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August 2019

Stephen Sexton – If All the World and Love Were Young Book Launch

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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'Every poem in this book is a marvel. Taken all together they make up a work of almost miraculous depth and beauty' Sally Rooney Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection When Stephen Sexton was young, video games were a way to slip through the looking glass; to be in two places at once; to be two people at once. In these poems about the death of his mother, this moving, otherworldly narrative takes us through the levels…

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September 2019

David Blake Knox – The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer Book Launch

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Just after Christmas in 1973, Thomas Niedermayer, manager of Grundig's Northern Ireland factory, was bundled into a car outside his home in West Belfast. He was never seen alive again by his friends or family. Thomas and Ingeborg Niedermayer had survived the horrors of the Second World War to build a new life for their family in Northern Ireland, only to be caught up in a conflict with which they had no direct connection. His kidnapping was planned by one…

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Linwood Barclay – Elevator Pitch – Book Launch

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

  Join us for the Launch of Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay. Linwood returns to No Alibis Bookstore to launch his latest novel, Elevator Pitch. “Read Elevator Pitch as soon as possible. It’s one hell of a suspense novel.” ―Stephen King   It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds,…

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Damon Brown Trio, with Darren Beckett and Sean Drabitt

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£15.00

Damon Brown is one of the UK’s leading jazz trumpet players and composers. Born in Manchester (UK) he studied the trumpet at the Leeds College of Music and London’s Guildhall School of Music . In the 90’s Damon played and toured with many pop and dance stars including: Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, The Specials, and The Pasadenas. With the London Acid Jazz Group, Push and the DJ Gilles Peterson he made the first of many visits to Japan. In the…

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Shirley-Anne McMillan – Every Sparrow Falling Book Launch

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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'Be nice to the majority of people and they won't bother you much. Don't get too involved. Have a laugh but keep your distance.' These are the words 16-year-old Cariad lives by. She's just been placed in yet another foster home, this time with an elderly Christian couple in a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland. Cariad knows how to play this game. She'll toe the line just enough that her new foster parents don't ask what she…

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October 2019

Mary Costello & Linda Grant (Belfast International Arts Festival)

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 – £6

Two critically acclaimed novelists tackle the search for the meaning of home. In Mary Costello’s The River Capture, Luke O’Brien has left Dublin for a quiet life by the River Sullane, where the serenity of this riverside retreat in West Cork is soon unsettled. A Stranger City by Linda Grant is immersed in the clamour and calamity of contemporary London, when a dead body found caught in the chains of HMS Belfast on the Thames begins the search for a…

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This Brutal House with Niven Govinden (Belfast International Arts Festival)

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 – £6

Drag ball culture, for years an LGBTQ+ subculture, has come into the mainstream eye through TV shows and drag clubs. Niven Govinden’s This Brutal House illuminates themes of race, gender, and sexual orientation within society through the lens of the vogue ball community. On the steps of New York’s City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community – queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Children,…

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Exquisite Cadavers with Meena Kandasamy (Belfast International Arts Festival)

October 28 @ 7:00 pm
£5 – £6

Meena Kandasamy combines her love for the written word with the struggle for social justice through poetry, translation, fiction and essays. Her second novel, When I Hit You: Or, The Portrait of the Writer As A Young Wife (Atlantic, 2017), a complex tale of abuse exploring intellectual and physical cruelty, was a work of autofiction lifting the veil on the silence surrounding domestic violence and marital rape in India. Her latest novel, Exquisite Cadavers, is an extraordinary formally-inventive, beautiful at…

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November 2019

Lowborn with Kerry Hudson (Belfast International Arts Festival)

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

A powerful, personal agenda-changing exploration of poverty in today’s Britain. Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries, living in B&Bs and council flats. She scored eight out of ten on the Adverse Childhood Experiences measure of childhood trauma. Twenty years later, Kerry’s life is unrecognisable. She’s a…

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Darren Beckett Trio featuring Stéphane Mercier

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£15

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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