Events

Events for 1st Sep 2021 - 30th Sep 2021

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  • BERNADETTE RUSSELL: MANIFESTO OF ME

    • Date: 25th September 2021
    • Location: Central Library
    • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
    • Cost: £0.00

    A free workshop for young people (14-25), encouraging self care and self compassion and letting participants imagine their dreams.

    As part of our 'BBC Novels That Shaped Our World' project, Manifesto of Me encourages you to create a collection of your hopes and dreams, using writing prompts, collage and drawing, thinking, discussion.

    For the workshop we will use paper, pens, our own shoes or trainers to draw around, old magazines or photos, glue, coloured pens or felt tips.

    It’s intention is to empower and inspire you, getting you to think about your identity in a positive, hopeful and creative way.

    Your manifesto will be available to take home at the end of the session. This is a free event but pre-booking is required via eventbrite.

  • BERNADETTE RUSSELL: 366 DAYS OF KINDNESS

    • Date: 25th September 2021
    • Location: Central Library
    • Time: 19:00 - 20:00
    • Cost: £0.00

    As our first live event since COVID-19, we are celebrating the power of kindness in challenging times.

    As part of our BBC Novels That Shaped Our World project and focussing on the theme Rule Breakers, Swindon Libraries are inviting Bernadette Russell to perform her 366 Days of Kindness tour, focussing on the positive aspects that come from adversity.

    On August 18th 2011, in response to the UK riots and after a chance encounter in a post office, Bernadette Russell embarked on a reckless mission to be kind to a stranger every single day for a year.

    This show, part stand up, part storytelling, charts this amazing year, which began with burning buildings, and ended with the flame of the Olympic torch. It attempts to answer the question: “is it possible to change the world just by being kind?”

    This is a free event but pree-booking is required via eventbrite.