A Bumper Batch of Winter Events at Battle Library this November

A Winter Haunt
A Winter Haunt

BATTLE LIBRARY is offering a jam packed calendar events this November – with something for the whole family.

The local community can look forward to an exciting calendar of events, ranging from a community bazaar, book launch, comedy night and a ghostly interactive theatre experience, in addition to the month’s usual rhymetime, storytime and coffee morning sessions.

On Saturday 12th November from 10am to 3pm, residents are invited to the Battle Library Community Bazaar. There is something for the whole family, with face painting, refreshments, decorations and arts & crafts on offer – an ideal opportunity to find some unique Christmas gifts.

Well-known local historian Mike Cooper is launching his book ‘Early Closing Day’ on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm. The book tells the story of air raids on Reading in World War Two, including the tragic ‘People’s Pantry’ raid of February 1943 in which 41 people were killed. During the evening Mike will talk about the book and will be signing copies for sale.

As part of his ‘Out of the Box 2’ tour, Edinburgh award winning comedian, Brendon Burns, returns again for a cutting edge comedy night at the library on Saturday 19th November. For more information and to book tickets visit www.perfectstrangerscomedy.co.uk/brendon-burns

With the winter nights drawing in, Battle Library is also inviting people to an evening of spooky interactive performance under the theme of ‘A Winter Haunt’ written and directed by local author Chris Lambert. This follows on from last year’s haunting performance of ‘Shadows between the Shelves.’

The play, performed by Exiled Theatre and students from Theale Green School, cleverly weaves the historic library building into the performance and each audience member will come away with a unique experience. The tales will cast a bewitching spell of winter ghosts, spirits and supernatural phenomena to entertain and frighten!

‘A Winter Haunt’ starts at 7.30pm on 25 and 26 November 2016. For tickets email libraryevents@reading.gov.uk or collect from Reading Central Library or Battle Library or call 0118 9015950 for more information.
Cllr Paul Gittings, Lead Member for Culture, said:

“Battle Library’s events are another example of the rich cultural entertainment available across Reading this winter. The Battle Library Bazaar will be fun for all the family and for history buffs, Mike Cooper’s book launch is a must. ‘A Winter Haunt’ is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a good yarn in an atmospheric setting in the heart of the Oxford Road community.”

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