May 25 2017, 6:30pm: Presentation: Ruth Abernethy. Join us at 6:30pm on Friday, May 26th as Ruth Abernethy presents her book, Life and Bronze. Part history, part autobiography, part the story of the sculptor’s craft, this book about Ruth Abernethy’s career shows what the public wants to commemorate, what a sculptor wishes to express, and how it fits around family life. Whether Ruth uses her droll humour to ruminate about feminist themes, explains how public sculptures came to be or respectfully casts loss into bronze, she tells her stories within the context of family life. Through Ruth’s endeavours the reader meets Prime Ministers, musicians, medical men, people in sports, theatre and books–heck, even a big bear. Most importantly, however, the reader meets the people who care about history, sculpture and commemoration.
May 29 2017, 7pm: The Not Dead Yet Collective presents, “The Light Between Oceans.” As part of a collaboration between the bookshop and Cinematopia, we invite you to our seventh screening of a book made into a film! Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks, and bring a comfy chair if you like! Free event, and copies of the book will be for sale.
May 30, 2017, 7pm: An Evening in Comics with Mark Oakley. Celebrating 10 years of Stardrop with the launch of the third volume. Family-friendly event at the Al Whittle Theatre! With special guest, Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures Comics. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $2.00 at The Box Of Delights Bookshop.