Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Thursday 1 December 2022

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Art Workshop with Jayne Wallett

11/11/2022 - 16/12/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Improve your skills in our Art Workshop

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Art Workshop with Jayne Wallett

Course runs on same day over successive weeks
Date: 11/11/2022 - 16/12/2022 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Past Events

Nov 2022

Reading Group
The Island of the Missing Trees – Elif Shafak

28/11/2022 | The Black Buoy

'One of the best writers in the world today' - Hanif Kureishi

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Art in the Shed
Wivenhoe Art Trail – Art in the Shed

25/11/2022 - 27/11/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Wivenhoe’s artist once again throw open their studio doors to share their creative endeavours. As ever the breadth of creativity is astonishing, with oils, watercolours, ceramics, collage, glass and textiles … something to suit every art lover’s taste.

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Book Launch
Robin Ince’s Bibliomaniac Tour

19/11/2022 | The Nottage Institute

Bibliomaniac takes the reader on a journey across Britain as Robin Ince explores his lifelong love of bookshops and books.

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Book Launch
36 Hours – Book Launch with Fiona Mason

11/11/2022 | St Marys Annexe

"A powerful work of life writing." Blake Morrison

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Over the Sofa
Nov 2022 – Lorna Davies and Diana Doone

01/11/2022 - 30/11/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Life studies in pastel, graphite and charcoal

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Oct 2022

Reading Group
Harlem Shuffle – Colston Whitehead

24/10/2022 | The Black Buoy

‘Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked…’

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Course
Philosophical Passages – II

22/10/2022 - 19/11/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Singer on ethics, Sartre on bad faith, Benjamin on art & history, Adorno’s aphorisms, Schopenhauer on life.

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Book Launch
Poetry Evening with Sylvia Sellers

21/10/2022 | St Marys Annexe

The tide is out, A trickle of water meanders its way to the sea, Weaving through the mud....

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Art in the Shed
HEX SALT BIRD BEE

15/10/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

The terse poetry of Carole Webster in a volume illustrated by Jayne Wallett. Saturday 15th October: book launch, tea and sherry.

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Art in the Shed
Art in the Shed – ‘Crone’

15/10/2022 - 20/10/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Exhibition & seminar series... Join Baba Yaga and friends at Wivenhoe Bookshop Shed!

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Over the Sofa
Art in the Shed – ‘Observations’- Twelve Wivenhoe Artists

08/10/2022 - 09/10/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

A very varied, interesting, even surprising, exhibition by local artists

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Book Launch
Book Talk with Jules Pretty

07/10/2022 | St Marys Annexe

Sea Sagas of the North interweaves prose chapters and sagas telling of travels across shores, seas and islands.

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Over the Sofa
Oct 2022 – Josephine Kingsford and Ros Christian

01/10/2022 - 31/10/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Life studies in pastel, graphite and charcoal

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Sep 2022

Reading Group
Still Life – Sarah Winman

26/09/2022 | The Black Buoy

Uplifting, sweeping and full of unforgettable characters, Still Life is a novel about beauty, love, family and friendship.
Reading Group Supper at the Black Buoy Monday Sept 26th... Bookings open with new menu at the end of August!

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Art in the Shed
Wivenhoe Artists 1946 – 1986 – Book Launch

16/09/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Wivenhoe Artists 1946-1986 is a celebration of the artists who lived and worked in Wivenhoe in the post war years

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Over the Sofa
Sept 2022 – James Willis

01/09/2022 - 30/09/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

UK artist interested in trees, spikes, rivers, metaphors and light.

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Aug 2022

Over the Sofa
Will Finn – Second Hand Holiday

01/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Grounded by the pandemic, photographer Will Finn journeyed vicariously on Second Hand Holidays

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Jul 2022

Over the Sofa
Jayne Wallett – Blue Dresses

01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Jayne Wallett's 'Blue Dresses' explore European cultural representations of women’s wealth and class through their wardrobe. On display all through July in the Bookshop 'Over The Sofa' gallery space.

