- Music at The Bookshop: Charlotte Campbell
Singer Songwriter Charlotte Campbell will be returning to perform at The Bookshop, to once again launch the "Buy A Book For A Stranger" 2019 campaign. For the past 2 years, The Bookshop customers have given the gift of reading to patients of the Queen Victoria Hospital and the Independent Bookshop Week, once again, we invite you to share the joy of books with someone who can't come to The Bookshop whilst listening to beautiful songs of singer Charlotte Campbell. Charlotte has made a name for herself as a London Street Artist, charming the ears of locals and tourists alike. Through glorious summers and bitterly cold winters, she can be found sharing her original music with crowds along the Southbank.
- Isabella Tree on 'Wilding'
Join us at The Bookshop at 7pm on Thursday 20th June for a meet and greet drinks reception with award-winning author and travel writer, Isabella Tree, followed by a talk at Sackville College on her 'passionately personal, robustly argued and uplifting book' Wilding. * * * In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer – proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain – the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade. Extremely rare species, including turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons, lesser spotted woodpeckers and purple emperor butterflies, are now breeding at Knepp, and populations of other species are rocketing. The Burrells’ degraded agricultural land has become a functioning ecosystem again, heaving with life – all by itself. Personal and inspirational, Wilding is an astonishing account of the beauty and strength of nature, when it is given as much freedom as possible. * * * Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. If you have any queries please email us at [masked].
- Love and Detection Author Panel
Come and meet our lovely panel of authors, for a discussion about the different ways they have written on the themes of love and mystery in their own novels. * * * Helen Cullen wrote the first draft of her debut novel, The Lost Letters of William Woolf, while completing the Guardian/UEA novel writing programme under the mentorship of Michele Roberts. Helen started her career working in radio broadcasting, before moving to London in 2010. She subsequently worked for companies such as the BBC and The Times before her most recent role in Google on the EMEA marketing team. Helen is now writing full-time and her second novel will be published in spring 2020. Angela Dyson, like her heroine, has had a myriad of jobs that she's only half-paid attention to, including working for a record label, waitressing, some pluz-size modelling (strictly clothes on), and palm reading on a Greek Island. She's hard at work on the next in The Love Detective series. Marianne Kavanagh is an author and journalist. Her fourth novel Disturbance is a dark psychological drama about a woman driven to the edge by rejection and betrayal. Marianne has worked for Woman, the Tatler, the Sunday Telegraph magazine and British Marie Claire, and has contributed features to a wide variety of national newspapers, magazines and websites. She has three grown-up children in their twenties – a journalist, a stand-up comic and a textiles designer. She lives in south-east London with her husband Matt and two extraordinarily annoying cats. * * * Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. If you have any queries please email us at [masked].
- Kim McCabe on 'From Daughter to Woman'
Do you have a daughter? Do you have this book? Not only will it take the dread out of the teen years but it'll show you ways to really enjoy those years. * * * Join us at The Bookshop at 7pm on Tuesday 18th June for a meet and greet drinks reception with author and founder/director of Rites for Girls, Kim McCabe, followed by a talk at Sackville College on this 'indispensable guide' to raising daughters through these tricky teen years. This talk is for everyone who is interested in steering our children happily through their teens — parents of daughters age 8 to 18, flummoxed grandmothers and caring aunties too, and anyone who works in a personal way with pre-teen and teenage girls. Lorraine Candy, The Sunday Times, “Kim McCabe’s book, From Daughter to Woman, parenting girls safely through their teens, is what I would call a gentle guidebook, she has a refreshingly healthy take on social media and is particularly good on body image.” "Kim is the creator of an extraordinary social advance. I hope this book gets as close to your heart as it did to mine." Steve Biddulph, world best-selling expert on raising girls. * * * Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. If you have any queries please email us at [masked].
