Have you ever sat – or stood if you’re a barista – in your place of work and thought about all the other people working away, day in – day out, to make the world we call home tick?
If you have, then The Pleasure and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botto – the book under the spotlight in this month’s Book Club at #CS – will be just up your street!
GoodReads.com describes it as, “an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day–and night–to make the frenzied contemporary world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around a deliberately eclectic range of occupations, from rocket science to biscuit manufacture, accountancy to art–in search of what make jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying.”
Even if you don’t finish (or in some cases start) the book, please feel free to come along from 6pm on Thursday 31st July at Church St to join us for drinks and our customary lively conversation. Check out the facebook page for more info. Also, don’t forget, it’s Thirsty Thursday, where you can get 2 cocktails for £8 from 5pm-7pm!
If you’re coming down to Church St Square tomorrow to listen to the Kansas Smitty’s Big Four (who by the way are fabulous – check out the video below if you don’t believe us) performing as part of Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival, we have a little treat in store for you.
Get yourself into #CS and you can have any take out large drink for the price of a small one! Well, in this heat you need to keep your fluids up don’t you?! Especially if you are going to head off and sit in the sun and listen to some great music!
Remember, we’re fully licensed too so you can always pop in for something a little stronger after!
Can you believe it’s midway through summer and typically the weather is turning out to be really quite unpredictable! So, in order to help us ease your pain of wasted beach bodies and rainy festivals we’re bringing you Keaneshaped for this July’s #LMF!
A talented piano band with roots in the musical styles of Keane, Keaneshaped will be bringing their musical stylings to Church Street this Friday. But don’t think this is some everyday tribute band, Keaneshaped are exceptional in their adaptations of covers and will be performing their own gemstones too. We were so impressed by their song samples we decided to give them a full two hours to perform! That’s how confident we are that you guys are going to LOVE this #LMF!
We’ll see you this Friday for a coffee, or an alcoholic indulgence (It is Fizz Friday after all where a bottle of Prosecco is yours for only £15!) and chilling on the sofas upstairs whilst Keaneshaped wow you to the moon and back from 7pm.
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