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Jun 2022

Reading Group
Sorrow and Bliss – Meg Mason

27/06/2022 | The Black Buoy

Everyone tells Martha she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer loved every day by one man... A gift (her mother once said) not everybody gets. So why is everything broken?
Reading Group Supper at the Black Buoy Monday June 27th... Bookings now open with New June Menu!

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Course
Philosophy Breakfast – June/July

18/06/2022 - 16/07/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Part 2: Marx on Commodity Fetishism; Mill on Utilitarianism; Husserl’s Phenomenological Reduction and Baggini’s Freedom Regained...

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Over the Sofa
Chris White – Ceramics

01/06/2022 - 30/06/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Christopher White's powerful ceramics explore the exciting interplay between careful craft and the accidental results of Raku firing. On display all through June in the Bookshop 'Over The Sofa' gallery space.

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May 2022

Reading Group
My Mess is a Bit of a Life – Georgia Pritchett

30/05/2022 | The Black Buoy

This memoir told in gloriously comic vignettes is an utterly joyful reflection on living (sometimes thriving, sometimes not) with anxiety...

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Book Launch
Book Launch with Philippa Hawley

27/05/2022 | St Marys Annexe

Frank is 62, a recovering alcoholic who lives in a rented room and works in the Docks. He's a roof over his head and food in his belly but there’s something missing in his life, till a solicitor’s letter arrives and changes everything...

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Over the Sofa
Over The Sofa Things
Ain’t What They Used To Be

08/05/2022 - 31/05/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

The aurae of thirteen 'proxy dreams' escape over the sofa this month in advance of their official release from Phil Cohen's new time-slippage fantasy 'Things Ain't What They Used To Be'...

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Course
Philosophy Breakfast – May/June

07/05/2022 - 04/06/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Part 1: Plato on Knowledge; Aristotle’s Ethics; Kant’s Aesthetics; Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols...

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Apr 2022

Reading Group
Sell Us the Rope – Stephen May

29/04/2022 | The Black Buoy


Literary supper at the Black Buoy with award-winning author Stephen May
7pm This Friday (29th)
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Mar 2022

Course
Philosophical Passages (Part 2)

19/03/2022 - 16/04/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

Philosophy Breakfasts 'Philosophical Passages' Part 2: The world as I found it (Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre), World-making (Kant, Goodman, Hacking), Mind & meaning (Wittgenstein), Art and ethics (Weil, Murdoch) and Induction (Hume, Goodman).

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Book Launch
Bacon in Moscow

18/03/2022 | The Nottage Institute

This funny and personal memoir is the account of an audacious quest by the young British curator James Birch to mount the ground-breaking 'Francis Bacon' exhibition at the newly furbished Central House of Artists, Moscow in 1988. Join us today for a conversation between author James Birch and Clare Conville, joint director of the book's publishing company CHEERIO.

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Meet the Author – Jan Williams

12/03/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Join us at the bookshop with storyteller and author Jan Williams who will be reading from her new book 'The Ghost of Pendlesham Priory'. This tale will be enjoyed by adults and children aged over 11.

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Art in the Shed
Burning Down the House – Women of Ambition and Power

12/03/2022 - 19/03/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

'I have always been interested in women as mythical beasts and monsters. Cultural history’s way of dealing with women of power and ambition has been to turn them into a sea monster, a gorgon or a frightening goddess of retribution.' The show is open from 10am to 4pm over the weekend of the 12th/13th and the following Sunday 20th of March, and from 12.30pm on Saturday the 19th.

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Over the Sofa
Dirk Paterson

01/03/2022 - 31/03/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Dirk Paterson's vibrant and emotional paintings are the subject of our 'Over the Sofa' show for March. The story of the Prodigal Son has universal resonance. These paintings seek to provide an inclusive and diverse interpretation of its vital story.

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Feb 2022

Reading Group
I Wanna Be Yours – John Cooper Clarke

28/02/2022 | The Black Buoy

Join us in the Black Buoy for a delicious meal and discussion of this month's title. 'I Wanna be Yours' by John Cooper Clarke is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation.

