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Dave Haslam – Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor

Wednesday 20th March, 7pm Venue tbc

The writer, broadcaster and legendary DJ Dave Haslam will be with us in Chorley this March to talk about his evocative memoir Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor, a book recommended by Q Magazine “for fans of club culture, pop music, youthful exuberance and grown-up wisdom”.

Q&A and book-signing to follow.

Tickets released soon! To register your interest, get in touch with the bookshop with your name, contact email and number of tickets required.

Venue tbc.

Maxine Peake reading ‘Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor’ chapter titles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1ubRYKBoPU

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

Monday 25th February, 7.30pm

St Michael’s High School, Chorley

Join us for an evening with the world’s most experienced trauma surgeon David Nott, to hear about the amazing story of his working life.
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital.
The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.
Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe – whether war or natural disaster – was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets.

War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

Tickets: £22 (entry & signed book) or £10 entry only (includes discount off a book purchased on the night) available from the bookshop (01257 262773) or online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/david-nott-war-doctor-surgery-on-the-front-line-tickets-54861282573?fbclid=IwAR3UjUcv6rxwJ4qi1yFI8zUuQLd-bkJiw7268dhyI3AAGPzye6uu5S39VQM

Venue: Training Suite, St Michael’s CE High School

Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Cookbook of the Month

Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start

Cookbook of the Month for January – 20% off

Image for Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start : Kick start your new year with all the recipes from Tom's BBC TV series and more
    Tom Kerridge shows you how to be the boss in the kitchen and eat well every day, thanks to more than 100 brilliant recipes to give you and your family a fresh start. What’s for dinner tonight? Recycle that takeaway menu, step away from the microwave and make the most of the amazing British produce with some real home-cooked food from Tom’s BBC TV series!Tuck into a quick peanut chicken stir-fry or flavour-packed butternut squash and chickpea curry. At the weekend, Tom’s Greek-style roast lamb makes the perfect family feast, and why not get the kids involved in the cooking too?It’s very easy to fall into the busy-life trap, especially when ready meals are so convenient.

    But Tom Kerridge has learnt from experience how important it is to take control over what you eat for the sake of your health and happiness. Now he wants to show you how easy it is to cook amazing meals at home, whether you’re short on time or lack confidence in the kitchen. Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start is not a diet book, but it is about taking control.

    If you cook from scratch, you know exactly what is going into your food and can take responsibility for everything that you and your family eat. And with Tom’s guidance, you know it will taste amazing too! Including more than 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, quick and easy meals, lighter dishes, veggie suppers, batch cooking, weekend feasts and sweet treats. `Tom is the perfect person to kick us into a fresh start this new year’ GQ

    Visit The Bees on Chorley Market to sample some of the recipes!