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Jul/August Inspire 2022 Event Listings In Your Local Libraries

Events At Your Local Libraries
 |  Katie Hogg  |  Events

Brilliant Brass & Fantastic Fanfares 
Southwell Library 
2 Jul, 3.30pm 

Family Concert. Tickets £3 for library members or £6 for non-library members. A fun family concert packed with favourite brass tunes. Join Inspire Music’s very own Brass Quintet as they play a selection of exciting and familiar songs including rousing brass fanfares, lively Glenn Miller and music from the Royal Fireworks. Explore the life, history and origins of all things brass. 

After the performance meet the musicians and try out some of the instruments for yourself. 

Theatre-Rites Presents Recycled Rubbish 
Mansfield Woodhouse Library: 10 Aug - 10.30am

Edwinstowe Library: 
10 Aug - 3.30pm 

Worksop Library: 
11 Aug - 10.30am

Retford Library: 
11 Aug - 3.30pm

Southwell Library: 
18 Aug - 3.30pm

Newark Library: 
20 Aug - 11am & 2pm

Family Theatre for ages 5+ and their families. Tickets £3 for library members or £6 for non-library members.

Come and join our two excavators as they scuttle through the muck finding treasures hidden amongst a world of rubbish. A magical world where, at the touch of a puppeteer’s hand, the contents of a bin bag can transform before your eyes.

Recycled Rubbish explores themes of recycling, the environment, and the value of friendships. It was inspired by Theatre-Rites’ successful show Rubbish which toured the UK and was featured on Blue Peter. 

The Clockwork Dragon With Jonathan Emmett 
Mansfield Central Library 
4 Aug, 10.30am 

Children’s Author Event for ages 4-8. Tickets £2 for children, accompanying adults FREE. Flamethrottle, a greedy, man-eating dragon is terrorising the Kingdom of Rodney. Fortunately, the brave and inventive Max and Lizzie have a cunning plan to scare it away. 

Join author Jonathan Emmett for a tale of daring deeds and an incredibly clever contraption and discover how the story has been recycled and rebuilt several times, just like the dragon itself. Then create your own Clockwork Creature using a cut-out-and-stick kit of parts. 

Health Information Week Event 
Mansfield Central Library 
9 Jul, 10am – 3pm 

FREE, just drop in. We are joining in to inspire better health and promote easy access to high-quality health information. Join us for a packed day of activities for all the family: ride a smoothie bike, take part in a relaxing jigsaw, play a board game, Rattle Rhyme and Roll, sing along with the dementia choir, read a book to the reading dogs, enjoy a mindful craft, try our quizzes, and much more! Plus, we will be joined by partners including ABL Health and Insight Healthcare to offer free health advice. 

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Heritage Talk: 

Rufford Abbey – History & Archaeology
Retford Library 
21 Jul, 7pm 
Tickets £1 

(includes refreshments)

To celebrate this month’s CBA Festival of Archaeology (16 – 31 July), Retford Library is delighted to be hosting a talk about “Rufford Abbey – History and Archaeology”.Join Emily Gillott, Community Archaeologist at Nottinghamshire County Council, on Thursday 21 July for a brief introduction to a thousand years of history at Rufford Abbey. From Medieval village to monastic community, from grand country house to country park, Emily’s talk will take a look into some of the fascinating history of the place as well as recent archaeological discoveries. Places are limited so booking is essential – please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All Events:

Booking in advance is advised for all events. 

To book and find out further details of all the events listed here and more visit:  
Call 01623 677 200 

Or pop in to your local library.

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