Book in for autumn events at the library

September 28 2018
Book in for autumn events at the library

Autumn events begin on Thursday 11 October, when Dr Sumita Mukherjee will talk about Indian suffragettes.

In this centenary of votes for some women, we have heard a lot about the suffrage movement in the UK. However, women from the Indian subcontinent also built up a vibrant suffrage movement in the early twentieth century. They campaigned within the Indian subcontinent, and travelled to Britain, America, Europe, Asia and Africa, taking part in international discussions about feminism, democracy and women’s voices. 

Alison Boulton from Friend of Bishopston Library says: “We particularly hope that people from western and Indian subcontinent backgrounds will join us for what promises to be a very interesting talk about the ways in which Indian suffragettes were involved in national and international campaigns for the vote.”

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30, and tickets are £3.00 from the library or at 

October 8 – 13 is Libraries Week, with the theme of wellbeing; there will be plenty of information and materials available, and you are invited to join the Friends in the library for coffee, cakes and conversation on Friday morning, 12 October. For those who’d like to work up an appetite first, there is a local ‘walk for health’ taking place beforehand. Meet at 10am at the library and be back in time for coffee.

Singing lifts your spirits and is good for your health, so come and be entertained by Glos.Vox choir in the library on Saturday 13 October at 3pm – and be ready to sing along too! 

November marks the centenary of the end of WW1, and on Friday 2 November at 7.15 the Friends welcome the Hotwells Howlers, giving one of the last performances of their informative, funny and moving Stony Broke in No Man’s Land. This well-researched show is based on the experiences of ordinary men and women who found themselves in extraordinary situations, both in the trenches and on the home front. 

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