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Article date - 21 September 2017
St Helens Library Service is delighted to announce the very first St Helens ‘Fun Palaces’ at Haydock Library on Saturday 7 October.
'Fun Palaces' is a movement, promoting community at the heart of culture with an annual weekend of arts and science action created by, for, and with local people.
Ordinary people from Haydock and the surrounding areas will give up their time to showcase individual and sometimes unique talents and skills, and will share them with other members of the community.
The event, which runs from 10am until 3pm, is suitable for all ages and features a range of activities throughout the day to inspire arts and culture, including: free verse poetry workshop with Lynn Gerrard, Waggy Tales session with the Therapy Dogs, football skills with the Haydock Hurricanes, and a sing-a-long with the U3A ukulele group.
St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Library Services, Councillor Sue Murphy, said: “Fun Palaces is a great way to join in no matter what your age, enabling you to make links with other members of the local community. Activities throughout the day are hands-on, fun and free - so pop into Haydock Library and take part in our varied programme.”
For more information please contact Haydock Library on 01744 677801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timetable of Events
10am -2pm: Rag Rugging with Sue Buckley (St Helens WI)
10am – 12noon: Art workshops with local artists
10.30am – 12noon: Reading sessions with the
Pets as Therapy Dogs
10am-12noon: Haydock Women’s Group jewellery making
11am-12.30pm: Free verse poetry workshop with local poet Lynn Gerrard
11am – 2pm: Football skills sessions with the Haydock Hurricanes Football club
11am – 2pm: George Stephenson Rocket model
11am-12noon & 1pm-2pm: Crafts and Dreamcatchers with local craftsperson Lynn Flynn
11am – 3pm: Information from Ashton-in-Makerfield with Haydock Rotary Club
12noon – 12.30pm: Guide Dogs for the Blind
12noon-1pm: Music from Valley Brass
12pm – 2pm: Paper Folding by Sarah Leyland
1.30pm: Demonstrations from the Mucky Mountains Morris Dancers
2pm- 2.45pm: Sing-a-long with the U3A ukulele group
*Activities are led by volunteers and may be subject to change