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April 2018

Lecture: Clive Charlton – Ten Amazing Days: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
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May 2018

Writer in Residence – Steph Haxton

May 8 @ 10:00 am - May 18 @ 4:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Writer in Residence: Steph Haxton Historian, author and illustrator. Steph's particular interests lie with 16th & 17th century social history. Cornwall during the Civil War is an ongoing research area. Author of the Pendennis Trilogy: Exposed to All Villainies, A Cord of Three Strands & To Untie a Sealed Knot. Steph will be working in the library throughout the residency & will be available to chat & answer questions. Thurs 10th May, 2pm Talk: Steph Haxton Writing the Past: Historical Fiction in Cornwall.…

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Steph Haxton Talk – Writing the Past, Historical Fiction in Cornwall

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
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Bicentenary Celebration Lunch at the Union Hotel

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Union Hotel, 1 Chapel Street
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AE United Kingdom
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£19.50

We are now taking bookings for the Bicentenary Celebration Lunch at the Union Hotel on Sun 13th May. This will be a wonderful opportunity to gather faces from the past and present of the Morrab's story, and we are delighted to welcome A.N. Wilson as our special guest.  The celebration will be held in the historic Trafalgar Room of the hotel, with a three course lunch priced at £19.50 per head (there will be an opportunity for an aperitif from 12 o'clock…

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Penzance Jewish Cemetery Tour – Keith Pearce

May 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Tour of Penzance Jewish Cemetery, led by Keith Pearce. A rare chance to view this unique piece of Penzance's history. Numbers are limited and ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To make sure of a place, please e-mail annround@blue-earth.co.uk by WED 9th MAY. Keith Pearce is author of The Jews in Cornwall: A History (Somerset: Hallsgrove Publishing, 2014)

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Creative Writing Workshop for Adults: Writing Historical Fiction with Steph Haxton

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

The Morrab Library is the venue for this workshop which will use history as inspiration for creative writing. Author and historian Steph Haxton will share ideas for getting the past onto the page. Using the atmospheric surroundings, artefacts & imagination our Writer in Residence 2018 will help you find your' Muse' to pen the past, his- (or her) story. It's a workshop for anyone who likes words so even if you have always wanted to write but thought 'I can't do…

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Book, plant & bric-a-brac sale

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
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June 2018

Storyteller in Residence! Mark Harandon

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Storytelling for children and families (age range 6+). Mark Harandon is a professional storyteller who has worked at several National Trust sites, including the Minack Theatre. He is also the scriptwriter for the Zennor village pantomime! Storytelling times: Tuesday 5th June - 1pm & 3pm Monday 11th June - 1pm & 3pm Thursday 14th June - 1pm & 3pm

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Book Launch: Poetry by Nicholas Round

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

A very special book launch with poetry by our very own Nicholas Round - Occassion for All & The Histories

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Institute of Civil Engineers: Talk on the Newlyn Datum

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Coffee with ICE and a talk on The Newlyn Datum

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