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by Amy Sumner | Friday, 29th March 2019
While researching for this blog, I found myself on all manor of websites, from the Telegraph to Clarion Review, and the websites of both Cadbury and Godiva.
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 12th March 2019
After a certain age your body lets you know that sitting for hours at a desk requires a degree of physical fitness. Via carpal tunnel, twanging hamstrings or a classic 'bad back', you discover that you are not, in fact, capable of eight hours on what the Germans call your 'sitzfleisch' or 'seat meat'.
by Amy Sumner | Friday, 18th May 2018
Over a long day confined to a desk a mind can wander great distances. But bodies need exercise too. To this end, every evening before dinner – or sometimes after – I’ve been stepping into the dappled light for a walk or a jog through the Bilberry Woods, on the edge of the Hawarden Estate.
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 06th June 2017
There are just 24 hours remaining to secure your stall at the Gladfest Market Place. This is the hub of independent traders, businesses, arts and crafts which takes pride of place on the back lawn of Gladstone’s Library at our Gladfest literary festival on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd September.
by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 26th April 2017
We are delighted to begin accepting expressions of interest from artists, crafters, designers and makers who want to participate in our fantastic Gladfest Market Place over the Gladfest weekend Saturday, 2nd - Sunday, 3rd September. This will be our biggest-ever Market Place and will house an eclectic range of goods and gifts from local and national stallholders.
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 07th April 2016
‘What is DemFest?’ we hear you cry!
DemFest is the newest addition to the Gladstone's Library calendar. It’s a festival of democracy, celebrating the values of liberty and free-speech that Gladstone held so dear in his lifetime, and it’s happening from 13th May – 14th May 2016 throughout our beautiful Library building.
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 23rd July 2015
One of the many joys of being at Gladstone's Library, where I have come to serve two months as Chaplain, is to go for a walk through the Gladstone estate, which the family kindly offers to the public and gives further access (with an available pass) to Residents of the Library.
by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 24th September 2014
TWO 19th century institutions located on opposite sides ‘of the pond’ have signed an historic agreement.Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, North Wales and Virginia Theological Semi
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 04th June 2013
Liam Cookson, a work-based learning student from the University of Chester, has been working in the library for five weeks. While on placement, Liam was able to attend a workshop offered by the Flints
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 11th September 2012
My first week here at Gladstones Library has passed by in a blur of books, great food and conversation. This library is a rare hidden gem of the type you only find in a country like Britain. It has ju
by Amy Sumner | Monday, 05th December 2011A funeral is taking place at St Deiniols Church on Friday 9 December which will restrict vehicular access to Gladstones Library on that day. Church Lane will be closed from 8am that morning, so visito