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Thursday 23 April 2015
World Book Night Giveaway & Big Book Swap!

6pm-7.30pm
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, run by The Reading Agency, which will see 20,000 passionate volunteers give away books in their communities all over the UK, to share their love of reading. 23rd April is UNESCO’s International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday. Here at News from Nowhere we will have 18 copies of “Honour” by Elif Shafak to give away...free...gratis...and for nothing! Whether you’re a seasoned booklover or you’ve never been in a bookshop before, this night is for you. All evening: The Big Book Swap - bring a book to swap – get to share a book you love and take home another that someone else loved. 6.00pm-7.00pm: Refreshments, browsing and collect your free raffle ticket for a chance to win a copy of "Honour", a powerful novel of love, betrayal and a clash of cultures set in Turkey and London in the 1970s. 7.00pm-7.15pm: One-minute readings from favourite books – come with yours to share. 7.15pm: The Draw! So come and join in celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday with us, browse the wonders of Liverpool’s very own independent bookshop, and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky 18. Further info: www.worldbooknight.org


Tuesday 28 April 2015
Book event: Artwash: Big Oil & The Arts

7pm
Mel Evans & other speakers will discuss her new book Artwash: Big Oil & The Arts.
 
Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain. Based on a high profile campaign, Mel Evans targets Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell’s collaboration with institutions such as the Tate in an attempt to end the poisonous relationship forever.
 
Based on years of undercover research, grassroots investigation and activism as well as performance and cultural interventions, Mel Evans draws together the story of the campaign and its journey which has gone from strength to strength. The term ‘Artwash’ is at the centre of the argument: it describes how corporate sponsorship of the arts erases unsightly environmental destruction and obscures the strategies of oil company PR executives who rely on cultural philanthropy.
 
More information about the book can be found here: http://platformlondon.org/2015/01/30/artwash-big-oil-and-the-arts/
 
This is a FREE event - all are welcome.


Friday 15 May 2015
Light Night: Looking to the Indigenous New World

4pm - 9pm
Looking to the Indigenous New World As Light Night this year focuses on Liverpool’s relationship with “The New World”, News from Nowhere will celebrate the cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. From the Inuit of Canada to the Quechua of Peru, these First Nations have struggled to survive the devastating effect of European contact and to thrive despite the destructive consequences of more recent neo-liberal policies. We’ll be highlighting indigenous Zapatista uprisings in Mexico and the lives of women in Guatemala and other Central American countries. What's more, Liverpool’s newly-formed MesoAmerican Solidarity Action (MASA) will be presenting visual displays, information and fun cultural activities for you all to join in with. As always, there’ll be bolshie book displays, participatory politics and revolutionary refreshments!


Friday 15 May 2015
Light Night: Looking to the Indigenous New World

4pm - 9pm
Looking to the Indigenous New World. As Light Night this year focuses on Liverpool’s relationship with “The New World”, News from Nowhere will celebrate the cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. From the Inuit of Canada to the Quechua of Peru, these First Nations have struggled to survive the devastating effect of European contact and to thrive despite the destructive consequences of more recent neo-liberal policies. We’ll be highlighting indigenous Zapatista uprisings in Mexico and the lives of women in Guatemala and other Central American countries. What's more, Liverpool’s newly-formed MesoAmerican Solidarity Action (MASA) will be presenting visual displays, information and fun cultural activities for you all to join in with. As always, there’ll be bolshie book displays, participatory politics and revolutionary refreshments! This event is part of LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts & culture festival on Friday 15 May. Explore Liverpool with your friends and family as the city centre comes to life with exciting activities late into the night. Choose from over 100 free events to delight visitors of all ages. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk