An inaugural reading and talk about new writing commissioned by the Centre for New Writing about two nineteenth-century Leicester campaigners, Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick. As outspoken advocates for the campaign to end slavery, they played an active role in swaying public opinion in campaigns. On a local level, they worked and wrote together within their community for the rights of workers in the hosiery industry and prisoners, as well as the poor and aged. Individually, they also produced many literary works, including the ﬁrst guidebook for Leicester.
This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!
Family Story Circle Workshop lead by Artist in Residence, Manya Benenson. Come and create an all-new amazing community story altogether, inspired by a secret character hidden in the depths of St Barnabas Library! Expect fun storytelling and drama games and activities. Supported by The Spark Arts for Children
This event is suitable for families and under 13’s, and is free but booking is essential by calling 0116 299 5450.
Bali Rai will give the children and young people an inspirational talk that will leave a legacy. Meeting a well-known local author who shares their love of ‘The beautiful game,’ will build self-conﬁdence and other life skills. Knowledge and skills gained from this initial workshop will lead onto other sessions with exciting follow up activities elsewhere. These related workshops will provide opportunities to reﬂect on ‘life beyond football.’
This event is suitable for families and over 10’s. This event is free, but booking is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.