Nov 25, 2017 Saturday

The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

A two-hour workshop to get you started, to try something new, to work on your writing project or just to refresh your skills.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish Breakfast tea leaves (not tea bags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Felting a Festive Decoration

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

This session is a great way to introduce yourself to the art of wet felt-making whilst creating something festive. You'll work with natural woollen fibres such as Merino and Corriedale wool, plus creative man-made fibres such as sparkly Angelina. Choose your own design - perhaps a robin, Christmas tree or snowflake - which captures the festive spirit. The session is suitable for all levels of experience, including total beginners.

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to teach your own Trade School class
Herbal tea (not green tea)
Natural fabric remnants (wool, linen, silk etc)
Organic chocolate
Potted herbs
Sewing threads, needles, pins, textile bits & bobs

About the teacher, Genevieve Rudd

I'm an artist living by the coast. I lead community participatory arts groups and I love to support people to be creative.

Jan 27, 2018 Saturday

Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Whether you are a complete beginner looking for an introduction to the game, or somebody in need of a refresher, attend this session to become ready to play this classic and addictive card game. Norwich has a strong historical connection to the origins of the game through the Suckling family and local leagues operating on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year are currently undergoing a renaissance (www.cribbageinnorwich.co.uk) Games bring people together. Cribbage unites generations. Start your adventures in Cribbage here. All are welcome to come and play.

Bring one of the following:
Cribbage Board
Golf Clubs
Homemade Cakes/Biscuits
Illustrations for "Cribbage in the Counties", the book
Website Design Help

About the teacher, Siv Sears

Siv Sears is a teacher and trainer as well as writer and avid Cribbage fanatic. Upon returning to the UK 2 years ago, he immediately undertook to play the very English game in all 39 historical counties of his homeland. Up and down the land he played in pubs, clubs, a prison, a castle, a canal barge and in an Indian restaurant. The finale was at Suckling House in Norwich. To read more see: www.cribbage.org.uk or wait for Cribbage in the Counties, the book. In 2016, Siv won Cribbage gold at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London. Now he’s ready to help you get started on your own path to victory in what he believes to be the greatest 2-player card game in the world.

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