Past Events

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Book Launch: Beach Hut People

    Saturday 29 April, 4pm–6pm
    Book Launch of Beach Hut People by Nancy Stevenson

    We would like to invite you to join us for the launch of 'Beach Hut People' a new book by Nancy Stevenson. It is the first book published by Publishing Household and will be launched from 4pm–6pm on Saturday 29th April at The Nose bookshop, Walton on the Naze. 

    We will be selling the book for a special launch price of £10. Refreshments will be served. If you are unable to attend the book is available to pre-order from The Nose bookshop.

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  5. Saturday Synth Session

    Synth Session with The Twidler 
    Saturday 8 April, 2pm onwards
    Experimental Synth Session in the bookshop.

    Dave 'The Twidler' is a drummer with an interest in synthesisers. 'I try to create atmospheric moods through experimentation. I pull out a bunch of machines connect them up and see what I can create.' Every session is a different synthesizer jam session.

    Come along on Saturday afternoon, drink a coffee, read a book, and listen to the sound of synths. 

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  6. Jane Stewart Artist Talk

    Artist Talk with Jane Stewart
    Saturday 1 April, 4.30pm
    Marine Cyanotypes

    Jane Stewart is a visual and community artist and storyteller based on the Essex coast, her work is rooted in nature, especially the coast, oceans, bodies of water and our relationship to them. Where possible she restricts her practice to materials that cause no harm to the environment. Recycled or natural materials, fabric plundered from charity shops, artefacts found on beach cleaning and mudlarking expeditions. In 2021 she won first prize at a climate change and ocean awareness climate exhibition in Zurich.  She will be talking about her process of making 'Marine Cyanotypes' and about Jeff the Whale;'He died for our sins,' and showing a short film on 'mapping the coast'.

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