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Published Thursday, 03 April 2014

Enfield Council’s Library and Museum Service are running two comic book workshops for children aged 8-12 during the Easter holidays. Taking Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ as a starting point, local artist Karen Rubins will be sharing her skills and helping children to create comic strips based on First World War propaganda. This will be a great opportunity for young readers to get creative and find out more about wartime London.


The workshops are being run on Wednesday 16th April and you can choose to attend the morning session from 11.00am – 12.30pm or the afternoon session from 2.00pm – 3.30pm.

They are being held at Enfield Museum, against the backdrop of its ‘Enfield at War’ exhibition, on the ground floor of the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town.

Places are limited and tickets must be booked in advance with a returnable deposit of £1 per child.

Tickets should be collected from Enfield Town Library, or phone 020 8379 8341.

This event is part of the Cityread London 2014 season. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book - and read it together. This year we commemorate the centenary of WW1 by reading Louisa Young's ‘My dear I wanted to tell you’ and Michael Morpurgo's ‘Private Peaceful’.

Copies are available from your local Enfield Library or can be reserved for free if they are not on the shelf.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism said “This exciting workshop is a great thing to do with the children, creating comic book strips, and learning history at the same time.

“But sign up soon to ensure your place.”

For further information please contact Andrea Cooper, Stock & Promotions Officer for Enfield Library and Museum Service Email or tel: 0208 379 8456 / 07956 060174.

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