A Daryl and Co and Half Moon co-production (programmed by The Spark Arts for Children) brings exciting family theatre to Worksop Library on Wednesday 14th February at 10.30am to 11.15am. Boxed In is a playful show about (mis)understanding the rules, suitable for ages three to six and their families. It follows the journey of someone who can’t make head nor tail of the unspoken rules that surround us all.

Tickets are £4.00 for library members and £7.00 for non-library members. Places are limited so booking is highly advised. For more information, visit www.inspireculture.org.uk/BoxedIn.

On Tuesday 20th February, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, don’t miss Much Ado about Jazz. This is a show for people who don’t necessarily like jazz – as well as those who do! Go along and enjoy an evening of jazz with Chris Gumbley (saxophones and clarinets) and Al Gurr (piano). These hugely entertaining and talented musicians perform much-loved jazz classics and jazz interpretations of songs from shows, pop and theme tunes. Expect great melodies and dry humour, as they also ‘open up’ on how jazz musicians work. Tickets can be purchased for £13.00 and booking is highly advised.

The Library’s first heritage talk of the year, ‘The Midland Railway – Mansfield to Worksop Line’, takes place on Wednesday 21st February at 2.00pm to 3.00pm. The talk celebrates the Midland Railway between Mansfield and Worksop by looking at the fight to make that connection and showing how it boosted the local economy by enabling the sinking of many coal mines, which created over 17,000 jobs by the 1930s.

With this came the rapid expansion of local towns and villages, including the entirely new village of Rhodesia. The railway provided the much-needed link to the wider network, enabling local people to enjoy a day’s excursion, visit family, or see that all-important football match. Join Project Officer, Denis Hill, to learn more about the Midland railway and its history to date, as part of the Robin Hood Line. Tickets for the talk are £3.00 and early booking is highly advised.

Tickets for all these events can be booked by visiting Worksop Library, calling Ask Inspire on 01623 677200, or booking online at www.inspireculture.org.uk.