Indian Suffragettes

Thursday 11th October
Indian Suffragettes by Sumita Mukherjee
Author, lecturer and researcher

Popular depictions of campaigns for women’s suffrage usually focus on Western suffrage movements. However, women from the Indian subcontinent built up a vibrant suffrage movement in the twentieth century. ‘Indian suffragettes’ were not only actively involved in campaigns within the Indian subcontinent, they also travelled to Britain, America, Europe, Asia and Africa, taking part in international discussions about feminism, democracy and women’s voices. This talk will discuss the ways in which Indian women were involved in national and international campaigns for the vote, and the legacies of this movement.

Doors open at 7.00pm, event starts 7.30.

Book tickets online or in the library.

Cash bar for soft drinks.


 

Friends Of Bishopston Library AGM

Friday 28th September
Friends Of Bishopston Library AGM

We’re one year old this Autumn. At 7.30 on 28th September, proceeding Penny Kline, we’ll take no more than 30 minutes to share with you our journey so far and where we might go next. We feel ready to grow and do more but we need more people to be involved at all levels. We must elect a new committee as part of the AGM, nominations must be received by 5pm on the 24th so for more information about what’s involved or to arrange to meet one of the current committee for informal chat please contact us.

Come along and find out what we’ve been up to and have a think about getting involved. There’s no need to book and pay if you want to come for the AGM but can’t stay for Penny Kline.

Doors open at 7.00pm, AGM starts 7.30.

Cash bar with wine & soft drinks.


 

Penny Kline Local crime writer

Friday 28th September
Penny Kline
Local crime writer

Penny Kline has previously worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS and a university lecturer. She began her writing with radio plays – having had two broadcast on Radio 4 – and then went on to write several crime novels. Ursula’s Arm, a novel about psychoanalysis and the frustrations women had to endure, set in the 1930’s, followed, and she then returned to crime: Nobody’s Baby, set in Exeter, where Penny once lived while running the student counselling service at the university, then two set in Bristol: The Gifted Child, and her new book, published in April – The Sister’s Secret. Penny lives in Bishopston.

Preceded by our AGM (no more than 30 minutes)

Doors open at 7.00pm, AGM starts 7.30.

Book tickets online or in the library.
Cash bar with wine & soft drinks.


 

National Writing Day – Ralph Hoyte

National Writing Day
Wednesday 27th June
Ralph Hoyte
Local poet, writer and author

Live-art poet, immersive (sensor-triggered) literature creator and writer of Gothic ballads. Author of “Something Needs To Be Done About The Humans”. A lively, engaging evening with Bishopston’s very own performance poet.

Held on National Writing Day Wednesday 27th June. Doors open at 7.00pm, event starts 7.30.

Book tickets online or in the library.
Cash bar with wine & soft drinks.

First Birthday

Bishopston Library’s First Birthday

On Thursday 3rd May, Bishopston Library will have been open for one year; in that time it has become an integral part of our local community. Come along and help us celebrate this fabulous resource –  there will be tea and cake from 11.00–12.30 or 2.15–3.30. If you can make some (nut free) cakes to bring along on the day, please let us know: 
friends@bishopstonlibrary.org.uk
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There will be a small exhibition about the work of the library and FOBL one year on, plus some activities for children.

Build your own air quality monitor

Build your own air quality monitor
Tuesday 12th June at 7pm

We’re pleased to present this workshop for local residents to build their own air quality monitor. In conjunction with AirApparent and Clean Air Bishopston we have just 5 places available at a cost of £30 each (to cover materials). You will build your own device to take away and monitor air pollution at your own local home (or workplace etc). Your device will join a growing number of others publishing real-time results online.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please read important details here before you
email friends@bishopstonlibrary.org.uk to book your place.