Publishing Household

  1. Beach Hut People Author Nancy Stevenson in conversation with publisher Eleanor Brown.

    Tuesday 8th August 2023, 2.30pm
    Frinton Library, 59 Old Road Frinton-on-Sea , CO13 9DA

    In this talk at Frinton Library, Nancy Stevenson will draw from her book 'Beach Hut People'. She will take us on a journey to discover a little more about the people who inhabit these ‘sheds by the sea’ and the pleasures of a day at the hut. She will share stories collected in beach huts in Frinton and Walton and tell us more about this friendly and welcoming community who have given her a sense of what it is to be a ‘beach-hutter’. Copies of Beach Hut People will be for sale after the event.

    Free but booking required. Bookings at Frinton Library. Drop in and speak to staff, phone 0345 603 7628, or email
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  2. Walton Flax Exchange

    Walton Flax Exchange NETbook
    Shane Waltener, Emma Eagle, Merlin Nova.
    Published by PrintRoom with Publishing Household 


    This NETbook documents the Walton Flax Exchange, a flax to fibre project initiated by artist Shane Waltener. Using flax, grown and harvested in Walton, the exhibition at The Nose, Essex, displayed the processing of the locally grown flax crops from plant to linen, introducing the idea of soil-to-soil clothing made from fabric which is entirely compostable. Shane exhibited Flax tools and sculptures in the project space which were interwoven with public demonstrations, talks and performances, inviting other practitioners and members of the public to skill exchange and share knowledge on the subject. This booklet includes documentation of the project sharing knowledge about how to turn flax to fibre. It includes an article by Emma Eagle about local plants and dyes found on The Naze, and a visual score from a Processing Flax’ composition by Merlin Nova from a performance with Shane Waltener.
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  3. Common Place

    ‘Common Place'
    Tuesday 13 June , 6 –8 pm
    University of Westminster
    35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. 
    Places are free but booking will be required.  

    Five speakers explore personal and embodied experiences of domestic and leisure places in this London Festival of Architecture event. We journey beyond the materiality of these places and reflect upon meanings, dreams, practices and memories. We invite you to explore the ‘so much more’ associated with the places that you encounter every day.  

    Questions, refreshments and book signings at the end of the session. 
    Copies of 'Beach Hut People' will be available at launch price of £10.  

    Chaired by Maja Jovic

    The Eventbrite link is here:

    This event is part of the London Festival of Architecture which takes place throughout June.  

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  4. Beach Hut People

    Beach Hut People
    By Nancy Stevenson
    Published by Publishing Household, 2023

    We are excited to announce that we have published a new book 'Beach Hut People' by Nancy Stevenson.

    Nancy captures a unique slice of seaside culture by taking us on a journey in which we discover more about the people who inhabit these ‘sheds by the sea’.

    'A charming snapshot of a slice of the British seaside, the humble beach hut, their occupants, and a tiny corner of Essex serving here as a brilliant microcosm for a larger story about our island nation's idiosyncrasies’. -Travis Elborough

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