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4Oct-Poetry-Appreciation-Fave-Poem

Poetry appreciation

Thursday 4 October, 2pm to 3pm at Northwood Library

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Northwood library poetry appreciation group will be focusing on poems to do with "Change". Bring along your favourite poem to read and discuss with other like-minded poetry lovers.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk

or telephone: 01895 558184

4Oct-Poetry-Appreciation-Fave-Poem

My Favourite Poem

Thursday 4 October, 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Eastcote Library

Join other poetry lovers to share your favourite poem - or maybe one of your own. Everyone is welcome to come along to read, talk about their poem or just listen.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk

or telephone: 01895 558184

4Oct-Wendy-Cope

Wendy Cope: Anecdotal Evidence

Thursday 4 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Great Barn

For this special event on National Poetry Day, Wendy Cope charms and amuses her audience with her wry, ironic poetry from her new collection Anecdotal Evidence. At times sharp and punchy, at times soft and contemplative, Wendy moves through her work connecting with her audience with ease and  carefully crafting a well-rounded and poised set.

£5

Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 250615

5Oct-ESOL

 

Introduction to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Friday 5 October, 10am to midday at Harlington Library

Join our Introduction to ESOL session to improve your language skills and start your learning journey to the world of opportunities.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556252

5Oct-Calming-Sea

The Calming Sea

Friday 5 October, 10.30am to midday at Uxbridge Library

Come along and watch our experienced floristry tutors create a variety of floral demonstrations interpreting the calm and tranquil side of our seas and oceans. A perfect relaxing morning.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556252

5Oct-Open-Mic

Open Mic Night

Friday 5 October, 7.30pm to 9pm (doors open at 7pm) at Uxbridge Library

Sample the best of our local musical and literary talents with our handpicked selection of performers in an informal and friendly atmosphere. If you're feeling brave, why not sign up on the night for a floorspot to perform? Ticket includes a free drink.

£3.50 - tickets on the door

14Sept-6Oct-Britain-on-film

 

Britain on Film: South Asian Britain

Saturday 6 October, 2pm to 4pm at Harefield Library

The Independent Cinema Office in collaboration with the British Film Institute has launched Britain on Film on Tour - a brand new series of archive film programmes and as part of this collaboration, we are we are delighted to present Britain on Film: South Asian Britain. This screening does not include a talk.

@SumanBhucha

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

8Oct-Tracy-Borman

Tracy Borman: The King's Witch

Monday 8 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Battle of Britain Bunker Visitor Centre

Historian, writer and TV presenter Tracy Borman has already captivated Culture Bite audiences with her enthusiastic and comprehensive talks on Tudor history, based on her non-fiction books. Tracy has combined her knowledge with her gifts as a true storyteller and returns to Hillingdon to talk about her debut novel The King's Witch.

www.tracyborman.co.uk / @TracyBorman

£5

Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 250615

9Oct-Unusual-History

 

An Unusual History of London

Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am to 11.30am at Northwood Library

Join Valerie Jackson-Harris, Chairman of The Ephemera Society, as she gives an entertaining talk that looks at some of the more colourful characters and unusual events from London's past.

www.ephemera-society.org.uk / @TheEphemerist

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

10Oct-Poetry-fortunes

Poetry Fortunes

Wednesday 10 October

Gypsy Rose Poetry will be visiting two libraries on World Mental Health Day to read your poetic fortune and write an individual poem for everyone who talks with her. This completely free poetic experience has travelled from the South Bank to small grass roots community centres.

www.gypsyrosepoetry.co.uk / @GypsyRosePoetry

Free - drop in

10Oct-Wellbeing-coffee

Wellbeing Coffee Morning

Wednesday 10 October, 10am to midday at Yeading Library

Come along to this informal coffee morning on World Mental Health day and chat about what inspires you. Local author James Shapiro will be sharing his personal story and mental health journey.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

26Sep-11Oct-25Oct-RAF

A History of RAF Northolt

Thursday 11 October:

  • 11am to midday at Harefield Library
  • 3pm to 4.30pm at West Drayton Library

Thursday 25 October, 10am to 11.30am at Manor Farm Library

2018 marks 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Join us to find out more about your local RAF unit. Presented by personnel from RAF Northolt. 

 

11Oct-Tony-Kent

Tony Kent - Killer Intent

Thursday 11 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at The Stables, Manor Farm Site

Tony Kent is one of the UK's leading criminal barristers, trained as a boxer and he grew up in Ruislip. Join us as he comes back to his roots to share his explosive new thriller with us! Killer Intent is a slick and assured debut that combines the action of Jack Reacher with the intrigue of House of Cards.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

12Oct-Culture-in-Community

 

Culture in the Community

Friday 12 October, 6pm to 9pm at Yeading Junior School

Join us to celebrate Hillingdon's culturally and ethnically diverse borough with a talk from a local author, performances from a local singer and a local Bollywood dancer and a fashion show! In partnership with Yeading
Junior School and Cancer Research UK.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556060

13Oct-Creative-writing

Introduction to Creative Writing

Saturday 13 October, 11am to 1.30pm at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre

Whether you're a beginner in creative writing or looking to jump back in after a break, this half-day event may be exactly what you need. Published poet and writer Charlotte Baldwin will lead you through some expert ideas and techniques to get your creative juices flowing.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556252

13Oct-Lissa-Evans

Afternoon Tea with Lissa Evans

Saturday 13 October, 2.30pm to 4pm at Harefield Library

To celebrate 100 years of suffrage, the Culture Bite festival invites prize winning and critically acclaimed novelist as well as radio and TV producer,  Lissa Evans. Lissa will talk about her new novel Old Baggage which introduces us to magnificent suffragette Matilda Simpkin.

