Aardvark Events

News of Events at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan!

Unfortunately the only day of snowfall this year was the day of our planned Christmas Fair, on 10th December! - we had to cancel, and apologies to all concerned.
So next it's Christmas!

Christmas 2017 Holiday Hours:

We are open as usual, so on Sunday 24th December we will close at 4pm, and then:

We will be CLOSED on December 25th and 26th.

We re-open on Wednesday 27th December at 9am, and will be open normal hours until Sunday 31st December, when we close at 4pm.

We are then CLOSED on 1st January 2018.

We re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 for a whole new year of Aardvarking!

We wish all our customers and visitors

Compliments of the Season,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Aardvark 2018 Events Calendar

We have set some dates for next year's events, so here is a preview of our plans!

Please note that dates may change, but this is what we plan to do:

Saturday 17th February - Valentine's Event, with booksigning: "False Lights" by KJ Whittaker
Thursday 1st March: World Book Day
31st March - Easter Event and Exhibition opening
31st March - 15th April: Art Exhibition
5th-20th May - "The Art of the Print" : exhibition of antique prints
Monday 28th May - May Brocante
2nd-10th June - Shropshire Hills Art Week exhibition
Saturday 14th July- Jazz Brunch and Sale launch
14th - 29th July - The Aardvark SALE!
Sunday 5th August - Brampton Bryan Scarecrow Sunday
Sat 11th - Sun 19th August - Art Exhibition
Monday 27th August - Vide Grenier
Sat 8th - Sunday 23rd September - Herefordshire Art Week exhibition, curated by Drusilla Cole
Sunday 21st October - Autumn Brocante
Saturday 17th November - Winter Event
Sunday 9th December - Christmas Fair


If you would like more information about any of our events, would like to exhibit in our Gallery or would like to book a stall for a Flea market (prices will be kept at this year's rates until 31st December), please contact Sarah Swinson on 01547 530744 or email Aardvark Books Thank you!

Aardvark Children's Events:

Our most recent children's event has been:

Monday 28th August 2017, Aardvark Vide-Grenier: Annie Thompson's summer crafts

We're always delighted to welcome back Annie Thompson and Tilly. Annie specialises in creating original crafty things out of natural materials, and is a regular at WOMAD.

Last year, Sat 14th February 2016 the craft activities included creating a pretty 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!

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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