Events

SAT 15th OCTOBER - Rough Trade Books presents... The Shining: A Visual and Cultural Haunting. The Shining screening + panel discussion with Craig Oldham, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Gavin Turk hosted by Ella Kemp

We’re hugely excited to announce this incredible event to celebrate the publication of Craig Oldham’s latest masterpiece—The Shining: A Visual and Cultural Haunting. The latest in his Epiphany Editions series, this astounding book takes in contributions from the likes of Shelley Duvall, Jame Lavelle, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Gavin Turk on the social, cultural and cinematic influence of this classic film, presented in an exact replica of the manuscript box as seen on the desk of Jack Nicholson’s character Jack Torrance.

We’re delighted to have Cosey Fanni Tutti (via zoom) and Gavin Turk along for this event, hosted by writer and editor Ella Kemp, who, along with Craig Oldham himself, will take part in a panel discussion prior to a screening of the film.

WHERE: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB
WHEN: Saturday 15th October at 1.30pm
TICKETS & MORE INFO... HERE

MON 3rd OCTOBER - ROUGH TRADE BOOKS PRESENTS... STRESSED, TESTED (A NOT NATIONAL POETRY DAY EVENT)

Join us to help launch the wonderful new pamphlet from Lily Blacksell, Stressed, Tested. Culled from the poems Blacksell has written when tuning into our very own 'Stress Test' show on Soho Radio, Stressed, Tested brings together twenty-two poems showcasing a remarkable range of tone as well as emotional and conceptual material, all masterfully crafted under the most intense conditions.

As our annual NOT National Poetry Day event, we’ll be re-creating a live version of 'Stress Test' – featuring Blacksell’s poetry, regular hosts Martha Sprackland, Joe Dunthorne and John Osborne, as well as live, improvised music courtesy of Emmy the Great.

WHERE: The Social, Little Portland Street, London
WHEN: Monday 3rd October at 7pm
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WED 7TH SEPTEMBER - ROUGH TRADE BOOKS PRESENTS... AN EVENING CURATED BY SHEENA PATEL

Get along to the best bar in London to celebrate the best book of the year—we’re throwing a party for the one and only Sheena Patel!

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months since Sheena’s debut novel, I’m A Fan, came and took the literary world by the proverbial storm and we’re thrilled to be able to give the book its own celebration in our favourite drinking hole.We’ve also got a raft of other fantastic writers along too, including Gurnaik Johal and Tabitha Lasley reading from their brilliant fiction works, and poetry from Sharan Hunjan and Shanay Neusum-James.
Finally we’ll have Sheena Patel herself, talking to editor Will Burns.
Music on the night will be provided by the legendary Cornershop, who will be DJing throughout the event.
Come on down…

WHERE: The Social, Little Portland Street, London
WHEN: Wednesday 7th September at 7pm
TICKETS & MORE INFO... HERE

MON 18th JULY - AN EVENING CURATED BY ROSE BLAKE

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 12th SEPTEMBER.
ANY TICKETS BOUGHT FOR THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL REMAIN VALID.


Join us for our monthly Rough Trade Books party, this time curated by the wonderful Rose Blake. And what a cracking line up she’s put together—featuring poetry and short fiction from Ella Frears and Ben Pester, Rose herself in conversation with Sophie Heawood, and an appearance from the one and only Jarvis Cocker. We’ll also have the brilliant Wilfrid Wood providing the music. You know what to do…

WHERE: The Social, Little Portland Street, London
WHEN: Monday 18th July at 7pm
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SUN 26th JUNE - CLOSING PARTY OF L'ANGLE DU HASARD EXHIBITION WITH ROBERT RUBBISH IN CONVERSATION WITH WILL BURNS

Named after a fictional Paris head shop in Jacques Rivette’s 12 hour film OUT 1, L’Angle du Hasard explores artist Robert Rubbish’s love of French New Wave films, Surrealism and Bohemians relaxing in their sensuous interiors.

