Autumn at Longsight Library

Tiny Tots & Toddler Time

Thursdays: From 5 Sep, 14:00

Come and join us for stories, songs and rhymes for all families with a child under five years. Term time only.

Suitable for age 0-5 & families
Free, drop in, no need to book

  • Family Friendly
  • Storytelling

Lego Club

Saturdays: 7 & 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 2, 16 & 30 Nov, 11:00 – 12:00

Love building, creating and making? Let your imagination go wild at Lego Club.

Suitable for families
Free, drop in, no need to book

  • Explore and Learn
  • Family Friendly

Films For Change

Saturdays: 7 & 28 Sep, 2 Nov, 30 Nov, 14:30 – 16:30

We’ll be screening family friendly films, old and new, that help us develop a better understanding of the world around us.

Suitable for families
Free, no need to book

  • Family Friendly
  • Film

Storytime with Manchester Literature Festival

Saturdays: 21 Sep & 16 Nov at 11:00, 19 Oct at 15:00

Fun and interactive sessions with Manchester Literature Festival. Share stories, get creative with arts and crafts, and even take away a free book if you’re a regular attender! 19 Oct is a Storytime special and booking is required at manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

Suitable for age 2-6 & families
Free, drop-in, no need to book

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Family Friendly
  • Storytelling

Journeys Festival: Letters To Our Mothers And Fathers Exhibition

Saturday 28 Sep – Thursday 31 Oct

Exhibition of letters written in the workshops with Mandala Rae. Part of Journeys Festival International Manchester: exploring refugee experiences through art.

Suitable for all ages
Free, drop-in during library opening hours, no need to book

  • Exhibition
  • Family Friendly

Journeys Festival: Travelling Library

Saturday 5 - Saturday 12 Oct

The Travelling Library is an inspiring collection of books installed in vintage suitcases, exploring the experiences of those who are forced to flee their homes and seek sanctuary in other countries. Flick through award winning novels, beautifully illustrated children’s books, short stories and poems. Part of Journeys Festival International Manchester: exploring refugee experiences through art.

Suitable for all ages
Free, drop-in during library opening hours, no need to book

  • Family Friendly
  • Storytelling

Fun Palaces

Saturday 5 Oct, 12:00 – 16:00

Fun Palaces put culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture. Join us for a packed day of arts, crafts, science and much more, all led by local people sharing their passion, skills and enthusiasm.

All ages welcome
Free, drop-in, no need to book

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Explore and Learn
  • Family Friendly
  • Music

Journeys Festival: Letter Writing Workshop

Saturday 5 Oct, 12:00 – 15:00

Letters are a way to document and archive our own existence. Join writer Mandala Rae in this creative letter writing workshop and get expert direction on writing a special letter to a loved one or family member. Part of Journeys Festival International Manchester: exploring refugee experiences through art.

Suitable for age 7+
Free, drop in, no need to book

  • Explore and Learn
  • Family Friendly

Journeys Festival: Spoken Word Performance

Saturday 5 Oct, 15:00 – 15:30

Join Mandala Rae and Commonword for a spoken word performance and sharing of letters from the letter writing workshop. Part of Journeys Festival International and Commonword’s Festival of Firsts.

Everyone welcome
Free, drop-in, no need to book

  • Family Friendly
  • Performance

Breathing Spaces: Book Launch & Poetry Event

Tuesday 8 Oct, 16:00 – 18:00

Join St Luke’s Art Project for the launch of the Breathing Spaces Poetry Collection, an anthology which will be available to buy at the event and enjoy live poetry performances by local artists. The event is the culmination of a drawing, photography and poetry project exploring ‘Breathing Spaces’ and Manchester’s quiet spaces.

Find out more at: mappingmanchestersquietspaces.org
Facebook: /TLCStLukes
Twitter: @TLCStLukes

Everyone welcome
Free, drop in, no need to book

  • Family Friendly
  • Performance

Re-writing Longsight

Friday 11 Oct, 18.30 – 20:00

Join us for this special evening of poetry and music, featuring performances of new writing by two of Manchester’s fastest rising poetry stars, Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Isaiah Hull. Hafsah and Isaiah will share new work composed as part of their recent writer’s residencies in Longsight.

Everyone welcome
Tickets are free but advance booking is advised.
Book on 0843 208 0500 or manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

  • Family Friendly
  • Music
  • Performance

Half Term Science Fun

Monday 28 Oct, 14:30 – 15:30

Fun science-based activities for curious minds.

Suitable for families
Free, drop in, no need to book

  • Explore and Learn
  • Family Friendly

Big Imaginations Festival: Gav Cross

Wednesday 30 Oct, 11:00 – 11:30 | 11:30 – 12:00 | 13:00 – 13:30 | 13:30 – 14:00

Capturing imaginations, holding little minds captive, delivering stories and terrible tales with a twist, Gav Cross brings a sense of magic and wonderment to his performances.

Suitable for families
Free, drop in, no need to book

bigimaginations.co.uk

  • Family Friendly
  • Performance
  • Storytelling

Creative Community Workshops

Tuesdays: 5, 12 & 19 Nov, 3:30pm & 6pm

Have fun, get creative, feel good and connect with your community at our creative sessions for all abilities at Longsight Library. Expect creative activities, confidence-boosting games, self-expression and support to develop your artistic skills. Everything from music and spoken word to drawing and crafts.

Age 11–18: 15:30–17:30 & Age 18+: 18:00–20:00

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music

Creative Project Support 1:1s with Creative City

Monday 11 Nov, 13:00 – 20:00

Are you starting up a new community festival, writers’ group or arts-based social enterprise? Book a free 30-minute slot to discuss your creative project or initiative with Creative City.

Everyone welcome
Free, to book a slot email: beth@creativecity.org.uk

  • Explore and Learn

Creative Community Library Late

Tuesday 26 Nov, 18:30

Join Longsight’s creative community for a celebration of music, arts and self-expression. Young people and adults from the community have been developing their work to share at this vibrant library late.

 

Everyone welcome. Free, no need to book, just come along

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Family Friendly
  • Music
  • Performance

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