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April 2019
£20.00

Poetry Writing Workshop with Jo Bell – Women Only

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scarthin Books welcomes Jo Bell for two poetry-writing workshops. Each session will last three hours and include tea or coffee. If you’ve read How to Be a Poet, her book with Jane Commane, you’ll have a flavour of Jo’s teaching style – entertaining, intensive and aimed at getting the best new poetry out of every participant. Jo is running two sessions for us: one for all comers, one for women only. *** Women only workshop *** As Feminist Book Fortnight…

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£20.00

Poetry Writing Workshop with Jo Bell

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scarthin Books welcomes Jo Bell for two poetry-writing workshops. Each session will last three hours and include tea or coffee. If you’ve read How to Be a Poet, her book with Jane Commane, you’ll have a flavour of Jo’s teaching style – entertaining, intensive and aimed at getting the best new poetry out of every participant. Jo is running two sessions for us: one for all comers, one for women only. In this session open to men and women, we…

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Free

Poetry Portraits with Jo Bell

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local, acclaimed poet Jo Bell will be in our Art room from 11am onwards writing tailor made poems for you! Come and have a chat about what you’d like her to write about and go away with a poem no one else has. This is a free, open event to all. Jo’s books include ‘Kith’, ‘How to be a poet’ and ’52. Write a poem a week’. She’s actively involved in The Poetry Takeaway, writing tailor made poems at Festivals…

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Free

Reading and Signing with Richard Lumsden

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are very excited to announce that Richard Lumsden will be giving a reading of his debut novel ‘The Six Loves of Billy Binns’ at Scarthin Books. This will be followed by a Q&A and signing and is a free event. No booking required. ‘This uplifting and powerful debut is beautifully written, full of emotion and will tug at your heartstrings. A book about love, self-forgiveness and redemption, this is a must-read and will appeal to fans of The Unlikely…

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February 2019

Scarthin Book Club Number 21

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For our next Book Club, we’ll be discussing ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick. The book is available to purchase from the shop with a £1 discount. Tea and cake will be available on the night as usual. Please bring your own alcohol. We’ll be taking a two month break after this and will announce the next read on the evening of this Book Club meet. Happy Reading!

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January 2019

Scarthin Book Club Number 20

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next Book Club will be in the New Year, on Monday 28th January at 6:30pm. It is also Book Club’s 2nd Birthday!! This was Book Clubbers choice so we picked a title out of a tin and we will be discussing Jeanette Winterson’s ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’. The book is available to purchase from Scarthin Books. £1 discount as usual! Tea and cake available to purchase on the night. Please bring your own alcohol. Merry Bookmas from…

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November 2018

Cafe Philosophique

16/11/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Does time exist, or is it an illusion? Does it flow? Is it linear? How real are our memories? When is now? TIME is the especially intriguing subject of our next Cafe Philosophique meeting in the Scarthin Books cafe, Friday 16th. November at 7.30. (light refreshments from 7) addressed by author of “Time to Tell” Ronald Green, whose last book was about NOTHING. There is a small charge of £3 towards the speaker’s travel and overnight expenses. The talk is…

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Scarthin Book Club Number 19

26/11/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For our next Book Club, we will be discussing Murakami’s ‘South of the Border, West of the Sun’. This will be our last meeting of the year before we break for Christmas! We will be taking book suggestions for our January discussion in the mean time which you can send via email at nickscarthin@gmail.com or let us know at the next Book Club. The cut off for suggestions is the end of November. Then we will put them in a…

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October 2018

Cafe Philosophique with Author Duncan Simpson

20/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

‘Open to All’ Local Author, Duncan Simpson will be giving a talk on Youth Hostelling in Derbyshire and beyond! From 1930’s pioneers to pillars of the establishment, he will describe the grassroots movement and how it has adapted to social changes. For more information or to attend the evening please contact Dave Mitchell on: 01629 823456 or via davescarthin@gmail.com

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Cromford’s Apple Day

13/10/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrating Cromford Presents: Apple Day – On the Promenade, Scarthin, Cromford Bring your apples to be pressed for juice, as well as chopping boards, knives and containers (though we’ll try our best to provide the latter where we can) Grapes, elderberries, pears and quince are also pressable. Make sure to bring a permeable bag! Or just come along for the fun… Refreshments will be available throughout the day. With music from Sally and the Graynotes and clatter from Well-heeled Appalachian…

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