"The covers of this book are too far apart"
- Ambrose Bierce
Special ceramics exhibition, showcasing the work of 18 potters, clay artists and ceramicists, curated by Shannon Donovan. The artists are: Stephen Cox RA, Andrew Crouch, Shannon Donovan, Ken Eastman, Andrew Eastwood, Rob Fountain, Nancy Frost, Tony Hall, Verity Howard, Garry Jones, Corinna Kenyon-Wade, Maggie Kingston, Hajeong Lee, Bev Milward, Jonathan Phillips, Phil Rogers, Gill Tennant-Eyles, and Basil Titford.
The exhibition opens Saturday 8th April and runs until Sunday 23rd April, every day except Sunday 16th April: we are Closed on Easter Sunday. The Private View will be held on Friday 7th April, 6-8pm. If you would like an invitation please contact us, 01547 530744 or email us.
For our Easter Event this year we welcome our award-winning friends The Cottage Herbery with their wonderful annual and special perennial plants; Sarah Rogers will return to tempt us with her amazing handmade chocolates, and Annie Thompson will be doing Easter crafts for children, being creative with paper, paints and natural materials. There will also be live music, watch this space for confirmation of the musicians.
Our Aardvark annual selling exhibition of antique maps and prints will feature original maps of the Marches area, and this year features some interesting and attractive prints of manor houses, mansions and other views. The exhibition will be open every day until 14th May.
Monday 29th May, 9am - 3pm - Our popular Bank Holiday Brocante sale with live music from Norrie Davies, fabulous antique and vintage stalls and homemade soup and cake! We're still taking bookings, prices are: £10 for a 6ft space, plus £3 if you need to hire a table from us.
Our calendar of events for this year is here - there are many treats in store!
Saturday 8th-23rd April - "Fire and Earth" Special ceramics exhibition, showcasing the work of 18 potters, clay artists and ceramicists, curated by Shannon Donovan. Artists include Stephen Cox RA, Andrew Crouch, Shannon Donovan, Ken Eastman, Andrew Eastwood, Rob Fountain, Nancy Frost, Tony Hall, Verity Howard, Garry Jones, Corinna Kenyon-Wade, Maggie Kingston, Hajeong Lee, Bev Milward, Jonathan Phillips, Phil Rogers, Gill Tennant-Eyles, and Basil Titford.
(see full entry under 'Gallery' on website)
Saturday 15th April, 10am-4pm - the Aardvark Easter Event with The Cottage Herbery, live music and children's Easter crafts with Annie Thompson.
Saturday 29th April - "Maps and Mansions" The Aardvark antique map exhibition 2017 opens 11am - exhibition runs to Sunday 14th May, 4pm.
Monday 29th May, 9am - 3pm - Our popular Bank Holiday Brocante sale with live music from Norrie Davies, fabulous antique and vintage stalls and homemade soup and cake! We're taking bookings, prices are: £10 for a 6ft space, plus £3 if you need to hire a table from us.
Saturday 3rd -18th June -"Worlds and Otherworlds", Shropshire Hills Art Week exhibition, artists wil be: Susie Cawley, Bob Cunning, Kim Davis, Maggie Davis, Nancy Frost, Michael Hancock, Tim Harral, Isobel Hutton, Sarah Jameson, Jane Keay, Helena Orlowski, Katherine Soutar Caddick, Pearl Taylor, and Bronte Woodruff.
Saturday 24th June - Sunday 2nd July: "The Solstice" Group exhibition by the Solstice Painters of Montgomery
Saturday 15th - Sunday 30th July - Our annual sale opens in summer this year, with a cool Jazz Brunch on Saturday 15th July, 11am-2pm.
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August - we are delighted to once again host the English Civil War Society, who will bring a grand Re-enactment of the Sieges of Brampton Bryan, with cannon, muskets, living history village and much more 17th century fun!
Monday 28th August - Our August Bank Holiday Vide Grenier - antiques, vintage, plants, live music and bar with hot and cold refreshments; the French-style "empty your attic" sale, book a stall or come and buy!
Saturday 9th-24th September - the Aardvark h.Art Exhibition: a Textiles extravaganza and more!
Friday 8th-10th September - once again Aardvark Books will be the official bookseller at the Ludlow Food Festival.
Saturday 7th October, 2pm -Arcadia Music Festival event at Aardvark Books: "French Music and the Harp" Illustrated talks by Roger Nichols and Hugh Webb, tickets £10.00, please reserve seats in advance.
11th-15th October - the Aardvark annual visit to the Frankfurt International Bookfair.
Sunday 22nd October, 10am - 3pm - Our Autumn Brocante event - antiques, vintage and live music from Norrie Davies.
Saturday 18th November, 10am-4pm - a fabulous Winter Event, plus live music, children's crafts with Annie Thompson and warming homemade soup!
Sunday 10th December, 10am-3pm - the Aardvark Christmas Fair, antiques, vintage, crafts, live music, mince pies, mulled wine.... Jollity!
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 this frieze: pretty, and fun!
At our Easter Event 19th April 2014, look what Annie Thompson created with the children - A beautiful Spring Frieze!
Here are the Christmas crafts created by Annie Thompson at one of our Winter events, hand sewn, popular with children and adults too!
Easter crafts - making Easter cards at our Easter event:
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.
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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