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November 2019

One Man’s Terrorist — Daniel Finn Book Launch

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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The conflict in Northern Ireland was one of the most devastating in post-war Europe, claiming the lives of 3,500 people and injuring many more. This book is a riveting new history of the radical politics that drove a unique insurgency that emerged from the crucible of 1968. Based on extensive archival research, One Man’s Terrorist explores the relationship between the IRA, a clandestine army described as ‘one of the most ruthless and capable insurgent forces in modern history’, and the…

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Departing Shadows by Paul Charles — Book Launch

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of the new DI Christy Kennedy book by Paul Charles. DI Christy Kennedy returns in Departing Shadows, a deceit-laden tale of intrigue, which takes him from London to Brighton and back, and into the arms of the West End’s most celebrated up-and-coming actress, Nealey Dean. But all’s not well in vibrant Camden Town, as Kennedy investigates a death just outside a diplomatic compound, and finds his investigation immediately stymied by the invocation of diplomatic privilege.…

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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

Journey to the Edge – Enda O’Coineen Book Launch

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of adventure..... Enda O’Coineen became the first ever Irish entry to qualify for the Vendée Globe – one of the most arduous, challenging and dangerous events in sport. When he initially didn’t succeed in the solo circumnavigation due to a broken mast, his first instinct was to try again … and he sailed into the history books. In his daily jousts with the elements at sea, the entrepreneur concludes that for every risk there is…

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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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Fairies Don’t Exist: Michael O’Neill and Stephen Pierce Book Launch

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us to celebrate the launch of the first picture book by Belfast company Armchair & Rocket. Kitty just can’t get to sleep. It’s the fairies you see, they’re everywhere. Messing about, playing games, chasing each other, singing songs, dancing and demanding some very unusual sounding snacks. She knows she should be asleep, but what can she do? Dad will have to come and sort the fairies out. If only he’d believe her.

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No Alibis Shawcross Calendar Launch 2020

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
No Alibis, Botanic Avenue
Belfast, BT7 1JL United Kingdom
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Join us to raise a glass for the launch of the 2020 No Alibis calendar. As always, it's a collaboration with Neil Shawcross and signed copies will be available on the day.

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