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November 2019

Fothermather – Gail McConnell Pamphlet Launch

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Fothermather is an exploration of parenthood beyond the categories of ‘mother’ and ‘father’, and a celebration of new life in new language. ‘What am I to you? Mother? Father? Neither? Like cells, names split & double, unified.’ - from ‘Untitled / Villanelle’ With a playfully genderqueer title containing both ‘father’ and ‘mother’, Fothermather explores love, language and forms of attachment beyond biology. Bobbing in its sea, we find the seahorse: the curious queer creature who patterns the pages. Playful, political…

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Built On Sand — Paul Scraton Book Launch

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for a Book Launch. Paul returns to No Alibis Bookstore to launch his book, Built on Sand. Berlin: long-celebrated as a city of artists and outcasts, but also a city of teachers and construction workers. A place of tourists and refugees, and the memories of those exiled and expelled. A city named after marshland; if you dig a hole, you’ll soon hit sand. The stories of Berlin are the stories BUILT ON SAND. A wooden town, laid waste…

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Darren Beckett Trio featuring Stéphane Mercier

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Darren Beckett Drums Stéphane Mercier alto Sax Dave Redmond bass Having met each other in the mid 90’s in New York City, Darren and Stéphane struck up a musical and personal friendship. Over the years Darren and Stéphane have toured together in Europe, having both located back to Europe they continue to perform and record together on a more regularly basis. After studying at Berklee College of Music in the nineties, Belgian saxophonist Stéphane Mercier settles for seven years in…

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The Lammisters – Declan Burke Book Launch

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of a novel, The Lammisters, by Declan Burke, published by No Alibis Press. 'The Lammisters opens a wormhole to a world I never want to leave ... Hilarious, atmospheric and super smart.' (Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl) ‘Declan Burke is one funny bastard. With The Lammisters, he has presented us not alone with a book full of bootleggers, starlets, pirates, movie moguls and knaves in a Damon Runyon/Blackadder mash-up, but he also conducts a forensic analysis…

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December 2019

Ian Sansom “Double” Launch Baby! Join us for the launch of Reading Room and the Redstone Diary 2020

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Ian Sansom: Reading Room and Redstone Diary 2020 Launch The Reading Room This is a playful and provocative collection of 365 extracts sourced from the British Library's collections. Selected to challenge and inform the reader, each excerpt is accompanied by the unique shelfmark number of the source publication. Encompassing a wide range of great works in literature, poetry, essays and letters, historical and scientific treatises, and including beloved and popular authors as well as controversial writers, each extract will encourage…

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Jack Gillen trio w/ Darren Beckett and Phil Donnelly

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Jack Gillen began his musical life at age 7, studying classical guitar avidly before discovering Jimi Hendrix at age 15. This discovery opened up pathways into blues, jazz, rock and soul music, and ushered in an obsession with the electric guitar. After studying Jazz for 3 years at Leeds College of Music between 2010-2013, Jack returned to his hometown of London, cutting his teeth as a session guitarist/ co-writer/ musical director/ producer, working with artists in many different musical settings.…

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