Events

Welcome to our events page. Below is a list of our current programme – please contact us for more information or if you would like to hold an event in the shop.

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Tuesday 4th April, 6pm: Book launch: Across a Waking Land – Roger Morgan- Grenville

A veteran nature writer walks the length of Britain in pursuit of spring, and of hope. Fed up with bleak headlines of biodiversity loss, acclaimed nature writer Roger Morgan-Grenville sets out on a 1,000-mile walk through a British spring to see whether there are reasons to be hopeful about the natural world. His aim is to match the pace at which the oak leaves emerge, roughly 25 miles north each day. Fighting illness, blizzards and his own ageing body, he visits every main habitat between Lymington and Cape Wrath in an epic eight-week adventure, encountering, over and over again, the kindness of strangers and the inspiring efforts of those fighting heroically for nature.

With surprising conclusions throughout, what unfolds is both life-affirming and life-changing.


Wednesday 5th April, 6 – 7:30pm: Book launch: Think of Me – Frances Liardet

James Acton has come to the village of Upton to begin again.

As his grief over the death of his wife eases, he hopes to find new purpose as the vicar of this small, Hampshire parish, still emerging from the long shadow of the war. James’s own war was in the Western Desert, where he fell in love, first with the thrill of being a hurricane pilot and then with Yvette Haddad, the captivating, enigmatic young Alexandrian with a penchant for dangerous driving. The past has a way of clinging on to us, and even as James embarks on new beginnings, finding friends – and even love – among the people of Upton, the secrets he has held on to so tightly for years threaten to break loose.


One Tree Writers

Do you write? Have you always wanted to write? We’re a small friendly group who have been meeting for over ten years. We take turns to read out whatever we are currently working on and offer each other advice and support. Over time we have had writers working on short stories, novels (adult, YA and children’s), poetry, memoir, blogs and even academic essays! We have met at various venues and now, at Tim’s invitation, we will be based at One Tree books – hence our new name. We meet upstairs at 2.30 on Tuesday afternoons. If you think you might be interested, why not come along and say hello?


MAH-JONG at One Tree Books

Taking bookings now!

Mah-Jong expert Sheila Lucas is running a 4 week course from March 1st on a Tuesday afternoon for up to 12 people. Sessions cost £10 and start at 2pm and are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Why not come and have lunch in Ginger’s café beforehand, or stay on for tea afterwards. For more details please ask in the shop or contact Sheila directly: sheilalucasme@icloud.com