New Beacon Books near Finsbury Park was in danger of closing after 50 years, but is now witnessing a revival with the support of the local community. Watch their video on the BBC News website.
Andy de la Tour and guests
A packed house
Photographs by Andrew Baker. ©Andrew Baker – no reuse, no archive.
Crowds of fans battled their way through rain and snow to meet Nadiya Hussain at Newham Bookshop, where she signed copies of her debut novel The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters, and her other books. Click here for details of the book.
We’re delighted to welcome actors Julie Christie, Niall Buggy, David Calder, Andy de la Tour and Susan Wooldridge to The Wanstead Tap for an evening of readings of poetry and prose. We are sure you will enjoy this event which is being held to raise funds for the refugee charity Care4Calais. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity, which was founded by a group of UK volunteers and aims to deliver essential aid and support to refugees in Calais and other areas, and to encourage the wider public to be more welcoming towards refugees.
You can now buy tickets online for Newham Bookshop’s events, and for some events in partnership with other organisations. Click on the logo, and you will be taken to secure website run for us by The Little Box Office Ltd, a British company which provides online ticketing for theatres, music and book festivals.