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May 2019

Aesop’s Fables (Carlo Gébler/Gavin Weston Book Launch)

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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FREE

About the Book There persists a belief that Aesop was a glib moral writer who told nicely contrived little stories calculated to improve the young. That would puzzle him to no end. He didn’t ever see himself as a children person. His tales were made for adults. By times crude, bawdy, fickle, lively, inconsistent and ludic, just like life, the tales he contrived were always various, but never simply didactic, or prescriptive. There may be talking foxes and flying gods…

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Maurice Leitch ‘Gone to Ground’ Book Launch

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Gone to Ground, Maurice Leitch’s first new novel since Seeking Mr Hare, is a gripping portrait of Spain in the aftermath of its Civil War and explores how individuals act while living under a dictatorship. Gone to Earth is a historical novel that raises issues as pertinent today, it is perceptive and compassionate. ABOUT GONE TO GROUND: A civil war leaves behind many secrets. On the Torremolinos coast survivors of Spain’s Civil War and those foreigners with reasons of their…

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June 2019

Her Crooked Heart-Concert & Album Launch 29/06/19 7.30pm

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£12.00

With To Love To Leave To Live, Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship to deliver a personal and profound musical soliloquy on love, leaving and the…

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