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Comic Book Workshop
Saturday 25th November 1pm - 2.30pm. Free
Ages 7-12
St Columba’s School Kilmacolm

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Join awarding winning graphic artist Metaphrog for an interactive workshop.

Contact secretary@st-Columbas.org to reserve a place.

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Murder in the Library with Russel D Mclean

Thursday 20th April 2017...
7.30pm - 8.30pm FREE

The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join acclaimed crime writer Russel D McLean for a glass of wine as he talks about his latest thriller Ed's Dead.

Email vfinnigan@st-columbas.org to reserve a place.

Creative Communities is an outreach programme of St Columba's School, Kilmacolm

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Writing on the Road: Camper Van Tales

Thursday 9th March 2017

7.30pm - 8.30pm FREE

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The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join author Sue Reid-Sexton for a glass of wine as she talks about her adventures travelling and writing in her camper van.

Writing on the Road is a book with a difference. It is a charming blend of travel journal, a guide to enjoying the moment and how to carve out the space and time to write. Sue's book is a very honest and moving story... Her innate courage and humour shine through. --The Sunday Post

She may even bring her camper van for a VIP tour!

Email: vfinnigan@st-columbas.org to reserve a place.

Creative Communities is an outreach programme of St Columba's School, Kilmacolm

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Writing on the Road: Camper Van Tales

Thursday 9th March 2017

7.30pm - 8.30pm FREE

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The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join author Sue Reid-Sexton for a glass of wine as she talks about her adventures travelling and writing in her camper van.

Writing on the Road is a book with a difference. It is a charming blend of travel journal, a guide to enjoying the moment and how to carve out the space and time to write. Sue's book is a very honest and moving story... Her innate courage and humour shine through. --The Sunday Post

She may even bring her camper van for a VIP tour!

Email: vfinnigan@st-columbas.org to reserve a place.

Creative Communities is an outreach programme of St Columba's School, Kilmacolm

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Glasgow: Mapping the City

Thursday 2nd March 2017

7.30pm - 8.30pm FREE

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The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join author John Moore as he takes us on a unique and fascinating tour of Glasgow from its pre-industrial beginnings to the modern day via its old maps. He will also talk about the maps of old Renfrewshire.

Email vfinnigan@st-columbas.org to reserve a place.

Creative Communities is an outreach programme of St Columba's School, Kilmacolm

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The British Betrayal of India?

Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm

Kilmacolm Library- FREE

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Join acclaimed author of military history, Walter Reid, for a glass of wine and lively debate on Britain's role in India after WW2. In Keeping the Jewel in the Crown, he presents evidence to suggesting Britain held back India’s progress, leading to chaos in 1947 with repercussions still being felt to this day.

Email vfinnigan@st-Columbas.org to reserve your place.

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Peter's Railway Picnic - FREE
Saturday 28th January, 1pm - 3pm
Kilmacolm New Community Centre
Ages 4 - 9

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Join author Chris Vine in reliving the journey in one of his most loved stories, Peter's Railway, The Picnic. You will get to build and operate your own model railway.
A light snack will be provided.

To reserve a free place please email Victoria Finnigan: vfinnigan@st-columbas.org

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The British Betrayal of India?

Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm

Kilmacolm Library- FREE

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Join acclaimed author of military history, Walter Reid, for a glass of wine and lively debate on Britain's role in India after WW2. In Keeping the Jewel in the Crown, he presents evidence to suggesting Britain held back India’s progress, leading to chaos in 1947 with repercussions still being felt to this day.

Email vfinnigan@st-Columbas.org to reserve your place.

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Murder in the Library with Caro Ramsay
Kilmacolm Library Thursday 29th September, 7.30pm FREE
Join international best selling crime writer Caro Ramsay for a glass of wine as she talks about her new novel 'Rat Run'.
Email vfinnigan@st-columbas.org to reserve your place.

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Creative Communities updated their status.

Story Detectives creative writing club starts 22nd September from 4 - 5.15pm in KNCC. Children can arrive from 3.45pm. Junior/Primary 5 - S3. Register by messaging me through the FB page or at vfinnigan@st-Columbas.org

Listen to the seven monologues written and performed by children and adults from the Kilmacolm community, which explore the impact the arrival of a train station in December 1869 had on the village.

The Writer in Residence contribution is 'Guessing Game', inspired by a visit to Windyhill, which was designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh.

This project was in association with the Kilmacolm Civic Trust and marked Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

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It was a huge honour to welcome Jen Butler, Secretary of the Scottish Association of Writers, to Story Detectives yesterday. Jen also leads the organisation's outreach activity and is editor of the Writer's Umbrella publication. The Writer's Umbrella sponsored a special short story competition for our young writers. The prize was 25 pounds and publication. The theme was 'change'.

The two runners-up were Samuel Craig and Duncan Calvert.
The winner, with his poignant story set ...in the First World War, was Conrad Craig.
Congratulations to our winners and to all the young writers who submitted stories. In fact, everyone was a winner really, because Jen then led a fabulous workshop on writing 'bad guys'.

(L to R - Duncan, Jen, Conrad and Sam)

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Author and engineer, Chris Vine will lead a fun workshop for children who love a challenge.
Working in groups they will undertake an engineering task.
Suitable for 8-11year olds.
This is a free workshop, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.
To register your child, please email Kirstin Zhang at ...
kzhang@st-columbas.org
With child’s name and a contact telephone number.

This workshop is offered as part of the Creative Communities programme.
Our theme for 2015-2016 is innovation, architecture and design.

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For our last class of Story Detective this term, the children created short stories which featured characters from two different children's books. Who knew that Hermoine Granger had a childhood hero. I wonder if you can guess who she is?

Hermoine Granger and Her New BFF

One cold and dark night at Hogwarts Little Miss Naughty was trying to steal Harry Potter’s wand. The wand was in a cage which was locked by magic. Just as Little Miss Naughty groaned in frustration, Hermoine c...

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