Cityread London 2017 – coming soon…..

Cityread 2017

For more information about Cityread London 2017 visit but in the meantime here are some of the activities that will be taking place across London – be prepared to be transported!

Giordano Bruno needs YOU!

Cecily Ashe has been murdered, strange occult symbols carved into her flesh. Her body lies at the Charterhouse. The queen’s spymaster, Walsingham, suspects links to a plot to overthrow the crown and calls on international man of mystery, Giordano Bruno to recruit a band of fellow spies – men and women of equally shady backgrounds – to help him uncover the truth.

Will you join him?

Get ready to don your cloak and explore the historic cloisters of the Charterhouse, hearing from Bruno himself about the facts surrounding Cecily’s murder, the dark omens that are being whispered and the secrets of Mary Stuart’s supporters.

Click here for tickets

Magical books: new date added!

magical booksDue to huge demand for our book handling workshop at the Royal College of Physicians, we’re delighted to announce a second date on 19 April.  Join us as we turn the pages of volumes from ‘the finest collection of books to be found in the kingdom’: the library of Dr John Dee.  Rare books expert Katie Birkwood will lead this hands-on session in the atmospheric surroundings of the Royal College of Physicians, as you delve into the fact and fiction surrounding one of Tudor England’s most enigmatic and intriguing characters.

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Eat like an Elizabethan

Polly RussellAcclaimed chef Paul Merrett (Saturday Kitchen) has teamed up with food historian Polly Russell (Back in Time for Dinner, pictured) to create a four course feast inspired by the lavish banquets of the 16th century. Join Prophecy author S.J. Parris, Polly and Paul for this festival highlight, as we discover how the Elizabethans ate, while we tuck in.

Click here for tickets to the Cityread Supper Club.


All aboard the Golden Hinde

Golden HindeFor this year’s big book giveaway we’re going totally Tudor. We’ll be gifting 1000 copies of Prophecy from  Sir Francis Drake’s famous galleon from 4pm on Friday 31 March.
Come say hey nonny nonny and pick up your copy from our jester and town crier in Borough Market. Then step on deck to get it signed by S.J. Parris herself, as the Golden Hinde lowers its gangplank free of charge for Cityreaders.


The British in India – exhibition at Ealing Road Library

ALAG are proud to be associated with the Indo-British Heritage Trust to bring you a vibrant and informative exhibition celebrating over 400 years of the relationship between India and Britain.

IBHT exhibition 2

The exhibition panels can be viewed at Ealing Road Library during opening hours. ALAG would like to thank the Indo-British Heritage Trust, Brent Museum and Brent Libraries for their on-going support.

If you are interested in Indo – British history then look out for the following books written by Kusoom Vadgama and available to borrow from Brent Libraries:


Madam Rehana Roohi is chief guest at Brent Urdu Poetry Group

The Brent Urdu Poetry Group in conjunction with ALAG met again on Sunday 5th February for another successful Mushaira event. This time the venue was Ealing Road Library where the comfortable surroundings and library environment was much appreciated by poets and guests alike.

Madam Rehana Roohi a renowned Poetess from Pakistan was chief guest and the Mushaira (poetry recital) was presided by Bazme Sukhan London patron-in-chief Mr Aqeel Danish.

Mushaira stage Secretary was Sohail Zarrar Khalish who worked with ALAG members and organised the event attended by 40 Urdu poetry enthusiasts. Many thanks to Brent Libraries and staff at Ealing Road Library for their help and support.

The picture shows event organisers and some of the guests who attended and made the event such a success.

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