Gibraltar- An illustrated talk by Roy and Lesley Adkins about the greatest siege in British History.
Wednesday November 8 2pm to 3pm £5 charge
Roy and Lesley Adkins’s bestselling books include Trafalgar and Jack Tar. Their new book is Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. From 1779 to 1783 Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by massive forces from Spain and France. Thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and disease, with very ordinary people enduring extraordinary events. The action includes an attempted invasion of England, naval battles, shipwrecks, fantastic floating batteries and the creation of Gibraltar’s first tunnels. This is military, naval and social history woven together, with soldiers, sailors and civilians, royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, deserters and spies, all caught up in an epic struggle.
Book Chat- Join us for book recommendations and coffee, just drop-in.Thursday November 16 10.30am to 11.30am
Printmaking Workshop- Have fun learning printmaking techniques from artist Karen Greville-Smith in a relaxed session of creative fun using Fireworks and Bonfire Night as inspiration. £5 charge
Saturday November 4 1pm to 3pm
Thames Crossings- A talk with Tony Weston. From a ford to a flight – 2000 years of getting to the other side across, under and over the River Thames. £5 charge
Thursday November 9 5.45pm to 7pm
Festive Origami- Learn origami techniques to make Christmas decorations. £2 charge
Tuesday November 21 10.30am to 12noon
Festive Wireworking – Decorations Workshop with Rachel Freegard. Learn beading and wirework techniques to make beautiful, individual creations for Christmas.
Saturday November 25 10am to 1pm