Many artists and visitors to London are inspired to create. The capital infuses the sentences of books, the scenes of TV, the worlds of films, either as a location, character, or just a sense. The second year of London Book & Screen Week, taking place 11 – 17 April, 2016 reveals an eclectic array of events all over the capital in a seven day celebration of the popular culture the city inspires.
London’s voices – life in the global city is an intimate evening at London’s museum of immigration, 19 Princelet St, with readings, performances and talks from four authores. These Londoners have all come from other places, and write about their experiences of immigration, building a home, connection with other centres, and what it means to be in a global city today.
On the line up is Amanda Elhag-Paul, a young Londoner who uses the mediums of writing & performance to express herself, drawing on personal anecdotes for her social commentary. Ayisha Malik is a British Muslim, lifelong Londoner, and lover of books and like many creative divides her time between writing, being an editor, and studying. Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is Ayisha’s debut novel. Sathnam Sanghera is an award-winning journalist, author and trustee and board chair for Creative Access, a charity which helps find internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented backgrounds. And Nikesh Shukla is the acclaimed author of Coconut Unlimited which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011, The Time Machine and Meatspace, as well as editor of the forthcoming anthology, The Good Immigrant.
Taking place at 19 Princelet Street, the first museum of immigration and diversity in Europe, the event takes the museum’s values of debate, dialogue and connectedness to explore the role of immigration within the city, and the importance of conversation.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Museum of Immigration – 19 Princelet Street Spitalfields, London E1 6QH, United Kingdom
Tickets are available here