Bishopston Library

  • Community Yoga Class at Bishopston Library

    Join Josie at the library every second Tuesday for an evening of rejuvenating yoga. Suitable for all experience levels, the class will provide a space to unwind and connect the mind, body and breath. Starting on the 28th of May at 7-8pm, the session costs £5, with proceeds going to Friends of Bishopston Library. 
    Drop in, or get in touch with Josie at josie_may@hotmail.co.uk if you have any questions. 

  • Self-publishing your way to success –
    a talk by author Paul Pilkington
    Thursday 27th June 2019 7.30pm – 9.00pm

    Doors open 7.15pm

    Come and hear Paul Pilkington, bestselling author of mystery and suspense novels, talk about his writing and experiences in publishing. Paul first found success through self-publishing and was one of the all-time top ten bestselling authors on Kindle in the UK. His Emma Holden mystery trilogy was later published by traditional publisher Hodder and Stoughton, and two standalone thrillers by Thomas and Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. As well as talking about his experiences, Paul will advise on the options for publishing, including how to self-publish.

    Tickets £3 online or from the library

  • Bombweed with Maureen Armstrong
    Thu, 18 July 2019 7.13pm to 9pm

    Doors open 7.30pm

    Author Gillian’s sister Maureen will talk about the novel Bombweed, and the life of their mother, Margaret Smith, who wrote the original story.

    Set largely in Portsmouth, Margaret’s wartime experiences, and those of her friends and family, are the framework for the plot. Written so soon after the real events, they provide a vivid picture of life on the home front. 
    Maureen will explain how, having inherited four volumes of poorly typed script, they worked on Margaret’s text to produce the final book. She will highlight what messages the story holds for the modern reader.

    Tickets £3 online or from 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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