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Read up on what you missed during past events & workshops

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Prospero's Project is our fund-raising effort; read up on it here


We have recently started opening on a new schedule; please click here for details.

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What is Prospero's Project?

Part social club, part bookshop, part crafter's retreat, and part writer's haven – with a dollop of art gallery and a bit of this and that mixed in, too . . . Prospero's Project is a place we celebrate and share our appreciation for the ecosystem of books, from the writer's imagination to the reader's eye.

Prospero's Project is also the name we have given to our social enterprise. Prospero's Project (the book space) supports our social enterprise with a £2 door charge, refundable on purchases of £10 or more.

Prospero's Project is open Friday through Monday from 1 to 5pm. We are also available by chance or appointment.


Much Ado Books Readers Club

How can you enjoy great discounts at Much Ado, and lots of other benefits? By joining our new Readers Club - learn more here . . .




Make and Bake

Enjoying some making . . . and the results of some home baking, too! Our relaxed monthly series of afternoons is intended for people who like to craft, but who may not have much experience.  Click here for details

Saturday 2 February: Lace Day

Celebrate with an afternoon craft session led by Cate Olson - in just a few minutes, you'll make a lacy elastic bookmark decorated with a lovely button or felt decoration. The sessions are free with purchase of books, through the afternoon.



Book Group Get-together

Saturday 23 March, we focus on Amor Towles' Gentleman in Moscow. Click here to learn more





Thursday 7 March: An evening with Lucretius

Join David Soulsby in exploring the Roman philosopher's poem, The Nature of Things. Click here for details.



Sunday 10 March - Felt Slipper Workshop

Join artist Debbie Siniska for wet feltmaking over a forma, to create our gorgeous super-felted slippers. Anyone can learn this fascinating craft, picking up techniques and learning tips from an establish felt artist. And you'll take home warm, comfy slippers to enjoy!

Debbie is taking bookings for the workshop, set for 10 to 3pm. Click here for her website, with more information.








Sunday 17 March - Meet author Annabel Abbs for a discussion of her novel Frieda

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Saturday 30 March – Cecile Garcia leads a Tea Towel Design Workshop

Join textile designer Cécile Garcia for this fun one-day workshop using pencils, fabric paints, stencils, typography and pattern to design a black and white tea towel using your own favourite short quote, alphabet, lettering or words of wisdom.

You will create a textile piece to use in your kitchen, give to a friend or develop into a fabric hanging. No prior experience is required; all materials will be provided, along with light refreshments.

Cecile specilises in fun workshops that allow anyone to engage with a new craft without pressure or pain. Learn new techniques and take home your own amazing piece, while enjoying a low-key and friendly morning of making!

Is it a coincidence that Cecile's workshop uses pencils on National Pencil Day? Perhaps not . . .

The workshop will run from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Tickets costing £35 are available from the artist; click here to learn more.


Events and Workshops

From bookbinding to felt crafts, we like to help people learn new skills, try new crafts and enjoy just plain making things.

We have learned wreath-making with Brighton experts; pondered Socrates and philosophy with a university professor; and created wonderful collages with artist Jane Robbins

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