Wednesday, 23 April 2014

World Book and Copyright Day (+World Book Night)

Today is International Day of the Book or World Book and Copyright Day. This UNESCO event is to celebrate and promote reading  throughout the world and also create copyright law awareness. Copyright is an intellectual property giving authors/creators exclusive rights to their own original works.
"Our goal is clear – to encourage authors and artists and to ensure that more women and men benefit from literacy and accessible formats, because books are our most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building. "Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
April 23rd is celebrated in Spain as the Day of the Rose where traditionally roses were exchanged as gifts. To mark the death of the famous Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes who died on this day 1926, the roses were replaced with books as a gifts. This is where the tradition of exchanging books to encourage reading on World Book Day and World Book Night came about. The date April 23rd also marks the births of the following international authors Maurice Druon (French), Haldor K.Laxness (Icelandic), Vladimir Nabokov (Russian) and the deaths of Josep Pla (Spanish), Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (both Spanish). Most notably April 23rd is also the date of the birth and death of William Shakespeare.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Opening Times

Out of term opening times for the Easter break:  

Sat 12th April                      10.00-14.00
Mon 14th-Thurs 17th April    9.00-17.00
Tues 22nd-Fri 25th April       9.00-17.00

Closed Sat 26th April           10.00-14.00

Normal opening times resume Mon 28th April