If you haven’t managed to pick up a programme from Stoke Newington Bookshop, the library or any of the more discerning indie shops, bars and cafes in the ‘hood, here’s a downloadable and printable version to browse through.
Over festival weekend – the last one before the general election – we’ve got some political heavyweights to focus the mind: Jonathan Freedland discusses the blurred line between political fact and fiction with literary novelist Richard T Kelly; Gary Younge discusses his explosive new book Another Day In The Death of America with Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore; Our Man in America Michael Goldfarb discusses the very latest on Trump – who knows what he’ll have done by next week; Owen Jones carves out some clarity during a very busy pre-election weekend of mobilising people to vote; Catherine Meyer, Nimco Ali, Harini Iyengar and Andi Oliver talk about what they’re doing to make politics more diverse; Daniel Rachel looks at the role of music in protest,from Rock Against Racism to 2-Tone; 4 leading fiction writers, Kit de Waal, Stuart Evers, Jacob Ross and Maggie Gee talk about their Protest! project; Ece Temelkuran, Turkey’s most-read columnist attempts to provide some answers on the situation unfolding in the region and after all that incisive, up-to-the-minute commentary, we’ve got some of the best political satire and comedy in the land: David Quantick, Martin Rowson and Suzanne Moore do a Friday Night Satire Special, Mark Thomas & Kate Smurthwaite make activism hilarious again and Robin Ince wraps the weekend up with some thoughtful, incisive comedy to make the following week just a little more bearable.
So download, browse, put your feet up and map out a weekend of tubthumping (we’ve got that too, in the form of poetry), rabble-rousing and activism inspired by Stoke Newington’s astonishing history.
Oh, we’ve also got events about gardening, 5-a-side football, beer and gay pop too.
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