12 Apr 2020

Library Live Programme Film

See what Library Live is all about in our fab new film!

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21 Sep 2019

Made in Manchester Poem

The unique multilingual poem celebrating Manchester in 64 languages

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20 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Lost and Found

The Ministry of Lost and Found – definitely one of our summer highlights!  

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04 Jul 2018

This Vibrant Thing

Colour, community, sound and spirit! Commissioned by Library Live, senses were dazzled at THIS VIBRANT THING – the arts festival in a library at Longsight Library & Learning Centre in March 2018. The initiative was core funded by Arts Council England with match funding from Manchester Central Library Development Trust, The Oglesby Charitable Trust, The […]

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04 Jul 2018

Illuminate at Central Library

Company Chamelon’s site-specific piece at Manchester Central Library commissioned by Library Live. Illuminate saw dance, movement, original music and light art combine in an extraordinary journey of seven stories around the venue. Premiered in November 2017 and re-imagined for three neighbourhood libraries in 2018. Illuminate was core funded by Arts Council England with match funding from […]

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04 Jul 2017

Making of ME – Portrait Exhibition

See how the new ME – Portrait Exhibition was created by participants from the Booth Centre

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26 Apr 2017

Becoming Event

In September 2016 we hosted Becoming, an intimate and unique concert bringing local thoughts, words and compositions, to a re-imagining of the classical chamber experience. Musicians across South Manchester working with the Vonnegut Collective created a concert of new music inspired by grassroots culture. It featured composer Tom Harrold, who wrote that year’s opening piece for the Last […]

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26 Apr 2017

Christmas Sunday Funday Video

In December 2015, the doors of Central Library opened for a special Christmas Sunday Funday funded by The Oglesby Charitable Trust, Manchester Central Library Development Trust and ManchesterCity Council. It included Storytime with Dad, the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and reindeer, Christmas Music and Christmas Archives.

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