Pack your panniers and join Julian Sayarer for the launch of his new book: Fifty Miles Wide - Cycling through Israel and Palestine.
Ten years after breaking a world record for cycling around the world, award-winning travel writer Julian returns to two wheels on the roads of Israel and occupied Palestine.
"His route weaves from the ancient hills of Galilee, along the blockaded walls of the Gaza Strip and down to the Bedouin villages of the Naqab Desert. He speaks with Palestinian hip-hop artists who wonder if music can change their world, Israeli cycling activists hoping bike paths can, and Palestinian cycling clubs determined to keep on riding despite the army checkpoints and settlers that bar their way. Pedalling through a military occupation, in the chance encounters of the roadside, a bicycle becomes a vehicle of more than just travel, and cuts through the tension to find a few simple truths, and some hope."
From 6pm until close, along with a few readings from the book and stories from the roadside.
Signed copies of the book will be available on the night for £10.00.
FREE, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-fifty-miles-wide-by-julian-sayarer-tickets-95836546691
If you can't make it to Old Street, Fifty Miles Wide is available from all good book shops, and if you want to buy online but avoid Amazon, through the link here: https://mrbsemporium.com/shop/books/fifty-miles-wide
It's a free event, with everyone welcome, but in future Julian is also going to be holding some events with the charity War on Want, who do amazing work for justice in Palestine and around the world. We're saying pay what you can their way: https://waronwant.org
We sell craft on draught, non-alcoholic drinks, craft wine, Square Mile Coffee and freshly prepared food is available until 9pm (we're open until 10pm).