Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Kirklees Libraries events

Upcoming events at Kirklees libraries include a live screening with Sir David Attenborough, a free Ghost writing workshop and more, full details below:


 
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Sir David Attenborough in Conversation with Chris Watson: Live Screening from the BL

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The 2017 Longplayer Conversation brings together long-time collaborators, naturalist and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, and sound recordist, Chris Watson. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation informed by their shared interests and experiences as sound recordists in the natural world.
 
Mon 27 Nov // 7 - 8.30pm // Huddersfield Library

Edgerton - Home to a Victorian Elite: local history lunchtime talk

edge3Local author and historian David Griffiths will present a talk about Edgerton in the Victorian era, home to many of Huddersfield's most affluent people, and some of the area's most stunning architecture.  
Light refreshments will be provided. 
 
Wed 15 Nov // 1 - 2pm // Huddersfield Library


Ghost Story Writing Workshop with Adam Z. Robinson

faceAs part of The Book of Darkness & Light's 2017 tour, writer Adam Z. Robinson is hosting a series of ghost story writing workshops. You'll look at ways into your own gothic short stories, developing and unleashing your skills as a writer. Age 17+
 
 
 
Sat 9 Dec // 1 - 3.30pm // Huddersfield Library


Mr Punch's Cabinet of Curiosity

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With its roots in the sideshows of the old traveling fairs and the touring tent shows of oddities, the cabinet will be displaying a magical, wonderful and sometimes gruesome selection of displays for your entertainment. 
For those guests with a strong constitution you will be offered a chance to interact with one final, very special exhibit, but you do so at entirely your own risk…
 
Sat 25 Nov // 11am - 3pm // Huddersfield Library


Baby Shower for new and expectant parents

babyMeet and speak to baby care experts including Midwives, Family Nurses, and Health Visitors plus learn more about services such as Auntie Pam's and Health Trainers. Enjoy a range of activities, talks, and workshops in everything from baby massage to first aid, and from mindful parenting to baby feeding.
 
Sat 25 Nov //  1- 5pm // Brian Jackson House


Huddersfield Girl Geeks: Helen & Ellie from Ocean Spark Studios

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Helen and Ellie will share how they came to be Directors at Video Game Development studio Ocean Spark Studios, what inspired them to take up a career in games, and what its like working in a male dominated industry, All welcome. Follow Huddersfield Girl Geeks on Twitter.
 
Fri 17 Nov // 7 - 8.30pm // Huddersfield Library


The Book of Darkness and Light: Ghost stories & live music

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Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night. Be thrilled, chilled and thoroughly entertained by this charming storytelling experience. But, be warned, once the pages of the book are opened, anything could happen. Recommended age: 14+
 
Fri 10 Nov // 7.30 - 9pm // Huddersfield Library


Huddersfield Literature Festival Preview

Be the first to find out what's going on in 2018 with this Harry Potter themed preview party, plus complimentary drinks courtesy of Magic Rock Tap, plenty of magical surprises and real live owls for fans of Hedwig.
 
Wed 22 Nov // 6pm // Huddersfield Library // Book your free tickets


Robinson Crusoe: A multisensory storytelling

An immersive retelling of the classic adventure story suitable for all ages, including those living with dementia. Afterwards librarians will be on hand to discuss our Books on Prescription Dementia Collection.
 
Sat 18 Nov // 10.15 - 11.15am // Huddersfield Library
Just come along - no need to book.
 
This event is part of Dementia Friendly Saturday, taking place in various venues across Huddersfield. The aim is to raise awareness of dementia whilst showcasing the help and support on offer for people living with the  condition, their carers and families, as well as those concerned about early signs of dementia.


Create a magical diary

Use invisible ink and a variety of techniques to create a magical diary to take home with you. Attendance for this full day session will gain you a Discover level Arts Award. This session is for people aged 16 and over.
Sat 2 Dec // 10am - 3pm // Huddersfield Library
 


Do You Remember the 70s?

Don your best 70’s outfit and enjoy an evening of themed music, food, and trivia presented by Friends of Almondbury Library. Prizes for the best dressed and quiz winners.
Fri 17 Nov // 7.30pm // Almondbury Library // No need to book


The Unquiet Dead: Chilling Tales at Bagshaw Museum

Join us after hours in Batley’s Bagshaw Museum, if you dare...
With two chilling tales from the golden age of ghost stories including M.R. James’s grisly account of black magic in the Midlands Lost Hearts and Edith Nesbit’s haunting saga of thwarted love The Shadow. Performed by storyteller Matthew Bellwood, in the atmospheric surroundings of the museum by candlelight. 
 


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