Book Club: The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes
Wednesday 24 January 2024. Soup 6.45pm, 7pm Book Club
The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day.
The Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land.
Not a Camera Club
Wednesday 13 December, 6pm - 8pm, Free
Monthly discussion-based meeting for photographers from amateur to experienced, to share work, get feedback and explore new ideas.
The brief for this month's photography group is to bring along a photo to share on the theme of ‘Change’. If the weather is good we are going to try to go out photograph on the beach after the discussion.
Photo by Bill Colverson
Tendring Community Writers
Next meeting: Saturday 2nd December
2pm - 4pm, Free.
Tendring Community Writers are holding a meeting here every month, this session is open to new and practising writers.
Come along for a practical session and to meet other local writers. Open to all styles of writing - creative writing, short stories, poetry, memoirs, children’s writing, etc. Meeting on the first Saturday of every month at 2pm at The Nose.
Poetry at the Bookshop
Saturday 16 December, 5pm - 7pm, Free.
Poetry session at The Nose Bookshop. Bring along a poem you have written or a poet whose work you want to share. Poets, Readers, Musicians, Performers, Listeners, welcome.
Painting by Jimmy H
Christmas Craft Decorations Workshop
Saturday 9 December, 2pm - 4.30pm
Full Price £10, Concessions £6.
Using recycled books, artist Jane Stewart will be showing you how to make an array of Christmas decorations, from baubles to garlands. Join her for a cosy and creative Christmas afternoon in the bookshop.
Book on Eventbrite or come into the bookshop to reserve a place.
'Promenade'Original paintings by Glenda Wakeman
11 November 2023 until 18 January 2024
Glenda Wakeman has painted a new series of colourful and original paintings evoking the tradition of the leisurely promenade, where people dress up to walk together, to meet and be seen by others. They are exhibited in a warm salon style setting for others to come together over the festive season. All the paintings are for sale and are priced affordably in the hope people can own an original piece of art.
This painting is 'Out Out'. Acrylic on board, Glenda Wakeman, 2023.