On Friday, the Big Green Bookshop turned into an art gallery. Oh yes indeed. Our cultural boundaries stretched to new wotsits, as fantastic local artist Rosie Roksoph exhibited her work in the shop.
This is Rosie and a picture entitled 'Bobbie and Arif' SOLD
The evening was great fun and it introduced new people to the shop, and also we sold 3 paintings as well.
We're keeping Rosie's work up in the shop for a few weeks, and hopefully it'll sell through. It makes the shop look prettier too.
Postcards of some of her work are also available at the very reasonable price of £1 a pop.
We'll be making this available online when I can work out how, so although the sun always shines in Wood Green (except when we have a barbecue and Levi Roots comes to the shop), you don't even have to visit to get some of this great stuff.
Our events programme is building up nicely and here's a little rundown of what we have in the next few weeks;
This Thursday 26th Sophie Hannah reading and answering questions about her awesome new paperback thriller Point of Rescue.
Thursday September 4th. Launch of local author Ellen Johnson's new book Bahamian Breeze
Friday September 5th. Nettle Press join us for our monthly celebration of local poetry
Saturday September 6th. Gold Dust Magazine are 4 years old and we have an evening of music, poetry and drama (Tim might get his geeetar out if we give him enough wine).
Wednesday September 10th. Stand Up, writer, actor and all round good egg Andrew Clover wil be bringing his Edinburgh Festival show to the shop and selling copies of his brilliant book 'Dad Rules'. It should be a hoot.
Tuesday September 23rd SOLD OUT. Bill Drummond. Nuff said. I'm quite excited about this....
Thursday October 9th. Burlesque Against Breast Cancer. A benefit for this charity and also a cracking evening of adult entertainment.
Thursday October 17th. Just announced. Constance Briscoe will be reading from her new in paperback bestseller 'Beyond Ugly' and answering questions.
There's lots more on the horizon, but if you want to come to any of these just let us know!
This is how Freya reacted when I told her she couldn't come and see Bill Drummond because all the tickets had sold out......she might have just weed herself as well.....
Tim's on holiday until September, so i'm in the middle of a 13 day stretch at the moment, so if I get delirious over the next few days you'll understand.