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Every Monday, 12noon to 3pm
Bristol Central Library
Bristol Libraries is joining forces with the Royal Literary Fund’s Writing Project Bristol to offer free one-to-one advice sessions on how to write English effectively to get your message across. The Royal Literary Fund is an educational charity whose focus is on the craft of writing, not creative writing.
The aim of these sessions is to help people who want to improve their writing for business or business planning, writing a CV or job application, or preparing a personal statement for UCAS.
One-to-one advice sessions with a professional writer will be held every Monday in the Central Library's Learning Centre. Appointments are confidential, last for 45 minutes and must be booked in advance.
To book your free session please ask in the Learning Centre or call 0117 903 7234.
Thursday 3 September, 6pm
Bristol Central Library
On Thursday 3 September Bristol Cathedral and Bristol Libraries will be running a one-off exclusive event which will see Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall brought to life in Bristol Cathedral - one of the main filming locations for the acclaimed BBC series.
Audiences are invited to enjoy an exclusive tour of this fascinating building led by the Cathedral’s Head Guide and hear key passages from the book brought to life by actor David Collins – in the very spot where they were filmed.
Naomi Miller, Development Director at Bristol Cathdral said of the event, "We were delighted to be featured in five of the six episodes of Wolf Hall – even doubling up for Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Anne Boleyn. We hope that people will enjoy this rare opportunity to visit the Cathedral out-of-hours and learn about its history as both a medieval Abbey and a twenty-first century film location!"
Andrew Cox, Reader Development Librarian for Bristol Libraries added, "We know how much readers love Hilary Mantel’s excellent novels so we’re very excited to offer this opportunity to explore the books – and the Cathedral – in a whole new way"
Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased in advance from any Bristol Library from Friday 24 July. Spaces are limited.
Libraries in Bristol and across the South West will be celebrating the Rugby World Cup with this year’s Reading Passport promotion, Read XV.
Now in its fourth year, the Reading Passport encourages readers to explore a wider range of reading for pleasure. 30,000 copies of the passport will be distributed across the region, tempting readers with a selection of the very best Rugby writing – whether it’s about the players themselves, the science of the modern game or the sport’s fascinating history. The Reading Passport website - www.readingpassport.org. – features a range of suggested titles from other sports too or, for those who want to get away from the terraces or telly for a while, a selection of escapist reads with no sporting connection at all!
This year’s programme is bigger than ever with free workshops with authors at libraries around the South West, and news and resources on the website. The project is a partnership between the South Western Regional Library Service (SWRLS), Literature Works and has received additional support from the Royal Literary Fund and Arts Council England. ‘Read XV’ is also supported by Arts Council England.