Workshops, crafts and talks (Normanton Library Celebration Week)

Workshops, crafts and talks (Normanton Library Celebration Week)

Mon 3 - Sat 8 Oct 2022

Location: Normanton Library

Running Time: 1 hour - approximate, including any interval(s).

About the event

Creative and literary sessions with author talks to caligraphy and bag making workshops.

Unfortunatley this event has been cancelled.  Ticket holders have been contacted and refunds issued.


As well as the regular activities on offer, adult events during the Normanton Library Celebration Week a chance to get creative and make Batik bags with arts organisation Spiral Arts, a mindful yoga taster session for women, a lunchtime gardening talk, an Arabic calligraphy session, a Meet the Author event with the bestselling writer of contemporary, thriller, and crime fiction T.M Logan.

Drop in sessions

Shared Reading session with Derby Book Festival

Wed 5 Oct 1pm - 2pm In our shared reading sessions poems and short stories are read aloud in groups. 

Booking essential events

View the dates and tickets info for details on times and prices.

Author Talk with Bestselling Author T.M. Logan (1 hour)

Bestselling author T.M. Logan was a national newspaper journalist before turning to novel-writing full-time. His thrillers have sold more than one million copies in the UK and are published in translation in 22 countries around the world including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, South Korea, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Greece, Romania, and the Netherlands.

His latest thriller, THE CURFEW, follows the events of a hot midsummer's night, when five teenagers go up to the woods, and only four come out... The Curfew was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, as was his 2021 novel TRUST ME - described as ‘Everything you want from a thriller, and more...’

THE HOLIDAY was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and spent ten weeks in the Sunday Times paperback Top 10, as well as hitting the #1 spots on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo. It has since been turned into a four-part TV drama for Channel 5, currently available on Netflix UK. His novel THE CATCH - also being filmed for TV - is about a father who becomes convinced his daughter is about to marry a man with terrible secrets.

Tim lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children and writes in a cabin at the bottom of his garden. You can find him at

Batik Bag making with Spiral Arts (2 hours, 15 minutes)

Come and join us for Batik Bag making – relax and de-stress in a welcoming and friendly environment and create something beautiful and useful! 2 hours, 15 minutes. 

Lunchtime Gardening Talk with Jeff Bates (1 hour)

Don’t know where to start in your garden? Jeff Bates expert horticulturist and garden designer will be talking about seasonal gardening and what you should be doing in your garden now.  He will also do a Q and A so that everyone, from beginner to expert, can ask questions about plants or garden design.

Lunchtime Arabic Calligraphy Workshop (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Join calligrapher Razwan Ul-Hag for a fascinating lecture on the outer and inner aspects of how Arabic Calligraphy developed, particularly the Arabic Nastaliq script. 

There will then follow a hands-on practical workshop using traditional bamboo pens and hand-mixed ink. Whilst enjoying doing the art of the lettering itself, participants may find the sayings of the masters rather enlightening as well!

Normanton Library webpage

Prices & Offers

£4 - £0