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Tameside Libraries ‘Winter Festival’ launches next week

The festival runs between Tuesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 16, and will allow readers to indulge in a wide range of free activities designed to help pass time on these grey and chilly days.

You can join a virtual short story writing course with author James Ellson, meet novelist Lulu Taylor, or take part in a murder mystery evening with the help of Droylsden Little Theatre and a plot written especially for libraries by best-selling crime novelist Ann Cleeves.

For children there are winter crafts and pantomime story times with Simon the Storyteller - perfect for the festive season.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for libraries, said: “The libraries service has put together a splendid series of activities that are ideal for this time of year. I think there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

“Who wouldn’t want to play the part of an amateur detective in a murder mystery or enjoy some seasonal crafts? There’s plenty for children too. I’m sure the winter festival will prove very popular so please make sure you book early.”

For the full programme of events visit www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries

To book, call 0161 342 2031, see tamesidelibraries.eventbrite.co.uk or email information.direct@tameside.gov.uk

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