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October 2018

Sarah Perry: Melmoth Book Launch!

October 4, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Octagon Chapel, Colegate
Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1BN
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Sarah Perry is back! And we're very honoured to be helping her launch her new novel, Melmoth, here in Norwich - at the fabulous Octagon Chapel on Colegate. Inspired by Charles Maturin’s forgotten gothic masterpiece, Melmoth begins in the present day, and takes its ensemble cast of characters on a spectacular journey through time. Dazzlingly inventive, terrifying and beautiful, this is a novel that transcends easy categorisations of gothic or literary fiction to speak urgently to our time...

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Lauren Mackay: Among The Wolves of Court Book Launch! (Aylsham Town Hall)

October 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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In her ground-breaking new book, historian Lauren Mackay reveals the untold story of Thomas and George Boleyn - the father and brother of Anne Boleyn - bringing into the light two pivotal characters whose part in the rise and swift fall of Anne Boleyn has so far remained cloaked in shadow. Join us at Aylsham Town Hall this October to celebrate the launch of Lauren's book - she'll be reading and discussing her work just a stone's throw from the Blicklign Estate, a famous Boleyn family residence...

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Mini Storytellers: Halloween Special!

October 25, 2018 - 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We're very happy to be welcoming Mini Storytellers to Norwich and the Book Hive! Mini Storytellers is a brilliant organisation that promotes creativity, confidence and imagination through books. At every jam-packed class, children go on an adventure through the theme of the week. Each child plays a vital role in the story - making props and costumes, singing songs, and acting out characters along the way... Ideal for 2-4 year olds, it's a fantastic activity that helps children to gain…

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November 2018

Haydn Middleton: ‘The Ballad of Syd & Morgan’ Norwich Launch

November 2, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us for the Norwich launch of 'The Ballad of Syd & Morgan' by Haydn Middleton - the new book published by Propolis (the imprint of the Book Hive). Haydn's masterful and puckish imagining is a short counterfactual novel, published exactly fifty years after the encounter it purports to describe, viz: at the prompting of Pan the goat-god, Syd Barrett, the 22-year-old former leader of Pink Floyd, bursts into the Cambridge University rooms of legendary novelist E M Forster, 89, on a matter of surpassing urgency...

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Cherie Chen: ‘The Winter Wassail’ (Book Launch)

November 6, 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Spend an evening with award-winning children's author Cherie Chen to celebrate the launch of her magical and festive new book! In "The Winter Wassail" Cherie combines her interest in English Medieval folklore with her unique artistic style, which is, in part, inspired by traditional Oriental techniques such as giclee. The story is based on the Medieval pagan tradition of wassailing - the ritual of waking the spirits of the trees from their winter sleep to help them grow healthy and strong...

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Joyce Dunbar & Petr Horácek: ‘Grumpy Duck’ Launch!

November 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Duck is grumpy. The pond is dry and, even worse, there's a grey cloud following her around. Can any of Duck's friends cheer her up? This funny farmyard tale about friendship is the latest book from children's book legend (and Norwich resident!) Joyce Dunbar. For this wonderful new adventure, her warm, wise and humerous words are brought to life with the bold, evocative and colourful illustrations of multi-award-winning artist Petr Horacek. Join us for a fun-filled evening to celebrate the…

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Mini Storytellers: Festive Special Adventure!

November 30, 2018 - 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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What-ho, Norwich! We're rather chuffed to announce that Mini Storytellers is returning to the Book Hive on the morning of Friday the 30th of November! Mini Storytellers is a brilliant organisation that promotes creativity, confidence and imagination through books. At every jam-packed class, children go on an adventure through the theme of the week. Each child plays a vital role in the story - making props and costumes, singing songs, and acting out characters along the way... Ideal for 2-4…

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March 2019

Make Mine a Margher-Reader

March 7 - March 14
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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The theme of World book Day is 'share a story' - the whole idea is to get parents to read a book to their children for 10 minutes a day. But research has found that parents simply have no time, or are too tired, to read with their children. So the Book Hive and Brick Pizza have teamed up to offer discounts on both books and food in an effort to ‘sort dinner’ - giving families time to share a story together.

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Mark Sinker (and guests): A Hidden Landscape Once A Week

March 26 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Louis Marchesi, 17 St. George Tombland
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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Join Mark for a relaxed evening in the Crypt at the Louis Marchesi pub as he chats to Professor Matt Worley about his new anthology of essays and conversations 'A Hidden Landscape Once A Week: The Unruly Curiosity of the UK Music Press in the 1960s-80s, in the words of Those Who Were There'...

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April 2019

Mark Boyle: The Way Home (Tales from a life without technology)

April 9 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Mark Boyle is an Irish activist and writer best known for founding the online Freeconomy Community, and for living without money since November 2008 (hence being known as the 'Moneyless Man').His new book is an honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology. It explores the hard won joys of building a home with your bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.

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