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Special Events

Below you'll find all the upcoming events that make Gladstone's Library special; whether they be Literary Festivals, evening talks, book launches or creative writing workshops it's all here. Easy to find.

Please note that events be booked by contacting Reception either by calling 01244 532350 or on email and are not available for online booking. Where events are listed as being free listed as being 'free' it is advisable to book as seating/places are limited. 


Jelly Day

Monday 4 August

Jelly Day

The principle behind a Jelly Day is simple - just bring your laptop or whatever you need to work, and share space in Food for Thought or the Gladstone Room with others. Sometimes quiet, sometimes chatty, Jelly Days are great ways to meet new business contacts, try out a different environment or just catch up. Work space and Wifi is provided free.

Tickets: These events are free all you have to do is find a free seat

One to one with award winning author Greg Garrett

Sunday 10th August

One of America's outstanding professors will be holding one to one tutorial's at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden this August.

Greg Garrett is the critically-acclaimed author of Free Bird and author/co-author of more than 20 books including nonfiction film, literature and culture books.

Greg will be making his annual visit to Gladstone’s Library on Sunday, August 10 where he will be holding intensive one-on-one sessions for writers of novels, short stories, nonfiction, plays, and screenplays.

For full details including how to book a place please click here


Gladfest 2014 is the second annual literary festival at Gladstone's Library.  Attracting internationally significant writers, it offers a unique opportunity to attend a range of readings, talks and workshops in informal and intimate settings in and around the Library.  This year's line-up includes:

  • Performance poet Martin Daws, young people’s laureate for Wales
  • Journalist, writer and presenter, Nadene Ghouri
  • Poet and novelist, Francesca Haig
  • Writer, broadcaster and theologian, Richard Holloway
  • Former MP, novelist and historian, Douglas Hurd
  • Novelist, playwright and TV writer, Stephen May
  • Journalist, writer and literary editor, Robert McCrum
  • Poet, Katrina Naomi
  • Writer, artist and blogger, Michael Nobbs
  • Novelist, Sarah Perry
  • Financial and political journalist, Hugh Pym
  • Novelist and poet, Salley Vickers

For updated information, please click here.


GLADFEST 2014 yw ein ail ŵyl flynyddol yn Llyfrgell Gladstone. Gan ddenu awduron rhyngwadol sylweddol, mae’n cynnig cyfle unigrwy i fynychu amrywiaeth o ddarlleniadau, darlithoedd a gweithdai mewn awyrgylch anffurfiol a chlyd oddi fewn a thu allan I’r llyfrgell.

Mae digwyddiadau’r flwyddyn yma yn cynnwys

  • Bardd Berfformiwr, ac hefyd Llawryfog pobl ifanc Cymru, Martin Daws
  • Newyddiadurwr, Awdur a Chyflwynyd, Nadine Ghouri
  • Bardd ac Awdur, Francesca Haig
  • Awdur, Darlledwr a Diwynydd, Richard Holloway
  • Cyn Aelod Seneddol, Nofelydd ac Hanesydd, Douglas Hurd
  • Nofelydd, Dramodydd ac Awdur teledu, Stephen May
  • Newyddiadurwr, Awdur a Golygydd Llenyddol, Robert McCrum
  • Bardd, Katrina Naomi
  • Ysgrifennwr, Arlunydd a Blogiwr, Michael Nobbs
  • Nofelydd, Sarah Perry
  • Newyddiadurwr Ariannol a Gwleidyddol, Hugh Pym
  • Nofelydd a Bardd, Salley Vickers

Am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf, cliciwch yma. 


Fun Palaces

Saturday 4 October - Sunday 5 October

Fun Palaces

Join us as we use a Storytelling Marathon, ‘Consequences-ish’ collaboration of on and offline spaces and a Micro-play workshop too.

Find out more about our plans for Fun Palaces here

Fun Palaces are made by people – come and make it with us.

To find how you can help us or how you can get involved stop by for a chat, email, or call us on 01244 532350.


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