Valentine's Day storytelling event

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Valentine's Day storytelling

  14 February 2020 

  11.30 – 3pm   

 Admission free

Valentine's Day storytelling

Meet our romantic Librarian's wife from 1620 in our beautiful bookshop.

My name is Ann James, and my romantic husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day 1601. Would you like to hear how we first met? Pop in for a chat, and hear why our marriage was forbidden! Enjoy a conversation with a real woman from 400 years ago - I may tell you a story or even sing a love song for you and your loved ones!

Image: Nick Cistone


Weston Library Shop, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible


Admission free

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