Rough Trade Books Extra Curricular - A little online amusement for abnormal times Randomise!

🎈🎂WE ARE 2! 🎂🎈

Today on Monday 20th July 2020, we’re celebrating our 2nd birthday. I’m not entirely sure what day we were officially born but this date is near enough.

To celebrate we have put together a whole load of brilliant entertainment for you. Under normal circumstance we’d be doing this in person at The Social but as you all know, this is not possible at the moment due to social distancing issues in all of this country’s great independent venues.

So join us at 7pm sharp to introduce the night’s event.

First up is Babak Ganjei’s short documentary film presented by Travis Winthrope (aka the new Melvyn Bragg) where he reveals his 200th Film Idea.

Then we have an introduction to 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE whose brilliant pamphlets are published early September. Welcome to the Rough Trade Books fam Roshni, Sharan, Sunnah and Sheena.

Following 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, bestselling author and poet Joe Dunthorne interviews our lockdown hero, the bootlegging boss Mr Jonny Banger.

And last but not least, the one and only Salena Godden will be closing this online event with a little bit of Hope, Courage and Resistance.

In between the video clips and performances we’ll also have a gallery interlude showcasing images from some of our visual publications—featuring work from Cold War Steve, Ana da Silva and David Shillinglaw.

So come join us online, grab a drink, get comfy and enjoy the show!

P.S. If you enjoy what you see tonight and feel like making a gesture of thanks please donate to The Trussell Trust to Stop UK Hunger here