The Unfamiliars Scratch Lab: Tales for the Fireside

Friday 30th November 7.30pm – 10.00pm

An evening showcasing some of the finest creative types Colchester has on offer. Expect comedy, music, magic, art, performance, poetry, spoken word and the unfamiliar. Taking place in different and exciting locations each monthly show is built around a theme. This month:

Themed “Tales For The Fireside”, the Scratch Lab contains an hour of curated content, a mini exhibition and the launch of the new issue of the Unfamiliars zine. Expect enthralling tales, gothic experiences and just darn good stories.

Featuring:

Lisa Temple-Cox

Lee Ashcroft

and more!

The evening will be hosted by Lewis Walker and Tourism Superstar 2017 Nominee Gemma Abbott.

Alongside all of the above there’ll be a limited edition zine boasting contributions from a host of incredible talent.

The event takes place downstairs at Red Lion Books. Seats are limited! Guarantee yours by booking in advance or chance it and pay what you want on the door.*

Tickets available from Eventbrite here

Sat 21st April 3 pm. – Book launch: ‘A Deed Undone’ by Robert Seymour

Saturday 21st April, 3 pm

Robert Seymour, a retired lawyer and judge advocate was a Samaritans volunteer in Colchester for many years. This novel, a thoughtful, gentle thriller, draws on his knowledge of both these worlds. He is the author of two earlier books, entertaining tales based on his early experiences at the Bar.

About ‘A Deed Undone’

In the course of their Samaritans training, Lucy and Gerald come to understand what has brought them to this point in their lives. Gerald’s desire to help others leads him elsewhere, while Lucy starts taking calls, supporting distressed and suicidal people in their time of greatest need. They soon find themselves working together in a race against time to track down Lucy’s friend Alison as she runs, haunted by past events, from herself and her memories.

Robert fell ill while writing this novel and sadly, he died just as its publication date approached. We are pleased now to hold a launch for ‘A Deed Undone’.

Robert’s wife, Jane and editor, Jill Burrows will be on hand to talk about Robert’s aims in writing this book and the valuable work done by the Samaritans.

Paperback £6.9.                                                        Refreshments will be available.

The Little History of Essex: Meet the Author, Judith Williams.

Wednesday April 11th, 6.30 – 7.30 pm

Come and hear local author JUDITH WILLIAMS talk about her latest book THE LITTLE HISTORY OF ESSEX

There’s nothing ‘little’ about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating and rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our county has witnessed.

Discover the development of shipbuilding at Harwich, the silk and wool industries in central Essex, the fortunes of Chelmsford and Colchester and the rise of seaside resorts at Southend and Clacton

 

This is a FREE EVENT but space is limited so please contact the shop to reserve your place.