Forthcoming Events at Curious Fox

Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7.30pm
Join us to discuss the book of the month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Newcomers always welcome. Registration not necessary, just turn up at the right time and be prepared to discuss the book!

During the Summer, we will hold the book club outdoors in the area just in front of the shop. We advise that you bring your own refreshments!
In the event of rain etc., we will move indoors.

Book Launch: Machine Readable Me by Zara Rahman

16 November, 8.00pm
Join Zara Rahman and Anasuya Sengupta in conversation about Rahman's new book "Machine Readable Me: The Hidden Ways Technology Shapes Our Identities" (404 Ink).
They’ll discuss the ways in which data about who we are influences the paths available to us in life; interrogate the intersections of ubiquitous technology with social justice movements, and consider what alternatives are available to us that grant us agency and dignity.

Zara Rahman is a British-Bangladeshi researcher, writer and moderator based in Berlin, whose interests lie at the intersection of power, technology and justice. She is the author of "Machine Readable Me: The Hidden Ways Technology Shapes Our Identities", published in October 2023 by 404 Ink. She has held fellowships at Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves on the board at Saheli, a non profit providing support and refuge to women of colour fleeing domestic abuse.

Anasuya Sengupta is a poet, writer and Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?, a global multilingual campaign to centre the knowledges of marginalised communities (the minoritised majority of the world) online. She is a co-founder and advisor to Numun Fund (the first feminist tech fund for and from the Global South), the former Chief Grantmaking Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and the former Regional Program Director at the Global Fund for Women. Anasuya is a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute. She is on the Scholars’ Council for UCLA’s Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and the advisory committee for MIT’s Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS).

Free entry. Doors at 19.30.
The event will start at 20:00.

Past Events

The following are a selection of past events at Curious Fox

Why read Brigitte Reimann?

Wednesday 29 March, 8pm
The recent publication of Brigitte Reimann’s novella Siblings by Penguin Classics follows the translation over the past few years of the East German writer’s diaries into English. Both the novella and the diaries speak to the experience of a young, politically engaged woman in the GDR of the 1950s and 1960s. So why the interest now? Reimann’s translator Lucy Jones speaks with Paul Scraton about the importance of the writer’s work fifty years on from her untimely death, about how her work explores a society that attempted to position itself as far away from the horrors of Nazism as possible, and why she remains relevant today.

Isn't Everything Poetry?

Every 1st Tuesday of the Month
Postponed until further notice.
February 4th 2014 to March 5th 2020 and nearly every month in between.
"Isn't Everything Poetry?" is a monthly event featuring poets, authors and spoken-word performers & an open mic.

Previous guests at Isn't Everything Poetry? include A. E. Sadeghipour, Adam Flint, Alex Bodea, Alistair Noon, Amanda Hohenberg, Andrew Shields, Bernadette Geyer, Camilla Nelson, Candice Nembhard, Catherine Hales, Craig Teatime, Dean Browne, Demi Anter, Donna Stonecipher, Dusty-Anne Rhodes, Elly Jarvis, Emeka Ene, Golnoosh Nour, Gorjeoux, Grace Evangeline Holme, Hamza Beg, Hannah Goldstein, Ida Loggert, Ilia Kitup, Jaiksana Amarüda José, James Coon, Jane Flett, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Jenny Browne, Jeremy Whitehurst, Jeroen Nieuwland, Joel Scott, Julia Bell, Julia Groom, Julian Clyne, Kate McNaughton, Ken Shakin, Laila Zaidi Touis, Leigh Sauerwein, Marcus O'Shea, Mark Tardi, Michael Haeflinger, Michael Lederer, Musa Okwonga, Nicola Goldberg, Nisha Bhakoo, Peter Bakowski, Peter Hughes, Phil Smith, Philip Henderson, Priscilla Bergey, Rasp Thorne, Rhianna Ilube, Robert Stastny, Ron Edward, Rose Warner Miles, Rosie Allabarton, Sam Davis, Sam Langer, Sarah McKee, Seth Nunez, Síofra McSherry, Sister Chain, Stuart Braun, Subhashini Kaligotla, Turlach O Broin, Vijay Khurana.

We are extremely grateful to the above for their contribution to Isn't Everything Poetry? & to what helps to make running an independent bookshop fun and worthwhile. We look forward to a time post-Corona when we can welcome poets and writers and an audience back to Curious Fox.

Quiz Night

Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Postponed until further notice.
Quiz Night follows the traditional table quiz or pub quiz format popular in the British Isles. There are rounds of questions on varying subjects including Current Affairs, Arts & Literature, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Music & our infamous rapid-fire buzzer-round where participants are encouraged to bring their own buzzer (something handheld that makes a unique noise). There is 2 Euro charge per person with a cash prize for the winning team.

Quiz Night will return to our schedule when it is safe & legal to gather together indoors again.