Old stories, new adventures
a story growing with scribbles, scrawls and exciting ideas…
Saturday 18th october
Join our storyteller to listen to old tales of the Moorlands: of giants and mermaids and magic and monsters! Then create your own stories about life and adventures in Leek
When: 10am – 12 noon
Where: Leek Library, Church St, Leek
Cost: none! a free event. You are welcome to come for the whole time or a bit of it
Younger children (7 and under) need to bring a grown-up with them to scare
who will inhabit the adventures of Leek?
Thanks: the pictures in this posting are from a Summer Reading Challenge workshop in Derbyshire. Why not have a wander through a mythical maze?
Supported by Staffordshire County Council Library Service
Friday 17th October
Experienced stitchers and
first time scribblers all welcomed!
When Dieualcres Abbey was dissolved, among its many treasures were richly embroidered copes: cloaks worn by Abbots and Bishops. Rumour (possibly scurrilous) has it that some of these beautiful pieces were carried away to Hardwick and Hatton Halls and are incorporated into later materials there.
we might make medieval-style panels
In our ongoing celebration of the richness that once rested in Leek, join our artists to make sections for a spectacular new robe mixing medieval images with modern heroes and everyday saints in appliqué, drawing, felt and beads. Original copes were adorned with Biblical and saintly images and motifs, so our once, now and next cope will feature medieval designs and modern heroes and future hopes in similar styles
Time: 1 – 3pm
Where: Silverdale Library, Newcastle: High St, Silverdale, Newcastle ST5 6LY, 01782 297444
or we might create our own new designs