Wokingham Writers Group

Wokingham Writers Group welcomes new members!

We are a small friendly group of writers who meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10am until midday at Wokingham Library. Membership is free. It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or more experienced, as an interest in writing is all that is required. We review and discuss each other’s writing in a supportive and constructive way and there are optional homework exercises for those who wish to practice their new skills between meetings.

So if you’ve held a desire to learn about writing, we could just be the group to help you complete that half-finished story.

But it’s not all work and no play. We break for coffee, which can be bought from the cafe upstairs in the library and we usually hold summer and Christmas socials. And we love birthdays!

If this sounds like the writing group for you then please come along and sit in for a meeting without any obligation. You will be made very welcome.

Please contact either Keith Sheppard ( Chairman) :- keith@writerman.org.uk or Heather Dyson at Wokingham Library :- 01189 781368.

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Quilling Workshop at Wokingham Library-Tuesday July 3

Learn something new!

Come along to our Quilling workshop at Wokingham Library and make some pictures with a Summery theme.

No experience necessary

 Tuesday July 3

10.30am to 12noon

£3 charge

To book a place please call (0118) 9781368

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening-Woodley Library Monday December 4

Just a few days left to buy tickets for Woodley Library’s Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening on Monday 4th December –  ticket sales must close at 1pm on Monday 27th November and tickets will not be available on the door on the night. At just £3 to include refreshments, it promises to be an evening of creativity, relaxation..and shopping; spaces are still available for craft workshops and treatments (additional charges may apply, payable on the night) Woodley Library will be open 10.30am – 4pm on Sunday and 9am – 1pm on Monday or call the library on 0118 969 0304 for further details.

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Creative Crafts and Pamper Evening at Woodley Library, Monday December 4th

Following a very successful evening in July, Woodley Library will be holding its second Alternative Therapies and Pamper Evening of the year on Monday 4th December – but this time with a seasonal twist. Alongside many returning and new therapists there will be craft workshops, giving the opportunity to make  personalised gifts and craft stalls for those that like to give something handmade…but not necessarily made with their own hands. They’re also very excited to feature an Acroyoga demonstration and workshop.


Doors will open at 5pm and tickets are available now from Woodley Library at £3 per person to include seasonal refreshments. Treatments and craft workshops are offered at a favourable price for the evening and booking is strongly advised.


Craft Workshops  (Booking essential – charges apply)

 Design your own perfume – My Perfume Party

Personalised Decorative Mirror – Helen Cook of  Stampin’ Up

Hand Painted Ceramics – Lili Pottery


 Acroyoga Workshop (Booking essential)

 William Henderson


 Therapists (Booking essential – charges may apply)

 Accupressure – Nikki Reid

Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage – Anna Suchodolska

Colour Therapy – Jacqui Dunne

Energy Healing – Kailash Henderson

Express Pedicure – Vicky Butchart

Indian Head Massage – Sonia Walton

Mini Manicure – Jenny Briggs

Psychic Medium – Jane Goodman

Reflexology – Louise Hulse

Spiritual Healing – Wokingham NFSH Healing Centre



 Mii Cosmetics – Lisa Marie Hawtin

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Samantha Lamb

Tropic Skincare – Ani Robson

+ Craft Stalls

For full details please contact the library on (0118) 969 0304, see our website or follow us on Facebook and twitter

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Art in Woodley library September 2017 Paul Redfern-Artist and Ceramist

Paul Redfern – Artist, Ceramist

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Nature has been of great interest to me from a very early age and is the main influence in my work. The natural environment as a whole is my inspiration but the elements I really love are cracks and crevasses, natural erosion and the way in which nature sculpts the landscape.

​Visiting places such as the Peak District, the Mediterranean, south England coastal areas and the dramatic Norwegian landscape and fjords have given me first-hand experience of the drama of the terrain.

​The tonal qualities and formations of shadows and layers inspire my work, providing me with ideas to work the materials. Whilst working on paintings and ceramics, I have the intention to create three-dimensional qualities in the surface texture. When printing, however, it is more important to convey the ambience and tonal qualities of the landscape. If you would like to see more of my work please take a look on website.

For more information or to exhibit at Woodley Library, please contact Helen Wright on(0118) 969 0304 or check out http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries

Library Fest and more activities at Wokingham Borough Libraries this week..


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. Feel inspired, try something new or learn a skill!

All sessions must be booked by calling the relevant Library.

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

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

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

We also have the following activities running:

Comic Drawing evenin posterComic Drawing Evening – Do you like drawing comics? Perhaps you have an idea for one but don’t know where to start? Then gather your drawing supplies and come work on your ideas with a group.

Come along to Wokingham Library on Thursday April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14 from 5pm to 7pm.

 Little Explorers Storytime and Craft time – Stories and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together, For children aged 5 and under. Free. Followed by Fun craft themed session for parents and children to enjoy together. Suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Just drop in. £1 charge.

  • Lower Earley Library Second Thursday in each month, Thursday April 14, 2016 Storytime 10.30am to 11am Craft time 11am to 11.30am
  • Maiden Erlegh Library Third Saturday in each month, Saturday April 16, 2016 Storytime 10.15am to 10.45am Craft time 10.45am to 11.15am