Newham Bookshop

Newham Bookshop Events Autumn 2014

Summer’s over and we’re getting ready for the autumn season of Newham Bookshop Events. Dates, times and venues are shown below. More details about each event will be here soon.

  • Michael Rosen, former children’s laureate, poet and broadcaster, discusses his book for adults, Good Ideas, about how to be your child’s (and your own) best teacher. He offers many ideas and practical tips to inspire anxious parents and bored children.
  • We welcome the return to Stratford of our great friend and supporter Benjamin Zephaniah introducing his latest novel, Terror Kid. This event is run in partnership with Newham Monitoring Project.
  • Lucinda Gosling, in Knitting for Tommy, describes the knitting craze that swept across Britain as women produced all manner of knitwear for the troops in the trenches.
  • Sarah Jackson tells us about her book celebrating 100 years since the formation of the East London Suffragettes.
  • Jacqueline Wilson returns to Stratford to talk about her very popular children’s books, and to celebrate the publication of her 100th book, Opal Plumstead.

We’re also running events in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute, and are the bookseller for other events there, including:

  • The photographer Steve Lewis talks about his latest book, An East End Album.
  • Ruth Rendell celebrates 50 years of Inspector Wexford, and introduces her new novel, The Girl Next Door.
  • Owen Jones tackles The Establishment, and how they get away with it, in an eagerly awaited follow-up to Chavs.
  • Kate Adie discusses the legacy of women in World War One, Fighting on the Home Front.

Saturday 20 September at 3 pm at Newham Bookshop
Please note this date, not as shown on our postcard.

Matt Dickinson will be signing copies of Bobby Moore: The Man In Full

Tuesday 16 September at 7.30 pm at Stratford Circus

Michael Rosen Good Ideas: How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher

Thursday 2 October at 6.30 pm at Stratford Picturehouse

Benjamin Zephaniah Terror Kid

Monday 27 October at 7 pm at Coffee7, Forest Gate

Lucinda Gosling Knitting for Tommy

Tuesday 28 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Steve Lewis An East End Album

Wednesday 29 October at 7 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Sarah Jackson East London Suffragettes

Thursday 30 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Ruth Rendell 50 years of Inspector Wexford

Thursday 6 November at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Owen Jones The Establishment

Sunday 16 November at 3 pm at Stratford Circus

Jacqueline Wilson 100 books

Wednesday 3 December at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Kate Adie Fighting on the Home Front

 


Events and news

 

EEndsuffragettes7Newham Bookshop at the East London Suffragette Festival

We were the official bookseller at the main event of the festival at Toynbee Hall on Saturday 9 August.

Running a conference? We can be your bookseller, with a great selection of titles of interest to your participants and the audience.

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Saturday 2Matt Dickinson (p)0 September at 3 pm at Newham Bookshop

Matt Dickinson: Bobby Moore: The Man in Full

The chief sports correspondent of The Times, Matt Dickinson, will be signing copies of his biography of Bobby Moore at 3 pm, before the West Ham v. Liverpool match.

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Good Ideas hb coverTuesday 16 September at 7.30 pm at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square E15 1BX

Michael Rosen

Good Ideas: How to be Your Child’s (and Your Own) Best Teacher

We welcome Michael Rosen back to Stratford to talk about his new book Good Ideas. More details.

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SaturdaEast London Suffragettesy 9 August from 10 am to 5 pm at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street E1 6LS

East London Suffragette Festival main event

The East London Suffragette Festival runs from 1 − 10 August with talks, walks, drama, films and e.hibitions. We will be the official bookseller at the main event at Toynbee Hall, celebrating 100 years since the formation of the radical East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst. Details of the Festival. Details of the Toynbee Hall event.

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Barbara Nadel: one of my favourite independent bookshops

Barbara Nadel, whose Hakim and Arnold novels are set in Newham, praises Newham Bookshop in an interview on Quercus’ (her publisher’s) website.

Duncan Barrett: Men of Letters: The Post Office Heroes who Fought the Great War

MOL10We celebrated the launch of Duncan Barrett’s Men of Letters mainly outside the Bookshop. Several of Duncan’s and our friends, including the Sugar Girls themselves, heard Duncan read from the introduction of the book, which sets the scene for a carefully researched and moving document. We had a few pictures mainly of people talking to each other and having a drink, facing away from the camera, but we thought you’d like the picture of some Sugar Girls and friends.Men of Letters

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Thursday 2 October at 6.30 pm at Stratford Picturehouse

Benjamin Zephaniah: Terror Kid

Benjamin ZephaniahNewham Bookshop and Newham Monitoring Project are pleased to welcome Benjamin Zephaniah back to Stratford to talk about Terror Kid, his first new novel for seven years.

Tickets £5 from Stratford Picturehouse – not on sale yet.

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Our ad there – see our posters in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newham Bookshop 2The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open to the public. We are part of the Your Ad Here project which commissioned artists to design posters to advertise local businesses. Our poster was designed by Bridget Meyne, a third-year illustration student. Have a look at the posters here.

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Newham Bookshop posters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newham Bookshop was invited to be part of the Your Ad Here project, which commissioned artists to design posters to advertise local businesses. The posters are being displayed in the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for five years. The first posters are displayed near the Copper Box arena, and show a part of the whole design.

Our poster was designed by Bridget Meyne, a third-year illustration student at Falmouth University.

Newham Bookshop and othersNewham Bookshop 2These pictures were taken at the Olympic Park. The picture below shows the complete poster, which will be displayed in the Olympic Park later on. Some of the other posters were shown recently in The Observer Magazine, and you can see them on The Guardian’s website here.

Newham Bookshop March 2014


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