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Memory Lane Dementia Café

Middlesbrough Central Library

The Memory Lane Dementia Café is held on a monthly basis on the third Wednesday of each month, in Central Library, from 1-3pm.

Meet the author

Geoff Bollands

Thursday 5 July 7-8:30pm Reference Library

Geoff introduces his book ‘Baptism of Fire: Life, Death and Piper Alpha’ – his personal survival account of the Piper Alpha disaster. The book brings to life the dramatic events of 6th July 1988, the terrible cost in loss of 167 lives and the trauma experiences by those who survived.

Free but places must be booked on 01642 729002

Khadim Hussain

Thursday 17 July 2-2:30pm

Khadim Hussain reads from his new poetry collection 'The Basics' - a collection exploring the strength of his faith in Islam.

Tickets are free but must be reserved on 01642 729002

An Evening of Spoken Word

Thursday 26 July 6-9pm Reference Library

Creative Fires and Middlesbrough Libraries Present : 

The Speaking Self - a special evening of Dramatic Monologues following a course for new and experienced writers led by poet and playwright Andy Willoughby exploring different ways of presenting the fictional and autobiographical "I" to a live audience drawing on personal, historical and mythological research. 

Tickets £3  - reserve your place on 01642 729002

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