Christmas Light Festival at the Weston Library

15 November 2019 6.00pm 9.00pm


Weston Library (Map)


Weston Library Information desk - 01865 277094


Drop in on Oxfordís Christmas Light Festival at the Weston Library to create quirky collaged Christmas cards, discover the Bodleianís special collections in our exhibitions and browse unusual Christmas presents at the gift shop.

6-9pm: Drop-in family-friendly activities
Create quirky collaged Christmas cards based on the Bodleianís special collections and discover the wonders of the library in our exhibition galleries. The café will be serving mulled cider, mince pies and other seasonal treats and you can browse unusual Christmas presents at the gift shop.

6pm - 9pm: Prints made for the display Very like a whale
From Bible stories to television nature shows, humans have tried to describe and portray the largest mammals on Earth, and their importance to us. Contemporary artists who have contributed to the Bodleianís display of new letterpress work on the subject of whales will be present to talk about their works. This is a chance to see prints not in the temporary display (Blackwell Hall, from 18 October until January 2020).

6.15pm - 7.45pm: Philip Hoare presents the documentary, The Hunt for Moby-Dick
Join celebrated author Philip Hoare to mark 200 years since the birth of Herman Melville, and to discover his most famous novel. Film and Q&A. Registration is required for the film screening - book here.

There will also be carol singing.

The Bodleian Libraries Education Programme is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. 

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Drop-in, admission is free.

Please note, tickets for the film screening of The Hunt for Moby-Dick must be booked in advance.  There is a £1 booking fee on all bookings.

Activities are suitable for all ages.

This event is listed under: Free events; Special events
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