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Sunday November 27th - 10.00am
Drama Train comes to The Big Green Bookshop.
A fabulous Literary and Drama workshop for children aged 3-8.
After a reading of the brilliant Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake, the children will make puppets and props culminating in a LIVE PERFORMANCE of the book.
Ivona and Adela from Drama Train will be here to help and inspire the kids and it's always a lot of fun. The activities are aimed a children aged 3-8, but this is flexible. It starts at 10am and Tim or Simon will be here to supply tea, coffee and biscuits (and maybe flapjacks) to everyone who turns up.
Thursday December 8th – 7pm-9.00pm
The Good Immigrant.
£3. BUY TICKETS HERE
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go 'home' to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick 'Other'?
Centred around the incredible crowdfunded anthology The Good Immigrant, which brings together twenty-one British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, poets, actors, journalists and artists to discuss race and immigration in the UK, we’re absolutely thrilled that four of the contributors, Wei Ming Kam (writer), Daniel York Loh (playwright & actor), Salena Godden (poet/writer) and Coco Khan (journalist), will be at the bookshop to read & share their experiences.
The book was conceived by Nikesh Shukla after a discussion about the lack of diversity in publishing, after attending a literary event. It’s published by Unbound, reaching its crowdfunding target in just three days, with the support of writers including J.K.Rowling and Jonathan Coe.
Tickets for this event are just £3 (redeemable on books at the shop on the night).
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