L’Angle du Hasard—an exhibition by Robert Rubbish is an exploration of secret histories and the mysterious characters that inhabit them which can often be glimpsed in fleeting snapshots from French films from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Slipping into this world are figures from across the history of Bohemian Paris (both fictional and non-fictional), from Jean Cocteau to Robert de Montesquiou daydreaming with a baby tiger and the minotaur of Montmartre in a Parisian boudoir.

Also on display is the original artwork from Robert’s pamphlet—The Poetess of the Pyramids: Notes Towards a Fictional Memoir (Rough Trade Books). An event will take place on Sunday 26th June at the exhibition space which will include an in conversation between Robert Rubbish and Will Burns.

WHERE: James Jackson, 279 Lillie Road, London, SW6 7LL
WHEN: Sunday 26th June at 2pm

WED 4TH MAY - A ROUGH TRADE BOOKS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR GARDEN MUSEUM SERIES...

Join us in the wonderful setting of Arnold Circus’ Bandstand to celebrate the first anniversary of our Garden Museum pamphlets, with each of our brilliant authors Susanna Grant, Claire Ratinon, Sam Ayre, Nat Mady and Zakiya McKenzie in conversation with Maya Thomas (The Modern Herbal). Refreshments on the night provided by local legend Leila’s… so come down and join us for a summer’s evening talking weeds, wildflowers, empire, colony, foraging and much more beside…

WHERE: Arnold Circus Bandstand, Boundary Gardens, London
WHEN: Wednesday 4th May at 6.30pm
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MON 25th APRIL - ROUGH TRADE BOOKS PRESENTS... AN EVENING CURATED BY ROY AT THE SOCIAL

We’re very excited to be joined by the inimitable Roy for our April literary knees-up at The Social. The man himself will be talking about his work to the wonderful Emma Warren, we’ll have another master of the short story form performing in the shape of Anna Wood, and we’ll also have turns from the brilliant Open Pen author Fernando Sdrigotti as well as a reading by Jem Calder from his hotly anticipated debut short story collection, Reward System.
Tunes courtesy of Heavenly’s own DJ Danno Vision.

So get along and get involved…

WHERE:The Social, Little Portland Street, London
WHEN:Monday 25th April at 7pm
TICKETS & MORE INFO... HERE

MON 28th MARCH - ROUGH TRADE BOOKS PRESENTS... AN EVENING CURATED BY HASEEB IQBAL AT THE SOCIAL

Up next at our monthly Social shindig we’re celebrating the wonderful Haseeb Iqbal and his pamphlet, Noting Voices: Contemplating London's Culture, which explores London’s hugely exciting jazz scene.
On the night, Nadine Smales will be showing artwork, there will be a live set from EDNA who’ll be presenting some new experimental solo work, a reading from author Salvador Joshua and more live music from India Shan.

The evening will culminate with Haseeb himself in conversation with Nick Collee, discussing the pairs' practise and Nick’s sculpture, and finally Haseeb will be interviewed by Matilda Rowe on his work and methods of thinking.

Music throughout will be provided by the brilliant DJs, Bror Havnes and Last Nubian.

WHERE:
The Social, Little Portland Street, London
WHEN: Monday 28th March at 7pm
TICKETS & MORE INFO... HERE

SUN 20th MARCH - ROUGH TRADE BOOKS PRESENTS... IN THE END, IT WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE AUDIOBOOK LAUNCH AT GEIST IM GLAS, BERLIN

Come celebrate the audiobook launch of Musa Okwonga’s In The End, It Was All About Love at Geist im Glas in Berlin!

The evening will feature readings and discussion from Musa Okwonga plus special guest author Paul Scraton.

The 10€ Ticket fee will go to EOTO—a Berlin-based charity helping Africans out of Ukraine, alongside further fundraising for this charity throughout the night.

Come by, have a few cocktails, share your Berlin stories and let's celebrate love.

WHERE:Geist im Glas, Lenaustraße 27, 12047 Berlin, Germany
WHEN:Sunday 20th March at 7pm
TICKETS & MORE INFO... HERE