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Dickens' Magic

posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:31 AM by lf lf   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

Dickens's Magic 

Wednesday 20th February at 7pm

John Bowen is Professor of English at the University of York and is President of the worldwide Dickens Fellowship. His talk will reflect on the many kinds of magic in Dickens's writing and how this has helped to create the magical hold his stories have over their readers.

This event is FREE, please book in advance to reserve your seat.

Craft session with Art Venturers

posted Jan 15, 2019, 5:28 AM by lf lf   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

Children's craft session on the 19th of February 13:30-15:00 provided by the popular ARTventurers. Children 3-8 £2.00 Pre-booking and payment essential - non refundable. To reserve a place for your child please drop in or contact:
Tel: 0191 433 6408
Email: lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk

A Christmas Carol

posted Nov 2, 2018, 7:22 AM by lf lf   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

Charles Dickens' 

“A Christmas Carol”

Wednesday 5th December 7.00 pm

An atmospheric staged reading of this classic Christmas tale by members of the Dickens Fellowship in Victorian Costume with sound and lighting effects

Glass of mulled wine or soft drink and a mince pie included in the ticket price of £5.00

This is a very popular event so booking is essential. 

Not suitable for under 9’s

Halloween Crafts with ArtVenturers - Fully Booked

posted Oct 4, 2018, 5:19 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 7:37 AM ]

Halloween Crafts with ArtVenturers 
Thursday 25th October 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Fully Booked

Design your own sparkly Halloween Lantern complete with a 
Battery Tea Light

Children 3 - 8 yrs must be accompanied

Pre-Booking and payment (non-refundable) essential.

Further details   0191 4336408
Email:     lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk


Children's Summer Fun - We've got a fantastic programme of children's summer crafts planned for the school holidays.

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:41 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 7:37 AM ]

Children can have fun being creative with Artventurers, paint a pot with The Kiln, and do some fabulous themed crafts with Juno Events. Sessions are priced at £2.00 per child, with the exception of The Kiln session, which will be £5.00 per child. To view the full programme of events, please pick up a flier from the library. Sessions are to be booked and paid for in person at the library.

When The Boat Comes In - 11th July

posted Jun 6, 2018, 5:53 PM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 5:52 AM ]

Low Fell Library is delighted to host an evening with Peter Mitchell, sometime Low Fell resident and son of James Mitchell, author of the iconic 1970s TV series “When The Boat Comes In”, set in the North East, will recount the story of the original books and series, and its adaptation for the stage, together with readings from his new novel “Jack High” which continues the story of Jack Ford found in the original three books.

Wednesday 11th July at 7pm

Free admission but reservation needed - phone the library on 433 6408, or click here

Children's Art Competition - World Book Day 2018

posted Feb 22, 2018, 2:35 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 7:38 AM ]

Our popular World Book Day competition returns! As does Head Judge, North East artist and illustrator, Zoe Emma Scott!

The competition opens on World Book Day, Thursday 1st March 2018, and closes on Thursday 29th March 2018.

Low Fell Library Art Competition: World Book Day 2018

Competition Rules

Imagine you are an illustrator who has been asked to design a front cover for one of a series of adventure stories, set around the world, by an author named A.Taleteller.

The books in the series are:

  • The Magical Secret of the Statue of Liberty
  • The Phantom of the Pyramids
  • Treachery at the Taj Mahal
  • Drama at the Great Buckingham Palace Bake-Off
  • Australian Animal Rescue at Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Victory for Newcastle United at Camp Nou!
  • Easter Egg Extravaganza at the Eiffel Tower
  • The Hidden Treasure of the Great Wall of China
  • The Mysterious Monster of Edinburgh Castle
  • Tightrope Terror at Niagara Falls

Choose the title you like best and get illustrating! The cover should include; the landmark mentioned in the book title, the book title, the author’s name and your name as the illustrator, but apart from this the design of the cover is up to you.

Your illustration should be A4 size. You may use pens, pencils or paints, but not a computer.

There are three age categories. These are; Key Stage 1 (age 5-7), Lower Key Stage 2 (age 7-9) and Upper Key Stage 2 (age 9-11).

Please write your name, school year (e.g. Year 1, 2 etc.), age, birthday, address and telephone number on the back of your illustration.

Please hand in your competition entry to a member of staff at the library.

The closing date for the competition is 29 March 2018. We will announce the winners at the beginning of the summer term.

The prizes are; a £25 book token (first prize), a £15 book token (second prize) and a £10 book token (third prize) for each age category.

The prizes will be presented at an award ceremony to be held in the summer term.

3rd Annual Burns Supper

posted Dec 18, 2017, 4:00 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 6:23 AM ]

Book early for place at our hugely popular annual Burns Supper!

27th January 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm

£16 for 2 course meal and live entertainment.

Embroiderers Guild Exhibition: 30 Oct - 22 Nov

posted Oct 26, 2017, 3:00 AM by lf lf   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 6:28 AM ]

The Embroiderers Guild was founded more than 100 years ago by 16 graduates of the Royal School of Art. It now has over 22,000 member throughout the UK and abroad and is one of this country’s leading craft associations and educational charities.

This exhibition displays work by members of the Newcastle upon Tyne branch of the Embroiderers Guild. Founded in 1953, it was the first branch serving the whole of the north east. Since then 11 other branches have formed in the region.

We welcome anyone who is interested in any area of embroidery, whether beginner or experienced, and anyone interested in textiles and/or textile art.

At our local branch we meet regularly to listen to speakers, attend workshops, learn new skills and build on existing ones.  We participate in local, regional and national projects. Last year we were involved in a nationwide celebration of Capability Brown; our work in the north east being displayed at the National Trust’s properties of Gibside and Wallington.

For information about the Embroiderers Guild, visit www.embroiderersguild.com

On www.newcastleupontyneembroiderersguild.wordpress.com you will find information on the Newcastle branch and you can also follow us on Facebook – Newcastle Embroiderers Guild.


Spooky Kids Activities this Half Term

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:35 AM by lf lf   [ updated Dec 18, 2018, 6:05 AM ]





 Friday 27th October

Book in advance & pay at reception


Session 1 10am-11.30am  3-8yrs

Session 2 2.30-4pm  3-8yrs

   £2. per child  (with adult) 

    Session 3 12-2pm 8yrs & over

 £5. per child (unaccompanied)  

         (bring a packed lunch)            


Juice & Biscuits Supplied


Further details 0191 4336408

email lowfelllibrary@gateshead.gov.uk 

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