25th October 2019

Author event with Jacob Ross

Kimberlin Library,
De Montfort University
1-2pm

Jacob Ross was born in Grenada and now lives in Britain. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is the author of several acclaimed collections of short stories, most recently Tell No-One About This – nominated by the 2018 Bocas Literary Festival as one of the three best works of Caribbean fiction published in 2017. His first novel Pynter Bender was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Regional Prize, and his debut crime novel The Bone Readers won the inaugural Jhalak Prize. Jacob is Associate Fiction Editor at Peepal Tree Press, and lives in Leeds.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

Everybody’s Reading Annual Book Quiz

Leicester Central Library, Bishop St
6-9pm

Bring your team and test your knowledge in our annual Everybody’s Reading Book Quiz. We will focus on popular fiction and literature and use a pub quiz format. So why not join us for a fun and relaxed evening and be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of books of your choice for your team. Teams of 3-5 people are welcome to register. Registration deadline is Friday, 18th October.
Soft drinks and snacks provided. You can bring your own alcohol if you wish, we won’t charge corkage.

Booking:
central-library@leicester.gov.uk or 0116 2995401
Free
Suitable for all

 

Magic Teapot: Three Acres and a Cow, a History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story

 

Leicester Adult Education College,
LE1 6ZG

7-10pm

Three Acres and a Cow connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, our housing crisis and Brexit via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of England in folk song, stories and poems.
Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session. Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.

Booking: Advisable.
magic_teapot@yahoo.com
£10 for adults, £6 concessions
Suitable for all