‘Floral Abstraction’ – a textile art exhibition

showing in our downstairs gallery area until Dec 31st 2018



Stitchers inc. is very excited to be making a return visit to Red lion Books and to bring our current exhibition Floral Abstraction to a wider audience.  Members of the group are based in North Essex and South Suffolk and come together to meet and work each month at Elm Farm Studio in Great Tey, under the inspirational guidance of mentor Alexandra Waylett.  We enjoy exploring a variety of media and incorporate paint, print, paper and water soluble materials in our textile work as well as more traditional forms of embroidery.  This exhibition brings a fresh and contemporary twist to an age old subject with ‘abstract’ being a key feature of our interpretation of flowers and plant life.  Each member has brought their own style to both group and solo pieces, and wall pieces are complemented by a selection of 3D explorations.

Their work will be exhibited at Red Lion Books until the end of December 2018.

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.


Backyard Artists Autumn Exhibition

Private view on Wednesday 12th September  6 – 8 pm all welcome.

We are really pleased to welcome back to Red Lion Books this talented group of local artists who have been working and exhibiting together now for over 20 years.

The current exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics sculpture and glasswork to give a snapshot of the range, style and quality of artistic expression that we have come to expect from the wonderful Backyard Artists.

The Backyard Artists have shown together for the last twenty five years.

The group began following a conversation round a kitchen table in Rowhedge back in the early 1990’s when a number of people living in the village became aware of each other’s work and arranged an exhibition in the garden of Quay House.

The group have exhibited in David’s garden almost every summer since then and this summer’s 25th exhibition was the final one in the garden. The group will continue to show work together in other venues across North Essex and Suffolk as we have done for a number of years.

The Backyard Artists have very different backgrounds. Some are self-taught, others have art school training or have worked professionally in graphic design, photography and printing.