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341-LordLouisLibraryThe Island’s libraries are making some noise and want you to come along and be part of it!

Starting tonight (Wednesday) at Newport Library, every fortnight each of the Island’s council-run libraries will hold an exciting music evening. Entry to the gigs will be free, and light refreshments will be available, courtesy of local library friends and supporters groups.

The ‘Shhh… it’s a library music tour’ will feature the talents of Chris Quinton and Ben Johnson with their folky acoustic sounds, ‘Floella Grace’ and friends who will subtly sweeten your evening, and finally some bluesy indie rock and roll from ‘PhreakAudio’.

Andy Walker, development librarian at the Isle of Wight Council, said: “We want to show people of all ages and backgrounds that our libraries are a great place to visit and offer more than just books, DVDs and free internet. We feel that opening the libraries in the evening and offering great music is a fantastic way of attracting new people to the libraries and showing what’s on offer.”

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The tour is organised by Adam Gaterell, senior library assistant at Cowes Library. Adam set up a similar gig at the library in February, he explains: “We had a fabulous evening, the performers loved playing in a unique library setting, and the audience – a mixture of all ages of adults and children – really appreciated the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.”
The ‘Shhh… it’s a library tour’ will visit the following libraries:

Newport             15 May             6pm to 8pm
Ventnor              29 May             6pm to 8pm
Freshwater          12 June            6pm to 8pm
Sandown            26 June            6pm to 8pm
Ryde                  10 July             6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cowes                24 July             6pm to 8pm

For further details, please contact Adam Gaterell on 293341 or email [email protected]

Image: Isle of Wight Council

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