Jackie hagan Live@thelibrary Published: Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Discover a world of drama, poetry and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular Live@theLibrary returns for a new season.

Oldham Council Libraries is bringing an exciting and jam-packed three-month programme of live events to the borough – taking audiences on an adventure of laughter, fun and theatrical drama with new work by theatre companies and authors.

Live@theLibrary – which takes place from May to July – includes Richard Burton’s nephew, Guy Masterson in Under Milk Wood, best-selling crime writer Peter Robinson and comedienne Jackie Hagan.

It also features a feast of children’s theatre including Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Walter Lemonface – a show combining live animation with music and storytelling. Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting stories The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling will also be performed.

The new season also contains Bookmark 2016, a popular festival off all things book related during May*. Poet Simon Armitage, former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis and Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano are among those on the roster.

All Live@theLibrary performances will take place in Oldham Library’s state-of-the-art Performance Space.

Maggie Kufeldt, Oldham Council’s Executive Director for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We’re celebrating the first full year of Live@theLibrary with our biggest and most ambitious season.

“Our modern libraries are valuable community resources and our staff strive to provide a wide range of services, facilities and information for residents of all ages.

“They are much more than ‘book lending buildings’.

“We have something for all ages and we’re supporting established and emerging local talent. Many productions will be premiered in our Performance Space.

“I hope residents will come out and support these events with their family and friends.”

Booking is essential for all events including those without a charge.

Ticket prices are £5 (£4 for library members), a small booking fee applies, available from: www.oldham.gov.uk/liveatthelibrary

Children under 12 months are free and accompanying adults must book a ticket to attend children’s performances.

Oldham Library is located on Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL (attached to Gallery Oldham).
To join Oldham Libraries visit your local branch or log onto http://www.oldham.gov.uk/libraries

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