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February 2019

JOHN BLEK- THISTLE & THORN ALBUM LAUNCH

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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£10.00

John Blek - Thistle & Thorn Album Launch Join us to celebrate the Launch of John's new album, entitled,  Thistle & Thorn. It was recorded between Clonakilty, Co. Cork and Louisville, Kentucky during the early part of 2018. It features numerous collaborations with longtime musical partners Brian Casey and Davie Ryan as well as the addition of the ethereal voice of Joan Shelley and melodious fingerstyle folk guitar of Nathan Salsburg. This is John’s most complete and ambitious work to…

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March 2019

NOIReland International Crime Fiction Festival

March 8 - March 10
Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom
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BIGGER. BETTER. DEADLIER. Featuring some of the biggest names in crime: Ann Cleeves, Anthony Horowitz, Belinda Bauer, James Swalllow, Denise Mina and Stuart MacBride. And we will be welcoming some fantastic names from television crime drama, including the team behind RTE’s hit series Taken Down and Love/Hate. PLUS....Just confirmed JACK-A-NOIR-Y... Grab yourself a nightcap, settle down and listen to NOIRELAND’s bedtime story for grown-ups. Welcome to Jack-a-NOIR-y, a truly special event. Watch the moon rise over Belfast in the stunning…

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April 2019

A Book Of Bones By John Connolly- Launch. Crescent Arts Centre

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1NH United Kingdom
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FREE

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE. NOW IN CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE. No Alibis Bookstore in association with Hodder  invite you to the Launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly This is event is FREE, but spaces are limited. Please reserve your place by clicking on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of this page. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him . . . The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series. He is our best…

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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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FREE

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

Rachael Hegarty – May Day 1974 – Book Launch

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Racael Hegarty's latest collection of poetry, "May Day 1974". About this Book Rachael Hegarty’s May Day 1974 is an act of remembrance and reclamation. It not only commemorates each innocent victim of those bombings but restores a sense of their unique individuality; a deeper understanding of the lives they were leading and the stolen lives they might have led; the dreams they possessed and the dreams they were denied the chance to ever see…

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“LOST YOU” – BOOK LAUNCH STUART NEVILLE / HAYLEN BECK

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Haylen Beck's latest novel , "Lost You" on Wednesday 26th June at 6.30pm Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of Stuart Neville, an acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and made best-of-year lists with numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. Stuart will be in conversation with Steve Cavanagh This event is free

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Book Launch – Kieran Connell & Tom Hulme

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for the Launch of two new titles by Kieran Connell and Tom Hulme.   About the Books....   Black Handsworth, by Kieran Connell. In 1980s Britain, while the country failed to reckon with the legacies of its empire, a black, transnational sensibility was emerging in its urban areas. In Handsworth, an inner-city neighborhood of Birmingham, black residents looked across the Atlantictoward African and Afro-Caribbean social and political cultures and drew upon them while navigating the inequalities of their…

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Still Worlds Turning – New Short Fiction – Book Launch

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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With an introduction from June Caldwell (Room Little Darker, 2017), Still Worlds Turning presents new stories from the following contributors: Niall Bourke, Lucy Caldwell, Jan Carson, Judyth Emanuel, Wendy Erskine, Louise Farr, Lauren Foley, Ian Green, Daniel Hickey, Michael Holloway, Suzanne Joinson, Niamh MacCabe, Laura-Blaise McDowell, Gerard McKeown, Mandy Taggart, Catherine Talbot, Sam Thompson, Joanna Walsh, Dawn Watson, Eley Williams. Piease join us to celebrate the publication of this truly wonderful collection. RSVP info@noalibispress.com Refreshments WILL be served   If,…

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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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