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Tue, 20 Feb

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room2 Chiswick hometel

Book Club

Do you like reading and want to meet up to discuss books? Would you like to discover more LGBTQ+ books & authors? Then why not join our Book Club? This social evening will give you the opportunity to meet other book lovers and discuss what you liked, or disliked, about our book of the month.

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Book Club
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Time & Location

20 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

room2 Chiswick hometel, 10 Windmill Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1SD, UK

About the event

Our January Book Club will be centred around ‘Queer Footprints’ by Dan Glass, first published in 2023.

We will meet at Room 2 in Chiswick, and food and drinks are available to purchase.

We suggest that everyone who would like to join our Book Club on this date acquires the book (either electronic or physical, whichever you prefer), and comes prepared to talk about it. Even if you started reading but didn’t finish, you are still welcome to join, but please be aware that discussions can cover all aspects of the book, including the ending.

Book description from Amazon:

‘A love letter to queer London which reminds us that although we’re not always in the mainstream telling of history, we have always been here’--Nathaniel Hall, playwright, and actor in It’s A Sin

‘Dan Glass is London’s unofficial queer mayor’--Peter Staley, HIV activist and author of Never Silent

‘Your back-pocket guide to our queer histories, full of joy and ammunition to claim our beautiful queer futures’-- Tash Walker, host of The Log Books podcast and co-chair of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

This ground-breaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious, and empowering events of London’s queerstory. Follow in the footsteps of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London’s first Pride parade in 1972 or witnessed the 1999 bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho.

Accompanied by a chorus of voices of both iconic and unsung legends of the movement, readers can walk through parts of East, West, South, and North London, dipping into beautifully illustrated maps and extraordinary tales of LGBTQIA+ solidarity, protest, and pride. From the Brixton Faeries to Notting Hill Carnival to world-changing protests in Trafalgar Square, Rebel Dykes to drag queen communes, Queer Footprints celebrates the hidden histories of struggle and joy. Includes an accessibility guide and a list of queer spaces, clubs, networks, and resources

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