We are open as usual, Tuesdays -Fridays 10am -5pm and Saturdays 10am -4pm. Public tours on Wednesdays 1pm-4pm.
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Lifelong learning and community programme

Join in with our programme of events and workshops for all ages.

To make you booking, please click on the ‘booking essential’ text, which will take you to our bookings page.  If you are having difficulty, please contact the office by email [email protected] or phone 01392 274727

May

Tuesday 3rd May 1 – 2pm

Lunchtime Lecture

Katy Humberstone – ‘Transcultural Cornish(es): The Cornish-Mexican diaspora’

Drop in / open to all / spaces limited

 

Thursday 5th May 11 – 3pm 

Green Shoots Gardening Group

Open to new members / drop in

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Saturday 7th May:  10.30  -12 noon

National Garden Week Workshop

Children 5+/ 8 places //booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Tuesday 10th May:  2.30 – 4pm

*Book group: From the Holy Mountain by William Dalrymple

Open to new members

 

Mental Health Week: Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th May

Wednesday 11th May, Doors 6pm/ Intro 6:30pm

Screening: The Beat of Our Hearts by Natalie McGrath 

Free and open to all/ Booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Thursday 12th May, Doors 6pm/ Talk 6:30pm 

Evening Talk 

Dr Eddie Falvey- “The Lonely Spectator: Exploring Screen Habits during Lockdown”

Open to non-members/ tickets £7 (students £5)/ Booking essential

 

Wednesday 18th May 6 – 9pm 

*Cinema Club: Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell, 1968

Open to new members

 

Thursday 19th May 11 – 3pm 

Green Shoots Gardening Group

Open to new members / drop in

 

Thursday 26th May 2.30 – 4pm 

*West Quarter Research Group

Open to new members

 

Saturday 21st May 10.30 – 12 noon

Bookworms Junior Members Club – Terrarium craft

Children 5+/ 12 places//booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

June

Please note we will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June for the National Bank Holidays.

 

Saturday 4th June 10.30 – 12 noon

Miniature Wildlife Pond Workshop

Children 5+ / 8 places / booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Tuesday 7th June

Lunchtime Lecture

Peter Wingfield-Digby – ‘Researching family links to slavery’

Drop in / open to all / spaces limited

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Thursday 9th June

Light on the Green Appeal Launch

Details to follow

 

Saturday 11th June

Poetry-reading workshop – Songs of the Sea

Join us, in the Reading Room, for this poetry-reading session focusing on ‘Songs of the Sea’. We will be looking at some items from the collection and you will also be encouraged to share your own poetry that connects to this theme. A board will also be up in the library inviting members and participants to suggest a sea-themed word, line, or verse to include in our collaborative poem.

Adult workshop / 8 places /booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Tuesday 14th June 2.30 – 4pm 

*Book group: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Open to new members

 

Wednesday 15th June 2.30 – 4pm 

*Cinema club: Jazz on a Summer’s day, 1959

Open to new members

 

Thursday 16th June 11 – 3pm 

Green Shoots Gardening Group

Open to new members / drop in

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Thursday 23rd June 2.30 – 4pm 

*West Quarter Research Group

Open to new members

 

Saturday 18th June 10.30 – 12 noon

Bookworms Junior Members Club – Cooking the Books

Children 5+ / 12 places / /booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

Saturday 25th June

Summer Nature Journaling Workshop

Join us, in the DEI garden, for our Summer Nature Journaling Workshop. Nature Journals are a wonderful way to reflect creatively on the changing landscape and seasons, encouraging us to notice that little things that can easily pass us by. We will be looking at a range of creative techniques which you can use to document your surroundings. All materials provided, but please feel free to bring your own.

Adult workshop / 8 places /booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

*These events are member interest groups.  For more information about any of these groups please contact the following:

Book group – Clare Radstone: [email protected]

Cinema club – Tony Rhodes: [email protected]

West Quarter research group – Dr Julia Neville: [email protected]

 

Bookworms is a monthly club for our youngest members, and suitable for children aged 5-8 years old.  Junior Membership is available to anyone aged under 18 and is currently £12 per year.  Bookworms get an annual activity pack and priority access to children’s events at the Institution.

 

 

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