lissaevans.com / @LissaKEvans

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

15Oct-country-dancing

Country Dancing through Literature

Monday 15 October, 11am to midday at Charville Library

What entertained Queen Elizabeth, animated Jane Austen and delighted Dickens? Country dancing is a common thread in our social history that is rarely mentioned outside of novels Mike Ruff gives examples from Literature and Music as a new angle on history.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

16Oct-MBillingham-MWaites

Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites

Tuesday 16 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Compass Theatre

Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites are two of the best crime writers in the genre today and we're delighted to be able to welcome the two of them for an evening of plot and tension, insight and information and, just possibly intrigue! It would be criminal not to be here for this evening of crime as these two fine writers introduce us to their latest work The Killing Habit (Tom Thorne, book 15) and The Old Religion.

uk.markbillingham.com / @MarkBillingham

www.martynwaites.com / @MartynWaites

£5 


Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 250615

17Oct-Photoshop-intro

Introduction to Photoshop

Wednesday 17 October, 4pm to 6pm at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre

Interested in being able to transform that photo? Then join us in a fun Photoshop session with one of our experienced photography tutors. Learn simple editing techniques, including changing lighting and 3D effects.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556252

17Oct-film-screening

Film Screening: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Wednesday 17 October, 6.30pm to 9pm (film starts 6.45pm) at Hayes End Library

Based on Paul Torday's bestselling debut novel of the same name, the 2012 film stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. It tells the story of  a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request: a businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheikh's request to bring sport fishing to Yemen.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

18Oct-Reflections-from-Amazon

Reflections from the Amazon          

Thursday 18 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Compass Theatre

Professional adventurer Pip Stewart has cycled along Brazil's Trans-Amazonian Highway, lived with indigenous communities in Peru and paddled Guyana's Essequibo River from source to sea (a world first), accompanied by the local Wai Wai tribe. Hear about the destructive nature of modernity and why protecting wild places is so important.

www.phillippastewart.com / @Stewart_Pip

£5 

Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 250615

21Oct-wine

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Sunday 21 October, 6pm to 7.30pm at Compass Theatre Bar

During this wine tasting session you will compare, contrast and discover wines from around the world; improve your tasting skills and take home practical tips for wine and food matching. One of the most enjoyable ways to develop your senses and spend time with like minded people! You will also taste exciting wine styles and grape varieties to help you discover new wines to buy and why you like the wines that you currently enjoy.

www.majestic.co.uk / @majesticwine

£10

Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 25061

22Oct-Indian-painting

Indian Classical Painting

Monday 22 October, 10am to 1pm at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre

Learn about classical Indian painting and create your own masterpiece in this practical workshop. After tracing on paper the image of your choice, build up colour layers with watercolour paint and very thin brushes, burnishing the image after each layer. You will finish your image by adding a decorative border. All materials will be supplied.

Free, book now:

Telephone: 01895 556252

23Oct-Bringing-past-to-life

Bringing the Past to Life

Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Charville Library

Bestselling novelists Tracy Rees and Gill Paul discuss their working methods. They will talk about where new ideas come from and how to decide if they will work; whether they plan plots in advance or let the story find its own way in the writing; when to show new works to a reader, and which reader(s) to choose; and some thoughts on creating memorable characters. When writing historical fiction, how much research do they do and how much influence do the facts have on the story? It will be a lively discussion for anyone interested in what turns the germ of an idea into a published novel, with a Q&A at the end.

@AuthorTracyRees / gillpaul.com / @GillPaulAUTHOR  

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

25Oct-The-Ferryman

 

Playreading: The Ferryman

Thursday 25 October, 7pm to 8.30pm at Northwood Library

A fun and informal playreading session for drama lovers. Come along and read a part from the award-winning West End play, The Ferryman.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

26Oct-Writing-for-children

Writing for Children: A Master Class

Friday 26 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at The Stables, Manor Farm Site

In this beginner-level class, award-winning writer of more than 90 children's books, Alan Durant talks about the key techniques for writing picture books for young children and will help you to transform memories into imaginative stories.

www.alandurant.co.uk / @alan_durant

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

26Oct-WW1-in-Middle-East

World War One in the Middle East

Friday 26 October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Uxbridge Library

Stuart Hadaway returns to Hillingdon Libraries to delve into World War One and how much of an impact it had on the Middle East and soldiers that went there. Referring to his series of in-depth books on the subject, Hadaway reveals how different this battle as from the one at the Western Front.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

27Oct-King-Lear

 

FLASH King Lear

Saturday 27 October, 2pm to 5pm at Harefield Library

From Monday 1 October, pick up a copy of King Lear at Harefield Library, ready to come along to this special Culture Bite session of our regular Film and Literary Appreciation Society - Harefield (ww.hillingdon.gov.uk/flash). Watch the BBC Shakespeare Collection movie version with Michael Hordern and afterwards enjoy a lively discussion and analysis, which will be led by library staff.

Free, book now:

Email: culturebite@hillingdon.gov.uk 

or telephone: 01895 558184

28Oct-finale

Grand Finale with Stardust Big Band

Sunday 28 October, 6pm to 8pm at The Great Barn

Join us for this charity concert with Stardust Big Band and guest speaker to celebrate the end of this year's Culture Bite. Ticket includes food and all proceeds go to charity.

£10

Book via Hillingdon Theatres

or telephone 01895 250615

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