14th October 2019

 

Mr Men Madness

New Walk Museum, Leicester
11am-4.30pm

A celebration of the Mr Men and Little Miss book series created by Roger Hargreaves. Come and read your favourites from the collection at New Walk, watch some of the classic cartoon series and enjoy our Mr Men inspired dioramas.

 

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Funny stories of Migration to the UK

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre,
Rothley St, LE4 6LF
1-3.30pm

Come and join us to share funny stories of how you dealt with life within the family and the community when coming to the UK. Can you recall funny/ hilarious incidents that might have happened to help you cope with the situation of being in a new country? Would you like to share these stories with us? This is your chance to come together and share those precious and funny moments in life. You can share these stories in English, Gujarati or Hindi.

Booking:
local@dmu.ac.uk or
0116 257 7131
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

The Our Best Book Family Game

Hamilton Library, Maidenwell Ave,
LE5 1BL
1.30-3.30pm

An opportunity for families to discover some amazing new authors and titles for children aged nine to 11. Your family will discover and enjoy the books of Our Best Book 2020 – The Leicester Primary School Book Award. Book talking and exciting game activities give your family a fun way to find the stories and characters that will inspire your child to read more. Make reading fun and fantastic for the whole family. Free book from the Our Best Book 2020 long-list for each family that attends.

Booking:
hamilton.lib@leicester.gov.uk or 0116 2212790
Free
Suitable for families with child 9-11

 

 

An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester

Abbey Park, Education Centre,
LE4 5AQ
2-4pm

To celebrate the publication of our anthology, this is a creative writing workshop at the Education Centre in Abbey Park, Leicester. Everyone is welcome but booking is essential as space is limited. 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! This event is supported by Abbey Ward funding.

Booking:
https://abbeypark.eventbrite. co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Celebrating River and Canal Landscapes with former Canal Laureate Jo Bell

Riverside Café,
De Montfort University
3-4.15pm

The watery landscapes of rivers and canals will be celebrated as we listen to former Canal Laureate Jo Bell. A long-time boat dweller, Jo will also be happy to answer questions about her poetry and life on the water. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea within sight of the River Soar and hear about Leicester’s digital water community, where you can suggest your favourite river poetry for Jo to read.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Why We Need Women-only Poetry Publishers

 

Friends Meeting House,
Queens Rd, LE2 1WP
7-8.30pm

Soundswrite Press is an independent women’s poetry publisher based in Leicester. We are passionate about publishing women writers from the East Midlands, with 12 publications to date (anthologies, single-author and multi-author debut poetry collections). We will host a panel discussion, led by members of the editorial team, to highlight gender imbalances in the poetry publishing world. More women than men read and write poetry, yet women poets are under-represented in print, poetry reviews, and amongst reviewers. We ask why this is, the effects this has on the confidence of women writers and what can be done about it. The event includes a Q&A session and will end with short readings by some of our poets, including poets featured in Take Three, Volume 1: Tuesday Shannon, Pippa Hennessy and Elizabeth Hourston.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Earl Shilton to Waterloo

 

Pork Pie Library,
Southfields Drive, LE2 6QS
7.30-9pm

The story of six men from the village of Earl Shilton who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Find out why this amazing family history story remained undiscovered for nearly 200 years. In particular find out what happened to three members of the Almey family fighting in the same troop at Waterloo, did they survive? Through Heritage Lottery funding find out how these men have been commemorated.

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all