I’m doing my bit to help publicise a local event on behalf of Mostly Books, as it all came together at rather short notice. On Thursday August 13th, at 7.30pm in the Guildhall, we’re delighted to welcome Griff Rhys Jones – comedian, author, presenter, sailor and heritage champion.
Griff’s latest TV series started on the BBC last Sunday, and it made for a great hour’s viewing. In “Rivers” he punts, canoes and rows us on a tour of Britain’s beautiful and extraordinary rivers. He writes a veritable love-poem to the British river, exploring its impact on our landscape and culture – and along the way, makes an impassioned plea to get more involved with our local rivers.
Griff also investigates the love affair between cities and rivers from Liverpool’s Mersey to London’s Lea. From reminiscing about childhood holidays on the Suffolk Stour to taking the plunge on a wintry morning in the Tay as it rushes through Perth, Griff shares his personal journeys along the river systems of Britain – always accompanied by Cadbury the faithful water dog.
Tickets cost £5 – with £5 redeemable against a copy of the book on the night. To reserve places, phone 01235 525880, email firstname.lastname@example.org – or call in at the shop on Stert Street in Abingdon.