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The Common Press

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The Common Press (known as Glass House), is an exciting new LGBTQIA+ multidisciplinary venue based in the heart of East London. Featuring an intersectional bookshop café, a large events space, and a podcast studio. We are a hub for a diverse range of communities, creatives, and projects. 

Our queer co-working space is coming soon! 

 

Check out our spaces:

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Upcoming events:

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  • Chess night w/v TRIBE at The Common Press
    Chess night w/v TRIBE at The Common Press
    Tue, 28 May
    The Common Press
    28 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    28 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Common Press The Common Press is excited to launch the first of its series of community games nights with ‘Tribe Chess Night’ on May 28th from 6 pm to 9 pm. TRIBE is a live music collective that hosts experimental live music jams across London.
  • CROSS THE LINE: Simone Soltani in conversation
    CROSS THE LINE: Simone Soltani in conversation
    Wed, 29 May
    London
    29 May 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    29 May 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    The Common Press are delighted to host Simone Soltani and Soraya Bouazzaoui for an event on romance & F1 racing to celebrate the release of Simone's novel, CROSS THE LINE.
  • Escape From St. Hell: My Trans Life Levels Up
    Escape From St. Hell: My Trans Life Levels Up
    Thu, 30 May
    the common press
    30 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    the common press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    30 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    the common press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    oin us Thursday May 30th to celebrate the launch of Escape From St. Hell: My Trans Life Levels Up, the sequel to the much beloved Welcome to St. Hell. To expect: a beautiful conversation between Lewis Hancox and Fox Fisher, laughs, great art, and an outstanding playlist.
  • COMEDY NIGHT with Sophie Duker x Temi Wilkey @ THE COMMON PRESS, Shoreditch
    COMEDY NIGHT with Sophie Duker x Temi Wilkey @ THE COMMON PRESS, Shoreditch
    Fri, 31 May
    The Common Press
    31 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    31 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Sophie Duker (Taskmaster, Live At The Apollo) & Temi Wilkey (Sex Education, The High Table) bring their combined comedy excellence to Shoreditch.
  • Black Yogis with Anton & LoveTank
    Black Yogis with Anton & LoveTank
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 01 Jun
    The Common Press
    01 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 12:30 – 14:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Black Yogis is back this JUNE! Saturdays at 12:30pm - 2pm. It's a safe space for queer migrants and queer people of colour to come together to connect and make new friends through the practice of yoga. The classes, led by yoga instructor Anton Dennis, are open-level.
  • Poetry For The Many: In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey
    Poetry For The Many: In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey
    Sun, 02 Jun
    The Common Press
    02 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 16:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    02 Jun 2024, 15:00 – 16:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Join Jeremy and Len for a special in conversation event to mark Pride Month, featuring poetry readings and a Q&A. Chaired by RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1 star Crystal. Sunday 2nd June from 3pm - 4pm.
  • I Kissed A Girl - Finale Watch Party
    I Kissed A Girl - Finale Watch Party
    Sun, 02 Jun
    The Common Press
    02 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    02 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    We know what you've been watching, and we've been watching too. Join us this June 2nd at 7:30pm to scream together about the drama, the chemistry, the fake tans and, obviously, the mascs in shorts. Bring a date, a friend, or both 😈 for a back to back finale and reunion episode.
  • In Conversation: Cinema Love Jiaming Tang and How to Leave the House Nathan Newman
    In Conversation: Cinema Love Jiaming Tang and How to Leave the House Nathan Newman
    Tue, 04 Jun
    The Common Press
    04 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    04 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    The Common Press is excited to host two new queer voices, Jiaming Tang and Nathan Newman, as they discuss their debut novels, Cinema Love and How to Leave the House, on June 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Join us for an engaging conversation with these talented authors. Limited tickets are available.
  • Transparent: Trans parents in conversation
    Transparent: Trans parents in conversation
    Wed, 05 Jun
    the common press
    05 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    the common press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    the common press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Join us June 5th at 1pm for a private round table conversation where everyone is a speaker. Sharing horror stories, accidental outings, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, theybies and everything in between and beyond.
