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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.

Simon Armitage

North Norfolk Events

Starting in February 2016 The Book Hive will be hosting a new series of literary events and talks in the market town of Aylsham, 11 miles north of the city. Taking place in the Town Hall in the centre of the Market Place these events will see a range of authors from different genres giving talks, reading from their work or in conversation discussing their latest titles. The initial programme runs from February to June. If successful we will expand this throughout the year and broaden the list to include children's authors, with a view to hosting a week long or long weekend festival of writers and books.

 

The price for all events is £12 which is redeemable against the purchase of books on the night, as well as including a free drink on arrival. There will be a liscenced bar to buy more drinks throughout the night.

 

A Season ticket for all five events is £45, including the free drinks and still with £12 off books at each event.

 

Tickets are available by calling, emailing or dropping into The Book Hive.

 

For spring 2016 the programme is:

 

Louis de Bernieres – February 25th

Alison Weir – March 23rd

Dan Cruickshank – April 11th

Simon Armitage – May 10th

Prof. David Crystal – June21st

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is one of our best known poets. He was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. He has published ten collections of poetry, is the author of two novels as well as the bestselling memoir, All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for his services to poetry. Armitage's 2012 book Walking Home, an account of his troubadour journey along the Pennine Way, was a Sunday Times best-seller for over a month. He has now followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite terrain and direction far from home. In Walking Away Simon Armitage swaps the moorland uplands of the north for the coastal fringes of Britain's south west, once again giving readings every night, but this time through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, taking poetry into distant communities and tourist hot-spots, busking his way from start to finish. From the surreal pleasuredome of Minehead Butlins to a smoke-filled roundhouse on the Penwith Peninsula then out to the Isles of Scilly and beyond, Armitage tackles this personal Odyssey with all the poetic reflection and personal wit we've come to expect of one of Britain's best loved and most popular writers.

Simon will also be publishing his new translation of Pearl at the time he comes to Aylsham. A follow up to his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl is another of the poems from that manuscript.