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    Metal Peterborough Reading Group with the Growing Together Programme

    August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


    We’re excited to be hosting our next reading group as part of the Growing Together in Peterborough: Exploring and Celebrating Food Systems programme.
    Over the past year, Metal has been hosting a series of reading groups. These provide a space to connect, discuss and explore the themes of a book published by The Left Book Club and Pluto Press.

    For this book group we will be exploring ‘The Politics of Permaculture’ by Terry Leahy.
    We’ll be using the book as a launch pad to learn about what permaculture is as a social movement, how it could be put into practice, and how to create new communities that work with nature.

    There’s no requirement to have read the book, the book is a starting point to kickstart conversations, with freedom to see where they go. Lines and passages will be read out, offering a chance for people to challenge and delve into topics.

    The reading group is free to attend and open to all. This is a chance to make new friends, gain new perspectives and step outside your comfort zone.
    Interested but want to find out more? Get in touch with Jack at jack@metalculture.com or give us a call on 01733 893 077

    Our Access

    The lobby and mainspace are all on the groundfloor, with automatic doors to enter the lobby. The doors are wide enough for an electric wheelchair. In the lobby there are a series of doorways.

    The doorway on the right leads to the mainspace where the group will take place, which is wide enough for an electric wheelchair.

    Back in the lobby, the doorway directly ahead of you is to a gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathroom. The bathroom has handrails and assistance chords. The door on the left leads to the Reading Room, which is wide enough for a manual wheelchair.

    All our bathrooms are gender neutral. If you have any specific questions or queries around access please get in touch.

    About the Growing Together in Peterborough: Exploring and Celebrating Food Systems programme
    Curated by Peterborough based artist Lauren Kendrick, the Growing Together in Peterborough programme is a series of events and exhibitions exploring our different connections with food. The programme is held by Flourish Peterborough.

    About Pluto Press
    Pluto Press is a radical political publishing house. Founded in 1969, we are one of the world’s oldest radical publishers, and our focus remains making timely interventions in contemporary struggles. Though our collective outlook has developed over time, we proudly identify as anti-capitalist, internationalist and politically independent.

    About The Left Book Club
    The Left Book Club is a not-for-profit subscription book service. It’s an affordable way to get a carefully chosen list of the best books that explore world-changing ideas, direct to your door every month. Every book is printed in a unique edition, and you can choose between 6 or 12 books a year. Previous titles include ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ by bell hooks, ‘Bread and Roses’ by Andrea D’Atri, ‘Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide’ by Lynsey Hanley and many more.


    August 24, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Metal Peterborough
    Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road
    Peterborough, PE1 1YX
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    01733 893 077