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An Evening with Darren McGarvey

  • Waterstones Byres Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 United Kingdom (map)

Darren McGarvey aka LOKI grew up in Pollok. He is a writer, performer, community activist and columnist, and former rapper-in-residence at Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit. He was part of the Poverty Truth Commission that was hosted in Glasgow in 2009 and has presented eight programmes for BBC Scotland exploring the root causes of anti-social behaviour and social deprivation. He will be joining us on Thursday 29th March to talk about his book 'Poverty Safari'

People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey aka Loki gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over. Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change.

He invites you to come on a safari of sorts. A Poverty Safari. But not the sort where the indigenous population is surveyed from a safe distance for a time, before the window on the community closes and everyone gradually forgets about it.

The event is free but space is limited so please make sure to reserve your place in store.

More information is available at

Poverty Safari: Understanding the anger of Britain's underclass by Darren McGarvey