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May 2019

National Bee Day with Helen Jukes & Dan Harris

May 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of bee celebration - and find out about a new initiative that YOU can get involved in to help look after our buzzing friends! Expect an evening all about bees, community, and connecting with nature - Helen will be discussing her incredible bee-keeping memoir, while Dan will be telling us all about his Bee Saviour Behaviour initiative!

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Like The Sea I Think: Anthology Launch

May 28 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're very chuffed to be hosting a FREE party to celebrate the launch of "Like the Sea I Think" - an anthology of new marine fiction from Norfolk. A warm welcome awaits you at the shop, where there will be readings by local authors featured in the anthology, plus some delicious refreshments.

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June 2019

Joe Harkness & Patrick Barkham: ‘Bird Therapy’ (launch)

June 13 - 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're excited and honoured to be launching Bird Therapy at The Book Hive - a book that has been described as "a manifesto for transformation" (Melissa Harrison), "generous, honest and gently inspirational" (Patrick Barkham), and "an antidote to the stress and confusion of modern life" (Nick barker). When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds.…

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Norwich Refugee Week Open Book Club: W.G. Sebald ‘The Emigrants’

June 19 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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To mark the life, work and legacy of the mighty Winfried Georg Sebald (known as Max to his friends), the Book Hive is running a book club in 2019, from May to October. This is part of a city-wide celebration that marks what would have been W.G. Sebald’s 75th year. We're the very proud sponsors of 'Lines of Sight: Sebald’s East Anglia', an exhibition at Norwich Castle, and this fascinating show is running concurrently with 'WG SEBALD: FAR AWAY—BUT FROM…

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Amanda Hopkinson: Lisbon Tales

June 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Lisbon has been an extraordinary city for well over a thousand years, rendering it a place of great historical and contemporary interest. The combination of cultural influences in Lisbon—Arabian, African, and European—and the city's identity as a great seafaring stronghold, has granted it a unique and spirited legacy. Lisbon Tales - a collection of stories translated by Amanda and edited by Helen Constantine - reflects this legacy in its literary selections. From famous names to new voices (including a high…

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Rupert Read: Facing Up To Climate Reality

June 25 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We are used to hearing that the climate crisis is serious, but still tractable if we start acting on it soon. The reality is different. Things are going to get much worse, for a long time, whatever we now do – though hardly anyone wants to admit it. Facing Up To Climate Reality, a book from the Green House collective, offers climate honesty. The time for focusing primarily on mitigation is over. We now need to adapt to the dark…

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July 2019

Blickling Children’s Literature Festival

July 6 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blickling Hall, Blickling Estate, Blickling Hall
Norwich, NR2 1LT United Kingdom
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In partnership with The National Trust, we're very excited to be holding our first Children's Literature Festival at Blickling Estate. Join us for a whole day of book and illustration activities with some of the UK's best loved children's writers, including Lauren Child, who is headlining the event!

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September 2019

Kate Read – One Fox (Book Launch)

September 11 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

How many times have you heard of one of these - a counting book thriller?! One famished fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl . . . three plump hens had better watch out! The rich, close-up illustrations with an Eric Carle feel take the reader to the heart of the drama in this exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count in every picture and numbers in text and numerals, learning numbers from…

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Laura Scott – So Many Rooms (Book Launch)

September 26 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

Join us to help celebrate the launch of Norwich poet Laura Scott's new collection! Widely published in poetry magazines, Laura's first pamphlet, What I Saw, was published by The Rialto in 2015 and launched here in the shop. So Many Rooms is her debut collection with the great Carcanet Press, and, as a measure of her excellence, it was recently named poetry book of the month in The Guardian. Come and hear Laura read, have a glass to cheer her on her…

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October 2019

An evening with Richard Mabey – Aylsham Town Hall

October 10 - 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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Join us for a very special evening in this year's calendar of events at The Book Hive. Richard Mabey is unquestionably the father of modern British nature writing - indeed one of the best writers working today across any genre. For the best part of fifty years he has committed to paper the experience of a life lived with a greater awareness of being part of something bigger, a cog in the connected web of phenomena that make up our…

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