Encounters Wishaw, Newmains and Shotts

Handbuilding Sculpture Figures
Mondays 2, 9 and 16 October
Pather Artworks
6pm – 8pm
16+ years
£32/£30 Concession [all materials and equipment supplied]
Work with a ceramic artist and learn how to create a piece of hand-built sculpture and you will learn a range of hand building techniques. Bring along your own drawings or pictures to work from and create your own unique sculptural figure.
Advance booking and payment required. Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk

Right Up My Street
Tuesday 3 October
Shotts Heritage Centre
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Free
Drop in to view a selection of local photos and memorabilia featuring shopping in by-gone days.
This is a drop-in activity- no need to book.

Strictly Stretch goes to the Musicals!
Monday 2 October
Netherton Community Centre
2pm – 3pm
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.

David F. Ross presents: The Man Who Loved Islands
Wednesday 11 October
Wishaw Library
7pm – 8pm
16+ years
Free (ticketed)
The Man Who Loved Islands follows the trials of two men reuniting Ayrshire band, the Miraculous Vespas, for an island festival. In this latest novel, David F. Ross provides the unforgettable finale to the Disco Days Trilogy. The Man Who Loved Islands continues with David’s familiar themes of music in 1980s Scotland and is set to resonate deeply again with readers of a certain age. David is a refreshing voice in Scottish fiction and a music lover to his core, claiming his most prized possession is a signed Joe Strummer LP. This is sure to be a highly entertaining event.
Follow @dfr10 on Twitter. This event is free, but please book by calling 01698 524960 or email encounters@culturenl.co.uk.

3D Printing Demonstration
Friday 13 October
Wishaw Library
10.30am – 1pm
16+ years
Free
Heard about 3D printing and feeling curious? CutureNL Logintolearn centres now have this new technology so drop in to see a demonstration about this innovative way of printing.
For more information, call 01698 524960

Family History Taster
Friday 13 October
Wishaw 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 01698 524960

Spooky Arts & Crafts
Tuesday 17 October
Shotts Heritage Centre
1.30am – 3.30pm
5-12 years
£2
Learn about some spooky aspects of Shotts history and make Hallowe’en themed arts and crafts to make and take home.
This is a drop-in activity – no need to book

Box Clever – Ceramic Tiles and Boxes Workshop
Tuesday 17 – 18 October
Pather Artworks
10am – 1pm
8+ years
£15
Don’t stay at home and be a square during the school holidays, come along to these two mornings of ‘boxing’ fun at Pather Artworks. Learn how to make decorative ceramic tiles and a little box to keep all your worldly treasures in. Our ceramics tutor will guide you step-by-step along the way with top tips and ideas you can try.
Advance booking and payment required as places are limited.
Call 01236 632828 or email arts@culturenl.co.uk

Clover Stroud presents ‘The Wild Other’
**Please note this event has unfortunately been cancelled**
Wednesday 18 October
Wishaw Library
7pm – 8pm
16+ years
Free (ticketed)
Clover Stroud is writer and journalist for several national newspapers. Clover’s idyllic childhood in rural England was shattered when a horrific riding accident left her mother permanently brain-damaged. At sixteen, Clover embarked on a journey to find the sense of home that had been so savagely broken. Travelling from gypsy camps in Ireland, to the rodeos of west Texas and then to Russia’s war-torn Caucasus, Clover eventually found her way back to England. The Wild Other is her powerful memoir about grief, motherhood and depression. It is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Clover Stroud.
Follow @cloverstroud on Twitter. This event is free, but please book by calling 01698 524960 or email encounters@culturenl.co.uk.

Emily Dodd
Saturday 21 October
Wishaw Library
2pm – 3pm
Free
Join author and storyteller Emily Dodd for an adventure with Ollie and the Otter. Ollie is an Osprey and he loves catching fish and sharing them with his friend Rory the Otter. This colourful book brings to life the loveable birds and animals of the Scottish Highlands. Emily loves stories and songs and especially audience participation. Suitable for all the family, this will be a fun event for all ages.
For more information, call 01698 524960. No need to book

Family Portraiture
Saturday 21 October
Wishaw Library
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Suitable for all the family [under 7 years must be accompanied by an adult]
FREE
An artist led session with a focus on family portraiture. Compose and make your own unique image that represents your family. With an array of creative materials at your disposal…. draw it, stick it, colour it… and make your family a stand out!
No booking required. Drop in activity.

Denise Mina presents The Long Drop
Thursday 2 November
*Please note, this is a change of date from the brochure due to Denise being shortlisted for a major award in London on the original date*
Wishaw Library
7pm – 8pm
16+ years
Free (ticketed)
Denise Mina needs no introduction to Scottish audiences. She is the author of 12 novels, and in 2014, she was inducted into the Crime Writer’s Association Hall of Fame. Her latest outing sees her first foray into the world of True Crime. ‘The Long Drop’ is the story of Peter Manuel, a notorious serial killer operating in the 1950s in Glasgow. Denise has taken elements from the William Watt and Manuel cases and has woven a reimagining of the trial and of the drunken night the two men spent carousing in Glasgow. This is sure to be an Encounters highlight, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Follow @DameDeniseMina on Twitter
This event is free, but please book by calling 01698 524960 or email encounters@culturenl.co.uk.