The Investigatory Powers Bill of Theresa May’s government has just been passed by the House of Lords. Now more than ever we must reflect on the meaning and defend the importance of personal freedom and civil liberties. As Silkie Carlo writes in the Independent “These freedoms allow our thoughts, opinions and personalities to flourish and develop – they are the very core of democracy”.
So please join us this Saturday at 5pm in the shop when we welcome authors Cassandra Passarelli, Liam Hogan, Carolyn Eden and Katy Darby to read a selection of stories and poems inspired by the Magna Carta and to celebrate the publication of Liberty Tales by Arachne Press.
2015 marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and Arachne Press celebrated with an evening of stories, poetry and song on the subject of Liberty. The call out continued until the end of the year, and the collected and eclectic responses have been published in Liberty Tales.
Liberty, personal, and legal, is the starting point of this wide ranging collection of responses to the Magna Carta, some directly relating to specific clauses of the document signed by King John, others more concerned with how we experience and search after freedom in the 21st Century, particularly with the Human Rights Act constantly under scrutiny.
This event will be our third Locomotrix event.