DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: First Person Singular: Stories By Haruki Murakami
Japan’s most famous author returns this month with a series of short stories. The eight masterly stories in Haruki Murakami’s new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios, an encounter with a talking monkey and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? It’s up to you to decide. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular touch on love and solitude, childhood and memory – all served with a signature Murakami twist.
CATCH THIS LIVE TALK: Viktor Wynd In Conversation With John Waters
On Saturday 17th April at 8pm Viktor Wynd and The Last Tuesday Society host a conversation with the legendary director and provocateur John Waters. Known for transgressive cult films like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, Waters will discuss his wild cinematic legacy. Tickets start from £5.
GET THE BEERS IN: Mondo+ Subscription
Mondo Brewing Company has launched a subscription service with a range of exclusive members benefits. For £75 a year, you’ll get free shipping, 10% off Mondo draught beer and any events at its Battersea tap house, a 5% discount online and invitations to members-only events throughout the year. Plus, you’ll get a free pint on your birthday and at the Mondo annual summer party. Regular customers will get good bang for their buck in the long run. If you’re new to the brand, check out the signature Lightworks 6% IPA.