Aardvark Events

News of Events at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan

Our Next Events:

Saturday 17th November, 10am-4pm: Aardvark Winter Shopping Event

Aardvark Woodburner Close-upChristmas Crafts with Annie Thompson

Aardvark's annual pre-advent event will feature a one-day flash sale! with discounts throughout the shop, so come and browse! We will also have live music by the Trevor Davies Trio over lunchtime from 12noon - 2pm, and free children's crafts sessions in the BookBurrow with Annie Thompson from 11am-3pm. Festive café refreshments will include delicious homemade cakes and soup!

Sunday 9th December, 10am-3pm: Aardvark Christmas Fair

Dutch Lewis on saxophone Christmas Fair stall

The traditional start to Christmas at Aardvark: a market of over 20 crafts, antiques, jewellery, gift and vintage stalls, with live music by Dutch Lewis and his Trio, (see photo of Dutch, left) who will be playing tunes form his Christmas Songbook! We will have, homemade Christmas Soup, fresh homemade cakes, mince pies, a complimentary glass of mulled wine, and jollity!

Christmas Opening at Aardvark:

We are open every day AS USUAL, except for Christmas Week 2018, as follows:

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve: OPEN 9am-5pm

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day: CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December, Boxing Day: CLOSED

Thursday 27th December: OPEN 9am-5pm

Friday 28th December: OPEN 9am-5pm

Saturday 29th December: OPEN 10am-5pm

Sunday 30th December: OPEN 10AM-4pm

Monday 31st December: OPEN 9am-5pm


Tuesday 1st January 2019: CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January 2019: OPEN 9am-5pm and then every day as usual!

The Aardvark 2019 Events Calendar

Dates for 2019 - as soon as we have confirmed them will appear here:

Thursday 7th March: World Book Day

Sunday 21st April: Easter Sunday, we are CLOSED

Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th June: Out of the Hills Art Exhibition

Saturday 13th July: Jazz Brunch and Sale Launch

Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th July: The Aardvark SALE

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August: Brampton Bryan 375th Anniversary Civil War Re-Enactment with The English Civil War Society!

Saturday 7th - Sunday 22nd September: Herefordshire Art Week Exhibition

Further Dates will be announced as we confirm them.

If you would like more information about any of our events, please contact Sarah Swinson on 01547 530744 or email Aardvark Books Thank you!

Aardvark Children's Events:

Our next children's event will be:

Crafts with Annie Thompson at our Winter Event  on Saturday 17th November 2018, from 11am-3pm. Come and make Christmas decorations and festive stuff with Annie, from mainly natural materials, and have fun! Free of charge, all ages welcome!

Annie's crafty activities with children all around the theme of plants and growing things were really popular at our Easter Event this year, and another painted frieze has been added to the Bookburrow walls!

In 2016 the craft activities included creating a pretty Valentine's frieze, and at our Easter Event in April 2014, look what Annie Thompson created with the children - A beautiful Spring Frieze!

Spring Frieze in BookBurrow by Annie Thompson

Here are the Christmas crafts created by Annie Thompson at one of our Winter events, hand sewn, popular with children and adults too!

The Aardvark BookBurrow and Castle

Aardvark Books Schools' Events

We often host children's authors and have recently welcomed Katy Moran and Paul Dowswell to talk about their books. We can also provide educational visits to our art and map exhibitions, and visits by arrangement. Children from local schools have also enjoyed visits to the BookBurrow.

Children's Activities at Aardvark Books

The BookBurrow is always open during bookshop hours for browsing, play and reading! Do come and see the castle, pirate ship and princess seat, and enjoy a happy hour or two in a space created for inspiration and imagination.

We are always open to ideas for educational and enjoyable activities: please contact Sarah Swinson 01547 530744 for more information or to arrange a school visit or activity, or email Aardvark Books

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