There’s plenty to look forward to in The Library Presents’ upcoming season of events
With music, theatre and comedy performances, educational shows and online workshops, The Library Presents is back to bring high-quality, affordable arts activities to the towns and villages of Cambridgeshire, at hand-picked outdoor locations, as well as online.
“During 2020, I was pleased that the team was able to continue sharing great arts activities and provide a well-needed distraction through the In Your House programme,” enthuses head of libraries, archives and culture at Cambridgeshire County Council, Gary Porter. “I am proud to say that the team has now organised outdoor events in response to the overwhelming desire we all must be feeling to get out and see something ‘live’.” Performances and workshops are chosen by their prospective audiences, and this year’s spring season will feature many of the events that were unable to go ahead last year.
The Library Presents is back to bring high-quality, affordable arts activities to the towns and villages of Cambridgeshire
The spring season will continue to offer online workshops such as audio drama writing and comic book art, along with a slew of outdoor workshops including samba drumming and willow sculpture.
And not forgetting the free short performances – you can get a taste of what The Library Presents events are like by checking one (or more!) of them out. The Puppet Van Presents… The Lost Colour is an outdoor puppet spectacular celebrating the joy of colour, and Dancing Jukebox Gems takes audiences through three decades of lively music and comedy dance moves. The programme also offers six special performances in Wisbech and March, which are available to book for outside your house or in your garden – invite your neighbours to join in with the socially-distanced fun!
“I am thrilled that we are able to go back to our roots and produce a fantastic season of live events in venues across the county,” adds Cambridgeshire County Council’s partnerships, projects and funding manager, Joanne Gray. “This spring, we’re delighted to once again get together and celebrate the wonderful artists and performers who are part of the season.”
The new spring season brochure is available now, and tickets can be booked online via The Library Presents website, or in person at participating libraries. The spring season runs until Saturday 17 July.