Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 13:00
Whitechapel Idea Store, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU
Dave Randall and contributors and editors of 'Voices from the 'Jungle'' will be appearing at this year's festival
The ninth Writeidea Festival, Tower Hamlets Council’s unique free reading festival, will take place at Idea Store Whitechapel over the weekend of 17 – 19 November 2017 and will feature events with two Pluto authors.
Dave Randall is the former guitarist of Faithless, Sinead O’Connor and many others. He will give an illustrated talk about his new book Sound System: The Political Power of Music. A book of raves, riots and revolution, it looks at examples from Beethoven to Beyoncé and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few?
Dr. Aura Lounasmaa, UEL programme leader for refugees and co-editor of Voices from the ‘Jungle’: Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp, will lead us through the journey of the book, how the project was started, how the team worked with refugees based in Calais and the stories they told through photos and the written word. We will also show a short Film made by two of the Calais Refugees called “The Bridge” where we hear the hopes, dreams and tales of those involved In the hopeful journey to Britain. There is also an exhibition of photos at Stratford Library in Newham throughout November.
Both these events take place at 1pm on Sunday 19th November.