Try something new in Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

7 June 2016

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Libraries will be hosting a variety of events between 13 and 18 June as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning.

The Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) is a national celebration of lifelong learning, with 'Have a Go' learning events taking place during May and June. Whether you already love to learn, would like to have a go and learn something new, or are involved in helping others learn, there is something for everyone at the Festival of Learning.

Local residents are invited to a whole host of events to give them the opportunity to try something new from exploring Shakespeare, or bike maintenance, to Chinese calligraphy, colouring, football, or first aid; as well as access to e-books and other online services. The events will use the hashtag #LoveToLearn.

Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Winsford Libraries will also be hosting special activities linked to the Society of Chief Librarians ‘Celebrating Shakespeare’ Campaign with acclaimed performance poet Dominic Berry. ‘What has Shakespeare ever done for us?’ will explore Shakespeare’s skillful use of rhyme and rhythm in interactive and fun taster workshops. 

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Community, said: “Our ‘Try Something New in Libraries’ events will help people learn and discover the wide range of opportunities there are to gain new skills, expand their abilities and transform their lives. I hope that people take advantage of these exciting events within our libraries and recognise that you’re never too old to learn.” For more information on all the events please contact your local library or visit www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/libraries.
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