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Rugby fans are in for a treat with another Try Reading event on 26 November!
Join the panel of Rugby experts for an lively and entertaining view of Rugby League today. A must see event for any sports fan!

Panel includes:

Phil Caplan and Tony Hannan, co-directors of Scratching Shed Publishing and Forty-20 magazine, the alternative voice of Rugby League.

Richard Mathers, player for Wakefield Wildcats. Richard rose from the ranks of the Leeds Academy to play the game at the highest level, winning a Grand Final with Leeds and Challenge Cups whilst at Warrington. He also had a spell at Gold Coast Titans and Wigan.

David Hinchcliffe played rugby from the age of 8 and his career included playing hooker for Walnut Warriors Wakefield. He was MP for Wakefield from 1987-2005. He has written a number of books on the game, most recently ‘They Walked on Water: The Untold Story of Wembley 1968.’

Mick Martin is the author of the play ‘Broken Time’ that tells the story of the momentous split of 1985 and the birth of Rugby League. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of the game.

This event is being organised as part of Try Reading, a libraries project celebrating and promoting RLWC2013.

Tuesday 26th November

Wakefield One Library & Museum
Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD
Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8pm

Booking is essential, to reserve a free place email wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk or call 01924 305376

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Try Reading Rugby Night

RugbyDo you like writing? Do you like rugby? If so come along to Wakefield One Library & Museum on Wednesday 13th November, 6pm-7.45pm and meet Geoff Lee author of the Four Seasons Series who will discuss how he started writing and talk about his novels based on rugby, romance, family and rock ‘n’ roll. You don’t have to be a rugby lover to enjoy this event as Geoff will entertain you with humorous tales from his own life and how he used these experiences to write novels.

There will also be an opportunity to meet and have a chat with Wakefield’s Museum Curator John Whitaker who will be displaying a fascinating selection of Rugby artefacts and with Featherstone Rovers Heritage Project Manager Melissa Schiele who will be giving a talk on small museums management – and how you can apply this to small collections of objects in the home, rugby or otherwise.

Booking is essential, to reserve a free place email wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk or call 01924 305376

Try Reading

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Try Reading is a project libraries all over the north of England are running leading up to the Rugby League World Cup this autumn. Sports clubs and libraries are working together to encourage more people to enjoy reading, creative writing and drama. As part of the project, children at St Joseph Catholic Primary School Castleford enjoyed a fun-filled day.

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The library Outreach Team worked with the school, Castleford Tigers and The Yew Tree Youth Theatre delivering a non stop day of activities to encourage children not only to read but to get them involved in dance, sport and drama. Throughout the day Castleford Tiger players and TJ the mascot joined in the activities and visited the classes whilst the team were reading a story and promoting the Summer Reading Challenge.
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There are two Try Reading events this summer for all the family to enjoy. Author Tom Palmer will be holding a Family Sports Challenge at Normanton Library on 12th August 2.30 – 3.30pm. Phone the library on 01924 302525 to book a place and enjoy Tom’s special Rugby Challenge.
Then join us at the Castleford Tigers Learning Den at the Wish Communications Stadium WF10 2SD on 19th August 2 – 4pm for lots of family fun activities. No need to book, just drop in.

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