Monday, March 05, 2018
Lancashire libraries are taking part in a national festival aimed at inspiring and encouraging everyone to have a go at being creative.
All of the libraries will be taking part in the UK-wide celebration of 'have-a-go' creativity from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 25 March.
The nine-day Get Creative 2018 festival has grown from a one-day event in 2016, to a weekend in 2017. Libraries across the county will be putting on activities and taster sessions aimed at inspiring and celebrating everyday creativity.
Activities in libraries for the festival will include painting, knitting, embroidery, Lego creations, jewellery making, doodling and singing. Visitors to Bacup Library will be able to take part in the creation of a tapestry of the River Irwell for the Get Creative programme.
Taking part in the majority of the events will be free, to make it as easy and accessible as possible for as many people to try find a new creative pastime or hobby. Some could have a small charge to cover the costs of the materials to be used.
The Get Creative Festival is delivered in partnership with cultural organisations including the BBC, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the Crafts Council, Creative Scotland and Voluntary Arts.
County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said:" The festival will encourage people to find out how to get creative on their doorstep and give people the chance to try something different from the various hands-on events we've got on offer.
"There's also the opportunity for people step out of their comfort zone and try something new.
"I'm pleased that all our libraries are taking part in this. Wherever you live in the county there will be something creative on offer."
You can call in at your local library to find out more information about Get Creative, and the events and activities that are taking place.
Alternatively visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries, call 0300 123 6703 or follow Lancashire's libraries on Twitter www.twitter.com/lancspublib or visit their new Facebook page facebook.com/lancslibraries
Anyone who lives or works in Lancashire can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. Membership is free and there are no age restrictions