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Ray Brown – In All Beginnings

20th May 2015 - 7:30 pm

Ray Brown  launches his novel, ‘In All Beginnings’. Hosted by Mike McGowan, Ray will read, answer questions, sign books, and possibly tell one stunning joke.

Sex in the Seventies and love in the Eighties
The peace movement and the miners’ strike in Leeds
Pickets…pints and poems… Grosvenor Square… Greenham… Molesworth
Labour Party meetings… Non-violent direct action
Mid-night arrest… phone taps… laughter and tears

In 1984 areas of Britain resembled a police state. Simon and Lindy, ‘lovers against the bomb’, are peace activists drawn into the yearlong miners’ strike.  For them it is a time of fear, laughter, homemade wine, and home grown dope. A world of collecting buckets and button badges, peace camps and picket lines, Labour Party meetings and Non Violent Direct Action workshops. It’s a time of constant opposition to the state. And a time of self discovery. Through it all Simon revisits the Seventies, his days of expensive haircuts and fawn safari suits, alcohol and affairs, and his first encounter with Lindy.

Combining acute observation with commentary and social satire, In All Beginnings’ captures the times and ends with an unexpected stylistic shift.

Event Details

Date
20th May 2015
Time
7:30 pm
Cost
Free Event
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Venue
Seven Artspace
31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD
Telephone
0113 26 26 777
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