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10 ways to get creative at Coleford Library


Children, young people and families will discover alternative ways to tell stories, thanks to a new programme of arts and events.


The ‘Arts of Libraries’ activities will launch at Coleford Library on Saturday 8th April from 10.30-2pm, as part of the BBC Get Creative weekend. Workshops include animation, theatre, coding and leather making amongst others.

Events programme:

  • Hammerpuzzle Theatre: 30-minute interactive storytelling experience for 2-5 year olds, based around Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (booking advised: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gloucestershire-libraries-3143135002 )
  • Drop in animation workshop with animation artist Warren Day
  • Stories in leather with Bela Kielt, using techniques and kit suitable for young children (no needles) as well as older ones.
  • Coding: Mark Tanner will introduce ways of creating online stories and characters
  • Create your own comic with Seth Fright
  • Drama workshop with Nix Barnaville – play drama games and explore storytelling techniques
  • More to be confirmed…

Sign up sheets for all these events will be available in the library from 10am on Saturday 8th April.

Coleford Library also runs the following regular clubs:

  • Comic Club with Seth on alternate Saturdays.
  • STEM (Science, technology, engineering and Maths) including coding with Mark Tanner – First event to run 7th April - Friday 4.00 – 5.30pm
  • Music Tech jam – Thursdays 5.00pm - 7.00pm with Chris Kaye-Halley

The Shadowing project:

In partnership with Laker’s school: book clubs for young people to 'shadow' judges of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards.

Young people will read, discuss and review shortlisted books selected by CILIP's panel of librarian judges, and will engage in reading related activity online.

The scheme take place until winners are announced in June and has thousands of registered reading groups across the UK and internationally - engaging tens of thousands of children and young people in reading.

For more information visit: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/what-is-shadowing.php

To take part contact Coleford Library: 01594 833351


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Events are on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gloucestershire-libraries-3143135002