Coming Soon – A “Testament” to rap

We are very excited to look forward to the visit of the Guinness World Record holder for “beat boxing” the rapper and performance poet Andy Brooks also known as “Testament”. Andy  will be visiting Arthur Terry in July to work with  Year 7 . Students will take part in a variety of lessons and workshops to

Dreadlock Alien & Matt Windle

6th Form helpers and Mrs Vyse with Dreadlock Alien Thanks to poets Dreadlock Alien and Matt Windle for a fantastic day when they visited to lead a creative slam poetry day. All Year 7 students took part, and after seeing Matt and Dreadlock perform they were inspired to create their own poem on the theme of

Let Them Eat Cake

Well done to our Year 7 students who raised over £126 today with a cake sale in the Library. The sale was held to raise money for an author visit. It was a fantastic effort from all, especially the students below and the Library Team (and Mr Glazebrook)!  who not only gave up their break and

Dreadlock Alien

We are happy to announce that rap poet Dreadlock Alien will be visiting the Library on 13th July 2016. “Mr Alien”  will be working with Year 7 students over the day to inspire and help them create and perform  their own performance poetry. Dreadlock was one of Birmingham’s first Poet Laureates and has performed all over

Trevor The Fish

Sad news here at Arthur Terry Library the much loved library pet – Trevor the fish has died. Trevor has been with us since the new Library opened in 2010 and always seemed very happy swimming  in his tank. He survived a number of fish friends that came and went and  who didn’t have his  staying power.

Costa Book Award Announced 2016

Children’s Novel, The Lie Tree, Wins Costa Book of the Year Award! For only the second time in the prize’s history, a children’s novel has been picked as the winner of Costa Book of the Year.The Lie Tree, written by Frances Hardinge, tells the story of Faith Sunderly, whose family leave the UK to escape scandal.

Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015

And the winner is….. Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The six names were announced by Chair of judges, Michael Wood, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group. The judges

Annabel Pitcher

Award winning author Annabel Pitcher visited Arthur Terry in May to speak to students from Year 8 and some of our partnership schools. Year 8 students had been studying Annabel’s funny  and controversial book My sister lives on the mantelpiece. The story of one families attempts to come to terms with their grief after the death

Carnegie Winner Announced Soon

The winner of the prestigious Carnegie Award is hotly anticipated. This is the prize given to the book judged to be the best young adult novel published annually. A shortlist of eight novels are up for the award.