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  • Singing for Our Lives – Housmans Launch 10 October 2018

    Come to Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DY on 10 October at 7pm to celebrate the launch of the latest HammerOn Press title, Singing for Our Lives: Stories from the Street Choirs. It’s £3 entry which can be redeemed against any in-store purchase. Members from the Campaign Choirs Writing Collective will talk…

  • Fat Craftivism…

    …courtesy of Allyson Mitchell. Wow!

  • A piece of sheet music styled as a flag with the text Campaign Choirs underneath

    Singing for Our Lives – New HammerOn Title

    We’ve got some news about a new HammerOn title. It’s called Singing for Our Lives and is written by the Campaign Choirs collective. It will be published – appropriately – on May 1st 2018. We’ll post more details about the book, as well as other HammerOn news, soon. Meanwhile enjoy this post, written by the…

  • Charlotte Cooper performs at #BodySpectacular this Friday

    On Friday night Charlotte Cooper, author of the HammerOn smash hit Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, will dance at the Wellcome Gallery as part of their Friday night #BodySpectacular programme. On her Obesity Timebomb blog Charlotte explains the background to the performance: “My friend E puts on events and curates things, as is the…

  • HammerOn Press Summer Sale!

    It’s summer sale time at HammerOn! You can get 20% off all our titles plus free shipping. All you need to do is input coupon ‘summer2016’ at the checkout. This offer is valid until 31 July 2016. Not familiar with all the books HammerOn have published? Check out the list below. Life is War: Surviving…

  • Reviews of HammerOn titles

    HammerOn titles are getting a fair bit of attention in academic journals and specialist press, and rightly so. In a review of Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, published in medical journal The Lancet, Tania Glyde writes: ‘In this public [obesity] discourse the voices of people who would be identified as obese are…

  • Life is War – London launch Photos

    What a brilliant couple of days we had in London this week celebrating the launch of Shannon Woodcock’s awesome Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Thanks to Eva Megias we have a beautiful set of images from Wednesday’s event at the Wiener Library, where the audience was treated to a captivating lecture. Massive…

  • Life is War – Events This Week!

    This week the city of London will be treated to the presence of Dr Shannon Woodcock, life historian supremo and author of the awe-inspiring Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania. Tuesday night we hit Housmans Book shop for an informal reading, followed by a Q & A. The reading starts at 7pm, and…

  • Furgons – Life is War blog

    For our next Life is War blog post, take a ride with Shannon in a furgon! *** “Oh çuni!” the driver waved to me from behind the wheel of the minivan, eager to fill the seats and hit the road before night fell. Çuni, pronounced choo-nee, literally means “boy,” and is used to address young…

  • Tirana – Life is War

    In the latest blog post written to celebrate the publication of her new book, Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania, Shannon Woodcock discusses how Albania’s capital city, Tirana, has changed in the 20th and 21st centuries. Be sure to check out details of Life is War events taking place late May/ early June…