Bishopston Library


  • Community Games Evenings

    Tuesday 14th January @ 7pm
    Wednesday 29th January @ 7pm
    Tuesday 11th February @ 7pm
    Wednesday 26th February @ 7pm
    Tuesday 10th 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

  • Growing Fruit Organically
    Tim Foster, Local Author & Lecturer on Organic Horticulture

    Thursday 23rd January

    Fruit for life! Probably everything you are likely to need to know to improve the quality of the fruit you want to grow on your plot.

    Local author and lecturer on organic horticulture Tim Foster on how to grow all kinds of fruit. Apples, pears, cherries, plums, currants, gooseberries and more, Tim takes us on a journey through the growing year – the why as well as the how of growing fruit successfully. Tim somehow manages to make everything we knew and lots that we didn’t fit together and make sense. Followed by Q&A.

    Doors open 7.15pm, the event will start at 7.30 .

    A cash bar will be available for hot drinks and soft drinks.

    Tickets £3 available online or from the library

  • Kelvin Players Theatre Company

    Friday 31st January

    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.

    Doors open 7.15pm, the event will start at 7.30 .

    A cash bar will be available for wine, ale and soft drinks.

    Tickets £3 available online or from the library.

  • 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.

    Look out for information about other lunchtime events in the library.


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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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