Our Arts council funded festival celebrating all things arty will be back for 2016, launching on World book day on the 3rd of March and running till world book night on April 23rd. There will be events for children, adults and families, for those who are already art lovers to those yet to try their hand at something creative. From bookbinding, to life drawing, to Shakespeare there will be something for everyone. Feel inspired, try something new or learn a skill!

All sessions must be booked by calling the relevant Library.

Book-Binding Workshop – A chance to learn a variety of book binding techniques. £3 charge Wokingham Library, Saturday March 12 – 10am to 3pm

Shakespeare Theatre Show – Twelfth Night.  Come along and see this wonderful Shakespeare play by The Enchanted Players for all the family. £5 per person.  Wokingham Library, Wednesday March 30 – 2pm to 3pm and  Woodley Library, Monday April 4 2pm to 3pm

Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun for families, Rabbit themed crafts and Shakespeare inspired colouring and crafts! For children aged 5 and over. £1.50 charge, just drop in!

  • Wokingham Library, Thursday March 31 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Finchampstead Library, Thursday March 31 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Lower Earley Library, Thursday March 31 2.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Woodley Library, Thursday March 31 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Wokingham Library, Thursday April 7 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library, Friday April 8 2.15pm to 3.15pm
  • Woodley Library, Friday April 8 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Stop Motion Animation Workshop – Find out how animation works and create 2D or 3D characters. For adults and children 8+, £1.50 charge.   Lower Earley Library, Tuesday April 5 – 10.30am to 12.30pm  Wokingham Library Wednesday April 6 – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Vintage Patterns Workshop – Join artist Sally Richardson in this stitching workshop with a twist, £3 charge. Lower Earley Library, Saturday April 16 – 10am to 12noon and Woodley Library, Saturday April 23 – 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Manga Workshop – Manga Drawing Workshop for children aged 8 to 16 years old. £2.50 charge.  Thursday April 7 – Lower Earley Library,  10am to 11.30am  Maiden Erlegh Library,  2pm to 3.30pm.

Adult’s Art Workshop – Mother nature’s bounty – unlock your creativity with artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs. £3 charge. Woodley Library, Saturday April 9 – 1pm to 3pm

Children’s Art Workshop – The bird that flew away and all that he saw. Drawing, painting and mono printing with artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs. For children aged 5-12. £1.50 charge. Woodley Library, Saturday April 9 – 10am to 12noon

Dark Dahl Drawing Salon – With Art Macabre – Sketch scenes and models inspired by classic Roald Dahl tales. For 18+ of all abilities £8 charge. Woodley Library, Friday April 15 – 7pm to 9pm

Shakespeare Play Reading Morning- Enjoy reading aloud from “Twelfth Night” as we celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Bard. Wokingham Library, Friday April 29 10am to 12noon