Saturday, November 14, 2009

Alternative media birthdays

It is SchNEWS's 15th birthday next week, as well as issue
700. Mighty landmarks for pushers of radical literature you might
think, but still greatly in the shadows of London's premier
radical bookshop, Housmans, which marks 50 years operating as a
radical bookshop from the same building this week.

The King's Cross hang out, innocently named Peace House, stock
the widest range of 'out there' books, zines and pamphlets
in the country (and now all available for purchase online!) and have
always acted as a support hub for local like-minded communities
- which certainly must have been many and varied given the
sweeping cultural fashion shifts since 1959.

Five decades of political subversives, anarchists and pacifists
continually in the same building... we can only imagine the state of
the carpet.

To celebrate their miraculous longevity they are having a big bash
with poetry, comedy and music - from protest folk to very 21st
century-style DJ's spinnin' til the wee hours on November
14th, 3pm-2am at The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, King's Cross,
London N1 OAX.

For line up and info see www.housmans.com/peacehouse.php