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December 2020

The Windsor Knot with S.J. Bennett

1 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At Home
Free

Windsor Castle, 2016. The morning after her ninetieth birthday celebrations, the Queen is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found dead in his room. It quickly becomes clear that his death was no accident, but when MI5 begin to suspect her loyal servants, she knows that they are looking in the wrong place. For the Queen has been living a double life ever since she was a teenager: by day she upholds her royal duties, while…

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How to Fly with Barbara Kingsolver

1 December @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£6

The poems of How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) find breath and lightness in the common business of living, from the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible. Barbara Kingsolver’s generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop and interweave to form a carefully patterned whole. A wonderful series of ‘How to’ poems that balance tongue-in-cheek pragmatism withrevelatory wisdom, a complicated yet affirmative family pilgrimage to Italy, cherished childhood memories, the perils and pleasures of being a writer, elegies to lost…

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Let’s do it – the remarkable life of Victoria Wood

3 December @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£5

Victoria Wood was a true pioneer among entertainers. Through her sketches, her songs and her record-breaking stand-up shows, she established herself as a national treasure. Wood's career was one of the most illustrious and wide-ranging in British comedy, and it was a great sadness that, when she died in 2016 at the age of 62, she had not yet got around to telling her own remarkable life story. 'I will do it one day,' she told journalist and author Jasper…

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Draw with Rob – Live Stream Event

11 December @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
At Home
£15

If you love drawing, then you won't want to miss our fantastically festive live stream event with the phenomenal Rob Biddulph. Christmas is different this year, with more families at home and wondering what to do. So why not pick up your pencils and join thousands of children around the world and learn to draw your favourite Christmas characters – from Polar Bears to Elves and from Father Christmas to a Snowman. This perfect present is packed with arts, crafts and festive fun.

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Gift A Book 2020

25 December
At Home

It's time to launch our Gift A Book 2020 and this year, more than ever, we need your support to help us give the gift of reading at Christmas. We are so grateful for your support for Gift A Book each year, as are the many charities who have benefitted from your wonderful generosity.  Since 2016 we have gifted over 1,000 books to children who may never have had a book of their own. We are so grateful for the support…

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January 2021

Downsizing with Tom Watson – Live Stream Event

7 January, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£5

In Downsizing Tom Watson shares his honest, very frank and inspiring account of how he radically changed the way he ate, lost eight stone and reversed his type 2 diabetes. Tom Watson began to put on weight in his early twenties, while studying at the University of Hull. He continued to pile on the pounds when he entered the world of politics as an MP, despite short-lived flirtations with fad diets and fitness classes. After being diagnosed with type 2…

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