February Half Term Crafts

February Half Term Crafts

Carnival mask with information about Newcastle Libraries half term craft events

It's Carnival season at Newcastle Libraries!  We'll be making colourful Carnival masks and parade floats at your local library.

Each session lasts an hour and all materials will be provided. No need to book a place, just drop in. 

Monday 20 February

Fenham library, 11am

West End Library, 2pm

Tuesday 21 February

Cruddas Park Library, 10.30am

Newburn Library, 2pm

Wednesday 22 February

Blakelaw Library, 11am

Thursday 23 February

City Library, 11am

High Heaton Library, 11am

Kenton Library, 2pm

Friday 24 February

East End Library, 10.30am

Outer West Library, 11am

Walker Library, 11am

Gosforth Library, 2pm

Saturday 25 February

Denton Burn Library, 11am


Did you know?

In Brazil, Carnival celebrates the start of Lent, which is the 40 days leading up to Easter. 

In Britain we mark the start of Lent by making pancakes. Shrove Tuesday (or Pancake Day) is on Tuesday 21 February this year. Here's a simple pancake recipe you could try making at home.


4 oz plain flour

1 egg

1/2 pint of milk

Oil for frying


Mix the flour, egg and milk together until the batter looks like thick cream.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. When the pan is hot, add a ladleful of batter, and move the pan so the bottom is covered.

When you see bubbles forming on top of the pancake, it's time to flip!

Cook for another minute or two, then serve with lemon and sugar, golden syrup or whatever you fancy!

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