Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Big Book Club – The Familiars with Stacey Halls

Saturday 23rd March, 7pm

Chorley Library

Stacey Halls grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, as the daughter of market traders. She has always been fascinated by the Pendle witches. The Familiars is her spellbinding debut novel set in Gawthorpe Hall at the time of the Pendle Witch Trials.
As part of What’s Your Story, Chorley? 2019, we are holding a Big Book Club with Chorley Library. This is a great opportunity to meet the author and discuss this fascinating book.
Doors open 6.30 for 7pm start

Tickets and book from ebb & flo bookshop.

£10 – book & glass of wine £15 – book & glass of wine (couples)

Dave Haslam – Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor

Wednesday 20th March, 7pm Chorley Little Theatre

Writer, broadcaster and legendary Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam will be talking about his evocative memoir Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor, a book recommended by Q Magazine “for fans of club culture, pop music, youthful exuberance and grown-up wisdom”.

Q&A and book-signing to follow. Books will be for sale at the event, the night before the official paperback publication date.

Tickets – £16 entry & book/ £7 entry only (includes £2 off book purchased on the night), available from the bookshop or online at Eventbrite

Venue: Chorley Little TheatreDoors: 6.30 for a 7.00pm start
ebb & flo bookshop is bringing this event as part of What’s Your Story, Chorley? an event celebrating local stories and words.

Maxine Peake reading ‘Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor’ chapter titles

David Nott – War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line


Monday 25th February, 7.30pm

St Michael’s High School, Chorley

Join us for an evening with the world’s most experienced trauma surgeon David Nott, to hear about the amazing story of his working life.
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital.
The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.
Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe – whether war or natural disaster – was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets.

War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

Tickets: £22 (entry & signed book) or £10 entry only (includes discount off a book purchased on the night) available from the bookshop (01257 262773) or online at Eventbrite

Venue: Training Suite, St Michael’s CE High School

Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start