6 – 8pm @Metal Chauffeurs Cottage PE1 1YX
Metal is excited to host a brand new reading group in partnership with the Left Book Club. The Left Book Club is a not-for-profit subscription book club. It’s an affordable way to get a carefully-chosen list of the best books that explore world-changing ideas, direct to your door every month. Every book is printed in a unique edition and you can choose between 6 or 12 books a year. Previous titles include ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ by bell hooks, ‘Bread and Roses’ by Andrea D’Atri, ‘Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide’ by Lynsey Hanley and many more.
The reading group is a quarterly meet up to discuss the themes of a book released by the Left Book Club
For this session, the book we will be looking at is ‘The Anticapitalist Book of Fashion’ by Tansy E. Hoskins
Metal also has a few copies of the book that can be loaned out, please get in touch and we’d be happy to share these with you. Alternatively you can buy a copy here.
Don’t worry if you’ve not read the whole book, we will be using the book as a launch pad to discuss the general themes explored such as class, identity politics and socialism.
The reading group is free to attend and open to all, whether this is your first time discovering about the Left Book Club, or you’ve been an avid subscriber for many years. This is a chance to make new friends, gain new perspectives and step outside your comfort zone.
Interested but want to find out more? Get in touch with Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01733 893 077
Book you free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-left-book-club-peterborough-reading-group-tickets-379183196147
Running from the 15th – 22nd September Metal will be hosting a week-long series of activities around sustainable fashion, to learn more, have discussions and build new skills to proactively move towards a more sustainable future.
In partnership with Shado, Pluto Press and The Reading Room, these activities are part of a series of events happening across the UK as part of a wider program ‘An anti-capitalist fashion week’.
Drawing inspiration from Tansy E. Hoskins’ book ‘The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ and coinciding with London Fashion Week. The wider program seeks to uncover the roots of extractivism in the fashion industry and to celebrate the organisations shaping alternatives and building a different future.
Events will include a pop-up Mend and Mend Cafe, workshops in repurposing clothes and using natural dyes, as well as profiling sustainable fashion and creative businesses throughout the week.