Spot On Lancashire – National Libraries Day Events
Saturday 6 February 2016
Skelmersdale Library – Morecambe Library – Lytham Library
Legendary poet and author Roger McGough is the star name amongst those performing in Lancashire libraries to celebrate National Libraries Day 2016.
McGough will perform at Skelmersdale Library at 11am on Saturday 6 February where he will be talking about his latest book “Poetry Pie”, drawing, and reading his poems both old and new.
The performance is suitable for ages 8+ and tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2.50 for children with discounts also available for families. For more information or to book tickets please ask at the library or call 0300 1236703.
Elsewhere, Morecambe will also be hosting a special event on the day with award-winning musician and children’s performer David Gibb bringing his show “Letters Through Your Door” to the library.
Gibb will perform the show twice, first at 11am and then again at 2pm. It’s suitable for ages 3+ and their families and audiences are simply asked to pay what they thought the show was worth.
In Lytham, storytelling is the order of the day with renowned folk musicians seriouskitchen performing “The Whispering Road” at 3pm in the library. The group’s storyteller Nick Hennessey will also be performing short stories for children in the morning. The show is suitable for ages 8+ with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £4 for under-18s.
National Libraries Day celebrates why libraries matter. Saturday 6 February 2016 will see the fifth National Libraries Day – a day of events and activities promoting the difference that modern libraries make to people, families and communities across the UK.
Speaking ahead of his performance in Skelmersdale, Roger McGough said:
“‘Books were a scarce commodity in Liverpool when I was growing up, and my local library was the magic grotto where I could find adventure, fun and (without being aware of it,) knowledge. Skelmersdale Library – what better place for a reading than where reading happens.”
All three events have been organised by Spot On Lancashire in conjunction with National Libraries Day.
Spot On’s scheme manager Sue Robinson spoke of her excitement:
“We’re delighted to have been able to organise three fantastic events with wonderful artists. We’ve been working closely with libraries over the past six months and National Libraries Day is the perfect opportunity for people to come along and experience the incredible potential of their local libraries.”