Everybody's Reading Festival
Saturday September 28th - Sunday October 6th
This year's festival, of which NUT is a proud sponsor, is the biggest and most diverse so far. With over 80 events spread across 40 venues all round the city, it really is a community festival of reading. Brochures are available in most venues, libraries, cafes and bars. Highlights include pianist Stan Tracey co-performing with beat poet Michael Horovitz on October 1st, a showing of the 1922 silent film of Oliver Twist (complete with piano accompaniment) on September 28th, poet Lemn Sissay on October 2nd, several crime fiction events and a dip into local history with Women in the Hosiery Industry, the Story of the Saff and Railway Journeys, a look at trips to the seaside in the 1930s with archive film. The full programme of events can be found in venues around the city and is available from the NUT Office on request. One was sent into each school with this mailing.
Trade union supported events:
• 30th Sept Songs of Rebellion - Alun Parry, 8pm, Donkey Pub, plus Red Leicester Choir, ?£5.
• 1st Oct The Unofficial Cannon - Books we like that Michael Gove doesn't. Readings, 2 bands, Donkey Pub, Welford Road, 8pm, ?£3 - Proceeds to 'Whatever it takes.'
• 2nd Oct Elizabeth Heyrick - the woman who halted slavery. Regent Club, Regent Road, 7.15. Free.
• 3rd Oct Goodbye Mrs Thatcher - Donkey Pub, 8pm, music from KGB Jazz and the Splitters; and author Bali Rai and poet Drew Walton. ?£5. Proceeds to City of Sanctuary.
• 4th Oct Women's Words - Crumblin Cookie, 8pm. Free. Poetry and song from Anita Sivakumaran, Jess Green, Tracey Tierney and Grace Petrie. All local, all brilliant.
• 5th Oct The ABC of Jazz. Y theatre, 8pm. Tickets ?£8. Music from KGB Jazz, Mellow Baku, Jazz Coop and Carol Leeming, plus live comedy from Gary O'Donnell. Book swap in the bar.
• 6th Oct James Joyce, Jigs and Reels - Irish music and literature. 8pm, The Donkey Pub. Free.