The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020 starts today – on-line

The Edinburgh International Book Festival starts today. Events are free and you can visit the very impressive festival web pages here – https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/ Taking place in your web browser from the 15th to the 31st August 2020. Book attendance at over 140 events – see...

Streetview new? How they did it in the 1940’s…

Taken between 1939 and 1940, this is a really impressive historical, location referenced photo-archive of NYC – marking the point of emergence for a new world in the coming decades, but shaded with modernism even then. The Works Progress Administration collaborated with the New York...

The Essex Book Festival 2020

Update: 5th Feb: Not long now! Check ticket availability here… Another fabulous series of literary treats available again this year. An imaginative, stirring and diverse programme of author and book occasions. 28th February to 31st March. We are looking forward to rounding out the Festival...

Ellen Lives On

A featured article from our current archive: Writing in The Guardian in late 2014 the author Rupert Wallis was minded to tell us that ‘…more and more not-so- young adults are reading YA fiction’ –  which he declared was no bad thing. He went on…...

Seasonal best wishes to all our readers!

Happy Seasonal Holiday from all the consEAST team! Could you do it? Supporting St. Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK this season This year will be the 16th annual Christmas Day dip for St. Elizabeth Hospice. Brave souls can see more about this fabulously refreshing...

It’s never too early for a JDRF UK Christmas card!

It’s that time of year again. When we hope we are early enough to persuade you to buy your 2019 Christmas cards from JDRF. This year, as well as the usual well designed, delightful cards, you can choose a virtual gift to support JDRF. Every...

Are you a Primadonna?

Primadonna  is a festival of writing, taking place at Laffitts Hall in Suffolk. Date: August 30th, 31st and September 1st 2019. Venue: Laffitts Hall, Framsden Rd, Pettaugh, Stowmarket IP14 6DT                     ‘The Primadonna Festival is the...

Writing: Making Your Mark

An exhibition at The British Library – Writing: Making Your Mark Fri 26 Apr – Tue 27 Aug 2019    Book your tickets here PACCAR 1, The British Library,  96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB “Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than...

Cambridge Open Art 2019 diary date!

Dates of the next Cambridge Open Art Exhibition are: Friday 11th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019 At Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey CB24 4RS See more of the work of the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition – https://coax.org.uk You can join the COAE...

Into the library vortex…

We have, with our new Libraries news-feed page, given our readers the opportunity to keep up with latest news from across the UK. We are rotating our topical feeds across University libraries, feminist collections and featuring, as we must, the go to public library resource,...