It's felt very autumnal this weekend. The temperature has dropped but we've still enjoyed some beautiful sunshine and the colours of the leaves have been stunning. It's a consolation for the shorter days and dark evenings.
With such a marked change in the seasons, it seems particularly fitting that we should meet with the printmaker and illustrator Angela Harding next Sunday, 28 November at 3pm.
Her beautiful new book - which went out of print before its official publication date such was the demand in pre-orders - celebrates the landscape and wildlife through the seasons of the year.
Angela will show us her garden studio at her home in Rutland, as well as her work in progress, and will tell us something of her love of Suffolk, too. She and her husband moor their beautiful wooden sailing boat on the River Deben in Woodbridge and spend the summer weeks in Suffolk each year. Many of her stunning pictures are inspired by the bird life she sees from the boat.
If you'd like to join in what will be a wonderfully inspiring and uplifting way to pass a Sunday afternoon, please reserve your place here.
Then the following day, we'll be holding our monthly book group meeting, on Monday 29 November at 8pm, to discuss the novel 'Piranesi'. Scroll down for more details but if you would like to attend, you must let me know beforehand as space is limited. So please reply to this email.
And the following week it will be our annual recommendations evening, on Monday 6 December at 8pm. If you have a favourite book or a new title you would like to encourage others to read please let me know as soon as possible and I'll put together a programme for the evening.
One last thing, the author illustrator Astra Taylor-Todd will be exhibiting in the Art Space in Woodbridge this week. You may remember I've mentioned her children's title The Blue Tit Travels Africa, and you can find out more about her work in my article here. The detail in her artwork is extraordinary, so go along to the gallery in the Thoroughfare to take a closer look.
I hope you have a good week and thank you for reading.