New Activities & Events September - October
Book Break: Short Stories [adults]
Tuesday in September
2:00 - 3:30pm
Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy a shared reading experience. Talk about the issues and topics raised over a cup of tea and biscuits. This September we shall be reading a variety of short stories and poems. If there’s anything you’d recommend for the session, feel free to make your suggestions.
Girls’ Book Club [children]
4:00 – 5:00pm
This group is fun way to get together and enjoy stories and a wide variety of activities, such as quizzes and creative projects. Make new friends and gain new experiences by taking part.
5 September – Animal Agents activities
12 September – Author Day
19 September – Jaqueline Wilson
26 September – Daisy Meadows
Exhibition: ‘Once, We Came to a New Home’ [all ages]
Monday 2 - Tuesday 31 October
‘Once We Came to a New Home’ is an Oral History Archive project to preserve, celebrate and promote the history of migration and settlement of the Afro-Caribbean communities in White City through the collection of images and audio files among the elderly Afro-Caribbean community living in the area. Come to Idea Store Chrisp Street to see this excellent exhibition.
Presentation: ‘Once, We Came to a New Home’ [adults]
Thursday 12 October, 7:00 - 8:00pm
'Once, we came to a new Home' is a talk presenting some of the collected stories and images from the Afro Caribbean Oral History Archive project as a means to reflect on past migration in England through individual experiences and stories. The talk invites reflection and insight into contemporary migration through the accounts of those that have lived it in the not so distant past.
Film Screening: ‘Look How Far We’ve Come’ [adults]
Wednesday 1 November, 6:30 - 8:30pm
History consultant Kwaku uses the screening of his 'Look How Far We've Come' documentary to lead a discussion on African British civil rights struggles, and how far society has come, or regressed, in engaging with racism within a post-Brexit Britain 52 years after the enactment of the first Race Relations Act. This is an inclusive event aimed at an inter-generational, multicultural audience.
Book Group [adults]
Monday 10 October 7:00 - 8:30pm
Enjoy shared discussions in our monthly book group. Borrow the book from the Idea Store, read it, then come along to the session to discuss the topics raised! This October we are exploring ‘The Sellout’ by Paul Beatty, a Booker Prize-winning satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court.
Book Break [adults]
Tuesdays in October 2:00 - 3:30pm
Sit back and relax as we read stories and poems together and enjoy a shared reading experience. Talk about the issues and topics raised over a cup of tea and biscuits. This October we are reading short stories from ‘What is Not Yours is Not Yours’ by Helen Oyeyemi. The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, and a city where all the clocks have stopped.
African Themed Story Time [under 5s]
Every Monday in October 10:30 - 11:15am
With special African themed songs and stories, have fun gaining a new cultural experience with your family.
Art Club [children]
Sunday 22 October 2:15 - 3:00pm
Learn about Black History, its countries and cultures by making your own African/Caribbean flags. Which one will you make?