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Calling all social butterflies young and small we are going to have a ball!

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A Butterfly Ball is taking place in Liverpool’s Central Library to celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition – Botanicals

Inspired by the poem written by politician and ecologist Willian Roscoe this free family-friendly event will take place on Saturday 29th June from 10am to 4.30pm.

Look out for the insects and costumes dotted around the Discover Library, fun, take part in sustainable making activities and there may e an appearance or two by Mr Roscoe himself…

Our library and archive staff have curated a unique exhibition from our special print and book collections that focus on the beauty of botanical and herbal plants. Historical artwork and prints will be on display in the Hornby Library until the end of August.

Come and visit and wonder at the diversity and usefulness of the green kingdom.

For those without costumes, there will be an opportunity to make something to wear on the day too!

Liverpool Libraries and Information services is delighted to welcome City of Liverpool College students and tutors who are working in partnerships on the event.

The programme for the day includes:

  • William Roscoe Living PortraitWilliam Roscoe in costume discussing 1700s Liverpool and how he helped establish the Botanical Garden in 1802, his writing career and his work as an activist.
  • Butterfly themed shadow puppetry workshop with Arts Groupie .
  • Fun games and activities
  • Eco instruments-music workshops with Luma Creations
  • Storytelling with Sandra and Stella.
  • Make your own wings or headband with the STEAMengineers
  • Spot the insects to the Botanicals Exhibition in the Hornby Library and enter our competition for some special book-related prizes.
  • An exhibition of sustainable fashion made by students from the City of Liverpool College.

We are inviting adults and children to dress up as their favourite flower, plant or insect so ‘BEE’ creative and don’t miss the chance to dance, or float about in the library.

Where: Liverpool Central Library

When: 29th June 2024

Time: 10am to-4.30pm

Entrance and activities: FREE

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