Tag: Wythenshawe Library

Wythenshawe young people Make Noise in free event

make noiseThe “sounds of Wythenshawe” will feature in a free music event on Tuesday hosted by the town’s library, starting at 5pm.

The event, called Make Noise, is created and performed by young people from Wythenshawe alongside  Kelly Jayne Jones and Dan Valentine, two of Manchester’s most exciting electronic artists.

Performers have created an electronic soundscape using “found sounds” from in and around Wythenshawe.

The performance is presented by Brighter Sound – a Manchester-based creative music charity – and is part of Both Sides Now, a three-year programme to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England, with support from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.


This Vibrant Thing festival comes to Wythenshawe Library

8GOLD RINGS_1A free festival featuring musicians, hip-hop artists and spoken word performers in coming to Wythenshawe Library tomorrow (Saturday March 17).

The This Vibrant Thing festival is taking place at two other libraries across Manchester – Longsight and North City in Harpurhey as well as Wythenshawe.

Bringing some of the UK’s most vital rising talents,  artists including hip-hop collective, 8 Gold Rings, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mica Miller and acclaimed hip-hop explorer, Abnormal Sleepz will perform.

Staged as part of Creative Spaces, a cultural initiative of Manchester Libraries, in partnership with creative change makers, Platform Mcr, THIS VIBRANT THING will see libraries transformed through music, poetry, spoken word, installations, visual art and more, featuring a line-up of rising stars, renowned artists and local talent.

Hands-on experiences, including yoga and art workshops, will give audiences the chance to test both their physical and creative flexibility.






Art and dance “Illuminates” Wythenshawe Library

Illuminate Dancers Between Bookshelves LoDance, and music  will combine to create a visually stunning piece art as the acclaimed Illuminate comes to Wythenshawe Library on Friday. 

Following much-praised performances by Company Chameleon at Manchester Central Library in November, there will be special performances at three libraries this week.

The performance, on Friday Feb 2 is free, but booking is essential, bringing cutting-edge, contemporary dance to the heart of local communities, providing an extraordinary experience between the bookshelves and showcasing just what exciting and creative​ ​spaces libraries can be. Continue reading “Art and dance “Illuminates” Wythenshawe Library”