New Activities & Events October
Writeidea Festival Preview
Author Event: Leslie Cavendish in Conversation with Claudia Elliott (Classic Rock magazine, Sound of the 60s (BBC Radio 2)
The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era
Saturday 21 October 2:00 - 4:00pm
The Beatles' hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties' psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. At the centre of the epochal change was Leslie Cavendish, hairdresser to the Beatles and designer of the four iconic men's hairstyles, a brand image as immediately recognisable as the Nike swoosh or the Coca-Cola bottle.
But just how did a fifteen-year old Jewish school dropout from an undistinguished North London suburb, with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections, end up literally at the cutting edge of Sixties' fashion in just four years? His story - honest, always entertaining and inspiring - parallels the meteoric rise of the Beatles themselves, and is no less astounding.
October Half Term
Have a Laugh! Halloween Joke Books & More [Ages 5 - 11]
Saturday 21 October 3:00 - 4:30pm
do you know any Halloween jokes? Can you draw them in a cartoon? Explore joke and comic books, write your own jokes and draw their storyboard.
Scared Stiff! Part 1 [Ages 5 - 11]
Sunday 22 October 2:15 - 4:00pm
Come along and create papier mache creepy ghouls; it’ll be yucky and mucky and MONSTROUSLY fun!
Spooky Tales [Ages 0 - 5]
Tuesday 24 October 10:15 - 11:00am
Dress your little ones in a Halloween costume or jumper, and take part in our special scary rhyme time.
Trick-or-Treat Badge [Ages 5 - 11]
Wednesday 25 October 3:00 - 5:00pm
Make a Halloween badge to wear for your trick-or-treat outings.
There’s Room on the Broom for You! [Ages 5 - 11]
Thursday 26 October 3:00 - 5:00pm
You know the book “Room on the Broom”. Now take part in the play: make your costume, jump on the broom, and rescue the witch from the dragon. Or would you rather play the dragon part?!
Creepy Stories Writing Workshop [Ages 5 - 11]
Friday 27 October 3:00 - 4:30pm
What makes a scary tale so spooky? Take part in our creative workshop, and write your own eerie story.
A Carnival of Stories - Black History Month for Little Ones [Ages 0 - 5]
Saturday 28 October 11:00am -12pm
Fresh Water Theatre will guide us through England, Kenya and the Caribbean, to create a story together.
Black History Month Treasure Hunt [Ages 5 - 11]
Saturday 28 October 3:00 - 4:30pm
Join a team, explore the library, learn about black history, create a poster, and win the prize!
Scared Stiff! Part 2 [Ages 5 - 11]
Sunday 29 October 2:15 - 4:00pm
Create spine tingling effects using mucky materials to finish our creepy ghouls. It’ll haunt you forever!
How to get Public Funding for your Business
Tuesday 31 October, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Public funding can help your business undertake specific projects. Grants and tax incentives are particularly valuable to smaller businesses, as they are sources of finance that don’t need to be repaid and don’t dilute business equity.
In this talk David Farbey, a Senior Technical Consultant for tax and grant specialists from Myriad Associates looks at some government funded sources of grant finance for business projects and at various HMRC initiatives that can reduce a company’s Corporation Tax bill.
For Business events from November onwards see the Idea Store Business Pages