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Dementia Awareness Week
A series of drop-in sessions around the county offering advice and information on dementia and the local services on offer. All sessions will take place between 11am-3pm except the event at Farnham Library which will take place between 2.30-4pm.
Free drop-in event.
Damian Barr: A 80's Memoir Get It Together
Get it together, Damian Barr's light-hearted first book, spoke to a generation of twenty somethings about what he termed their "quarterlife" crisis. The darkly witty memoir, Maggie and Me, will be published in May and is Damien's account of growing up in Thatcherite Britain where the "blonde bogeywoman" is just one of the problems he encounters alongside an abusive stepfather, a creepily glamorous stepmother, the threat of AIDS, coming out and surviving the streets of Glasgow. Each chapter examines the impact of Margaret Thatcher's policies on Damian and his family and offers a unique view, both political and personal, of the 1980s.
“Out of poverty, brutality and prejudice, Damian Barr builds something riveting, touching and painfully funny. His account of growing up under Thatcher’s regime defines the experience of a generation. At once personal and universal, Maggie and Me is a work of stealthy genius.” – Maggie O’Farrell
Damian is very interested in social trends. He is the man behind the Shoreditch Literary Salon and The Reading Weekend. He is the world’s first ever “reader in residence” and spends one month a year living in hotels reading stories aloud to guests while dressed in his pyjamas.
We have two lots of books worth £100 each, kindly donated by publisher, Bloomsbury, to give away to two lucky readers on the night. Come along and try your luck!
After there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Tickets are £5, including refreshments.
Book online using credit/debit cards
Telephone credit/debit cards bookings on 01483 543599. A small handling charge will apply.
Tickets can also be bought in person from Woking library