80 FREE ONLINE AND IN PERSON EVENTS ACROSS EVERY GREATER MANCHESTER BOROUGH THIS JUNE
THE BEST LIBRARIES IN THE WORLD, ON YOUR DOORSTEP
ARTISTS, WRITERS AND PERFORMERS TAKING PART INCLUDE: GUY GARVEY, MICHAEL ROSEN, GARY YOUNGE, SHIRLEY MAY, MIKE GARRY, STUART MACONIE, ANDREW MCMILLAN, ROSIE GARLAND, JAMES HOLT, ANJUM MALIK, HAFSAH ANEELA BASHIR AND STEPHEN HOLLAND, UK COMICS LAUREATE
The festival, which is supported by Arts Council England, features a vibrant programme that highlights the library network’s full offer, across wellbeing, culture and creativity, digital and information, and, of course, reading.
The Festival of Libraries programme will take place in internationally renowned institutions from Manchester’s rich tapestry of heritage libraries, including Central Library, with its impressive status as the busiest public library in the country, in addition to Chetham’s, The Portico, and the John Rylands Research Institute and Library. Also featured will be Greater Manchester’s equally important and vital local libraries that deliver much needed support and services to their communities.
Some of the Manchester Central Library events include –
- Thursday 10th June 7pm – A virtual evening with Manchester based writers Lara Williams, Keith Hutson and Oliver Harris
- Friday 11th June 3pm – Fake News Read Beyond the Headlines
- Saturday 12th June 11.00 – Sculpt Shakespeare Workshop with Jim Parkyn from Aardman Animations
- Sunday 13th June 12-4pm – Sunday Funday at Central Library. NOW FULLY BOOKED
You can book your place for all the Festival of Library events right here!
Library partners include: Archives+, Central Library, Chetham’s Library, John Rylands Research Institute and Library, Manchester Poetry Library, NHS Libraries, The Portico Library, Working Class Movement Library, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and Greater Manchester libraries (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan).
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