NEWS AND EVENTS: OCTOBER 2017
FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS
Children are invited to write a letter to Father Christmas via the North Pole Postbox on the main mall, near the delightful Christmas display.
Each letter will receive a branded reply via the post, adding to the magic of the season.
This is a free promotion and all children are welcome to participate.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
Father Christmas will be visiting Belle Vale Shopping Centre on Saturday 18th November from 10am – 4pm.
The man himself will be seated on the Christmas throne in the festive display on the main mall. Shoppers will be invited to meet & greet with him for a small donation to Zoë’s Place.
Our Lady of Assumption Primary School choir will also be at the event to entertain shoppers with some Christmas classics just before the Zoe’s place Light-a-Life tree lights are officially switched on.
The lights will be turned on by Father Christmas himself along with Bella the Bee and a special guest appearance from a finalist in the Junior Miss England competition.
The Christmas display will remain on the mall throughout the festive period and visitors will have the chance to sit on the throne for a photograph opportunity.
Halloween The At BIG Little Library
BIG Little Book Break
Thursday 5th October 2017 – 14.30pm to 16.00pm
What happens at a Shared Reading group?
Our Shared Reading groups meet every week, gathering together, often over a cup of tea and a biscuit. The Reader Leader will bring a story and poem to share with everyone aloud, either by them or willing members of the group – we never ask anyone to read unless they’d like to. Throughout the session, the group will pause to reflect on the story or poem, working out what’s going on together, sharing their thoughts about it, perhaps making personal connections to the literature.
Who are the groups for?
Everyone! We read with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Everything in our groups is read aloud. Shared Reading groups are free for group members to attend, everyone is welcome to join. Nearly all the groups listed below are open to all, a few are specifically for older people for example, when this is this case it will say that clearly in the group details.
Even if you wouldn’t call yourself a reader you will find a warm welcome from a group of people who are glad to have you there.