Encounters Coatbridge and Summerlee Museum

Hallowe’en Hunt
1-29 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
10am – 5pm
£1 per trail
Help us hunt for some scary creatures in the museum. Complete the trail and win a disgusting prize!
No booking required.

Strictly Stretch goes to the Musicals
Thursday 5 October
Charlotte Toal Centre
10.30am – 11.30am
50+ years
£4/£3.50 Concession
Come along to one of our regular Strictly Stretch classes as they indulge in some West End Musical Theatre inspired moves – come and join the cast!
No booking required.

Hallowe’en Films: Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit (PG)
Saturday 7 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Conference Room , 10.30am
Free
No booking required.

All in a Day’s Work
7 October – 31 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
10am – 5pm
In this exhibition about the history of the home, visitors are invited to explore a fascinating range of museum objects from different periods and consider how domestic duties have hanged over the years. Compare the lives of wealthy families with poorer households; investigate the impact of labour saving inventions – then decide for yourself how far we’ve come! Related activities at weekends and during school holidays.
Please call 01236 638460 for more information.
Free entry

Life Drawing – Facing Forward
Saturday 7 October
Summerlee Museum (Reigart Suite)
10am – 4pm
16+ years
£27.50 / £25 Concession [all materials and equipment supplied]
Led by artist Alistair Gow, this workshop focuses on the human form. Through a series of warm up exercises, this class encourages participants to explore a wide variety of life drawing techniques, materials and approaches by working directly from a life model.
Advance booking and payment required as places are limited. Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk.

Hallowe’en Films: Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
Sunday 8 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
10.30am
Free, No booking required.

Liz Macintyre presents ‘Letters from a Desert Rat’
Tuesday 10 October
Coatbridge Library
7pm – 8pm
16+ years
Free (ticketed)
When Liz Macintyre’s mother Nan died, she found a collection of 300 letters from her father Alex to Nan back in Glasgow. The letters span his service in Italy and Egypt during the second World War under the command of Montgomery. However, rather than focusing on the dark side of being in combat, the letters give a personal account of a soldier’s life. These letters led Liz to research her family history and the result was the publication of ‘Letters from a Desert Rat: Alex and Nan’s Story.’ Come along and listen to Liz discuss her journey into her past.
This event is free, but please book by calling 01236 856444 or email encounters@culturenl.co.uk.

3D Printing Demonstration
Thursday 12 October
Coatbridge Library
10.30am – 1pm
16+ years
Free
Heard about 3D printing and feeling curious? CutureNL’s Logintolearn centres now have this new technology so drop in to see a demonstration about this new way of printing.
For more information, call 01236 856444

Family History Taster
Thursday 12 October
Coatbridge Library
10.30am – 1pm
16+ years
Free
Come along to our Family History session and learn how to search for records online. Free access to the Ancestry website is available in all CultureNL Libraries.
For more information, call 01236 856444

Sarah Hilary presents ‘Quieter Than Killing’
Thursday 12 October
Coatbridge Library
7pm – 8pm
16+ years
Free (ticketed)
Winner of Theakston’s Old Peculier Award, Sarah Hilary brings her superbly disturbing brand of crime fiction to the Encounters Festival. Her debut novel ‘Someone Else’s Skin’ was the Observer’s Book of the Month and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller in 2015. With her latest title ‘Quieter Than Killing’, Sarah will once again take her readers into the world of DI Marnie Rome, where nothing is as it seems and danger is never far away. Come and hear from the author herself before her creation, DI Marnie Rome, appears in her own TV series.
Follow @Sarah_Hilary on Twitter. This event is free, but please book by calling 01236 856444 or email encounters@culturenl.co.uk.

Evening at the Museum
Thursday 12 October
Summerlee Museum
6pm – 8.30pm
15+ years
£10/£9 Concession
Enjoy an after-hours evening photography session in Summerlee Museum and experience an intriguing lighting environment. Led by a CultureNL photography tutor, you will explore the character of the museum and its objects. Take the opportunity to experiment with the use of evening light balanced with portable flash or constant source lights to see the creative photographic results you can get in this setting. Advance booking and payment required as places are limited. Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk

Hallowe’en Films: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (PG)
Saturday 14 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Conference Room, 10.30am
Free, No booking required.

Hallowe’en Films: Pooh’s Heffalump Hallowe’en Movie (PG)
Sunday 15 October
Conference Room
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
10.30am, Free
No booking required.

Traditional Crafts – Clay Pottery
Monday 16 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am – 3pm
5+ years £2
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a potter or sculptor, then come and have a go at clay modelling and take your creation home. Book at reception on the day.

