Sunday, September 29, 2013

W E A COURSE STARTING ON WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

If I had more time, I would sign up for all the WEA courses going and this particular class is going to be fascinating.  Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a notable engineer and new students will have a great time learning more about him.  The first session is a 'taster', but I'm sure you will enjoy it and the work of Roger Mannion, the tutor.

Contact  Geoff Taylor   01277 625351  geoffT33@tiscali.co.uk www.wea-eastern.org.uk



Sunday, September 22, 2013

RACHAEL HOOK'S FEATURE IN CURRENT BRENTWOOD GAZETTE

Double click to read Rachael's feature (Gazette) - my picture. though.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL SPEED DATING FOR WRITERS 3:


Enjoyable radio programme today on Phoenix 98fm radio station. Our monthly  "BOOK CLUB" was broadcast via super  presenter Michelle Ward and guests Jim and Joan Reeve talking about Jim's latest book. He has studied Chelmsford's old photographs and, along with some fascinating historical notes and rare images from the past, has produced this excellent book. More about this when the book hits the bookshops (within two weeks). 

We also chatted about topics including Speed Dating for Writers - great idea.  Mix up wannabe journalists, authors, budding illustrators with professional writers and learn more about the craft of writing.   See the poster above and come along on Friday 20 September to Billericay Library at 7.30pm. More details via www.essexbookfestival.org.uk

Monday, September 09, 2013

MARGARET THATCHER IN BILLERICAY SCHOOL


Some interesting social media contributions this morning from former pupils of Billericay School who mentioned the day that former  prime minister Margaret Thatcher visited their school.  Here we see Billericay's head. the late Arthur Lingard with the great lady.  This was taken from my book THE BILLERICAY SCHOOL published ten years ago and still on sale in local bookshops and major stores.  You can also buy it directly from the school - contact Mrs Clare in Library.  www.sylviakent.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 05, 2013

MAKE SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER A SPECIAL DAY - INSPIRATIONAL IRENE YARROW




Saturday, 28 September will be a special day for Billericay-based John Yarrow and his family.  They will be  presenting John's book based on the life of his late wife, Irene who died 17 months ago.

The Reading Rooms in Billericay High Street will be open to  everyone, particularly to John's friends including doctors and patients, along with those who have suffered from cancer and who want to know more about the lovely Irene who is very much missed.  John's book has already received much media coverage, both in the press and local radio.

And on that Saturday, from 9am till 5.30pm, you have the chance of meeting John who will be signing his book and talking about the emotional journey he has undertaken since Irene's passing.  John will be supported by special staff from the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity who have become firm friends of the Yarrow family and it will mean much to him if you all paid a visit.