Calder Bookshop

An Independent Bookshop in the Heart of London

(also known as The Bookshop Theatre)

In 2000 John Calder opened the Calder Bookshop on the Cut. The bookshop is now undergoing a period of expansion. It specializes in literary fiction, poetry and drama, and hosts a variety of discussions, literary readings, film showings, music events and theatre performances. The shop is located near the Old Vic (and opposite the Young Vic) on 51 The Cut, close to Waterloo station. If you have never been there, please come along to browse our selection of books. A full list of events (up to three months in advance) is available from the bookshop.

Calder Bookshop
51 TheCut
London SE1 8LF
Tel. +44 (0)20 7620 2900

For more information and to place book orders, please email Alex Middleton, the bookshop manager, on "amiddleton" followed by the @ sign, followed by calderbookshop.com


Calder Bookshop Events

February/March 2011

Thursday 17th February 7 p.m.

READINGS FROM TROTSKY'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Readings from Leon Trotsky's famous history of one of the mayor events of the 20th century by the founder of the Red Army and an activist who was also a brilliant writer..

Thursday 19th February 12 noon.

WAYS OF FALLING BOOK PRESENTATION

Is it something in the air? Is it the Zeitgeist at work? You run an open, international fiction competition and when the judges pass you the top twenty stories all of them, by one means or another, suggest a headlong fall. Venture into this book and you will fall - from aeroplanes, through fire and ice, from pedestals, from grace or even from life. This latest collection of 23 short stories includes 2010 competition winners as well as new works by some familiar, favourite writers..

Thursday 24th February7.00 p.m.

ANTONIN ARTAUD AND NEW CONCEPTS OF THEATRE

Perhaps the most revolutionary theatrical theorist of the 20th century drama, Artaud brought new imagery and techniques to the drama as director, actor and thinker. His life and work is here explored.

Friday 25th February 7.00 pm.

Acclaimed playwright and director Neil LaBute presents his new short work “Across the Universe” for one night only..

Wednesday 9th March 7.00 p.m.

READINGS FROM MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY POLISH POETS

The readings will include works by Piotr Sommer, Jerzy Jarniewicz, Justyna Bargielska, Jakobe Mansztajn, and Janusz Szuber, among others. Readings will be mostly in English, although some texts will be performed in Polish.

Thursday 10th March 7.00 p.m.

DIMITRIS LYACOS NEW BOOK PRESENTATION

The leading Greek poet and playwright Dimitris Lyacos will present the English translation of his acclaimed book Z213-EXIT. When not providing the reader with mystifying dreams and poetic diversion, Lyacos offers up a vision of agony more terrifying than any fire and brimstone sermon. Z213-EXIT is almost the opposite of a gospel account.

Thursday 17th March 7.00 p.m.

HOW PLAYS ARE MADE

Stuart Griffiths will give a talk on the technique of play construction and the basic principles of drama. The talk will be based on his book “How Plays Are Made”, a standard work of playwriting, first published by Heinemann in 1982, and still in demand in the U.K. and overseas. Stuart Griffiths is a former Senior Script Editor of Classic Plays in BBC Television Drama.

Unless otherwise stated, entry is £6 (concessions £4)

Contributions are invited for wine afterwards

Booking advisable

Telephone: 020 7620 2900

email: amiddleton@calderbookshop.com

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