Events - 13 May 17

Date/Time Event
Thursday, 11th May - Sunday, 14th May
All Day
Bread and Roses - Five Leaves' annual mini-festival
Bread and Roses is Five Leaves Bookshop’s annual mini-festival. This year we are concentrating on our first Radical Bookfair, with a series of events over the week and weekend.



Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Saturday, 13th May
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nottingham's First Radical Bookfair
Stallholders include Five Leaves Bookshop, Verso, Pluto Press, AK Distribution, Active Distribution, PM Press, Anarchist Federation, Russell Press (printer), Ex-Libris (second hand), Northern Herald Books (second hand), Oxfam (second hand), Sparrows’ Nest, People’s Histreh, Jepps Books (the new book emporium in Sheffield), Red Alternative Books, Spokesman Books, Veggies/Sumac Centre with more to be added.


Free to attend, no need to book.

Venue: Nottingham Mechanics Institute, Nottingham
Saturday, 13th May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The social and political context of the Pentrich Rising, with Professor John Belchem
Everything you wanted to know about Pentrich.
A Bread and Roses event in association with Notts and Derby Labour History Sociey.
Free, no ticket required.
Venue: Nottingham Mechanics Institute, Nottingham
Saturday, 13th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An evening with Ghada Karmi, discussing Palestine
ghada karmiGhada Karmi was born in Jerusalem and was forced to leave her home with her family as a result of Israel’s creation in 1948. The family moved to England in 1949. She practised as a doctor, working as a specialist in the health of migrants and refugees. She held a number of research appointments on Middle Eastern politics and culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and in the Universities of Durham and Leeds.
Her most recent books include her memoirs In Search of Fatima: a Palestinian Life and Return. The former is a beautifully written account of her childhood and the creation of her life in the diaspora. Return reflects her sad experiences of going back to Palestine to try to work with the Palestinian Authority, which revealed how difficult it will be to overcome the obstacles, internal and external, to a Palestinian state.
Tickets: £6/£4 including Palestinian snacks. Please buy tickets in advance due to limited capacity
A Bread and Roses event


Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham