16th October 2019

 

The Inspector Vignoles Mysteries: Talk with Stephen Done

Trinity House Chapel,
De Montfort University
1-2pm

Stephen Done returns to De Montfort University to talk about the recent release of his 10th novel in the Inspector Vignoles Mysteries – Murder on Broadway. Set in 1955, the railway detective team set off from Leicester for a day out at the Cheltenham Gold Cup festival, but events at Broadway Station mean they are soon covering many incidents across England and with an ever-rising body count. We will also prepare for the Inspector Vignoles Mystery Murder Trail on Thursday, 17th October, at 1pm discussing the relevant locations and from which Vignoles book they occur.
This event has been partly funded by De Montfort University Unison branch.

Booking:
ajennison@dmu.ac.uk

Free
Suitable for all

 

Turn up, Drop In, Download!

 

Leicester Central Library,
Bishop St
1-4pm

Want to know how Leicester Libraries free eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazine services work? Come along with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or e-reader* to this free event, and we’ll show you how. One-to-one support provided to sign up, install the app and download. Not yet a library member? Don’t worry, you can join for free on the day.
For the month of October we hope to have one or two titles available for free unlimited download, or you can download any other title available in our catalogue but not already on loan, for free.

*Sorry, Kindle eReader is not compatible

No booking required
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

The Our Best Book Family Game

 

The BRITE Centre,
Braunstone Ave, LE3 1LE
1.30-3.30pm

An opportunity for families to discover some amazing new authors and titles for children aged nine to 11 years. 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:
Call 0116 299 5476
Free
Suitable for families with children 9-11

 

 

An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester: Creative writing workshop

De Montfort University
2-4pm

To celebrate the publication of our anthology, An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester, we will hold a creative writing workshop at De Montfort University. Everyone is welcome to a maximum of 15 people. 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.

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

 

 

Debating the African Perspective – Pre-colonisation

 

 

Museum Studies Hall,
Uni of Leicester, University Road
6-9pm

Discussion and Debate with Robin Walker – Leading Specialist in Black History and author of When we Ruled.
Viv Golding, Emeritus Associate Professor of the School of Museum Studies. President of ICME (ICOM’s museum ethnography group)
This debate aims to examine hidden African cultures, regarding intellectual developments and governance that were misinterpreted through European eyes.

Booking:
tara@opal22.co.uk
Free
Suitable for all

 

 

Find the Right Words: An Everybody’s Reading Special

Upstairs at the Western,
Western Rd, LE3 0GA
7.30-9.30pm

Hosted by BBC Slam Champion Jess Green, Find the Right Words is one of Leicester’s most loved poetry nights, with two nationally renowned headliners, 10 open mic spots for local performers and the famous Speed Poet challenge.

Booking:
www.upstairsatthewestern.com
£8 for adults, £6 for children
Suitable for 14+ as some adult themes