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53 London Street
Norwich
United Kingdom

01603219268

Situated in the heart of Norwich in the Lanes area of the city, The Book Hive is a beautiful three storey building housing a unique collection of books in a quirky and stylish setting. As the city’s only truly independent new bookshop, it stocks a personally chosen and intriguing selection of titles, often hard to find elsewhere, in five main categories; Fiction, Poetry, Art & Design, Children’s Books and Cookery.

The Beechwood Airship Interviews - launch

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Situated in the heart of Norwich in the Lanes area of the city, The Book Hive is a beautiful three storey building housing a unique collection of books in a quirky and stylish setting. 

The Beechwood Airship Interviews - launch

A journey into the headspaces and workplaces of some of Britain's most unique artists, from the co-author of the critically acclaimed 'Holloway'.

 

Bill Drummond. Richard Lawrence.

Stanley Donwood. Jenny Saville. David Nash.

Manic Street Preachers. Dame Judi Dench. Cally Callomon.

Sheryl Garratt. Vaughan Oliver. Jane Bown.

Steve Gullick. Stewart Lee. The Butcher of Common Sense.

Robert Macfarlane. Artists. Writers.

Photographers. Musicians. A comedian.

An actor. A printer. An airship.

 

The people interviewed in this book come from all corners of Britain's cultural landscape but are united in their commitment to their craft. At the beginning of this extraordinary memoir, Dan Richards impulsively decides to build an airship in his art school bar, an act of opposition which leads him to meet and interview some of Britain's most extraordinary artists, craftsmen and technicians in the spaces and environments in which they work. His search for what it is that compels both him and them to create becomes a profound examination of what it is to be an artist in 21st Century Britain, and an inspiring testament to the importance of making art for art's sake.
This is a Norwich book! The art school referred to here is Norwich, (now NUA), and Dan is very much a Norwich face. Come and celebrate the launch of this fascinating and unique book.
Thursday 30th July - 6.30pm FREE