Events - 2 Dec 22

Christmas Craft Fair | 23/11/2022-22/12/2022 | All Day

Christmas Craft Fair

Starting on November 23rd the library will be selling crafts made and donated by volunteers and friends. Come and support this fundraiser while finding some great little original gifts for friends and relatives!

Coffee House | 02/12/2022 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

This is the last Coffee House before the summer break! Save the date of September 16th to kick off the new year of friendship and fun! Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!). Just come in and chat with others, have a cuppa and enjoy the company! Coffee House is free and open to all library members. No need to reserve! Donations welcome as always!

Knit and Natter | 02/12/2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Knit and Natter

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

Knit and Natter is a free activity, open to all library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.

Sean Gregory, published writer, to speak about his book “Three Graves” | 02/12/2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Sean Gregory, published writer, to speak about his book "Three Graves"

Sean Gregory, published writer, will be in the library to speak about his book “Three Graves” with a talk entitled “No end to Anthony: Writing to the Past”.

When celebrated writer Anthony Burgess arrives in Manchester for a book signing, he encounters three spectres from his past. They refer to him as John Wilson, Our Jack, Mancunian lad and struggling composer. But is John Anthony Burgess Wilson in search of the real past or out to rewrite his history? And what of those left behind, and those bound to him for better or worse?

Sean Gregory is a writer based in the North of England. His first novel, Three Graves, was published by Bluemoose Books in September 2021. The novel was longlisted for the Bridport First Novel Prize. He won the Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize, for his short story ‘Louish & Benim’, which was also longlisted for the BBC Short Story Prize. Sean teaches creative writing at Leeds Arts University.

Reviews of “Three Graves”:

‘A bold, gripping and audacious debut. What its subject Anthony Burgess would make of it is uncertain, but he’d surely have to acknowledge its literary power and inarguable success as a novel’ – Benjamin Myers.

‘A novel of metaphysical strands and language games, grounded in a very human portrayal of the son of music hall performers who became a literary showman’ – Wes Brown, Literary Review, Autumn 2021

In collaboration with CIRPaLL, Confluences and JSSE.

Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Just come and enjoy!