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Newham Bookshop Events Autumn 2014

Good Ideas hb coverTuesday 16 September at 7.30 pm at Stratford Circus

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

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. Michael Rosen was interviewed by Sabine Durant in The Guardian on Saturday 6 September. Read the interview here.

Tickets £6 from Stratford Circus. Telephone 0844 357 2625 or book online. Event sponsored by Redbridge NUT and in partnership with Stratford Circus.

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

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. Matt Dickinson discussed Bobby Moore with Garry Richardson on Today on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 12 September. Listen here.

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Terror-Kid-PRINT (2)Thursday 2 October at 6.30 pm at Stratford Picturehouse

Benjamin Zephaniah Terror Kid

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.

Tickets £5 from Stratford Picturehouse. Telephone 0871 902 5740 or book online.

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My Life in FootballSunday 5 October at 2 pm at Newham Bookshop

Trevor Brooking My Life in Football

Sir Trevor Brooking will be signing copies of his autobiography at Newham Bookshop before the West Ham v. Queens Park Rangers match.

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Knitting for TommyMonday 27 October at 7 pm at Coffee7, Forest GateGreat War Britain

Lucinda Gosling Knitting for Tommy

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. Lucinda Gosling is also the author of Great War Britain: The First World War at Home.

Tickets £6 from Newham Bookshop. Telephone 020 8552 9993. Ticket includes light refreshments prepared at Coffee7.

An East End AlbumTuesday 28 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Steve Lewis An East End Album

The photographer Steve Lewis talks about his latest book, An East End Album. Steve Lewis has published two other books about the East End, London’s East End − a 1960s Album and London’s East End − Then & Now, and was featured in Spitalfields Life in 2011. Have a look here.

Tickets £7, concessions £5, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

WedneEast London Suffragettes bigsday 29 October at 7 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Sarah Jackson East London Suffragettes

Sarah Jackson tells us about her book celebrating 100 years since the formation of the East London Suffragettes.

Tickets £5 from Newham Bookshop. Telephone 020 8552 9993. 

 

The Girl Next DoorThursday 30 October at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Ruth Rendell 50 years of Inspector Wexford

Ruth Rendell celebrates 50 years of Inspector Wexford, and introduces her new novel, The Girl Next Door.

Tickets £12, concessions £10, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

 

The EstablishmentThursday 6 November at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Owen Jones The Establishment

Owen Jones tackles The Establishment, and how they get away with it, in an eagerly awaited follow-up to Chavs.

Tickets £9, concessions £7, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

 

100 BOOKS LOGO (2)Sunday 16 November at 3 pm at Stratford Circus

Jacqueline Wilson 100 books

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

Tickets £5 from Stratford Circus. Telephone 0844 357 2625 or book online. Event in partnership with Stratford Circus.

Fighting on the Home FrontWednesday 3 December at 7.30 pm at Bishopsgate Institute

Kate Adie Fighting on the Home Front

Kate Adie discusses the legacy of women in World War One, Fighting on the Home Front.

Tickets £12, concessions £10, from Bishopsgate Institute. Telephone 020 7392 9200 or book online. Event in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.

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A word about dates and venues

I was quite pleased with the postcard, below left, we sent to our mailing list members recently, to publicise Newham Bookshop Events this autumn. There is also a flyer with the same design. But apparently it’s confused some people. I won’t make the same mistake again, but to be clear, I always put the date, time and venue of each event above the name of the author and book title, or sometimes at the top on the left. In future I’ll separate events in a list with lines so that the confusion won’t arise. If I had done this, the postcard would have looked like the one below right.
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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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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

MOL10Men of LettersWe 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.

 

 

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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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