BBC Civilisations Festival

Welcome to the Civilisations Festival, an exciting partnership between museums, galleries, libraries and archives and the BBC to coincide with the broadcast of BBC Arts' Civilisations series in Spring 2018. The Festival - from Friday 2 March to Sunday 11 March - will be a showcase of ideas and events designed to engage a culturally… Continue reading BBC Civilisations Festival

Cross Bones Yard by Kate Rhodes

About the book Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later, psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the wasteground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are similar to the Bensons' signature style. But who would want to copy their crimes?… Continue reading Cross Bones Yard by Kate Rhodes

Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

About the book One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking. Reviewed by Everton Mixed reviews although it did promote quite a discussion as to… Continue reading Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Fall In Love with a Good Book

Love is in the air in Hampshire Libraries this Valentine’s, but it’s all about the books! Wednesday 14th February is not only Valentine’s Day, it's also Library Lover’s Day, a chance to honour the libraries, library staff, bookworms, and library lovers in your life. Take a look at our choice of 10 books that will make… Continue reading Fall In Love with a Good Book

Free Week: Half-Term at The Makery

It's half-term in Hampshire schools and the Fareham and Fleet Makery spaces are full of free and fun sessions and workshops between 10 and 17 February.   If you haven't visited yet, The Makery is a flexible digital space full of kit to explore coding, electronics and the world of micro computers, 3D printing, and more! We've packed the… Continue reading Free Week: Half-Term at The Makery