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This October, our Read On campaign will bring a multitude of fantastic activities to Birchwood Shopping Centre to get Birchwood reading including; free events, competitions and a pop up library.

Pop up Honesty Library
Visit our Honesty Library on the mall throughout October, where you can take a book in exchange for another book or leave a small donation. Any money raised during the campaign will go towards local charity, Brainwave.
If you still have any unwanted books to donate to our library please do drop them off with us.

Story telling Saturday’s, 11am-3.30pm
Every Saturday throughout October (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th)
Come along to our FREE story telling sessions to hear fantastic tales from our interactive librarian character.

Wednesday 26th October, 11am-3.30pm
Half term fun – Superhero Comic Strip workshop and Superhero character appearances.
Help bring our comic book strips to life and get to meet Captain America, Iron Man and Spiderman who’ll be roaming the mall 12pm-3pm
Meet local children/young adult comic fantasy author Alicia L.Wright and join in with her comic writing workshop.

Friday 28th October, 11am-3.30pm
Half term fun – Frozen Crafts and character appearances.
Visit our crafts workshop and make an enchanting pencil topper. Plus meet Elsa and Anna, 12pm-3pm

Saturday 29th October 11am-3.30pm
Halloween Howler
Come to Birchwood this Halloween in your best costume and have your face painted for free, pick up a trail map from our honesty library and visit participating stores to hunt for trick or treats. Woody the bear will also be roaming the mall in his best Halloween costume alongside his witches and wizards.

Story writing competition – Ends Monday 31st October
Are you a budding writer?
Enter our story writing competition for your chance to win a Kindle.
We’ve two age categories: age 11 and under, age12-16
Pick up an entry form at our Honesty Library or download your entry form here and return to the Centre!
Visit our Facebook page for more weekly competitions, quizzes and facts about your favourite authors. T&C’s apply.

Each Friday throughout October.
Solve our weekly conundrum to WIN £10 to spend at a store of your choice at Birchwood Shopping Centre. To enter, visit our Facebook page to guess the conundrum



 The Brainwave 5K Santa Dash is BACK!

The Brainwave 5K Santa Dash will take place on Sunday 11th December and is a festival fun run that the entire family can enjoy while raising money for an important cause. Registration into the 5K Dash is £10 for adults and £5 for children and this includes a three piece outfit for adults and a Santa hat for children, the money raised will go to the charity.

The charity impacts the lives of over 600 children with additional needs. Brainwave’s growth and regional outreach has been driven by the commitment to bring measurable improvements to the lives of children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties. Brainwave works with children with a wide range of conditions and developmental needs; including, cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, Down’s syndrome, autism and development delay.
Go on what are you waiting for!? REGISTER HERE