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SWELL: A Waterbiography w/ Jenny Landreth & Vivienne Rickman-Poole

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Joyful news! Jenny Landreth's touching and hilarious waterbiography, Swell, comes to the Institute on May 4th.

Jenny Landreth is a writer and editor. She is the author of Swimming London (Aurum Press) - a guide to the 50 best places to swim in London. Her swimming blog reviews the best and worst London pools.

In her own words: "I love to swim but don’t expect tips on swimming, except for the tip that says ‘go swimming’. I’m not an expert, I often wonder if wearing a Speedo costume is false advertising, but I do, and will, keep plodding up and down. See you in the water."

Swell is a bold, joyful account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what they did once they got there. If you're a fan of wild swimming, your local lido or a spot of sea bathing, this event is not to be missed. We're offering copies of the book with your ticket and sent out by post in advance of the event for free!

Plus, we've invited respected artist Vivienne Rickman-Poole. Her #SwimSnowdonia project listed amongst '10 of the most inspiring adventures of 2016′ in The Guardian. Her film, Afterglow, is immense.

In her own words: “An obsessive swimmer, I swim all year round craving the changing seasons on my skin and to feel the huge, massive expanses of deep, dark, nothingness below the surface. To be totally alone out in the middle of the lake, kicking back looking up at the mountains is a truly selfish indulgence."

Together we expect Jenny and Vivienne to present a fascinating discussion on women's bodies, rights, swimming habits and the eternal quest for the perfect place to swim. We hope to see you there. If you're a group and you'd like to book five tickets or more, please email institute@bloomsbury.com for a discount.

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Tickets are strictly limited so do book early to avoid missing out.

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

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Thursday, May 4th
6.00pm: Doors open and complimentary drinks in Bloomsbury’s beautiful conservatory
6.30pm: Jenny and Vivienne in discussion, followed by Q&A
7.30pm: Ends

This event is hosted in The Bloomsbury Room and Conservatory at Bloomsbury Publishing.

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