Calling all social butterflies young and small we are going to have a ball!

To celebrate the opening of our new ‘Botanicals’ Exhibition in Liverpool Central Library we are hosting a Butterfly Ball for all the family.

Inspired by the poem written by politician and ecologist Willian Roscoe this free family focused event will take place on Saturday 29th June 10am-4.30pm in Liverpool Central Library.

Look out for the insects and costumes dotted around the Discover Library, fun, sustainable making activities and maybe an appearance or two by Mr Roscoe himself.

Our Library and Archive staff have put together a unique exhibition from our special print and book collections that focus on the beauty of botanical and herbal plants. Historical artwork and prints will be on display in the Hornby Library until the end of August. Come and visit and wonder at the diversity and usefulness of the green kingdom.

For those without costumes there will be an opportunity to make something to wear on the day too!

Liverpool Libraries and Information services is delighted to welcome City of Liverpool College students and tutors this year who are working in partnerships with us on this event, and the programme for the day will include:

• William Roscoe ‘Living Portrait’- William Roscoe’ in costume discussing Liverpool in 1700’s and how he helped establish the Botanical Garden in 1802, his writing career and his work as an activist.
• Butterfly themed Shadow Puppetry workshop with Arts Groupie . Fun games and activities
• Eco instruments-music workshops with Luma Creations
• Storytelling with Sandra and Stella -Very Hungry Caterpillar anyone?
• Make your own wings or headband with the STEAMengineers
• The insect trail-spot the insects to the Botanicals Exhibition in the Hornby Library and enter our competition for some special booky prizes.
• An exhibition of sustainable fashion made by students from the City of Liverpool College.

We are inviting adults and children to dress up as your favourite flower, plant or insect so ‘BEE’ creative and don’t miss the chance to dance, or float about in the library

Time: 10am -4.30pm
Entrance and activities FREE

Event Date: Saturday 29th June 2024

Location: Liverpool Central Library

Categories: 2024 | Accessible Event | Community Event | Exhibition | For Children | Heritage | Participate | Workshop

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