The Bookworm’s library makes the perfect informal setting for our inspiring programme packed with readings, talks, discussions, debates, book launches and music gigs. Audiences are enlightened by well respected novelists, journalists and travel writers; enraptured by impromptu homespun musical soirees hatched round the piano; and transported to lands far away by lilting lines of live poetry. Whether your penchant is for the hottest new Chinese Writers, Asia’s most illustrious entrepreneurs, or the most risque documentaries, you’ll be able to indulge it at The Bookworm.
Tickets for all events are 40rmb for members of The Bookworm and 50 rmb for non-members unless otherwise specified. TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT THE BOOKWORM, TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF THE EVENT. TO BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE, PLEASE EMAIL ORDER@BEIJINGBOOKWORM.COM. ADVANCE TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT.
150 RMB (Advance), 180 RMB (At Door)
*Rescheduled from 6/22. Tickets purchased for the previous date will be honored.
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Ronny is a Chinese guy, born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Manchester, UK, New Hampshire, USA, and Singapore. He later went to Australia to attend university. Over the past few years he’s established himself as a prominent comedian in Australia, he’s been featured on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, won the Directors’ Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014, and opened for Dave Chappelle on his national tour of Australia. This is Ronny’s only appearance in Beijing, don’t miss out!
Friday night is quiz night at The Bookworm! A great way to start your weekend shenanigans by intellectually dominating your peers every Friday night. Six rounds of terrific trivia, hosted by the living legend Johnny White. Drink prizes up for grabs all night.
Nick Banks, bassist for Beijing-based band Eluvia, will play a special solo gig this Friday at The Bookworm. Unwind from the week with Banks' acoustic set of soul and blues
Bukaopu is an eclectic group of artists from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Its members range from musicians of esteemed symphony orchestras to independent singer/songwriters, and also includes magicians and Guinness World Record holders. At Bukaopu gatherings, members put on impromptu performances for each other and whomever happens to be in attendance. These events have become a hub for artists to test their new material in an environment of uninhibited artistic experimentation.
Public interest is the theme, but everyone is welcome.
Whether you work for/volunteer with an NGO, embassy, newspaper, school, hospital, or just generally like being around public-interest minded folk, this is the happy hour for you. There are no speeches and no distributions. It’s just a chance to kick back in the middle of our busy weeks and get to know some of the other people in Beijing. That said, lots of fruitful projects and connections have resulted from past events.
Kathryn Koromilas, author of Palimpsest: A Novel, will soon release her second work, THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY, a dialogue-based story which takes a philosophical look at falling in (and falling out) of love. In this unique event, her work will be taken to the stage in a series of four vignettes performed live at The Bookworm.