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Creative Libraries

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Wiltshire’s library service has received funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England to run a programme of creative and arts activities during 2014 called Creative Libraries.

On this page you will find:

On other pages you will soon be able to find information about our five core commissions:

We also have a major strand of PDFCorsham Pound Arts events creative workshops 8mb in Corsham at the new library in Springfield community campus, programmed by Pound Arts.

Events and activities already announced

Our intention is for activity to take place at as many libraries as possible.  This is just the start! Tickets are normally available from 4 weeks in advance of an event.

Date Library Event Details Time and booking details
Tuesday 17 July – Saturday 23 August Salisbury Library Dusty Feet - exhibition - meaning

The Dusty Feet exhibition examines the development of language and mark making through interactive installation and exhibition. It features the work of local communities. Discover intriguing objects in intriguing places around the library. Curated by Two Destination Language.

10am – 1pm

Free, drop in

Saturday 19 July Salisbury Library Dusty Feet - swap your story for some special bread Working with local children, we’ve designed some stamps for bread loaves, and we’ll be giving away bread marked with the stamps in the library in return for your stories. All you have to do is tell us a short story you can write or record on the day. Led by Two Destination Language.

10am – 1pm

Free, drop in

Saturday 26 July Salisbury Library Dusty Feet - swap your story for some special bread Working with local children, we’ve designed some stamps for bread loaves, and we’ll be giving away bread marked with the stamps in the library in return for your stories. All you have to do is tell us a short story you can write or record on the day. Led by Two Destination Language.

10am – 1pm

Free, drop in

Tuesday 29 July Tidworth Library I’m A Writer Families can work with artist Anna Harriott to create a storybook with a difference, as well as creating an inspiration wall for the library. Led by Anna Harriott and Salisbury Playhouse.

10am – 2pm

Spaces limited, book with the library from mid June

You can also see the range of Creative Libraries events that have already taken place.

How artists can get involved

Artists who wish to be involved with the project should follow updates on Wiltshire Council’s Arts In Wiltshire blog.  We have already had a round of applications for a participatory programme and micro commissions, and expect to advertise further opportunities shortly. In all this we are looking not simply for arts activity to take place in a library, but for artists who can deliver work developed out of an understanding of libraries and what they do.

More information about the project

The Creative Libraries project has been funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts libraries fund. The main activity is around the five core commissions, with a series of participatory workshops and smaller commissions taking place in a range of libraries. We are exploring how libraries can engage with the arts, inspire the arts, and how the arts can illuminate and bring to life our spaces.  The project runs until autumn 2014.   We have been enjoying working closely with our colleagues in the Arts Service, and with a range of artists across Wiltshire.

Follow us on Twitter for updates @WiltsLibraries. We will be using the hashtag #CreativeLibraries.

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Last updated: 17 July 2014

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