Library Lab - 2022

Pete Gray and Alice Harman are the 2022 Artist & Author in Residence for Inspire!

Stimulating creativity and imagination Pete and Alice will use their professional expertise to actively encourage reading and drawing throughout the summer and leave a legacy of work linked to the Summer Reading Challenge theme, Gadgeteers.

Celebrating the collaboration between an artist and author

Join Pete and Alice this summer, for a workshop that’s packed with smart sketches and spectacular science facts.

Pete will reveal the secrets behind his illustrations, and he will share some clever tricks that are guaranteed to make drawing super easy and great fun! Hunt for fun facts with Alice and turn scientific information into a creative and entertaining double page book spread!


Booking essential

For children aged 4-11 and their families

Tickets available to book now!

Mansfield Central Library: Saturday 9 July - Sunday 11 September 2022

It’s books, it’s art and it’s science! 

Pete, Alice and primary school children from Mansfield bring you an exhibition that is truly a clever collaboration. They have worked together to explore spectacular science facts and very smart sketches. Visit the exhibition and discover the interactive artworks and writings inspired by the inventive Summer Reading Challenge theme.

FREE to visit

Open during library opening hours

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council England