September 2017 Wednesday
The Isle of Dogs: Protests of the ’80s
In the last 30 years the Isle of Dogs has changed beyond recognition. As the old London Docks shut down the area was rebranded as Docklands and transformed into a base for global capital. But many Islanders fought back, mounting a struggle that’s explored in a small, free exhibition at the Tower Hamlets archives. For more information visit towerhamletsarts.org.uk
September 2017 Tuesday
Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened
As part of London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival will present Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman nominated for US president by a major party. In a candid interview, she’ll discuss her most personal memoir to date, What Happened, which depicts a tumultuous election that had the world on tenterhooks, filled with breathtaking highs and lows, stranger-than-fiction twists and allegations of sexism and Russian interference. In her memoir, she describes what it was like to run against opponent Donald Trump and the extreme scrutiny she has been placed under in her position as a strong woman in the public eye. She discusses the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up after an historically unprecedented election, where her defeat led to protests across the United States and throughout the world. In this, her only London appearance, she talks about the rituals, relationships and reading that got her back on her feet, and what the experience has taught her about life.