Retford Library is excited to be welcoming Nottinghamshire Performance Poet Andrew Graves to perform some of his work at a special event on Thursday 28th March at 7.00pm. Andrew regularly performs his work throughout the UK. He has appeared on TV and radio on a number of occasions, being featured on 6 Music’s Cerys Mathews Show, Inside Out and the documentary Evidently John Cooper Clarke. His first full collection, ‘Light at the end of the Tenner’, was published in 2014 and his latest collection ‘God Save the Teen’ was released last year. He has performed with the likes of Sleaford Mods, John Hegley and Henry Normal and has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, BBC Radio 4 and the Edinburgh International Literature Festival.
He recently represented the East Midlands for National Poetry Day and is currently on tour with his book and show God Save the Teen. His work is raw and gritty, containing a dose of adroit comedy that champions the underdogs and underclass. He is truly a troubled poet for troubled times. Booking is essential. Tickets are £3.00 and can be booked online at www.inspireculture.org.uk or by contacting Retford Library.
Also at Retford Library in March is:
Monthly Tabletop Gaming Day
Saturday 16th March, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Calling all gamers! Retford Library is inviting you to attend a new style of board gaming. These games come from all over the world and have a different style and playability than the more traditional board. Don’t worry if you have never played a tabletop game before, staff are on hand to show you how to start at this free, drop in session. We also have games suitable for families and for adult gamers of all different ages and experience. Tabletop gaming is fast becoming one of the more popular styles of gaming all over the country, so if you want to play a game that’s a little different from your normal board gaming experience then please come and join us.
Just Jane — A talk on Jane Austen by Rob White
Thursday 21st March, 7.00pm
Calling all Janeites to Retford Library! Some time ago we asked local literary enthusiast Rob White to give us a talk on Jane Austen, and we are thrilled that he has agreed. This will be a one-off, so if you are a Janeite, don’t miss it! The talk will touch upon all six published works, drawing out some main themes and underlining Jane’s continuing relevance to the modern world as well as her unique contribution to the English novel. Tickets cost £2.00, to include a glass of wine and nibbles. Booking is advised.
Thursday 14th and 28th March, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Come along, listen and share. For further information you can contact Kevin on 07903 654499 and email@example.com.
Craft and Coffee Club
Wednesday 6th and 20th March, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials over a coffee — the cost is 50p for refreshments.
Family History Group
Monday 11th and 25th March, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Library facilities, including the local studies rooms and free computer access to the Ancestry website, are also available.
Local and Family History Drop-In Surgery
Need advice about family or local history? A local studies librarian will be on hand from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday 28th March.
Rattle, Rhyme and Roll
Every Wednesday and Friday, 10.00am to 10.20am
Songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers.
For further information about any of these events please contact Retford Library on 01777 708724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.