Book club launch at Royal Porcelain Works

Photocaption: Worcester resident Jan Venables will be hosting the book club at the Royal Porcelain Works

Worcester’s leading new centre for art and culture has launched a book club.

The Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – is organising the book club once a month on a Monday between 7.40pm and 8.40pm; the first book club will take place on Monday 5 August.

The free event will take place in The Foyer with books decided by attendees. There is no need to book; places are open to everyone.

The club will be hosted by Worcester resident Jan Venables, who has been volunteering at a number of Worcester theatre and entertainment sites for the past 25 years, including the Henry Sandon Hall, which is situated within the Royal Porcelain Works.

Jan said: “Enjoying a good book is one of life’s pleasures especially doing so in such a beautiful setting. Our aim is to read one book a month and learn from each other’s interpretations and reflections when we meet. All that is needed is a love of books and the willingness to talk about them. Everybody is welcome!”

Sara Matthews, General Manager of the Royal Porcelain Works said: “The list of chosen books is compiled by book club members, so that everyone gets to read something they love and experience many new reads. Genres will range from romance to suspense, and from comedy to classics, to keep everyone on their toes month by month.

“Our book club’s aim is to bring members of the community together to socialise and meet new people in our beautiful venue while delving into the pages of a new book, with the option of a glass of wine!”

Books can be borrowed from libraries, purchased or downloaded on your Kindle.

For further information please contact the Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email