Ninjago – Animation with Lego
Monday 16 or Wednesday 18 October
Summerlee Museum Photomedia Studio
11am – 3pm
8 – 13 years
£10
Join an animation artist on one of our one day workshops, where you will explore the world of Ninjas, Snakemen and Samurai using Lego. As part of the workshop, you can create your own backdrops and sets, add characters, then bring your story to life through the animation process that includes sound and music. Your finished work will be posted on VIMEO for you to view and download at home.
Advance booking and payment required as places are limited. Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk

First World War Centenary: Interactive Trench Tours
Tuesday 17 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
6+ years
£2
As we enter the final year of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, let us take you on an interactive guided tour of a recreated trench. You’ll have a chance to try out some soldier’s kit, mount the fire step and learn about a typical day in the trenches. Book at reception on the day.

First World War Centenary: Make a Medal
Tuesday 17 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am – 4pm
6+ years
£2
Learn about the medals awarded during the First World War and hear some of the stories behind them. Make your own medal to wear at home. This is a drop-in activity – no booking required.

Washday
Wednesday 18 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am – 4pm
Craft activity £2
We’ve got a giant pile of washing to get through – the old fashioned way. Fancy giving us a hand? We need washers, stirrers, wringers, and ironers to get the Summerlee washing basket emptied. You’ll be up to your elbows in bubbles getting the washing done!
This is a drop-in activity – no booking required.

The B Flat Miners
Wednesday 18 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
2pm
Free
The life of a miner performed in story and song by the talented Summerlee Museum staff. Each performance lasts for 45 minutes and takes the audience on a journey from the 1940s to the present day.

Photo Field Trip – Tak Ma Doon Road!
Thursday 19 October
Summerlee Museum
10.30am – 3.30pm
16+ years
£10
Leaves from and returns to Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge. Accompanied by a CultureNL photography tutor, take a jaunt over the Tak Ma Doon Road and get some expert tuition photographing the wonderful landscape of the Campsie Fells, the Carron Valley Reservoir and waterfalls along the route.
Advance booking and payment required as places are limited. Call 01236 632828.

Victorian School
Thursday 19 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am – 4pm
5+ years
Free
In 1872, it became compulsory for Scottish children to attend school, but school in Victorian times was very different from school today. Drop in and meet our Victorian teacher, try some lessons and handle some Victorian artefacts. There will also be a Victorian craft to make and take home (£2). Don’t be late, or you’ll be introduced to the Lochgelly!
This is a drop-in activity – no booking required.

Script Writing for Film with Wilma Smith
Thursday 19 October to
Saturday 21 October
Summerlee Museum
Photomedia Studio
11am – 3pm
14 – 21 years
£32
“Film is a visual medium – show, don’t tell.” These are the golden rules of screenwriting that the experts subscribe to. Scottish filmmaker Wilma Smith will host a three day workshop on the process of writing a script for film using practical examples based on her own working practices. If you are a young person with an idea or story for a film that you would like to explore, or you are just interested to get involved to see how the process works, this is the ideal workshop for you.
Advance booking and payment required as places are limited. Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk.

Casting Workshop
Friday 20 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm
5+ years
Price £5
In Victorian times Coatbridge was known as the Iron Burgh, producing iron products which were famous the world over. From boats to trains, beds and games, the Victorians made everything from iron, and casting was a common technique. We’ll teach you how to make a mould and cast a perfect reproduction of your chosen object and you can take your casting home to keep.
To book, call 01236 638460 or email museums@culturenl.co.uk.

Hallowe’en Films: The Witches (PG)
Saturday 21 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish
Industrial Life
Conference Room
10.30am
Free
No booking required

Allison Galbraith
Saturday 21 October
Coatbridge Library
11am – 12noon
Free
Allison Galbraith is a storyteller who loves telling stories about Scottish folktales. Allison’s animated and engaging storytelling style is hugely popular with children and adults alike. Her events are always most enjoyable, highly interactive with audience participation encouraged. Suitable for all ages, come along for an uplifting and fun event.
For more information, call 01236 856444

Hallowe’en Films: The Boxtrolls (PG)
Sunday 22 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Conference Room
10.30am
Free
No booking required

Hallowe’en Films: Paranorman (PG)
Saturday 28 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Conference Room
10.30am
Free
No booking required

Hallowe’en Films: The Nightmare before Christmas (PG)
Sunday 29 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Conference Room
10.30am
Free
No booking required

Spooky Photos at Summerlee
Sunday 29 October
Summerlee Museum Photomedia Studio
11am – 4pm
£2.50 per photograph
Come along to Summerlee dressed in your wackiest costume, or use some of ours then enter into our Halloween themed studio – if you dare – for a spooky photo!
Suitable for all ages. No booking required.

Hallowe’en Fun Day
Sunday 29 October
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
11am – 4pm
Free (charge for some activities)
Join us for spooky tales in the museum, photo badges, a scary museum trail and Hallowe’en films for families. Also Hallowe’en parties for children throughout the day (booking essential, £5 per child). The fun day is a drop-in activity – no booking required.