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Apple Day @ Barnstaple

Billing: Creative, fruit-celebration fun at Barnstaple Library!

Sat 21 Oct
10:00 – 16:00
Barnstaple Library,Tuly Street, Barnstaple EX31 1EL Map

Most of the events are free, and many are aimed at families
Apple Day @ Barnstaple

Apple Day will feature art workshops, dance and film, all on a traditional apple theme. The fun-filled day will include:

10am – 11.30 or 12.30 – 2pm

What goes up must come down

With award-winning CIC Sciencedipity explore gravity with hands-on experiments. Children take home what they make.

Ages 4 – 7 accompanied by an adult

£5 per child


10 – 11am

Interactive story time

With local artist Sophie Cobb whose work is inspired by local folk and fairy tales. Sophie will share her story ‘Secrets of the beech tree’ using art and props.

Event in the children’s library and under the Reading Tree.

Pay what you can.


10am – 12noon or 1 – 3pm

Make a cardboard birdhouse with James Lake

Let your imagination run wild and create a cardboard sculpture with James Lake, the artist who created the Reading Tree in Barnstaple Library.

For ages 8 and upwards. Tickets £5.


11am – 1pm

Art workshop

With artists Jo and Kash from Gerkin Blue CIC.

Free drop in event for all ages and abilities.


11am – 12noon

Straw and Oak

A 20 minute film by Bill Bradshaw showing traditional cider making at Sandfords Orchard using straw and an old oak press.

Free screenings between 11am and 12pm.


2 – 4pm

Morris dancing

Traditional and join-in dancing with Borderline Morris Dancers in the Library Square.


2 – 4pm


Apple day craft activity and Lego

Free fun and creativity for children of all ages in the foyer of the children’s library.


For more information and booking details go to: Eventbrite, or visit Barnstaple Library, telephone 01271318780.


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