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Just Clowning Around

Shoe Lane Library

Monday 23rd July

10am – 12 noon

Do you want to unleash your inner Clown?

 

Roll up, roll up to Shoe Lane Library and follow in the  footsteps of Joseph Grimaldi widely recognised as the worlds first Clown .Even today, all clowns are nicknamed “Joeys” in honour of Grimaldi. He it was who first did away with the pantomime mask and wore make-up, a practice soon seized upon and copied by his contemporaries.

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Artizan Street Library’s book of the week: Tales of Twilight and the unseen by Arthur Conan Doyle

Artizan Library book of the week

 

Tales of Twilight and the unseen

By

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

These stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, are concerned with ghosts, obscure scientific experiments and other unexplained phenomena and exemplify his skills as a short story writer.

Artizan Street Library’s CD of the month: “Jazz on the corner”

Artizan Street Library’s CD of the month

Jazz on the corner

 Imagine one day, over two years ago, Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller asked Martin Freeman  to do a Jazz radio show. Seems innocuous enough….

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The Music Which Saved A Decade

The Music Which

Saved

A Decade

1979-1991

Barbican Library

14 July – 3 October 2018

Opens Today From 9:30 am

 

 

Oi!, Grindcore and Crust find there genisis in the Punk and  Thrash metal music scene of the 1970’s and 1980’s. One of the traits of Grindcore was the “microsong” The Grindcore band and one of the founding fathers of the genre, Napalm Death are in the Giuness book of records for the song “You Suffer” which lasted just 1 second!

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Mischief Makers – The Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The start of this years Summer Reading Challenge – Mischief Makers is HERE!!!!

Are you the next “Dennis The Menace”, or a Minnie the Minx in waiting? Then sign up to join the “Artizan Street Kids”  ooops that should have been “The Bash Street Kids”

Registration starts 14th July

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The Music Which Saved A Decade

The Music Which

Saved

A Decade

1979-1991

 

14 July – 3 October 2018

Exhibition Opens Today from 9:30 am

 

 

Oi!, Grindcore and Crust find there genisis in the Punk and  Thrash metal music scene of the 1970’s and 1980’s. One of the traits of Grindcore was the “microsong” The Grindcore band and one of the founding fathers of the genre, Napalm Death are in the Giuness book of records for the song “You Suffer” which lasted just 1 second!

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Mischief Makers

There’s no time to hang around now

It’s Summer Reading Challenge time At Artizan Street Library

Summer Reading Challenge 2018
Enrolment week starts Saturday 14th July
Last day to complete the  Challenge is Saturday 8th September

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Read To Succeed

 

Does your child need help with their reading?

Then sign them up to our free Read To Succeed Scheme!

Artizan Street Library

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Mischief Makers – The Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The start of this years Summer Reading Challenge – Mischief Makers is only three days away!

Are you the next “Dennis The Menace”, or a Minnie the Minx in waiting? Then sign up to join the “Artizan Street Kids”  ooops that should have been “The Bash Street Kids”

Registration starts 14th July

Continue reading “Mischief Makers – The Summer Reading Challenge 2018”

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