Events

Upcoming Events

QP book festival

Queens Park Book Festival - 18th and 19th September 2021

We're back at the Queens Park Book Festival this September and looking forward to meeting you all in person for a fantastic weekend in our local park!

  • Dr. Waheed Arian in conversation with Tom Goodman - Queen's Park Community Tent - 12:30 pm, Saturday 18th September 2021

NHS A&E doctor Waheed Arian discusses his extraordinary life and his book In the Wars: A Doctor’s Story of Conflict, Survival and Saving Lives with Tom Goodman.

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  • No Direction Home Refugee Stand Up Comedy -

Following their uproarious 2019 debut at the Queen’s Park Community Tent, stand-up comedians from the ‘No Direction Home’ comedy collective will delight you with their wit and wisdom. With Edin Suljic and Krishna Vytelingum, hosted by performer and comedian Krzysia Balinska.

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Past Events

Christy Lefteri

The Inaugural Salusbury World Annual Conversation with Christy Lefteri - 19th May 2021

We had a brilliant online event with Christy Lefteri, author of the International bestseller The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

Christy was in conversation with writer and campaigner Melissa Benn. They discussed refugee issues, Christy's million-selling book ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’, and her upcoming book ‘Songbirds’.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

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Ruth Padel on migration and survival in poetry and prose - 16th September 2020

Award-winning poet Ruth Padel shared her reflections on her new book 'we are all from somewhere else', about migration and survival in poetry and prose, in an online event hosted by Salusbury World trustee Tom Goodman.

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Hashi Mohamed 'People Like Us' Book Launch - 11th February 2020

Barrister, broadcaster and and author Hashi Mohamed was in conversation with Judith Enright, headteacher at Queens Park Community School. They discussed social mobility, education and his recently released book, 'People like Us'.

No Direction home

Queen's Park Book Festival - 29th and 30th June 2019

We were proud to be a festival partner for the 2019 Queen's Park Book Festival, an annual celebration of literature in the heart of our local community.

Our first event was with the award-winning novelist and author of 'The Ungrateful Refugee' Dina Nayeri, in conversation with barrister, author and acclaimed journalist Jennifer Nadel. The discussion focused on Dina's work and her own experience as a refugee. Dina was largely talking about her book, and was very funny as well as thought-provoking & challenging.

Our second event was a comedy show called 'No Direction Home', with four fantastic performers: Nour-Ani Sisserian, Usman Khalid, Majid Adin, and Araskh Farahani. The renowned actor Jason Isaacs also kindly opened this event. The No Direction Home stand-up programme is run by Counterpoints Arts to show a unique new course for refugees and migrants.

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