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Come and hear historian Stephen Spinks talk about one of the most controversial Kings in English history: Edward II, the man who brought England to the brink of Civil War. Stephen Spinks argues that Edward and the later murdered Piers Gaveston were lovers, not merely 'brothers in arms'. Influenced by successive favorites and with a desire for personal vengeance, his rule became highly personalised and unstable. His own wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom which forced abdication; the first…Find out more »
Part of Kenilworth Arts Festival Price: £7 (£5 concessions) Meet one of the most exciting new voices in British fiction, and hear more about Sophie’s astonishing debut novel, The Water Cure. Chaired by Sarah Moss. Sophie Mackintosh won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize and the 2016 Virago/Stylist Short Story competition, and has been published in Granta magazine and TANK magazine among others. Her debut novel, The Water Cure, was published by Hamish Hamilton in May 2018. Hypnotic, dreamlike…Find out more »
Use your Imaginaria! Come and meet illustrator, Guy Chapman, who will be signing copies of his art and activity book Use your Imaginaria. He will also have some of the activities from his book available in the bookshop, so if you're looking for something a little different for the kids pop in and try them out. Guy is a self-taught and passionate artist, who has drawn many portraits for people including music artists: Meatloaf, Adam Ant, Judy Cheeks, Kenny Thomas and…Find out more »
Sunday 28th October at 7pm Stratford Artshouse We are delighted to be supporting Stratford Literary Festival who are bringing the wonderful Jodi Picoult to Warwickshire this autumn. Tickets are selling fast already so head over to Stratford Literary Festival’s website and book yourself a place. Tickets are £20 and that includes a signed book. http://www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk/event/jodi-picoult-a-spark-of-lightFind out more »
Come and meet poet Chris Burleigh, who will be signing copies of his book, Particles of Light. Much in this collection of poetry is light-hearted and for those who don’t take life too seriously. The word play is witty – although often with more serious intent hiding in the humour. A collection with something for everyone.Find out more »