- An Evening with Artist David Bellamy
Renowned watercolourist David Bellamy shares his passion for painting seas and shorelines in this inspiring and practical book. There is advice on finding subjects and painting the different moods of the sea; rocks, crags and cliffs; adding figures and animals into your artworks; as well as an in-depth look at the painting and sketching techniques required. David's extensive travels mean that seas and shorelines from all over the world appear in the paintings. Join us at The Bookshop at 7pm on Monday 17th June for a watercolour demonstration with David Bellamy, and a book signing of his new book, 'Seas and Shorelines'. * * * David Bellamy specialises in painting mountain and wild coastal scenes, and is particularly fascinated by the moods of nature in the wild places. A full time artist and author, he has written seventeen books illustrated with his paintings, and eight dvd’s on David’s techniques in watercolour have been produced by APV Films. * * * Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. If you have any queries please email us at [masked].
- Bridget Collins on 'The Binding'
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Utterly brilliant’ Joanna Cannon ‘Truly spellbinding’ Guardian ‘Pure magic’ Erin Kelly ‘A real treat’ The Times ‘Gorgeous' Stella Duffy ‘Astounding’ Anna Mazzola Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever. * * * Join us at The Bookshop at 7pm on Saturday 15th June for a talk with Bridget Collins, about her unforgettable, magical novel 'The Binding', a boundary-defying love story and unique literary event. * * * Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded. Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it. * * * Tickets are £8 and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. If you have any queries please email us at [masked].
- Take That: Greatest Hits Live
Gary, Mark and Howard are still worth seeing. Join me for some fab music and a great atmosphere. On Sunday there were still standard tickets available, £17.50/£15.00. Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only! Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June from their last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be their best yet. With front row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That's incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the last three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it's a party you’ll never forget! https://eastgrinstead.scottcinemas.co.uk/artsandevents/takethatgreatesthitslive
- WALK / PICNIC
Park / meet ready to walk at 11 in gravel car park to right of black gates after coming into drive for Wealden House off A22. ( on the right towards Forest Row, just before Brambletye school ) Approx 6 mile walk following footpaths/ fields / lanes around Ashurst Wood and then towards the reservoir. One short uneven stretch on rocky footpath, a few styles , couple of steeper ascents. Lovely views. Pace around 2 - 2 1/2 miles an hour. Approx 3 hrs walking with picnic stop two thirds way round. Bring picnic/ drink. Please wear appropriate walking boots/ shoes. If anyone wants shorter route, (approx 3 1/2 miles ) can meet at traffic island on A22 at turning into Ashurst Wood on pavement at 12ish. Let me know if you’re doing that option. Julie[masked]
- Book Talk: The Building Stones of Sussex
Join us at The Bookshop for a glass of wine, followed by a well-illustrated talk at Sackville College on a fascinating and unusual topic, entitled... The Building Stones of Sussex, especially those in the environs of East Grinstead by Roger Cordiner and Anthony Brook (authors of the highly-rated Building Stone Atlas of Sussex) There will be time after the Talk to Meet the Authors and purchase signed copies of the Atlas, at a special discount price! * * * Building stones are rocks with special properties that can be used for building/decorative purposes. In Sussex the Romans were the first to build using indigenous and imported building-stones, but it was the Normans who excelled in using stone for castles, churches and cathedrals. During the Great Rebuilding of[masked] many country houses were rebuilt using stone. The rapid development of a national railway network in the 1840s curtailed the vernacular nature of building in stone, which led to the closure of many local quarries. Distribution patterns of major building-stones suggest ideas about dominance and diversity. In the East Grinstead area massive silver-grey sandrock from the Ardingly Sandstone (a bed within the Lower Tunbridge Wells Sandstone) supplied the best-quality building stone (ashlar), used mainly for edges and corners. Other beds within the Lower Tunbridge Wells Sandstone were, in the past, worked for brown-to-buff-coloured, bedded-and-banded sandstone used for lower-quality ashlar and rubblestone. This dual division of stone use is clearly evident at Sackville College, built[masked], as in above photograph Other building stones used in churches within a 10km radius of East Grinstead include Horsham Stone, for roofing and paving, and Sussex Marble and Purbeck Marble, for ledgers and memorials. Tickets are £12 Tickets are available to purchase at The Bookshop or over the phone on[masked]. Booking is essential. If you have any queries please email Sarah at [masked].