Tim Ralphs, Beneath an Endless Sky

Thursday 27th, October, 6:30-7:30 pm, Lindley Library Storyteller Tim Ralphs joins the dots between ancient constellations and modern space exploration, between the fears that gripped Victorian scientists and our wildest visions of the future. If you’ve ever gazed at the stars and been filled with wonder then this is the evening of storytelling for you. £1 entry – No pre-booking required Continue reading Tim Ralphs, Beneath an Endless Sky

Alison Lock, Let’s make a fantasy world!

Tuesday 25th October Birkby Fartown Library 10.00am-12 pm Batley Library 2.00-4.00 pm Alison’s latest book, Maysun and the Wingfish, is set in a fantasy world. In this workshop young writers will learn how to construct their own fictional world, looking at elements such as planets and climate, history and language, magic and rules, people and customs. Age 11-18 years Free entry Book via your local … Continue reading Alison Lock, Let’s make a fantasy world!

Ken MacLeod: How to be a Science Fiction Writer

A joint event with the Huddersfield Literature Festival Thursday 27th October, Heritage Quay – The University of Huddersfield, 2:15PM Interested in writing Science Fiction? Or just interested in reading it? Either way, award-winning science-fiction author Ken MacLeod’s talk will entertain and inspire you. Described as ‘one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read’, Ken is the author of novels, short stories and poetry, … Continue reading Ken MacLeod: How to be a Science Fiction Writer

Other Worlds: Utopian and Dystopian Futures

Saturday 29th October, 10am-12.30pm, Town Hall Reception Room. If you like reading and talking about books, then come along to these bitesize introductions to three thought-provoking utopian/dystopian novels. Allegra Hartley, Nic Stavris and Sarah Falcus from the University of Huddersfield will offer short talks – with plenty of time for discussion – about Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Sarah Hall’s The Carhullan Army. All welcome, … Continue reading Other Worlds: Utopian and Dystopian Futures

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Saturday 29 October, Heritage Quay – The University of Huddersfield, 6.45-10pm Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield This Halloween come and get scared at Heritage Quay at our unique horror experience. In partnership with the University’s Drama department enjoy renowned mystery entertainers, terrifying tales and haunted artefacts, as well as a classic movie with live music accompaniment. On the night there will be magical performances before … Continue reading The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Dr Will Tattersdill: Analogy, Victorian Dinosaurs and the Failure of Pixar

Wednesday 26th October, 12:15-1:15pm, Harold Wilson Building, floor 2, room 33, University of Huddersfield. Based on his current research, Dr Will Tattersdill’s lecture takes the audience on a journey into the Victorian world of dinosaur discovery. Free entry, no pre-booking required. Continue reading Dr Will Tattersdill: Analogy, Victorian Dinosaurs and the Failure of Pixar

Tim Ralphs: Visitors From Other Worlds

Thursday 27th October, 11:30-1:00pm and 2.00-4.00pm, Tolson Museum. Co-organised by Tolson Museum and Kirklees Libraries. Storyteller Tim Ralphs introduces you to the newest arrivals on this planet. These timid, shy visitors have had many adventures getting here, and have some wondrous and witty perspectives of human life. £1 entry, no pre-booking required. Continue reading Tim Ralphs: Visitors From Other Worlds