Past Events

  1. Talk: Walton’s female golf champion.

    Kathleen Garnham: Walton’s female golf champion.
    Thursday 10 August, 7pm
    The Nose bookshop. Free.

    Talk by Steven Walker about Kathleen Garnham, Walton’s female golf champion. Walton on the Naze is known for many things; great beaches, the Pier, Fishing, Family caravan holidays, and the Naze which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its Nature Reserves, geology, fossils and rare habitat. But few people realize that there was a Golf Course on the Naze in the period up to the outbreak of World War 2. And probably even fewer people know that the Golf Club was the home base of a World class Internationally competitive female golfer- Kathleen Garnham. The area is prone to erosion by the North Sea and the land occupied by the golf course has long been lost to the sea. As the cliffs collapse drainage pipes used to water the course are often found on the beach.

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  2. Stories from the beach hut

    Saturday 1st July,  Talk 5pm–6pm
    Followed by some summer drinks.

    To close the Beach Hut People exhibition, writer Nancy Stevenson will be sharing stories from her book which is based on conversations with 60 people who own or regularly visit beach huts. All except one of the stories are gathered in or just outside beach huts. She shares tales about people’s experiences and memories of beach huts and explore feelings evoked by a day at the hut. These tales take us beyond the materiality of the hut — past its scant wooden structure. They uncover intangible aspects associated with time spent in a beach hut which create memories that stir people’s emotions and generates positive feelings.

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  3. The Nose First Birthday

    The Nose First Birthday
    Saturday 17 June, 4pm–7pm

    We made it through the first year, thanks to your help and support! The Nose celebrates its first birthday on Saturday 17 June with some music, performance, and food. With contributions from Nose friends and family including Walton Flax Exchange and Odes to the Ocean, Tendring Community Writers and Beach Hut People author Nancy Stevenson. If you’d like to bring something to the mix, a cake, food to share, or an activity, then get in touch.

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  4. Book Launch and Signing

    Book Launch and Signing
    The Naze: Natural History Flora and Fauna, by Steven Walker.
    Saturday 10th June, 4.30pm –6.30pm

    Steven Walker will launch his book The Naze: Natural History Flora and Fauna in The Nose Bookshop, Newgate Street. The book will cover the impact of climate change and the effects of rising sea levels to the area.

    Steven said: “The Naze is a special place to people in Walton on the Naze and visitors from far afield. It is also of international significance to scientists due to its unique geology, ecology, fossils, nature reserves and the impact of climate change causing rising sea levels to erode the precious cliffs more rapidly."

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  5. Author Reading

    Caroline Cross reads 'Sand Beneath My Toes'.
    Wednesday 31st May, 10.30–11.30am.

    Children’s author Caroline Cross reads from her book ‘Sand Between My Toes’, followed by some beach themed activities. One hour free event. Suitable for early years up to 5 years old, although all welcome to come and listen.

    ...A family spends a day at the seaside, enjoying the smells and sensations that are unique to the coast. Evocative rhyming text immerses the reader in the experience of visiting a beach. Inspired by Walton on the Naze.

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  6. A Day at the Beach Hut

    You are invited to join us at Seahorse Beach Hut, 122a Southcliff, Walton on the Naze, on Monday 8th May. Please join us for tea and cake at 11pm and 2pm.
    Nancy Stevenson will be running two free creative writing workshops in response to her new book Beach Hut People. The workshops are free but places are limited so you will need to book.
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