HULL : Middle Child And Hull Libraries To Tour Pop-Up Plays

HULL : Middle Child And Hull Libraries To Tour Pop-Up Plays
October 3, 2019

Award-winning theatre company Middle Child is teaming up with Hull Libraries to bring a pop-up version of their script library to residents across Hull this autumn, called Plays Aloud.

Middle Child’s Theatre Library, based at their rehearsal space on the Thornton Estate, stocks over 1,000 plays by contemporary and classic writers, in association with their publishers Oberon Books.

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There Is Still Time To Take Part In This Year’s Hull fREADom Quest

There Is Still Time To Take Part In This Year’s Hull fREADom Quest
August 22, 2019

With more than 900 children from across the city already signed up and taking part in this year’s Hull fREADom Quest – Hull Libraries’ very own summer reading challenge – the Libraries team wants to welcome even more children to sign up and take part!

The closing date for this year’s challenge is 21 September 2019, giving readers another four weeks to read their six books to complete the quest.

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Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books

Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books
July 8, 2019

The Val Wood Prize has become a staple on the International writing competition circuit since it began in 2014, awarding cash prizes to budding writers along with website publication of their stories.

Entrants have been challenged to address different themes over the years, such as women’s rights, history and the city of Hull but this year, the competition is challenging writers to get romantic and create a story in the form of a love letter. 

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Big Malarkey Festival Announce First Names For 2019

Big Malarkey Festival Announce First Names For 2019
February 20, 2019

The first names for this year’s Big Malarkey Festival, Hull’s annual children’s literature festival, have been announced.

The announcement follows the festival securing funding from Arts Council England and James Reckitt Library Trust, meaning the festival will return for at least the next two years.

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Author From Beverley Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch

Award Winning Beverley Author Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch
November 8, 2018

Beverley based author Val Wood celebrates 25 years as a published author with a special launch party at Waterstones in Hull on 29 November and a special book signing in her hometown on 1 December.

This is a momentous year for the author as it marks 25 years since the release of her first award-winning title, The Hungry Tide. 

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Hull Central Library To Become Hogwarts For The Night

Hull Central Library To Become Hogwarts For The Night
February 6, 2018

Hull Libraries will be under the spell of Harry Potter this month with various fun events for all the family.

The exciting schedule includes lectures delivered by experts on magic and the supernatural, potion-making classes and a play inspired by the world’s most famous wizard.

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Hull’s Young Writers And Illustrators Make Their Mark

Hull’s Young Writers And Illustrators Make Their Mark
November 29, 2017

Eight talented young writers and illustrators have been announced as winners of the J Venn Young Writers’ Competition by Hull Libraries this week.

The youngsters, who range from seven-14 years-old, will see their work in print at the end of the year in an anthology published by Hull Libraries.

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Val Wood Prize 2017 Winner Announced

Val Wood Prize 2017 Winner Announced
October 17, 2017

Creative writers filled Hull Central Library this Saturday for the announcement of the Val Wood Prize 2017.

As Hull’s award-winning author, Val Wood has sold an estimated two million novels worldwide and continues to engage her fan base with the annual release of romantic and historical novels, set in the Nineteenth Century and based on fictional characters who live in Hull and the surrounding region.

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HULL : Get Online With IT sessions

HULL : Get Online With IT sessions
September 27, 2017

The annual and biggest digital inclusion campaign in the UK is back and Hull Libraries are hosting taster sessions to get people online.

Now in its 11th year, Get Online Week, between 2 and 8 October, is for anyone who wants to have a go at getting online for the first time and trying to use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone and how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, healthier and more fun.

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