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Springing into a new arts season

‘The Library Presents’ recently launched its Spring events programme, which brings high quality, affordable arts activities, performances and workshops into the heart of towns and villages across Cambridgeshire.  With creative workshops, music and storytelling, theatre and comedy as well as circus and puppetry extravaganzas – whatever your age and interests – there is something for everybody.

Sponsored by Urban&Civic, The Library Presents is bringing a diverse range of activities to Cottenham and Cambridge Central Library for Waterbeach residents to enjoy.  This includes a fused glass workshop (21 March) and willow sculpture workshop (15 April) at Cottenham Library and an audio/radio drama – Free Your Imagination – at Cambridge Central Library on 6 June.

The fused glass workshop, led by June Massey, a member of the Creative Glass Guild gives an insight into the history of glassware and explores the properties of glass as participants learn and develop their skills through experimenting with the different techniques used in making fused glass.

Or, if you have a story to tell, join the Free Your Imagination interactive workshop run by Andrew Burton, tutor of playwriting at the University of Essex to learn how to write a radio/audio drama, create your own mini drama and find out how to develop your writing further.

Councillor Steve Criswell, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of Communities and Partnership Committee said: “The last season of The Library Presents was a standout success, we reached more of our local community than ever before and hosted spectacular and varied performances across our libraries. We are passionate about showcasing high quality arts in an affordable way, using more than 75% of our Cambridgeshire library network, and further highlighting the many different ways that the spaces can be used to explore and broaden our minds. Make sure you grab your tickets soon!”

Rebecca Britton, Communities and Partnerships for Waterbeach Barracks, said: “We are very excited to be sponsoring this season’s events.  There’s a diverse range of creative events taking place in libraries across Cambridgeshire that we hope the whole community will support. We know libraries are a real hub of culture for communities and we look forward to working with the community library in the village and local creative groups as we bring forward new community services and cultural events and activities within the new development at Waterbeach Barracks.”

Download the full Spring Season brochure to find out about all The Library Presents activities available in the 25 Cambridgeshire’s locations taking part and book tickets at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts