News from Friends of Bishopston Library

December 19 2018

Last March local author Mike Manson talked about The Hidden History of St Andrews at Bishopston Library.

Mike has an MA in creative writing, and has published both novels and local history books. He is now offering a six week series of writers’ surgeries, every Thursday in Bishopston Library from 1.30 – 3.30pm starting on 31 January up to 7 March. 

If you have ideas for a new piece of writing, would like some feedback on up to 1,000 words, then these free sessions will offer the perfect opportunity for you. There will be four half-hour slots each afternoon, which you can book at your local library or at 

Bishopston Library’s windows will be decorated for Window Wanderland by the North Bristol Drop-in group for people with a learning difficulty. Look out for this and other brightly lit windows all round Bishopston over the weekend of 9 – 11 February from 5.30 – 9pm.

The next phase of the library strategy will take place in the new year, which will involve a smaller number of meetings covering multiple areas, and enable people to attend either during the day or in the evening. Please check our Facebook page and do come along to make your views known.

You can join the Friends, find out about events and support the library at, at or contact us at