Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 19:30

Online from the comfort of your own home.

Virtual First Thursday December

For our last First Thursday of the year we'll be joined by Adnan Al-Sayegh and Jenny Lewis reading poetry from Let Me Tell You What I Saw and Peter Benson reading from his new novel The Stromness Dinner.

We'll host our usual open mic following the readings which you can sign up to by emailing

Tickets are £2.74 (incl. admin fee) available via Eventbrite Details of how to join will be included in your confirmation email. 

We hope you can join us (festive themed readings/outfits welcome)!

About the books:

Let Me Tell You What I Saw: £12.99

Let Me Tell You What I Saw is the first publication as a dual language text (English/ Arabic) of substantial extracts from Adnan Al-Sayegh's epic poem Uruk's Anthem, one of the longest poems ever written in Arabic literature, which give voice to the profound despair of the Iraqi experience.

The Stromness Dinner: £9.99

Ed Beech is one half of Beech Building Services. He’s based in Bermondsey but no job’s too small, no distance too great. So when he’s asked to do some work on a house in Orkney, he loads the van with paint, tools and sandwiches, and takes off. He gets nervous around farm animals and large ships, and he’s never been so far north, but when he’s joined by Claire, his client’s city banker sister, he discovers that in Stromness, anything is possible.

Peter Benson’s compelling new novel continues his exploration of unlikely relationships, and paints a vivid picture of a place where all is not what it seems, but might be.