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This week 20 – 26 November
Image Credit: Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley

This week 20 – 26 November

20 November 2017 Katie Da Cunha Lewin

At this time of year, you have to decide, is the Christmas music coming on or not yet? If you aren’t ready to start the festivities just yet, here are some certifiably non-Christmas events.

Grandmaster Flash

The name Grandmaster Flash is synonymous with early hip hop. In this hip hop block party, Grandmaster Flash tells you the story of the music, whilst playing some amazing music at South London’s Under the Bridge. One not to miss for hip hop fans.
 
Grandmaster Flash is performing at Under the Bridge on 20 November. Tickets £25.

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!   

We Are The Lions, Mr Manager! tells the story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick film processing factory strike.  This remarkable woman stood up for workers’ rights and drew attention to workplace exploitation, in an era when women were not expected to speak up in the workplace.  There is a Q&A on November 21 with Jack Dromey MP and award-winning journalist Amrit Wilson on the significance of this extraordinary story.
 
We Are The Lions, Mr Manager! is at Tara Theatre from 21 – 25 November. Tickets £15.
 

Jayaben Desai
 
Have I Got Fake News For You pub quiz
 
In this new age of ‘fake news’ it’s sometimes hard to know what to believe. In this quiz at The Book Club conspiracy theory psychologist Viren Swami and political psychologist Keith O’Brien, will sit on the panel to share their research and insights whilst you answer some questions.  This quiz will give you the opportunity to sort out the fact from the fiction.
 
Have I Got Fake News For You is at The Book Club Wednesday 22 November. Tickets £6.
 
Being A Man: What makes, and unmakes, a man?
 
This weekend sees a range of talks, events, workshops and performances thinking about what it means to be a man in the 21st Century.  Speakers include Robert Webb, Simon Amstell, Alan Hollinghurst, Kevin Powell, and Antonythasan Jesuthasan.  The weekend has something for all ages, from interactive workshops, like the Build a Dad session with LEGO, to irreverent stand-up comedy, with plenty of opportunity to discuss and think about the issues that are affecting men right now.
 
Being A Man: What makes, and unmakes, a man? from 24 November Sun 26 November, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Passes available, some events free.


Image credit: Southbank Centre/Belinda Lawley
 

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