Bumper packed October of events at Norfolk Libraries

01 October 2018

Life drawing, a 40s tea dance, and a free talk with the founder of The Big Issue for Black History Month are just some of the exciting activities people can get involved in at Norfolk County Council’s Libraries in October.

Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, said:  “Our libraries are real community hubs and I would encourage residents to make the most of all the free services on offer at their local library in Norfolk by getting involved in all the brilliant October events.”

Ambitious artists can get sketching with the Big Draw Festival, an international celebration of all things arty that takes place throughout October.  Norfolk libraries are holding several drop-in workshops for all ages with different artists, to find out more visit your local library’s Facebook page.

Libraries Week will run from October 8 to 13, with Norfolk Libraries focusing on the national theme of wellbeing, showcasing how they bring communities together to combat loneliness.  There will be Just a Cuppa coffee mornings across most Norfolk Libraries, plus people can make use of a collection of uplifting Reading Well mood-boosting books, or for those in a reading rut the Mood-boosting collection for some inspiration, for more details check your local library’s Facebook page.

There will also be ‘Unravelled’ half-term art workshops for children and families, or learn to play a variety of African drums and percussion instruments with Millie Chapanda from Zimbabwean Performance Group Afrikan Fusion at Cromer Library or Sheringham Library, booking essential for £3, check your local library’s Facebook page.

Create a bit of culture at Norfolk Libraries with Fun Palaces, an ongoing campaign for cultural democracy with a weekend of action on 6 and 7 October.  The campaign promotes culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture.  Plus on the 7 October older people can enjoy chair Zumba and a 40s tea dance to celebrate Silver Sunday, an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. For more information check your local library’s Facebook page.

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