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Library fest 2016: Celebration in the Wokingham Borough

Library fest 2016: Celebration in the Wokingham Borough

16 March 2016
Photo of a row of children's books in the library

The Arts Council funded festival, celebrating all things arty, is back for 2016 and was launched on World Book Day earlier this month (3 March) and runs until World Book Night on 23 April.


And across the Wokingham Borough, libraries will be hosting lots of events to mark the celebrations, including something for children, adults and families, those who are already art lovers to those yet to try their hand at something creative. From bookbinding, to life drawing, to Shakespeare there will be something for everyone.


All sessions must be booked by calling the relevant library.


Shakespeare Theatre Show - Twelfth Night

Come along and see this wonderful Shakespeare play by The Enchanted Players. Taking place at Wokingham Library on Wednesday 30 March  from 2pm to 3pm and Woodley Library on Monday 4 April between 2pm to 3pm, £5 per person.


Get Arty - Arts and crafts fun for families

Rabbit-themed crafts and Shakespeare inspired colouring and crafts! For children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library, Thursday 31 March , 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Finchampstead Library, Thursday 31 March, 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Lower Earley Library, Thursday 31 March, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Woodley Library, Thursday 31 March , 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library, Thursday 7 April, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library, Friday 8 April, 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Woodley Library, Friday 8 April , 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Find out how animation works and create 2D or 3D characters. For adults and children eight years and over, £1.50 charge.  Taking place at Lower Earley Library on Tuesday 5 April , 10.30am to 12.30pm and Wokingham Library on Wednesday 6 April, 10.30am to 12.30pm


Vintage Patterns Workshop

Join artist Sally Richardson in this stitching workshop with a twist, £3 charge. Lower Earley Library, on Saturday April 16 between 10am to 12noon and Woodley Library on Saturday 23 April  between 1.30pm to 3.30pm.


Manga Workshop

Manga Drawing Workshop for children aged eight to 16 years old. £2.50 charge.  The workshop takes place on Thursday 7 April at Lower Earley Library, 10am to 11.30am and Maiden Erlegh Library, 2pm to 3.30pm.


Adult’s Art Workshop

Mother nature's bounty - unlock your creativity with artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs. £3 charge. Takes place at Woodley Library, Saturday 9 April, 1pm to 3pm.


Children’s Art Workshop

The bird that flew away and all that he saw - drawing, painting and mono printing with artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs. For children aged five to 12-years-old. £1.50 charge. Workshop takes place at Woodley Library on Saturday 9 April, 10am to 12noon.


Dark Dahl Drawing Salon - With Art Macabre

Sketch scenes and models inspired by classic Roald Dahl tales. For adults of all abilities, £8 charge. Event takes place at Woodley Library, Friday 1 April, 7pm to 9pm.


Shakespeare Play Reading Morning

Enjoy reading aloud from ‘Twelfth Night’ as we celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Bard. Wokingham Library, Friday 29 April , 10am to 12noon.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for resident services, said: "I am delighted that our libraries are once again hosting such a wide range of enjoyable cultural activities for Wokingham Borough residents."


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