Home and Abroad: paintings by David Britton

Paintings by David Britton
New art exhibition opens March 2nd in our downstairs gallery area.

The artist will be in the shop to meet and talk with our customers

Saturday March 2nd 2-4 pm

 

David Britton went to Colchester Grammar School and then studied history at New College, Oxford. After a number of years in teaching, trying to fit painting and poetry round the edges, he left teaching to concentrate on art. After some time spent in the, to him, rather alien environment of Sheffield, he is back in his beloved native landscape of north-east Essex, living on Mersea Island and once again creating vast, haunting canvases which capture the big skies and the special play of light on land and water in Essex/Suffolk border country. Since his first one man exhibition at Project B Gallery, Colchester in 1975 David has exhibited widely establishing a reputation as one of our leading local artists.

Meet the Book Champions of Red Lion Books!

We have seven book champions here at Red Lion Books and each of them is championing the book that they love and want to see read by more people. Some are very well known, some less so. Here are our book champions and their chosen books.

 

A Thought for Fathers Day.

Forget the socks and aftershave,
the gadgets for reluctant cooks.
Show you care on Fathers Day
and give your Dad some books!

 

Thank you to all our customers!

A big thank you to all our wonderful customers. We have enjoyed sharing our enthusiasm for books with you and been overwhelmed by the expressions of support and congratulations we’ve received. We’re so pleased now just to be ‘in the mix’ for the National Award along with the other regional winners all of them fantastic, dedicated, characterful shops serving their communities with passion and creativity.