Thursday 14 September 2017
Theatre RACC Parkshot
7.30 – 9pm, £12
David Aaronovitch, Times columnist, broadcaster and author talks on his book, Party Animals: My Family and Other communists.
David Aaronovitch grew up in Communist Great Britain – a Britain hidden from view for most, but for those on the inside it was a life filled with picket lines, militant trade unions, solidarity rallies for foreign Communists, the Red Army Choir, copies of the Daily Mirror, all underpinned by a love of the Soviet Union.
David Aaronovitch is a regular columnist for The Times, and author of Paddling to Jerusalem: An Aquatic Tour of Our Small Country (2000), Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History (2009) and Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists (2016). He won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2001, and the What the Papers Say ‘Columnist of the Year’ award for 2003. He previously wrote for The Independent and The Guardian.
Street food available from 6.30pm
Door & bar 7pm, talk starts 7.30pm
Past events have included evening talks from Vince Cable and from Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE both in conversation with Paddy O’Connell, a talk from Matthew Taylor the RSA Chief Executive, and a talk about Turner’s House in Twickenham from Catherine Parry-Wingfield Chair of the Turner House Trust, Sophie Walker (leader of the Women’s Equality Party), a Companion Cycling Event in Bushey Park, and a Plant & Cake Sale & Raffle.
We have also been a supported charity at the local Waitrose branches.
See our past events page for more information.
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