Bishopston Library lines up speakers

August 24 2018
Bishopston Library lines up speakers

Friends of Bishopston Library returns after the summer break with more events.

 The first, on Friday 28 September at 7.30, will be their AGM. As well as brief reports on activities to date, how they have spent their money and future events, there will also be a chance to ask questions and hopefully for more people to get involved in FOBL activities. Please have a think about becoming a committee member or maybe volunteering your services at any of the events. AGM details will be sent to supporters and will be on the website and Facebook page.

Just in case the AGM isn’t exciting enough for you, find out ‘whodunnit’ with local Bishopston crime writer Penny Kline who will talk after the AGM. Two of her books, including her most recent, ‘The Sister’s Secret’, are set in Bristol. Penny will talk about her experience of writing, keeping tabs on complex plots and getting published, and will be happy to discuss any aspects of the writer’s life. Anyone is welcome to come along just for the AGM, but there will be a small charge to hear Penny. Full details are on the website.

On Thursday 11 October, Dr Sumita Mukherjee will talk about Indian suffragettes. Women from the Indian subcontinent built up a vibrant suffrage movement in the twentieth century. Indian suffragettes were not only active 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. Sumita will discuss the ways in which Indian women were involved in national and international campaigns for the vote, and the legacies of this movement.

October 8 – 13 is Libraries Week, with the theme of libraries and well-being; there will be a variety of related events and information available during the week, including a drop-in coffee morning on Friday 12 October. Look out for more activities during the week.

And, on Friday 2 November, Bishopston Library will welcome the Hotwells Howlers, giving one of their last performances of Stony Broke in No Man’s Land. 

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