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Ghost Story Club

by Magic Torch Comics

Ghost Story Club creative workshops run every
Thursday from 29th September – 27th October
Gourock Library
5.15pm – 6.45pm | 1hr 30 mins | Free

Got a scary story to tell? Join local storyteller Paul Bristow at our Ghost Story Club, six weeks of creative writing for adults to help you write and record an original terrifying tale to be shared during the Galoshans Festival. We’ll explore the different styles and techniques of ghost stories and tales of unease – and then look to the history and heritage of Scotland and Inverclyde to provide inspiration for our own tales. And when it’s written, you’ll have the opportunity to record it for our Ghost Story Club
podcast, releasing during Galoshans Weekend.

It will also be made available as part of a free ebook on Inverclyde Libraries Borrowbox service.

Sunday 30th October | Available online | Free
See Galoshans website for more info

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Escape Room Builders

by Magic Torch Comics

Every Saturday 1st Oct - 5th Nov - Greenock Central Library - Free, register your place HERE

Join Magic Torch Comics to help create the plot and puzzles for an escape room based on the myths and legends of Inverclyde.


Two teams will work to make a fiendishly tricky and spooky game, that they will challenge the other team to solve.

One team will win, the other will be locked in the library forever. (Possibly)


Museum of Missing Myths 

by Lily Carmen Smith and Kristyna Ilek commissioned by RIG Arts

Saturday 15th Inverkip Hub 11am
Monday 17th Gourock Library 12pm
Tuesday 18th Port Glasgow Library 11am
Wednesday 19th Kilmacolm Library 11am
Thursday 20th Central Library 11am
2 Hour Drop-In Workshops

A series of ‘myth-making’ workshops with the local
community across Inverclyde, resulting in an outdoor
interactive museum.

Join Penelope Shapiro and her large team of expert archeologists, mythologists, zoologists, geologists, anthropologists (and other various ologists) for a ‘Myth-Making’ workshop in your local library, and help the team on their quest to uncover (and create!) myths from across Inverclyde. These myths will form part of their new collection at The Museum of Missing Myths.

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.


Lego Clubs

by Inverclyde Libraries

Thursday 27th October | Central & Kilmacolm
Saturday 29th October | Port Glasgow or Gourock

Drop-in to Lego Clubs at our various library locations around Inverclyde to build or create your own creepy creation or haunted house.


Not Too Spooky Bookbug and Read & Recommend 

by Inverclyde Libraries

Not Too Spooky Bookbug Session @ Central Library - no need to book just


Recommend 24/7 online book group will be reading and recommending books with a Hallowe’en theme on the dedicated Facebook page during the Galoshans Festival:

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Available 24/7 throughout the Festival
Online | Free

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