Kate Charlesworth, Sigrid Nielsen, Bob Orr
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Join cartoonist Kate Charlesworth and Lavender Menace Queer Books Archive For the launch of a new range of cards and bookmarks!
Kate, author and illustrator of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide has created exclusive portraits of queer writers for Lavender Menace and if you join us for this informal wee gathering you'll be the first to see her unveil them – and find out how you can help us establish our queer archive!
Lavender Menace first opened as a lesbian and gay bookshop in Edinburgh in 1982. Founded by Sigrid Nielsen and Bob Orr, the name was revived in 2019, as part of the Stonewall 50 celebrations and it's been a huge privilege to collaborate with the original dynamic duo in keeping the original bookshop's spirit alive!
*Please note that masks will be required at this event (as with all Lighthouse events).
*Accessibility: All events will be professionally filmed & livestreamed. The Roxy is wheelchair accessible (including toilets) and we'll have provisions for neurodivergent guests including stims, quiet space and colour-coded lanyards.
*Events are £5 or free -we completely understand paying for one or two events and then getting free spots for others. The Radical Book Fair is entirely bookshop run and ticket sales are vital to keeping the fair sustainable and paying all our speakers so all support is heartily welcome!
*Featured books: The book & ticket option will select the most recently published book at any given event, if you’re not sure which book you want or don’t want that featured book, then buy a £5 voucher ticket that can be used for any of the books below.
*If you'd like to help make the book fair accessible to more folks, please consider adding to our pay-it-forward fund HERE.