Love to learn at the Festival of Learning

Release Date: 03 May 2017

Making music online, tablets made easy and French and Italian conversation are just some of the new skills you could learn at one of this year’s Festival of Learning events.

Organised this spring by the Council’s Libraries Service, the one month programme aims to inspire those looking to develop new skills, brush up existing ones or just have fun learning something new.

Sessions include: learning about podcasts, skin care and style, streaming music, Treasures of the Thames, Introduction to Art History, films online, learning about YouTube and The Joy of Quiz.

The sessions will take place in libraries across the borough during the Festival of Learning, which starts on Monday 15 May.

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr David Linnette, said:

“Every year thousands of people find inspiration to try something new at our libraries. This festival aims to leave people full of new skills and knowledge or ideas about what longer courses they might be inspired to do.

“This programme is very varied – ranging from those wanting to know about audio books, or how to watch TV online to those who want to learn how to improve their skin care.

“Anyone can take part to learn a new skill or discover an activity which they can develop in their own time. There’s something for everyone, so join in and learn something new.”

All the sessions will take place in the borough’s libraries and booking is essential. Find out more and book your place.

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Updated: 31 May 2017