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New Activities & Events - February - April

February

Poet and artist event: Charlotte Harker
Saturday 2 February, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Charlotte’s new book is an ironic and humorous account of the interactions between the self and its surroundings. Exploring themes like depression, self-identity and parallel realities, each poem is related to a picture, engaging the reader in an intriguing double vision: realistic in art, surreal in poetry. Come along to this special event to discover more. Signed copies of The Wear and Tear of Conversation will be available for purchase.

Understanding Your Child’s Online World
Wednesday 6 February, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Part of Safer Internet  A series of workshops highlighting positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

  • These practical information session which will cover
  • Tips on the safe use of mobile devices
  • Raising awareness of technology and child development
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Social networking

Film showing: Before Stonewall [Ages 15+]
Thursday 14 February, 6.30pm
New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of gay and lesbian liberation since it was at this bar that drag queens fought back against police June 27-28, 1969. This Emmy award winning documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audio-visual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Friday 22 February, 2:00pm
An interactive family theatre show. The Open Book Theatre Company are coming back to Chrisp Street with this fantastic production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective story. Free entry - arrive early to secure a seat!

March

Writing for Wellbeing Workshop with Fulbahar Ali Begum
Saturday 2 March, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Celebrate World Book Day with our creative workshop! Explore the art of creative writing as an expressive outlet and learn the healing power of words. Bring your own poem, song or short prose piece to share with the group. Signed copies of LitSpeel will be available for purchase.

 

Film Screening and Q&A
Women: A Success Story and Q&A session with director Ceri Dingle

Tuesday 19 March, 6.30pm
Women: a success story – a liberating tale for a new generation, documents the great advances made by women over the past 100 years. The film confronts contemporary myths and prejudices that suggest the world is awash with predators, misogyny and discrimination. Forged as a timeline, interwoven with archive, forty women give us a fresh perspective, tell us we have nothing to fear and can do anything. From across the generations, they share their life stories, what they overcame and what’s changed. We learn of women in the cotton mills, life during the war, the 1984 miners’ strike, from outdoor loos, terry nappies and illegal abortions to pre-marital sex, freedom and making it in what was once a man’s world.