Jun
9
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Jun
15
Fri
Andrew Motion – Former Poet Laureate – Essex Clay @ Stamford Art Centre - Theatre
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to be selling books at this Stamford Arts Centre event

 

Andrew Motion’s prose memoir, In the Blood(2006), was widely acclaimed, praised as ‘an act of magical retrieval’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘a hymn to familial love’ (Independent). Now having left the UK’s shores, Motion looks back once more to recreate a stunning biographical sequel but this time, in verse. Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted Motion throughout his writing life.

Andrew Motion is President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and co-founder of The Poetry Archive.

Andrew Motion was born in 1952. He read English at University College, Oxford and subsequently spent two years writing about the poetry of Edward Thomas for an M. Litt. From 1976 to 1980 he taught English at the University of Hull; from 1980 to 1982 he edited the Poetry Review and from 1982 to 1989 he was Editorial Director and Poetry Editor at Chatto & Windus.

Andrew Motion’s poetry has received the Arvon/Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He is now Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway.He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 until 2009. 

Jul
14
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Aug
18
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Sep
15
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

Sep
22
Sat
An Evening with Professor Brian Cox & Robin Ince @ Meres Leisure Centre
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Find us at this amazing GRAVITY FIELDS event!

The Gravity Fields Fesitval is delighted to welcome Brian Cox to Grantham for an extremely special – one off talk! Brian’s presentation features awe-inspiring images from the depths of the universe as well as his trademark infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Alongside the story of life, the universe and everything, Brian argues that science can unite the world in an attempt to discover our shared origins and answer long-held mysteries. He also explains the work of CERN and their attempts to use cutting-edge technology and engineering to recreate events fractions of a nanosecond after the Big Bang, “in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.”Brian & Robin

Having broken records touring with Brian across the world and recorded the one hundredth episode of Rose D’Or award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, Robin Ince teams up with Brian Cox again to display his less erudite grasp of quantum theory and thoughts on black holes. ‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. **** The Scotsman

 

Sep
26
Wed
David Starkey – Foundation Lecture – SAVE THE DATE @ Oswald Elliot Hall - Stamford Endowed Schools
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a Foundation Lecture organised by the Stamford Endowed Schools

Details to be confirmed