Festival of Libraries at Manchester Central Library

Festival of Libraries
Manchester Central Library
8th June 2021 – 13th June 2021

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An image of John Rylands, one of the venues from this year's Festival of Libraries
Festival of Libraries

Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries will be a five-day celebration of Greater Manchester’s libraries taking place between 9 and 13 June 2021. This new, multi-venue festival will feature a vibrant programme of digital art commissions, artist residencies, dance, performance, panel talks and walking tours.

The inaugural Libraries Festival has a few main aims, including celebrating people: the librarians who run the spaces, the users who make use of the services and the extraordinary stories that emerge from the everyday use of libraries. The plan is for the Festival of Libraries to grow into an annual celebration and to become a major event of local engagement and international profile. Sounds good to us!

The festival is a Greater Manchester wide event with partners from the Oxford Road Corridor including Central Library, Manchester Poetry Library, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.


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