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A warm Saturday in June
A warm Saturday in June
After another busy week in the bookshop - I can't remember a busier start to June for some years - today seems much quieter, and I fear that we will lose out to the alternative attractions of village fetes, trips to the seaside or simply sitting in one's own garden.
Having said that we had something of a rush first thing, and I took a number of calls from people who had books to sell. With Catherine and Paul away I have been trying not to purchase anything and concentrate on lowering the not inconsiderable pile of books that are sitting ready to be processed. Needless to say I did not entirely succeed and last week I bought some interesting books and pamphlets on the Marches, a small group of books on decorative arts and a wonderful album of photographs of Herefordshire 100 years ago. The latter I intend to research some more and then perhaps include in one of our exhibitions over the next year.
Whilst we have been relatively book free, we have been flat out in planning for our next three events. At the end of June we have a new exhibition curated by Drusilla Cole - 'Carve, Collage, Ink and Print'. Bringing together six artists who work in book illustration, artist books and printing, the show is full of memorable images. Also only a month away is the 7th Mortimer Country Food Fair. Sarah Aardvark was on the phone yesterday to Jo Brand, and we are in the process of finalising our list of stalls and exhibitiors. Also up for discussion was a new event - the Summer Brunch on the 13th of July. We always love hosting Trevor Davies and Remi Harris - the former a local music legend, the latter fast making a reputation in Jazz circles in the borders and well beyond. The chance to hear them play accompanied by a glass of champagne ( perhaps even some Herefordshire 'Champagne', and a delicious brunch seems too good to be true.
After that we have Mary Berry at the Flavours of Herefordshire, the return of Little Rumba at our Vide Grenier and a double exhibition for Herefordshire Art Week. Lots of good things to look forward to at Aardvark !
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