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Gosport Discovery Centre- lots on in February!

31/01/2019

This month there are a number of events taking place at Gosport Discovery Centre for adults and children as well as Community Learning sessions.  Please book via the Discovery Centre by calling the booking line on 02392 523463 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop

 

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Tuesday 12 February, 7.30pm
To Eritrea and Ethiopia with John Pilkington: Retracing a Victorian Expedition

In 1868 the British government mounted an extraordinary bid to rescue a clutch of European hostages in the Ethiopian highlands. A purpose-built port and railway on the Red Sea, and in the mountains 13,000 British and Indian soldiers, 26,000 camp followers, and more than 40,000 animals including 44 elephants. You couldn’t make it up!
A hundred and fifty years later, John has been following their route, partly on foot with a donkey, and has been comparing Eritrea and Ethiopia then and now. John presents
his findings accompanied, as ever, by his stunning photographs.
Tickets £5
Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 

Thursday 21 February, 7.30pm
The Gosport Ferry and its place in History
The Gosport Ferry occupies a special place in the lives of Gosport people. Today it calmly plies back and forth across Portsmouth Harbour. Over the years however, it has created a history of its own. Learn more of that rich history in this illustrated talk with David Gary, author of ‘Going Over the Water: Memories of the Gosport Ferry’
Tickets £5
Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Monday 18 February, 11am to 12noon
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Storytime Special

Calling all brave hunters and bear-lovers. Don’t be afraid to listen to this story and then stay for a fun craft activity.
Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 and must be accompanied by an adult
FREE, no need to book but places are limited
Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 

Wednesday 20 February, 1pm
The Rubbish Monster Thing

Join Simon Chadwick as he reads his new children’s book The Rubbish Monster Thing and other stories he’s written or illustrated. This bright and colourful book packed with rhyme is an exciting book to snuggle up and share. Discover a story of friendship and waste prevention in this children’s tale. Then take part in some interactive drawing as Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there’s even the chance for children to draw their own. A fun and friendly event for pre-school and primary aged children.
FREE, but please book as places are limited
Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT

 

COMMUNITY LEANING IN LIBRARIES

Saturday 23 February,
10am – 1pm
Blues Ukulele Workshop
This workshop will take place in a friendly group atmosphere. It will examine the 12-bar blues and some common blues rhythms and lead parts for the ukulele.
Cost £15
Booking is essential, so contact the Library, call the Booking Line: 02392 523463 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop to guarantee a place.

Thursday 28 February – 21 March
10.00am to 12.30 pm
Paediatric First Aid
This is a course aimed at candidates with little or no first aid knowledge. It will give the learner skills to be able to respond to everyday first aid emergencies in the home and in the community. You will gain a first aid attendance certificate.
FREE
Booking is essential, so contact the Library, call the Booking Line: 02392 523463 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/shop to guarantee a place.

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