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New season of arts delights to look forward to this autumn

'The Library Presents' is back for a new brilliant season of arts in Cambridgeshire libraries this autumn and tickets are now on sale.

The Season starts on Saturday 21 September 2019, taking high quality, affordable arts activities into the heart of towns and villages across the county until Saturday 15 December 2019.

There is something for everyone, whatever their age and interests, including dance, music, puppetry, magic, comedy and theatre. There is also a great variety of arts and craft workshops.

The libraries taking part are: Arbury CourtBarnwell Road, BurwellCambourneCambridge CentralChatterisCherry Hinton, Clay Farm, CottenhamEly, Great Shelford, HistonHuntingdonLittleportMarch, Milton RoadRamsey,  SohamSt IvesSt Neots, WarboysWhittlesey and Wisbech.

The Library Presents autumn programme 2019

Including calendar of events, ticketing information and programme.

Size: 4.48 MB File format: pdf

We advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as some of last year's events sold out.

Ticket purchasing and information

Tickets are available to purchase in person at participating libraries, or alternatively through ticket provider Cambridge Live (online or ring 01223 357 851).

Order tickets online

Programme highlights


A spectacular dance and circus production by 2Faced Dance Company

A spectacular dance and circus production by 2Faced Dance Company. Follow Jack as he meets The Moon and together they embark on an amazing adventure. Watch Jack’s world come to life with chalk, aerial hoop, breath-taking dance and a host of mess and mayhem. Contains British sign language and audio description. Aimed at young children aged 3-9 yrs and their families. 

Ely Market Place, Wednesday 23rdOctober.  FREE

Mr Robeson

Photo of Mr Robeson

This roller coaster journey through Mr Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life as a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. The show highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features much fiery oratory and some of Robeson’s famous songs, including Ol’ Man River. Tayo Aluko’s powerful and compelling performance deservedly sold out at Histon Library last season.

‘Could not be faulted.’ -  Histon Library audience member spring 2019.

Littleport Library 26 October.

Performance Skills and African Township Theatre

Photo of African Township Theatre

Take part in drama, movement and music games to explore the fascinating life of Nelson Mandela inspired by Tangle Theatre Company’s show ‘Water, Bread and Salt’. Learn skills in spoken word and how to combine rhythm with frozen action scenes. This fun workshop will increase your confidence in performing and storytelling whatever age you are.

Ely Library 10 November, Wisbech Library 30 November.

Volunteers needed

The Library Presents is looking for volunteers to support the many exciting activities taking place across the seasons. 

We have opportunities to support with stewarding, helping in the box office, offering refreshments, marketing, event management, event photography and even some technical support roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills, have fun and support arts events in your community. 

Any contribution, big or small, is very much appreciated. To find out more or to offer your help, please email [email protected] or call 01223 706 779. We would love to hear from you. 

Free training for volunteers

If you already volunteer or would like to volunteer with The Library Presents, you can attend this free two hour event training workshop (tea and coffee provided). All we ask in return is that you come and volunteer at one of our exciting events.

Evaluation report 2018/19

The Library Presents aims to create and deliver a vibrant, exciting, diverse and inclusive programme of high quality arts activities with libraries across Cambridgeshire.

It is a four year programme (2018 – 2022) funded by Arts Council England. This evaluation covers the first of these four years.

Evaluation report 2018/19

Size: 1.48 MB File format: pdf

Digital Arts and Creative Ageing Workshops

Watch the video of our recent Digital Arts and Creative Ageing Workshops here.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at [email protected] or telephone 01223 706 779.

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'The Library Presents' is funded by Arts Council England (2018-2022), managed by Cambridgeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with Babylon ARTS.

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