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Schools Out Parents Notebook


Parent's notebook T e page where we talk to you and you talk to us


NEW BOOKS


Battle Fatigue by Mark Kurlansky. Out 7th Nov. Set against a background of the Vietnam war,


Kurlansky’s first teen novel is a poignant view of war through


the eyes of a teenager who knows that fighting in an unjust war is something he isn’t prepared the face. £6.99 by Bloomsbury. Age 13+.


1Q84: Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami When Books One and Two of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, were published in Japan, a million copies were sold in one month. An


homage to George


Orwell’s 1984, this long-awaited translation is a classic of our time. £20.00, The Random House Group, Vintage Books. Age 16+.


The Kingfisher Science


Encyclopedia. Science can seem


daunting; this volume go-to source is


perfect for the whole family to dip in and


out of. £24.99 Age 9+ .


Firework Displays Around the Country


ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS. Friday 4th November. FREE Admission. A spectacular firework display just north of Leeds city centre www. roundhaypark.org.uk.


BRIDGWATER GUY FAWKES FIREWORK DISPLAY AND CARNIVAL, SOMERSET. November 3rd & 4th, 7pm www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk.


DENBIGH CASTLE, WALES. 5th November, 7pm Watch fireworks from the castle walls


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Squibbing at Bridgewater, Somerset more www.visitdenbigh.co.uk.


ILLUMINATING YORK FESTIVAL, YORK 26th-29th October, 7-10pm www.york360. co.uk/whats-on/illuminating-york.


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…


Christmas Floral Workshop at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. Courses from 28th November 2011. Learn how to make your own Christmas decorations, swags and flower arrangements at £99.00 per person; Christmas wreath-making workshop £35.00. All include House and Garden entry. www.chatsworth. org/whats-on/events/.


Ice-skate at Somerset House from


22nd November -22nd January 2012. www.somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink.


Book tickets in aid of the Kensington NSPCC Gala Performance of Dick Whittington, on Friday 16th December, 1.30pm, at the New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, London. For tickets call 01908 328060 and quote First Eleven..


Calendar Of Events


Elvis and Us Liverpool


This exhibition is the first time two cornerstones of British and American popular culture – The Beatles and Elvis Presley – have come together, since they met at Elvis's Bel Air home in 1965. Held at The Beatles Story in Liverpool, the exhibition is a multimedia, interactive


Admission FREE. One of the world’s leading open-air galleries, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, presents a unique family day out with tours every Saturday and Sunday. www.ysp.co.uk/. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.


experience featuring exclusive interviews with Priscilla and the official Beatles' press officer Tony Barrow. www.elvisandus. com/exhibition.php.


Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Art and Landscape Tours, Wakefield Until 31st December.


Halloween Ghost Tours at the oldest brewery in Britain, Kent


SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING


FESTIVAL 2011 21st October- 30th October Edinburgh Scotland’s annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling involves talks, workshops, film screenings and family activities. An amalgamation of myths and sagas, the festival explores culture and tradition with both visiting and local storytellers. For ticket information, go to www.scottishstorytellingcentre. co.uk/.festival.


29th-30th October Ghostly tales come to life on this Halloween tour, www. shepherdneame.co.uk/The Faversham Brewery, ME13 7AX.


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PHOTOS: PETER J NICHOLLS PHOTOGRAPHY, BRIDGWATER; IMAGE COURTESY YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK. REPRODUCED BY PERMISSION OF THE HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION.


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