Libraries NI Yarnspinners

Libraries NI Yarnspinners

Libraries NI Yarnspinners are regular storytelling events supported by The Armstrong Storytelling Trust which take place in various libraries on a monthly basis. The original monthly Tullycarnet Yarnspinners has been running continually for 31 years but now five additional storytelling clubs have started in Bangor Carnegie Library, Lisburn City Library, Dungiven Library, Keady Library and Lisnaskea Library.Chair

Yarnspinners meetings provide the perfect opportunity and platform for new storytelling talent to share traditional stories and yarns in the company of professional storyteller and Libraries NI Storyteller in Residence, Liz Weir MBE.

Throughout the yearly programme, participants are given the chance to listen to and learn from a diverse mix of guest storytellers who have been honing their craft for many years and also from storytellers who are only starting out.

Everyone is welcome to come along, see below for details of the upcoming Yarnspinners events taking place via Zoom.

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Event Name                  Event Details             Start Date & Time End Date & Time Library Booking
Lisnaskea Yarnspinners with Bryan Gallagher  
Thursday 30 June 2:30pm

Donation £3

Bryan Gallagher is a retired headmaster who has spent his whole life living in Fermanagh near the beautiful shores of Lough Erne.  Bryan is a regular contributor to ‘Thought For The Day’ on BBC Radio Ulster. He has written ‘There’ll not be a Crowd Till The Crowd Gathers’ and ‘Barefoot in Mullyneeny’. Since his retirement from teaching , he has forged a new career as a member of Erne Heritage Tour Guides, and as an accomplished after-dinner speaker and raconteur.
Story teller Bryan Gallagher
30/06/2022 02:30 PM 30/06/2022 03:30 PM Lisnaskea Library See event details to check if booking is essential (phone/email). Otherwise, if the event is not virtual (via Zoom) then simply call into the library at the time of the event.