  • Self Care Club with Keelin Moncrieff - Speed friending & Book swap
    Self Care Club with Keelin Moncrieff - Speed friending & Book swap
    Wed, 05 Jun
    The Common Press
    05 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    5th June from 6:30pm - 8pm. This event will host a book swap, speed friending & a snap cup segment at the end (like in legally blonde). If you could all bring two books with you that you want to donate, we'll leave them on a shelf where everyone can browse.
  • Will Someone Think Of The Children?! - A panel
    Will Someone Think Of The Children?! - A panel
    Thu, 06 Jun
    The Common Press
    06 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:50
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    06 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:50
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Join us on Thursday, June 6th for a panel on CHILDREN! More specifically, on queer childhoods. More specifically, on how to survive them, thrive in them, and what the current political situation means to them.
  • Hold Back the Night : Jessica Moor and Jill Nalder in conversation
    Hold Back the Night : Jessica Moor and Jill Nalder in conversation
    Thu, 06 Jun
    London
    06 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    06 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    On Thursday 6th June 6:30, the Common Press are delighted to host an event with Observer Debut Novelist Jessica Moor and actress and LGBTQ+ activist Jill Nalder (of Channel 4's 'It's A Sin), to celebrate the publication of Hold Back the Night.
  • Tarot Card Reading
    Tarot Card Reading
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 08 Jun
    The Common Press
    08 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 16:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    08 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 16:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Saturday 16th Dec from 12pm-4pm. Online and in-person reading available. A Gateway to Unconscious uncovers the messages that are unconscious that needs to be made conscious to support healing and integration. (15 mins, £20) Blocked? Blessed? Advice! allows the client tidentify where they are block
  • Word-Benders / Poetry workshop
    Word-Benders / Poetry workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 11 Jun
    The Common Press
    11 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    11 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Join Gayathiri AKA @unembarrassable for an energizing poetry workshop from 7 pm -8:30 pm. Select the date to attend below and sign up for free. 13th February 19th March 16th April 14th May 11th June
  • The Common Press Book Club
    The Common Press Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 18 Jun
    The Common Press
    18 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    18 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    The book club is run by Eve Avdoulos and Serena Hills on a monthly basis, and takes place from 7 to 8pm. Tickets are free but limited, so book early! All attendees will receive a 10% discount on the current book club title. Either collect or purchase your book in-store by showing your ticket.
  • The Moomins and Queer Culture: The Legacy of Tove Jansson
    The Moomins and Queer Culture: The Legacy of Tove Jansson
    Wed, 19 Jun
    The Common Press
    19 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    The Common Press, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    The Common Press is thrilled to host the first-ever official Moomin Pride event in the UK! Join us for a special evening on 19th June from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm to celebrate the queer legacy of Moomin creator Tove Jansson. Moomin fans and illustrators, including author Paul Gravett.
  • There's Something Wrong With The Children: An Online Queer Horror Panel
    There's Something Wrong With The Children: An Online Queer Horror Panel
    Thu, 27 Jun
    On Zoom
    27 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    On Zoom
    27 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
    On Zoom
    Join us this June 27th from your very own screen! As some really talented writers with some hot books to come, will talk about queer childhoods and teenagedooms, and why their presence and importance in horror. So pull a couple chairs on your garden, and join the conversation!
  • It Ain't Over Til The Bisexual Speaks
    It Ain't Over Til The Bisexual Speaks
    Sat, 25 May
    London
    25 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    25 May 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    London, 118 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6DG, UK
    Join us this May 25th or June 1st (or both if you're a real fan of bisexuality) for a book launch and a panel! It Ain't Over Til The Bisexual Speaks is an anthology that's both a radical and ambitious attempt to capture the incredible multiplicity of bisexual identities.

Interested in running an event with us?

We run a huge range of events across the site, including book launches, club nights, panel discussions, and private parties. We have multiple available spaces and both the staff and equipment to support your project - so get in touch!

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