Upcoming Events

We are very keen to support local authors and publishers, and our events will highlight this.

The Travelling Vet

November 8th - 7:00 pm

From pets to pandas, my life in animals

Jonathan Cranston is no ordinary vet. In addition to his day job in the Gloucestershire countryside treating cows, dogs, pigs and cats, he has also worked with an astonishing range of species around the world, including crocodiles, rhinos and pandas. In this his first book he introduces us to some of his favourite patients.

Jonathan will be joining us for an illustrated talk about his work, and there will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of his book which would make ideal Christmas gifts for animal lovers. Budding vets welcome!

Tickets £3

A CHRISTMAS PLAY: Myself and Other Parts

December 13th - 7:00 pm


On the evening of Thursday 13th December the shop will be hosting a highly entertaining Christmas comedy play ‘Myself And Other Parts’ starring local actor Bill Cronshaw. When a struggling actor reluctantly takes on the role of Father Christmas a comedy of errors and misunderstandings ensues as miraculous things in the spirit of Christmas start to happen. ‘Myself And Other Parts’ was inspired by the 1947 Film Miracle on 34th Street.

Poetry at Teatime

October 24th - 3:00 pm

Come along and meet poet

Jennie Farley reading from

her new book HEX

(Indigo Dreams Press 2018)

“a place you will enter and never

want to leave…” and talking

about her writing.


Tickets £5 (to include tea, coffee and cakes)

Please book in advance at the shop


WDW Playwrights’ Workshops – October, November & December 2018

October 27th - 2:00 pm

Saturday Workshops : 27th October, 24th November, 1st December and 15th December

Given by Playwright Caroline Summerfield

A practical workshop on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House – Saturday 27th October 2pm – 4pm. We shall be considering creating unforgettable heroines and how Ibsen has influenced modern playwrights including me. We shall read the opening scene of my Off-West End play ‘Chasing Ibsen’ produced at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Making plays from newspaper stories – Saturday 24th November 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Bring along a short newspaper article to work on.
Writing a political play – Saturday 1st December 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
How to re-write your play? – Saturday 15th December 10.30 am -12.30 pm


RSVP to casummerfield@btinternet.com
Price £20 per session. You pay on the day.

These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience . The atmosphere is relaxed, supportive and friendly. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits are available.
The workshops will be a mixture of theory and industry based workshop exercises. They will be of two hours duration. The first hour for theory, the second hour for practical exercises.