An audience with Jessica Hynes in Merton Arts Space

Actor, writer and director Jessica Hynes will be at Merton Arts Space for an event to celebrate National Libraries Week.

Jessica is currently appearing in the BBC television comedy W1A as brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe – a role for which she won a BAFTA in 2015. Jessica has worked as a writer and actor for more than two decades and was one of the creators and stars of British sitcom Spaced, for which she won two British Comedy Awards.

Jessica will be interviewed in Merton Arts Space in Wimbledon Library on Saturday 14 October by Jonathan Humphries, who is Artistic Director of the Attic Theatre Company. The Mitcham-based theatre company stages productions of traditional and new work and is funded by the council.

The event is part of the London Libraries Festival, which runs between 11 – 14 October and National Libraries Week, between 9-14 October.

The discussion will be introduced by Anthony Hopkins, who is the head of Merton Council’s library service. Anthony is also the President of the Association of Chief Librarians, who are the organisation behind the London Libraries Festival that has been funded by the Arts Council England.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jessica Hynes to Merton Arts Space for what promises to be an interesting discussion. This exciting event in the borough’s newest arts venue, at the heart of our busiest library, is an excellent way to celebrate National Libraries Week and a fitting close to the London Libraries Festival. I would urge people to reserve their tickets quickly while there are still places left.”

Tickets for the event in Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library on Saturday 14 October at 6pm, are free but places must be booked in advance through Eventbrite.