Merton Libraries Get Lyrical! – Four entertaining events to be held in local libraries

These explorations into literature, music and performance poetry will be informal, vibrant and open to people of all ages.

The details of the events are as follows:

·Wednesday 12 February FREE – comical Poet Laureate John Hegley at Morden library commencing at 7.00 pm.

·Thursday 13 February FREE – Street Voices at Mitcham library, featuring a showcase of young, vibrant and talented poets from a variety of cultural backgrounds commending at 7.00 pm.

·Tuesday 18 February FREE – Merton Poetry Slam at Donald Hope Library in Colliers Wood. A lively, open-mike competition where participants will be given a three-minute slot in which to impress the judges. Commencing at 6.30 pm.

·Thursday 20 February – An original and inspired event at Wimbledon Library with intriguing music and thought-provoking lyrics, written by the performers themselves. Commencing at 7.00 pm.

All the above are free events, except for the last event at Wimbledon Library which has a small entry charge.

The aim of this project is to bring the arts into libraries, and to challenge preconceptions about today’s modern library services, so people of all ages should come along.

For further details on the featured acts, and for the full addresses of the libraries, see the London Borough of Merton’s website http://www.merton.gov.uk

For further info on Openhaus Community Arts, see their website, http://www.openhaus.org or contact the organizer, Praveen Manghani on 020 8641 9309.

Press Contact:
Georgina Hart
Press and Public Relations Officer
London Borough of Merton
0208 545 3483