Book Presentations

11 Nov

Fashioning James Bond
By: BRAMS | Published On: 11/11/21 3:42 am

Join author Llewella Chapman as she explores the costumes that made James Bond a star!

Launching her first monograph, Fashioning James Bond: Costume, Gender and Identity in the World of 007 (Bloomsbury, 2021), Llewella Chapman will be discussing her journey from researching the history of the costumes and fashions in the James Bond films to the writing and publication of her book.

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25 Oct

New York Art Deco
By: BRAMS | Published On: 25/10/21 11:43 pm

A native New Yorker, architectural historian, and former long-time staff member of New York’s Landmarks Commission, Anthony W. Robins offers an unforgettable virtual tour of Art Deco New York through his webinar, based on his most recent book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, which won a New York Society Library “New York City Book Award” in 2018.

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25 Oct

Our Class
By: BRAMS | Published On: 25/10/21 3:44 am

Politics and Prose welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to speak about his new book "Our Class".

The author will be joined in conversation with Boris Franklin, a graduate of Rutgers University, who was incarcerated for eleven years and who was one of the principal authors of the play Caged, written by Chris Hedges' first class at East Jersey State Prison.

The new book by Chris Hedges exposes the terrible crucible and injustice of America's penal system and the struggle by those trapped within its embrace to live lives of dignity, meaning, and purpose.


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18 Oct

The Last Witches of England
By: BRAMS | Published On: 18/10/21 2:11 am

Come along to this fascinating talk by historian Dr John Callow and let him present his latest work.

On the morning of Thursday 29 June 1682, a magpie came rasping, rapping and tapping at the window of a prosperous Devon merchant.

Frightened by its appearance, his servants and members of his family had, within a matter of hours, convinced themselves that the bird was an emissary of the devil sent by witches to destroy the fabric of their lives.

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14 Oct

Adire Queen - The Power of African Art
By: BRAMS | Published On: 14/10/21 2:11 am

The life of Chief Nike Okundaye, the famous Nigerian artist and owner of the biggest art gallery in West Africa, is discussed by her biographer Kofo Adeleke.

Nike's own brand of philosophy and philanthropy has driven her life and helped to lift thousands of people out of poverty.

Kofo Adeleke is a development consultant with a focus on environmental sustainability and heritage conservation. She authored a Biography of Níkę – "Bàtà Mi á Dún Ko Ko Kà" that gives a deep insight into the African art, female artists, textile history, the use of indigo, and fashion.


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