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Book Launch
‘Wivenhoe’ – A New Novel by Samuel Fisher

11/02/2022 | The Nottage Institute

Wivenhoe-born author and bookeller Sam Fisher's extraordinary second novel, 'Wivenhoe' is a tender evocation of a place so familiar to us, with wide skies, the rolling river, and gleaming mud. Yet the time is unfamiliar - an alternate present in a world that is slowly waking up to the fact that it is living through an environmental disaster.

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Course
Philosophical Passages (Part 1)

05/02/2022 - 05/03/2022 | The Bookshop Shed

New Philosophy Breakfasts live in the Bookshop Shed from February 2022. A course in two parts each of five weeks, with Dr Nicholas Joll. Part 1: Enlightenment (Kant, Adorno/Horkheimer), Rights (Hohfeld, Weil), Reification (Marx, Lukàcs, Nussbaum), Love (Derrida, Weil), Nature (Mill, Heidegger).

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Over the Sofa
Sara Barker

01/02/2022 - 28/02/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

'My jewellery designs are a direct response to what I see when human objects sit alongside, sometimes clashing, with the natural environment. I seek the textures, shapes and colours created in this meeting point of organic and fabricated...'

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Jan 2022

Bookshop News
Bookshop proprietor Sue Finn one of 22 ‘Bookshop Heroes of 2021’

20/01/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Wivenhoe Bookshop proprietor Sue Finn was recently named as one of 22 'Bookshop Heroes of 2021'. The Bookseller's Bookshop Heroes is a listing of some of the best individual booksellers in the UK and Ireland, and salutes the inspirational managers, superstar hand-sellers, innovative events g⁠urus and canny buyers who are the heart and soul of British and Irish bookselling.

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Over the Sofa
Lone Quist Edwards

04/01/2022 - 30/01/2022 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

We’re delighted to be showing Lone Quist Edwards’ abstract work during January. She is currently working with acrylic and collage on linen. "My work is generally described as abstract. I am inspired by my Scandinavian background where light and colour play an important role in people’s daily life – especially during the winter months when daylight is short and the landscape bleak. Spontaneity is key to my work, and I love the unpredictability of outcome."

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Dec 2021

Over the Sofa
December ‘7×9’ Annual Retrospective

01/12/2021 - 24/12/2021 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Year’s end once more, and time for our Over the Sofa gallery annual retrospective, the 7″ x 9″ exhibition. As ever the gallery is filled with fabulous work by some of Wivenhoe’s finest artists. Be sure to drop in and feast your eyes on this year’s show. All of the works are on sale, and it’s a marvellous opportunity to find yourself an affordable tiny treasure from a fine artist.

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Oct 2021

Book Launch
Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested

23/10/2021 | St Marys Annexe

In this erudite and witty book Robin reveals why scientific wonder isn't just for the professionals. Filled with interviews featuring astronauts, comedians, teachers, quantum physicists, neuroscientists and more 'The Importance of Being Interested' explores why many wrongly think of the discipline as distant and difficult.

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Over the Sofa
Margie North

01/10/2021 - 31/10/2021 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

A collection of Margie North's recent oil paintings entitled 'Escape to Landscape' will be showing at the gallery throughout October. "When I was a child I was given a ‘paint by numbers’ kit but I refused to follow the instructions... I have attended several art courses and the people who have influenced me on my journey include the late Jason Bowyer, Francis Bowyer, Belinda King, Nat Young, Daphne Sandham and more recently my mentor, Jayne Wallett. Ten years ago Barbara Pierson gave me the confidence to exhibit."

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Sep 2021

Over the Sofa
Jayne Waters

01/09/2021 - 30/09/2021 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

In 2008 Jayne suffered an accident and was diagnosed with a neurological disability. "Art has become a bit of a life saver for me... I love bold colours and shapes and I am a little obsessed with the sun, the sky and the sea."

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Aug 2021

Art in the Shed
Olivia Brown

03/08/2021 - 29/08/2021 | The Wivenhoe Bookshop

Olivia is an artist and educator who has been based in Wivenhoe since 2002. Drawing material from a range of sources her collage practice is intuitive and process-led. With found papers and sometimes her own photographs, she constructs abstract compositions. Recent work references the domestic and everyday.

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