Holding the Baby is a travelling exhibition sharing memories of childcare and parenting in London’s East End. Its launch is on Thursday 1 March at 5.30 pm at Plaistow Library. The closest Tube is Plaistow – see map here.
Sit down in a cozy mid-century living room, turn the dial on a 1950s radio and discover stories of worries and love, postnatal depression and family support, working mums and stay-at home-dads.
Come to the launch to preview the exhibition, hear speakers on childcare and parenting and eat delicious, free cakes and snacks. RSVP to email@example.com or call 07583 656338.
After the launch the exhibition will tour Newham’s libraries until end of February 2019. Click here for a full list of tour dates and venues.
Siôn Hamilton visited Newham Bookshop in December and spoke to Vivian and CJ. Read his article here.
Our fundraising total for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has reached £7,000. We’d like to thank you all for your donations and auction bids. Also, thank you to the many authors and publishers who donated items to auction or for prizes.
All the funds raised are being donated to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, an independent charity founded in 2008, which is working with all the other charities supporting the Grenfell Tower residents.
Our fundraising efforts were reported by Newham Recorder on 29 December. As is often the case with the Recorder, Vivian Archer is said to be the owner of Newham Bookshop (as well as the manager), but – as you know – we are a community bookshop with no owner and no shareholders.
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 the secure website run for us by The Little Box Office Ltd, a British company which provides online ticketing for theatres, music and book festivals.
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