Bishopston Library

NEWS FLASH we’ve been awarded funding for a project to engage with
young people and we need a part-time coordinator (paid role) – application details here (deadline 9/2/20)


  • Community Games Evenings

    Wednesday 29th January @ 7pm
    Thursday 13th February @ 7pm
    Wednesday 26th February @ 7pm
    Monday 9th March @ 7pm
    Wednesday 25th March @ 7pm

    We’re hosting friendly sociable evenings, welcoming to all adult members of our community.

    Board games, card games, 2-player to many-player games. Traditional to modern games. We’ll provide a selection of games (and Lego) and we hope that people will bring their favourite games to share.

    There’s a charge of £2 which will go towards buying more games. Self-service low cost hot drinks. No need to book, just turn up. Last entry 8.30pm.

    More details about how it works here

  • CANCELLED – Kelvin Players Theatre Company

    Friday 31st January

    UPDATE Wednesday 29th January

    This event is unfortunately CANCELLED.

    We’re very sorry but advance ticket sales have been extremely low, possibly because of the clash with Brexit Day. We should have let Boris know so he could have picked a different date!

    Please do support The Kelvin Players by going to The Children and please do come to future Friends Of Bishopston Library events.

    Kelvin Players Theatre Company on their upcoming production The Children.

    The actors will perform a short scene from The Children just a few days before the show opens, and then the director and cast will hold a question and answer session for the audience.

    The Kelvin Players are our immensely successful local theatre company, since 1929. Lucy Kirkwood’s play The Children is a near-future drama about the aftermath of a catastrophe at a nuclear power station. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London in November 2016. More details on the play here.

  • Lunchtime lecture: Kerry Postle, A Forbidden Love

    Friday 14th February 1-2pm

    Local author Kerry Postle will talk about her historical novel, A Forbidden Love.

    If you don’t fancy coming out on dark evenings or just want to be entertained during your lunch break, why not come along to the first of our lunchtime sessions? Local author Kerry Postle will talk about her historical novel, A Forbidden Love. Set in the humble town of Fuentes during the Spanish Civil war, Maria falls for an occupying soldier. Can she can truly love someone who is her enemy, and will there be a happy ending? Find out more about how Kerry researches her novels and ask about her other books.

    Tickets £3.00 including a hot drink or fruit juice.

  • Lunchtime talk: Lucienne Boyce on her Dan Foster Mystery series

    Friday 20th March 1-2pm

    Local writer of historical fiction and non-fiction Lucienne Boyce will talk about her Dan Foster Mystery series.

    If you don’t fancy coming out on dark evenings or just want to be entertained during your lunch break, why not come along to our lunchtime sessions?

    Tickets £3.00 including a hot drink or fruit juice.


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About Friends Of Bishopston Library

FOBL is a voluntary group of local residents aiming to support Bishopston Library, helping to sustain and improve its service and connecting it with the local community. This includes organising events and activities at the library, raising funds for additional equipment at the library, building the community of library users and promoting all aspects of the library.
We have an elected committee, a constitution and a bank account. Read more about how we work, our past events and how to get involved.
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