Jon Cruddas in conversation: A Century of Labour

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join Jon Cruddas MP in conversation as he talks about his brilliant new book: A Century of LabourBritain’s first Labour government took office on 22 January 1924. Its centenary provides an opportunity to reassess the party's performance over the last 100 years, and with an election pending, the character and purpose of the modern party.Labour … Continue reading "Jon Cruddas in conversation: A Century of Labour"

Michael Rosen: Going Through It

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A unique performance by Michael Rosen with specially composed and performed music by Stephen Arnold.With realism, pathos and hope, Michael Rosen explores the loss of his son Eddie and his own experience of more than 40 days in an induced coma. He performs two pieces, each one a free verse narrative, linked with music which … Continue reading "Michael Rosen: Going Through It"

The Liverbirds: Mary McGlory & Sylvia Saunders in conversation

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join acclaimed music writer Lucy O'Brien with Mary McGlory and Syvia Saunders for the amazing story of the Liverbirds.In the early '60s, four friends from Liverpool formed a band. But this is not the 'fab four' story we know.Mary, Sylvia, Valerie and Pamela - also known as The Liverbirds - were one of the world's … Continue reading "The Liverbirds: Mary McGlory & Sylvia Saunders in conversation"

Sorry For The Inconvenience: Lynne Jones in Conversation

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Sorry For The Inconvenience But This is An Emergency. The Non Violent Struggle for The Earths FutureAn insider’s candid account of our new era of mass protest, calling passionately for action against existential threats.As floods and fires rage across the planet, ever more people are embracing nonviolent action to achieve political change. Can it work?Doctor … Continue reading "Sorry For The Inconvenience: Lynne Jones in Conversation"

Ladies Who London LIVE! Podcast Record

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join The Ladies Who London for a very special LIVE podcast record with Leo Hollis as they unearth the true story of Mary DaviesLadies Who London PodcastJoin ladies about town, Blue Badge Tourist Guides and history nerds Alex and Fiona for a relaxed gossip about London’s past and present.This is how it works: we pick … Continue reading "Ladies Who London LIVE! Podcast Record"

The Roy Pfeffer Trio…A Blistering Nola Night

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Nola-tastic band leader and drummer ROY PFEFFER lights up the Tap stage alongside his lively dynamic jazz funk trio.BANDLEADER AND DRUMMER ROY PFEFFER IS ONE OF LONDON'S MOST RECOGNISED AMBASSADORS OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC. HE LEADS ACCLAIMED NEW ORLEANS FUNK BAND THE BIG SMOKE FAMILY - REGULARS AT LONDON’S RONNIE SCOTT’S, PIZZA EXPRESS SOHO AND … Continue reading "The Roy Pfeffer Trio…A Blistering Nola Night"

Sarah Wise in Conversation: The Undesirables

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join multi award winning historian Sarah Wise discussing her latest book: The Undesirables; The Law That Locked Away A GenerationThrough the early twentieth century, ‘liberal’ Britain locked away thousands of innocent people.By 1950, an estimated 50,000 people had been deemed ‘defective’ by the government and detained for life under the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act. Their … Continue reading "Sarah Wise in Conversation: The Undesirables"

Andrew Whitehead: A Devilish Kind Of Courage

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join historian Andrew Whitehead as he talks about his brilliant new book describing the events of the Siege of Sidney Street.The tale of a notorious 1911 London gunfight, the ‘Siege of Sidney Street’, and its consequences.On 3 January 1911, in the heart of London’s mainly Jewish East End, police discovered Latvian revolutionaries wanted for the … Continue reading "Andrew Whitehead: A Devilish Kind Of Courage"

Charles Holland and Travis Elborough: How to Enjoy Architecture

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

A fascinating night for all lovers of architecture from two brilliant speakersCharles Holland challenges us to look beyond the day-to-day familiarity of buildings to rediscover the pleasure of experiencing architectureArchitecture is bound up with our daily lives but, for most of us, it is experienced as a blur of habit. Our reactions towards the buildings … Continue reading "Charles Holland and Travis Elborough: How to Enjoy Architecture"

Viv Groskop and Olia Hercules: One Ukrainian Summer

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join Viv Groskop as she discusses her latest work, "One Ukrainian Summer" with acclaimed chef Olia Hercules.Autumn 1993. The former USSR. Viv is about to turn 21 and is on a study year abroad, supposedly immersed in the language, history and politics of a world that has just ceased to exist: the Soviet Union.Instead, she … Continue reading "Viv Groskop and Olia Hercules: One Ukrainian Summer"

Lindley Gooden Introduces: The Future Of Truth

The Wanstead Tap Ltd 352 Winchelsea Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Join Broadcaster, Director and Journalist Lindley Gooden as he introduces his new book: The Future Of TruthWe need to talk.It's all so very human. We're perfectly attuned to absorb information packed tightly into the stories that we share. It’s just our thing. Stories have been the warm embrace holding small groups of people together for … Continue reading "Lindley Gooden Introduces: The Future Of Truth"