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Can Economics Ever Be Fun?

It’s known as the dismal science, but bad reputations are often a side effect of having anER Images (19) awful lot of fun. Perhaps then…just maybe…economics is a right laugh? In this 45 minute show, Damon Gibbons, author of the incredibly serious ‘Britain’s Personal Debt Crisis: How we got here and what to do about it’ sets out to tickle the underbelly of monetary discipline and fiscal irresponsibility (or is it the other way around?). Armed only with the rules of monopoly and a dozen dusty tomes written by the bearded dead, Gibbons will accomplish the near impossible and MAKE ECONOMICS FUN.

This event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are £5 on the door.

World War One and South Highfields

Earlier this year residents in South Highfields wrote a book about life in their area during WW1 and of people’s journeys there from other countries. Local poets, artists, and ER Images (82)dramatists, including school children, have been invited to respond to the book and the stories within it. There will also be audience discussion. Refreshments provided. The book, called ‘How Saxby Street Got Its Name’, is available at all city libraries and from New Walk Museum and Leicester University book shop.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!

The Other Simon de Montfort: Catharism, Crusade and Cultural Backlash

A generation before Leicester’s own de Montfort led the English barons in rebellion, his ER Images (65)father headed a campaign to eliminate religious heresy in southern France. A ruthless and determined man, the elder Simon was driven from his English lands by King John, and sought the county of Toulouse instead. The Albigensian Crusade (1209-29) massacred Cathar heretics and their supporters, apparently indiscriminately. Claire Taylor argues that this actually increased support for the heresy in the region, until the arrival of the medieval inquisition.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!
Sponsored by the NUT

Alien Space Station

Bring along your favourite cuddly toy and join in the fun as storyteller and performer ER Images (6)Lindsey Warnes Carroll makes alien and space themed stories come to life in this fully interactive workshop. Activities will include craft-making, singing, movement, games and, most of all, brilliant stories! Make a rocket and design an alien to fly in it. Most suited to children aged from 3 to 7 years and their grown-ups.

This event is suitable for families and under 10’s, and is also free but booking is essential by calling 0116 221 2790.

Alice in Wonderland Family Fun Day

We’re taking over the children’s area at Leicester Central Library to celebrate the 150th ER Images (5)anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Why not have a go at writing your own poetry inspired by the classic tale, or try your hand at making the best mad hat? There’ll be plenty of giggles at our very own laughter therapy workshop. We’ll be ending the celebrations in style with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Don’t forget to dress up – there’ll be a prize for the best fancy dress costume.

This event is suitable for all ages. Adult tickets are £3.50, child tickets are £2.50, and family tickets (up to three children) are £10. Booking is recommended by calling the library on 0116 2995401 or visiting in person. Tickets will also be available on the door.

Telling Tales and Sharing Stories

Family Story Circle Workshop lead by Artist in Residence, Manya Benenson. Come and ER Images (58)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.

World Recipes

The library is the focal point in this diverse area and we encourage all local communities to come and celebrate their cultures through food. The session will be for everyone to look at ER Images (81)recipe books from the lifestyles represented in the area, which includes Polish, Indian, English, Turkish and other cultures from all over the world. Communities can integrate and socialise through their love of food and books on display in the library.

This event is suitable for all ages, and is free, so turn up and enjoy!

Read a Story, Make a Story: Make a Puppet Arts and Crafts Workshop

Come and make a ‘shoe box theatre’ with back drops and stickpuppets. Make up a story to perform. Give your imagination the freedom to go wild and create a story with weird and ER Images (2)wonderful characters. You are only limited by your imagination!We will be using shoe boxes, card, lolly sticks, a variety of papers with interesting finishes, glues, felt tips, glitter, sequins, fabric and wallpaper.

This event is suitable for families, and is free but booking is essential by calling 0794 175 5721 or by emailing janetaylor-joyce@hotmail.co.uk