11th October 2019

Pride Rebellious Writing workshop

Attenborough Arts Centre,
Uni of Leicester, LE1 7HA

We will explore, through text and images, the meaning of the word ‘Pride’ and how it has been embraced by excluded / stigmatised members of our community in fighting for their rights such as Gay Pride and Mad Pride. We will then write in response to what we have discovered. Finished work will be brought together in an anthology that will be freely distributed to all. This workshop will target mental health service users, people who don’t read and write, members of our LGBT+ community, and other vulnerable groups.

No booking required
Donations to BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group
Suitable for all



The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fosse Neighbourhood Centre,
Mantle Rd, Leicester LE3 5HG

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Join us for storytelling, singing, music and poems as we learn about healthy eating. Have a go at printmaking by using fruits and vegetables to print your own book bag.

Twenty spaces are available so please book to confirm your place.

Call: 0116 225 4995 (Fosse Neighbourhood Centre)
Pay what you feel
Children aged 2-5


An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester: Creative Writing Workshop

The BRITE Centre,
Braunstone Ave, LE3 1LE

To celebrate the publication of our anthology, An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester, we will hold a creative writing workshop at the The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Ave. Everyone is welcome to a maximum of 15. All ages and standards. All you need is to bring ideas. Award-winning author and contributor Stuart Hill and anthology Editor Jon Wilkins will lead the event.

This will be a chance to write about all things Leicester, including ghosts and ghouls, fantasy and fiction. We provide the paper, you provide the ideas!

Suitable for all



Early Years Story Sharing with Sandra Agard

African Caribbean Centre,
Maidstone Rd, LE2 0UA

Interactive storytelling from Sandra Agard – featuring African, Caribbean, Afro-American and World Tales. Stories for young children and their families brought alive with language, dance and song. A creative and inspiring free workshop celebrating language and stories for children ( 0-5 years ) and their parents/grandparents and carers. This event is part of the Black History Programme for Leicester Neighbourhood Services.

Call: 0116 221 1793
Children 0-5 years



Jimmy’s Book Club Live

Beaumont Leys Library,
Beaumont Way, LE4 1DS

Join us at Beaumont Leys Library for a special Everybody’s Reading, Jimmy’s Book Club live event. Jimmy will broadcast his afternoon show from the library and he wants to talk to you about why you love your library. We’ll have an author talk with novelist David Wharton from 1.30-3; a reading from our Jimmy’s book club book of the month for October; our hilarious ‘build a story on the spot’ game, using our favourite lines from the books you love; a book quiz to complete; books to be won and, of course, coffee and cake to be enjoyed. The three library authorities, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, which participate in the book club will all be represented, so whichever library you use, please come and join us for a library loving, book reading, story making, cake eating afternoon of fun.

No booking required
Suitable for all



Poetry for Pleasure

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop St, Leicester LE1 6AA

Poetry has never been more popular; come to find out why! This event is for anyone who enjoys poetry or would like to try reading and understanding it. We will use copies of The Nation’s Favourite Poems anthology.

Call: 0116 284 1978



Writing Cyprus: In Conversation with Bahriye Kemal

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop St, LE1 6AA

Cyprus’ capital, Nicosia is split by a militarised border and has been divided like this for decades. In Writing Cyprus, Bahriye Kemal, co-editor of Nicosia Beyond Barriers: Voices from a Divided City, joins us for conversation on Nicosia and the writing that is responding to this partitioned city. Edited by Alev Adil, Aydin Mehmet Ali, Bahriye Kemal and Maria Petrides, Nicosia Beyond Barriers is an anthology of new writing that presents short stories, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction on Nicosia. Through the anthology, writers from all sides of the divide re-imagine the past, present and future of their city.

No booking required
Suitable for all