The Wainwrights in Colour Book Launch
Frequently asked questions about the forthcoming book launch for The Wainwrights in Colour Book
The book launch weekend over the first weekend of May 2017, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, 10am to 3pm on both days.
The book launch is being held in The Kendal Suite of The Castle Green Hotel, Kendal which is situated on the A684 road from Kendal to Sedburgh. The postcode is LA9 6RG if you are using satnav to get there. I chose the venue as the hotel looks right over Kendal town where Wainwright lived and worked whilst he was working on the Pictorial Guides so it seemed appropriate. The hotel also has great facilities for an event such as this.
Yes, the hotel has a large car park which is free. It is a short walk from the main reception entrance to the hotel. A smaller car park and drop off area is available nearer to the doors for those less able.
On the evening of Friday 5th May there will be an official launch event for invited guests only. Due to a capacity restriction of the room this has had to be a ticket only event. The guests will comprise of those who have supported me in this project by either purchasing original works, long standing friends and other people who have helped me in some way in this project.
Yes, the launch event on the Saturday and Sunday is open to all to attend.
Admission is free, there will even be free tea and coffee provided. The hotel bar will also be open but you will have to fund those drinks yourself I am afraid.
Unfortunately only guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed into the hotel.
Sadly this event will not be suitable for Andy to give his talk on the project. However, the new 17 minute film showing the background story to The Wainwrights in Colour will be shown on a big screen at various times throughout the day. This film is the one which is on a DVD that is included with every copy of the book. Andy will also be able to answer any questions that you have on his undertaking.
If you pre-ordered a copy of the book and opted for the P&P free option then it is assumed that you either plan to come to this event to collect in person or you live in my local area where books will be delivered to you free of charge as soon as possible after the launch weekend. Those who pre-ordered and are coming to Kendal to collect then your copy will be already there for you. If by chance you are not able to collect due to unforeseen circumstances then the books can be delivered to you after the event. This will incur the normal P&P charge.
If you registered your interest in obtaining a copy of the book then you will have been updated via emails over the past couple of months about it’s publication. Those who pre-ordered a copy will have recently either collected their book or had it sent out in the post. If you would like a copy then you will need to buy one here
Due to the logistical issue of taking books to and from the event we will be unable to bring all pre-ordered copies of the books with us to the launch weekend. Orders placed so far have already been allocated a book number and those for dispatch where P&P was included will not be brought to Kendal. If you are now able to come to Kendal to collect in person and no longer need the delivery option then you must tell us ASAP so that we can try and have your allocated numbered book there for you. Refund of the P&P will be dealt with after collection by the same method as payment of the pre-order.
If you wish to have a special edition number of the 5000 then just ask when pre-ordering. If Andy can have this arranged for you then he will do so but please remember that numbers 1- 214 are only sold as a package with the limited edition prints. Many numbered copies have already been allocated but if the number you require is available then you may have it at no extra cost.
As previously stated on the website, by the first weekend of May only about 2000 copies of the book will be available to me due to the fact that they are being hand bound (see here), many of this number have already been pre-ordered, either for collection or delivery. We will endeavour to have as many copies of the book there available to purchase on the day as we can. Obviously I have no idea of just how many people are intending to attend the event and buy a copy, so books will be subject to availability. The best option if you wish to obtain a copy at the event is to pre-order it here as the P&P free option and a copy will be guaranteed to be put to one side for you. If by some slim chance we run out of copies over the weekend then you will have to place an order for later delivery through the website, this will likely incur the P&P cost, that is why it is wise to pre-order your copy if you are attending the event.
All of the copies are signed and numbered by Andy but if you wish to have a more personal inscription then feel free to ask.
Andy has about eight original fells from the 214 left unsold at this time and the plan is to have them all on display at the event as well as one or two which are to be collected by customers over the weekend. This will be the best and possibly last chance to see a collection of the original fells on display together at any one time. There will also be Limited Edition prints on display which may also be available to purchase.
No, this is the only launch event for The Wainwrights in Colour Book. After this time Andy will be giving a series of talks on the subject in various locations in the coming months. A list of those events is available here and more dates will be added shortly. Books can be purchased at these events subject to availability.
After the launch weekend books will either be available to purchase through this website, from several local independent bookshops or from the events which are planned for future months. The book is listed on major online stores but books may only be available on these sites in the future.