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Norman’s Conquests

This term, Tricycle Readers reads have included short stories from Chinua Achebe, Rose Tremaine, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, and Nadine Gordimer. All these classic writers provide profound insights into the human condition through single scenes and/or singular narratives. People assume writing shorts is easier than writing novels. That isn’t necessarily true. Characters and situations have to […]

Ashes to Ashes

No 7 Haddon Hall, 42 Southend Road, Beckenham We knew the address by heart. God knows how many times we’d told our mums we were going down to Church Street Market and had, instead, got the number 16 bus to Victoria, taken a train to Beckenham, and stood outside David Bowie’s house. This time was no different. […]

Hoist the Flag!

Tricycle Readers is back on a new day and at a new time with new texts and new faces – are you ready to join us? The group meets in the Creative Space at the Tricycle Theatre from 7pm to 8.30 on Wednesday evenings starting September 30th. Everyone’s welcome. Please email beforehand if you can […]

The Embassy of Cambodia

This week Zadie Smith joined Tricycle Readers for the evening and read us her novella, The Embassy of Cambodia. The story is set walking distance from the Tricycle Theatre where we meet every Monday evening, the embassy itself squatting dumpily on the corner of Sidmouth and Brondesbury Roads, an ugly, part-pebbledash, thirties villa, half hidden behind a […]