Cumbrian libraries set to celebrate arrival of Rugby World Cup to county (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Cumbrian libraries set to celebrate arrival of Rugby World Cup to county
10:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
CUMBRIAN libraries are working to get more people reading to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Youngsters who love to draw can take part in two cartoon workshops to be held in Carlisle and Penrith libraries in November.
Tim Quinn, who worked as an illustrator and scriptwriter on classic children's publications such as The Beano and The Dandy, as well as Marvel comics’ X-Men and The Incredible Hulk, is running the two cartoon workshops.
It is part of the Try Reading project and is running in library services across Cumbria.
It aims to promote and celebrate the Rugby League World Cup 2013 - two games will be held at Derwent Park, Workington, as Scotland face Tonga on October 29 and then Italy on November 3.
Try Reading is a regional project with more than 30 libraries in rugby league heartlands across the north west, Yorkshire and Humber regions, benefitting from the funding of £199,700 from the National Lottery-supported £6m grants for the arts libraries fund.
Upcoming library activities include a Lakes Leisure family keep fit drop-in session in Kendal Library on 29 October.
Carlisle Library is inviting young people to have a go at the world famous Haka and make a Maori mask on October 31 at 10am. Youngsters will also walk away with a free Rugby League World Cup goodie bag.
For more visit: www.tryreading.org or www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries.
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