Today is Armistice Day, of course, and as well as opening the shop for me, Gary and Adam, the two editors of Here Comes Everyone, are hosting a reading of War Poetry with Antony Owen at the shop tonight at 7pm. A discussion of the act of remembrance will follow – please do come along.
Gary and Adam will also be on hand in the shop if you want to talk to them about writing, publishing, projects, etc. Do go and say hello!
Tomorrow morning is the first of five art history talks that I will be giving on German Renaissance art, my area of specialisation – 11am, £5 including refreshments. Will probably end around 12.30, including discussion.
In the afternoon I am hoping a few will come along to help sort and tidy the stock. I recently moved some shelves around, and need to get some order back into it all; I also want to rotate the stock a bit, and get more of the stock that is piled on shelves in the office out onto the shop floor.
In the evening there is a poetry session. Poet Gwyneth Box will be talking about haiku and its English forms, and encouraging people to write their own haiku. Please do come along at 8pm – £5, including refreshments.
On Wednesday evening we have our two regular sessions – Tai Chi with Ernie Boxall from 7-8, and Nifty Needles for anyone who likes knitting, crochet, embroidery or any needlecraft. Also starts at 7pm, and there’s usually homemade cake!
On Thursday we are excited to have musician Andrew Clayton travel down from Walsall to play for us – he and a friend will be offering a free event, Andrew is lovely as well as a talented musician, and it should be a fab evening. Turn up at 8 (or 7.30 for 8) – bring your own alcohol, we have glasses and corkscrews, and can no doubt provide tea or coffee if you prefer. Do come along and support Andrew and this event.
I hope you can come to one or more of these events – good to have so much going on and giving the place a bit of a buzz! As ever, see our Facebook page for more details.