROM…

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Amanda Hopkinson: Lisbon Tales

June 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Lisbon has been an extraordinary city for well over a thousand years, rendering it a place of great historical and contemporary interest. The combination of cultural influences in Lisbon—Arabian, African, and European—and the city's identity as a great seafaring stronghold, has granted it a unique and spirited legacy. Lisbon Tales - a collection of stories translated by Amanda and edited by Helen Constantine - reflects this legacy in its literary selections. From famous names to new voices (including a high…

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Rupert Read: Facing Up To Climate Reality

June 25 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We are used to hearing that the climate crisis is serious, but still tractable if we start acting on it soon. The reality is different. Things are going to get much worse, for a long time, whatever we now do – though hardly anyone wants to admit it. Facing Up To Climate Reality, a book from the Green House collective, offers climate honesty. The time for focusing primarily on mitigation is over. We now need to adapt to the dark…

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