His projects over the past two decades, Battle of Orgreave (2001), We’re Here Because We’re Here (2016) as well as the documentary Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 (2019) have influenced the conventional map of contemporary art.
Jeremy Deller enjoys critical acclaim in the UK and across the world. Art is Magic is the first book in which the artist reflects on the entirety of his career, his life and his art.
Art is Magic is a holistic and revealing account of the inspirations, passions and practices of one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, playful, political, provocative, borrowing from many forms and produced over many mediums.
Tuesday evening, 14 November 7pm to 8:30pm - at the library (or online)
Presented by Friends of Carnegie Library
Please come along for what promises to be a lively discussion and a fresh look at the future for public services (our NHS, our schools, our pensions, and yes even our libraries) and how to move beyond that old question which often ends all debate: "How ya gonna pay for it"?
Is it true the government has been on the verge of bankruptcy? Is paying for a green transition more than the government can afford? Is the pensions triple-lock leaving no money for schools and libraries? Do we need billionaires to fund the NHS? If you’re a housing or health campaigner or you just really care about public services, this talk will open your eyes to a new way of understanding ‘how we pay for it’. Don’t miss it!
Deborah Harrington is co-author of the last chapter in the recently published Modern Monetary Theory: key insights, leading thinkers, which includes chapters by leading MMT economists and activists from the US and the UK. The book is a project of The Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies.
The Gower Initiative is part of a growing international movement which challenges the economic orthodoxy of the last four decades - of austerity. The Initiative was founded by a group of five women with a keen interest in politics and economics from a lay perspective rather than an academic one.
Co-director of Public Matters, an independent research and information partnership focused on public service -- Advisory Board member of The Gower Initiative. From 2017-2020 Public Matters provided the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Health in All Policies in the House of Commons.
Deborah Harrington's chapter, co-authored with Jessica Ormerod her co-director at Public Matters, is entitled "Modern Monetary Theory and public policy in the United Kingdom".
Tuesday evening, 10 October 7pm to 8:30pm - at the library and online
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, Stephen Bourne's War to Windrush explores the lives of Britain's immigrant community through the experiences of Black British women during the period spanning from the beginning of World War II to the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948.
In those short years, Black British women performed an integral role in keeping the country functioning and set the stage for the arrival of other Black Britons on the Empire Windrush. The book shows first-hand what life was like in Britain for Black women through photography and evocative prose.
War to Windrush is a celebration of multiculturalism and immigration, much needed in today’s political climate. For more information about Stephen's Black British history books go to www.stephenbourne.co.uk
Organised and presented by the Friends of Carnegie Library
Singalong of wartime favourites, with Annie Bright -
Thursday at 2:30 pm 28 September
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