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Regular Events

Welcome to the REGULAR EVENTS page.

You will find here all the events that happen every month, regular as clockwork.

If you think there's a group that we could run, should run or would run if only we'd thought about it, then please get in touch.

Call 020 8881 6767

email; enquiries@biggreenbookshop.com

or come into the shop.....

Check out this list first. We may already run the perfect group for you.

Mondays 10.00am – 11.00am

Storytime & Songs for under 5s

Come and enjoy some books and join in with the singing. Suitable for newborns to 5 year olds. A great opportunity to meet other local parents. There's tea & coffee for the parents and a flapjack for the kids.

And it's FREE (although donations are gratefully accepted)

Monday 7.00pm

Monday Evening Reading Group 

We're always looking for more people to come along to our Reading Groups.

This one usually meets on the LAST MONDAY of each month,

There are drinks and snacks at the shop, but you're more than welcome to bring something to share.

Monday 7.00pm

Songwriting Salon 

Stuck for a rhyme? Stuck for a tune? Or have a song that you want to test drive before you play it live at the O2? Try it out with a friendly group of amateur musicians/songwriters

We meet on the SECOND MONDAY of every month.

Bring along some refreshments to share.

Tuesday 7.00pm

Tuesday Evening Reading Group 

We're always looking for more people to come along to our Reading Groups.

This one usually meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of each month,

There are drinks and snacks at the shop, but you're more than welcome to bring something to share.

Tuesday 7.00pm

Music Jam

A few of our customers (like Tim) play instruments, but they only chance they get to play them in the privacy of their own homes.

We thought it might be a good idea to invite them to come along, bring an instrument (we can't fit a piano through the front door), relax and have fun with like minded musicians at the bookshop.

It's open to everyone whatever age and level you're at and who knows, this time next year you could be playing in front of thousands of screaming fans at Wembley Arena

We meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month.

Bring along some refreshments to share. 

Wednesday 7.00pm

Writers Group

Do you write short stories or novels?  Are you interested in joining a writers group? Do you have £3 spare?

So many questions....

But if the answer to these is yes, or even maybe, then why not come along to this group,

There are now two groups which run on alternate Wednesdays.

Writing Support Group. The ideal opportunity to test out your work and get feedback from a friendly group of fellow authors.

Critique Group. For those who have finished – or nearly – finished their work, this is a chance to fine tune it. There are also in-depth discussions on how to get your work published.

Both groups have only two rules.

 Rule 1 - Leave your ego at the door. Nobody's work is above constructive criticism.

 Rule 2 - Remember you're dealing with people's personal work, thoughts and words. Be constructive, not dismissive.

We know there are many of you out there who are really keen to write and this maybe something that'll help. You can come as little of as often as you like, to as many groups as you like, but if you think it may help, then why not come along.

Contact the shop to check dates.

Both groups are £3 per session, which will cover refreshments and the cost of the venue

Thursday 7.00pm

Short Story Reading Group 

We're always looking for more people to come along to our Reading Groups.

This one usually meets on the LAST THURSDAY of each month, and is dedicated to reading short stories.

There are drinks and snacks at the shop, but you're more than welcome to bring something to share.

Thursday 7.00pm

Gardeners' Questions

Is everything in your garden rosy? or are weeds kicking sand in your face? (metaphorically)

Either way this could be the group for you. Come and sow your knowledge, or gain a bit of home grown wisdom from other members of the group.

Subjects ranging from organic gardening to foraging will be discussed over the next few months.

This group meets on the THIRD THURSDAY of the month, check in the shop for further details

Friday 10.00am – 11.00am

Storytime & Songs for under 5s

Come and enjoy some books and join in with the singing. Suitable for newborns to 5 year olds. A great opportunity to meet other local parents. There's tea & coffee for the parents and a flapjack for the kids.

And it's FREE (although donations are gratefully accepted)

Friday 8.00pm

Working Title Comedy Night

On the LAST FRIDAY of each month. Our Monthly Stand-Up Comedy night. It's now become an established venue on the London comedy circuit. Each month we have some great stand-ups. There's a mixture of highly regarded newcomers, award winning comics as well as television and festival favourites. There are usually 4 or 5 great acts and an open mic session, all wonderfully compered by your host for the night, Chris Brosnahan (Described by The Sun as "a Comedian")

ALL FOR A FIVER!!

Bring your own refreshments, sit back and enjoy a great night at the bookshop.

Check the Events & Diary page for full details

Sunday 1.00pm-4.00pm

Knitting Club

It's the FIRST SUNDAY of the month, so it must be Knitting Club. It's simple.

Turn up, knit, chat, knit some more, eat biscuits and drink tea.

Everyone is welcome, even crochetters.

Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Boardgames Day

It's the LAST SUNDAY of the month, so it must be board games day at the Big Green Bookshop. You'll have the chance to relive some of your childhood classics like Monopoly but also try some of the new generation of games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne and Labyrinth. These are fun, pacey, challenging games that don't drag on endlessly until you've lost the will to live.

Come along to the bookshop anytime throughout the afternoon, choose a game and spend a pleasant afternoon in the lovely surroundings of the bookshop trying to build your railway network, build your medieval empire or create a new civilisation. We'll provide coffee and tea, but bring along snacks to keep your mind focussed on destroying your opponents. Come along with friends or by yourself, we'll sure that there'll be a game you can join in with. If you want to bring along your own game then that's fine (especially if it's Escape From Colditz, I haven't played that for years) or if you want us to get a particular boardgame then just let us know and we'll do our best to get it (not Twister!).

There's even a Facebook Group called BOARD TO DEATH.....

This is a FREE club and we hope you tell all your friends about it.