This March sees the national roll-out of Get It Loud In Libraries. The award
winning programme of live music in public libraries, which has witnessed incendiary
performances from critically acclaimed artists as Adele, Bat For Lashes and Florence
+ The Machine, reverberate amongst the traditionally quiet bookshelves. Kicking off
the month of music will be the talented 16 year old pop starlet, Daisy Dares You,
who is seen as the perfect act to launch the UK franchise.
Get It Loud In Libraries originates from libraries in Lancashire, where the tiny
stage has showcased the talents of The Blackout, British Sea Power and Juliette
Lewis. The project was conceived by Stewart Parsons of Lancashire Libraries to
allow more relevant cultural access to libraries for young people who love music
but don’t necessarily use libraries, and is proving a popular original format for
delivering the traditional library brief to entertain, inform and educate.
Get it Loud in Libraries encourages everyone to get involved, so if you or your
library would like to take part, the Get it Loud in Libraries toolkit offers a
step-by-step guide to staging live music events in public libraries.
[Thanks to Peter Alsbjer!]