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There’s a Riot Going On

There’s a Riot Going On:  Gang Crime, X Factor Generation and the Dark Side of Shopping

6.30pm, Thursday 1st December at E002/E003 CSM, Kings Cross.

Free admission.  RSVP d.d.davies@csm.arts.ac.uk

SPEAKERS

GAVIN KNIGHT is a respected broadsheet journalist and spent two years researching his book on inner city crime, Hood Rat. He was embedded with frontline police units in London, Manchester and Glasgow and spent time with gang members, criminals, social workers, youth workers, victims of crime and their families.

KEN HOLLINGS is visiting lecturer at CSM. He is also the author of Destroy All Monsters (Mario Boyars) and Welcome to Mars (Strange Attractor Press). He has presented features on technology and culture for BBC Radio 3, NPS in Holland, ABC Australia and Resonance FM. His latest book The Bright Labyrinth: Sex, Death and Design in the Digital Regime is due from Strange Attractor Press in 2012.

SUZANNE MOORE writes about politics, both personal and political, in all its many forms. An Award-winning journalist, writing weekly columns for the Mail on Sunday and Guardian, Suzanne Moore is also the author of two books – Looking for Trouble, 1991 and Head over Heels, 1998 – numerous articles for everything from Grazia to the LRB.

Chair DAVID MATTHEWS is a writer and journalist with an (unhealthy) interest in subcultures and the criminal underworld. He is the author of four books and has produced and presented numerous TV and radio documentaries.

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